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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, 2016
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, 2016
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, 2016
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, 2016
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, 2016
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, 2016
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, 2016
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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Ice cream in the ice cold

Ice cream in the ice cold

Julia Economou, Contributor
March 11, 2016
Filed under Around the Valley, Food/Health, Lifestyle, Multimedia, Travel, WireTV

“Ice cream should not be restricted to a certain season, if you love it, eat it!”

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A night in Seoul: How to drink soju

A night in Seoul: How to drink soju

TK Hwang, Contributor
March 8, 2016
Filed under Features, Food/Health, Lifestyle, Travel

Soju translates to "burn liquor" and has been declared the largest-selling alcohol in the world, with sales of 71 million cases worldwide in 2014. So, why haven't you tried it?

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Black Sheep Deli: Mixing local food with local politics

Black Sheep Deli: Mixing local food with local politics

Haley Bucelewicz, Contributor
March 1, 2016
Filed under Around the Valley, Campus, Politics, Travel

Black Sheep owner Nick Seamon does not mind offending some customers with his passionate political views.

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