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Top Five: Affordable Valentine’s Day dates

Top Five: Affordable Valentine’s Day dates

Shayla Costa, Contributor
February 11
Filed under Around the Valley, Lifestyle, Showcase, Top Five

Since Valentine’s Day happens to be on a Tuesday, you know what that means — “$5 Tuesday!” Finally, you and your date will get to see Fifty Shades Darker or the Lego Batman Movie for only $10.

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Top Five: Must-watch Netflix movies to get you in the holiday spirit

Top Five: Must-watch Netflix movies to get you in the holiday spirit

Heather Allen, Contributor
December 21
Filed under Top Five, TV/Movies

With studying for exams and only having a few days between the end of the semester and the holidays, there's no time to waste getting into the spirit.

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Top Five: Ways to stay in the holiday spirit during finals

Top Five: Ways to stay in the holiday spirit during finals

Julie Harrington, Writer
December 20
Filed under Food/Health, Lifestyle, Top Five

If you have white paper, a pair of scissors and the artistic ability of an elementary schooler, you can cover your walls with paper snowflakes and make your own winter wonderland.

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Top Five: Stress relief classes at UMass Recreation Center

Top Five: Stress relief classes at UMass Recreation Center

Julie Harrington, Contributor
October 12
Filed under Food/Health, Lifestyle, Showcase, Top Five

Roundhouse kick that exam right out of your mind and uppercut that drama straight out of your life.

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Top Five ways to de-stress during finals week

Top Five ways to de-stress during finals week

Brilee Weaver, Managing Editor
April 23
Filed under Lifestyle, Top Five, Voices

It's that time of year again. The snow is gone and on quads from Southwest to Northeast, frisbees whish into KanJam cans. Summer is so close you can taste it, but the most difficult weeks of the semester still lie ahead. Here are five ways to keep calm and study on.

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Top Five Lessons for Women in Media

Top Five Lessons for Women in Media

Nia Decaille and Stephanie Ramirez
April 22
Filed under Campus, Top Five

The five female panelists on Apr. 21 urged young journalists to work hard and get smart about the next step in their careers.

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Top Five TV shows with the best social media experience

Top Five TV shows with the best social media experience

Stephanie Ramirez, Audience Engagement Editor
April 21
Filed under Entertainment, Top Five

The shows whose social media experience is almost as good as the show itself.

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Top Five news apps for millennials

Top Five news apps for millennials

Ruthann Barry, Writer
March 25
Filed under Entertainment, Technology, Top Five

"In a world where everyone is glued to smartphones and iPads, news consumption should be at an expected all-time-high, right? Wrong."

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Top Five places to visit while studying in Australia

Top Five places to visit while studying in Australia

Katie Bowler, Campus Editor
March 10
Filed under Study Abroad, Top Five, Travel

Whether you're thinking about studying abroad or have simply caught the travel bug, Eastern Australia should be on your list of places to visit. Australia is home to many hidden and natural wonders, and especially an array of beautiful beaches.

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