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Study abroad: A three-week trip is a valuable experience

Study abroad: A three-week trip is a valuable experience

Danielle Aihini, Travel Editor
February 7
Filed under Features, Showcase, Student Life, Study Abroad, Travel

"Three weeks was the perfect amount of time. I saw more, did more and ate more than I could have ever imagined and I left a better version of myself as a result."

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Hidden Gem: Richardson’s Candy Kitchen satisfies the sweet tooth the old-fashioned way

Hidden Gem: Richardson’s Candy Kitchen satisfies the sweet tooth the old-fashioned way

Shelby Ashline, Writer
December 16
Filed under Around the Valley, Travel

Only a short 20 minute drive from campus, this hidden gem is unheard of by most students at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. But to locals, Richardson’s Candy Kitchen has been a part of their families’ lives for years and sometimes — as is the case in my family — for generations.

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Embracing the imperfections of studying abroad

Embracing the imperfections of studying abroad

Adrienne Gagne, Contributor
December 6
Filed under Showcase, Student Life, Study Abroad, Travel

"Oftentimes I felt guilty for experiencing any sort of emotion other than elated happiness. However, it’s important to remember that nothing can be perfect all of the time. A few bad days will not negate the countless positive memories you will create during your trip."

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‘It’s kind of early for this’: October snow upsets students

‘It’s kind of early for this’: October snow upsets students

Bridget Higgins, Contributor
October 28
Filed under Around the Valley, Showcase, Student Life, Travel, Uncategorized

“I definitely hate snow in October,” said junior Alyssa Thompson. “It looks like everyone has dandruff and that just makes me sad.”

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Escape the dead heat: A weekend trip to Montreal

Escape the dead heat: A weekend trip to Montreal

Caeli Chesin, Writer
October 26
Filed under Showcase, Travel

"With midterms nearing, feeling trapped on campus and homesick, I decide I should take a trip to clear my mind."

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Top Five: Local places to experience fall

Top Five: Local places to experience fall

Caitlin Cooke, Assistant Photography Editor
October 18
Filed under Around the Valley, Showcase, Travel

"With expansive mountains, beautiful bodies of water and miles of farmland, Western Massachusetts has some of the most spectacular views during fall."

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An iPhone lost at sea: Three months without a phone in a foreign place

An iPhone lost at sea: Three months without a phone in a foreign place

Sarah Strangie, Contributor
October 13
Filed under Showcase, Study Abroad, Travel

"There would be no more staring at my screen to avoid awkward silence. Instead, I learned to appreciate it."

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Will Mill 180 Park be the park of the future?

Will Mill 180 Park be the park of the future?

Joshua Murray, Photo Editor
October 13
Filed under Around the Valley, Lifestyle, Showcase, Travel

"What is unique about Mill 180 Park is that we are using hydroponics aesthetically. Not just to grow food, but to grow plants to give people the sense that they are in the middle of nature."

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A coffee renaissance in Florence, Italy

A coffee renaissance in Florence, Italy

Julie Shamgochian, Lifesyle Editor
April 12
Filed under Features, Food/Health, Profiles, Study Abroad, Travel

In Italy, it's normal to see locals standing at the wooden bar surface for a quick morning cappuccino, but what may seem untraditional is finding café-goers seated, enjoying a long coffee break.

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Beauty dwells in an old place at the Montague Bookmill

Beauty dwells in an old place at the Montague Bookmill

Connor Spach, Contributor
April 4
Filed under Around the Valley, Showcase, Travel

Chairs are sun-faded and tattered from the many visitors who have worn them in. Students slump into comfortable worn cushions and gaze out the windows to procrastinate from studying.

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Massachusetts’s first drive-thru wedding chapel

Massachusetts’s first drive-thru wedding chapel

Kyle Olsen, Contributor
March 30
Filed under Around the Valley, Features, Travel

"I’ve married people of all faiths. I’ve married students. I’ll go to Cape Cod or Boston. I’ve even married people on motorcycles. I’ve made a lot of people happy, I’ve had a lot of people come up and thank me for marrying them and I love it."

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