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Have a heart healthy Valentine’s Day

Have a heart healthy Valentine’s Day

February 14, 2014
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, 2013
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 ...

What kind of milk will you leave for Santa?

What kind of milk will you leave for Santa?

Hae Young Yoo, Editor in Chief
December 15, 2013
Filed under Food/Health, Lifestyle

This year, give Santa something new to try. Instead of regular old cow’s milk, surprise Santa with one of the many delicious and nutritious varieties of non-dairy milk.

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Keeping a New Year’s resolution

Keeping a New Year’s resolution

December 15, 2013
Filed under Lifestyle

by Hae Young Yoo Go to the gym every day. No more relationships. Get better grades. No more junk food. Be a better person. Every January 1, people start the new year with a clean slate. By the end of January, many those clean slates are gone. “I made the resolution to be more active and try to focus on happi...

Inside the tunnel: Behind the scenes with UMass Hockey

Inside the tunnel: Behind the scenes with UMass Hockey

December 2, 2013
Filed under Features, Lifestyle

by Nathalie Sczublewski It's after 5 p.m. and the Mullins Center is hauntingly still, except for the zamboni making its rounds on the ice. The UMass Minutemen hockey team is preparing for their game against the University of Vermont. The maroon double doors that lead to the locker room are flung open an...

Understanding casual sex “no-gasms”

Understanding casual sex “no-gasms”

December 2, 2013
Filed under Lifestyle

by Shayna Alper A woman who sleeps around is considered a slut, but a man who exhibits the same behavior is "a boss.” The social stigma is not only perpetuated by men, but women too, and this belief can have negative effects during sexual experiences. “The Case of the Female Orgasm,” a study ...

Amherst after dark: Club PVTA is bumpin’

Amherst after dark: Club PVTA is bumpin’

December 2, 2013
Filed under Features, Lifestyle

by Samantha Gillis It’s safe to bet that Carl Johnsen,a UMass senior and PVTA bus driver, knows every word of “Sweet Caroline.” Not necessarily because he’s an avid Neil Diamond fan, but because he hears that same song every time he goes to work. It isn’t the radio that serenades him on his...

Keep your hair healthy this winter

Keep your hair healthy this winter

December 2, 2013
Filed under Lifestyle

by Samantha Saner Picking a shampoo and conditioner can be overwhelming, especially if you aren’t sure which ingredients improve hair health, and which ingredients are harmful. With hundreds of brands to choose from, most people pick their shampoo based off whichever one has the coolest looking bo...

Vegetarian Holiday Recipes

Vegetarian Holiday Recipes

December 2, 2013
Filed under Lifestyle, Uncategorized

by Kelsey Jordan Holidays can be a tough time for vegetarians. Between pounds of turkey at Thanksgiving and Christmas ham, non-meat eaters can tend to feel left out. This holiday season, be part of the meal preparations with these easy and delicious vegetarian meal options. Roasted root vegetabl...

Restaurant Reviews: Judie’s and The Lone Wolf Cafe

Restaurant Reviews: Judie’s and The Lone Wolf Cafe

November 18, 2013
Filed under Lifestyle

Restaurant review of The Lone Wolf and Judie’s By Meredith Brady Strolling the streets of downtown Amherst, one may notice many eateries tucked in amidst the eclectic retail shops. If you are curious enough to eat at one, The Lone Wolf Café and Judie’s Restaurant come highly recommended by m...

Women tell their stories: the 1 in 3 campaign

Women tell their stories: the 1 in 3 campaign

November 18, 2013
Filed under Lifestyle

by Kelsey Jordan One in three women will have an abortion in her lifetime, and now women are telling their stories online, as part of the  1 in 3 Campaign, launched in 2011 by Advocates for Youth, an organization that advocates and educates  about reproductive and sexual health. As a space for w...

Body image: Health at every size

Body image: Health at every size

November 18, 2013
Filed under Lifestyle

by Kelsey Jordan Over 24 million people in the United States are currently suffering from anorexia, bulimia or binge eating disorders, and thousands more are on restrictive diets, says the World Health Organization. Science Daily reports that 65 percent of women between the ages of 25 and 45 have d...

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