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UMass BROga introduces men to yoga

UMass BROga introduces men to yoga

April 1
Filed under Lifestyle

by Dan Peltier Lying on a yoga mat in front of her BROga class at the UMass Recreation Center, group fit instructor and UMass junior Sarah Marotta inhales and exhales as sweat drips down both sides of her face. She pants like she’s just reached the summit of Mount Washington on a sweltering Jul...

Ballet beyond the physicality

Ballet beyond the physicality

March 31
Filed under Lifestyle, Profiles

by Elizabeth Geffre Her fingers are perfectly placed and her toes are pointed in a way that makes you wonder, if you just tried, could you do the same? She moves across the floor with a mesmerizing grace. After over twenty years of professional experience, it is no wonder Sueann Townsend, Direct...

The Death of Fast-Fashion

The Death of Fast-Fashion

March 4
Filed under Fashion, Lifestyle

By Dean Allsopp A new business model has revolutionized the fashion industry, changing everything from how consumers shop to how clothes are produced. This model, called “fast-fashion,” has made trendy clothing affordable, so much so that budding fashionistas “can hardly do any wrong,” sa...

6 Ways to look trendy in your mom’s old sweaters

6 Ways to look trendy in your mom’s old sweaters

March 3
Filed under Fashion, Lifestyle

By Kerry O’Connor Lets face it, winter is lingering and for those who have exhausted their same old sweater wardrobe over the past few months, it might be nice to change it up a bit. But before you go on your next hunt for “vintage” sweaters at Forever 21, check the back of your mom’s closet. ...

How to turn your dorm into a gym

How to turn your dorm into a gym

March 3
Filed under Lifestyle

Song: Dark Horse Trap Remix by Jessie Santer With the unpredictable weather Mother Nature has been providing for us New Englanders, taking the walk across campus isn’t something most students look forward to. The gym becomes foreign to most hibernating students not looking to leave their...

New year, same you?

New year, same you?

February 17
Filed under Lifestyle

by Kate Ferrante   For some, this week will mark the sixth week of keeping up with a New Year's resolution. For most, this week is just like any other: filled with procrastination, lacking in exercise, and overeating what we promised ourselves we would avoid. This year my New Year’s resolution w...

Strangers at the gym

Strangers at the gym

February 17
Filed under Lifestyle

by Jessie Santer Come January 1, the gyms are over flowing with people eager to get started on one of societies most common New Year's resolutions: getting in shape. For UMass students, this means a dramatic increase of students at the Recreation Center during the first few weeks of classes, and now tho...

Grocery shopping 101: Amherst addition

Grocery shopping 101: Amherst addition

February 17
Filed under Lifestyle

by Tanya Loss It’s seven p.m. and you just got back from a long day of classes at the University of Mass., Amherst. You decide to raid the fridge after the lengthy commute home. Problem is, the fridge is absolutely empty, or consists of only the basic staples including a loaf of bread, a jug of mi...

Follow up: Dating and relationships at UMass

Follow up: Dating and relationships at UMass

February 14
Filed under Lifestyle, Relationships

Last semester, we asked you to take our dating and relationship survey. Instead of just telling you what we found, we want to show you. Professor Brian McDermott's web design class of the UMass Journalism Department took the results and created a series of infographics from the data. They collected ...

Have a heart healthy Valentine’s Day

Have a heart healthy Valentine’s Day

February 14
Filed under Lifestyle

by Kerry O'Connor February 14 is the one day of the year where it becomes socially acceptable to  “eat your feelings" and for most of us, the challenge of staying with our diets on Valentine’s Day is often a lost cause. Either your significant other will shower you with the biggest box of carame...

Easy vegetarian meals for the holiday season

Easy vegetarian meals for the holiday season

December 16
Filed under Lifestyle

by Kelsey Jordan This holiday season, contribute to family parties, even if you are the only non-meat eater. Treat your friends and loved ones to these recipes that are easy enough for anyone to make and tasty enough for everyone to enjoy. Roasted root vegetables A quick, hardy, healthy meal, roasted root vegetables ...

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