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Campus Design and Copy is more than a business for student managers

Campus Design and Copy is more than a business for student managers

Caeli Chesin, Travel Editor

September 11, 2017


Filed under Campus, Features, Showcase, Student Life

"Campus Design and Copy, CD&C, is one of UMass’ seven student-run businesses and the only one to offer print and design services. While there are printing options all over the UMass campus, from the campus library to various learning commons, CD&C is distinct."

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Land of the rising sun — and whacky potato chips

Land of the rising sun — and whacky potato chips

Kyle Olsen, Writer

May 10, 2017


Filed under Features, Showcase, Study Abroad, Travel

"Of all the crazy things the Japanese have managed to produce, nothing can really capture their spirit and love for the unnecessary like potato chips can. Nowhere else in the world can you find such a variety of useless flavors and so many people willing to buy them."

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Inside an ROTC field training exercise

Inside an ROTC field training exercise

Jon Decker, Writer

April 27, 2017


Filed under Campus, Features, Showcase

Their destination: Fort Devens, where a massive joint field exercise (JFTX) involving over 250 cadets from a variety of New England schools was to take place.

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Trip to Ghana brings new perspective on life

Trip to Ghana brings new perspective on life

Olivia Gilmore, Contributor

April 21, 2017


Filed under Features, Showcase, Study Abroad, Travel

"I will always acredit Anloga for planting the love of travel in my heart like a seed that is always flourishing. It may even have helped find my purpose in life, even if it happened to be found halfway across the world."

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Adulting isn’t easy: My very first trip to the laundromat

Adulting isn’t easy: My very first trip to the laundromat

Danielle Aihini, Travel Editor

April 5, 2017


Filed under Features, Lifestyle, Showcase, Student Life, Travel

With that my first laundromat experience had come to an end. I was not proud of my performance, but I’m determined to do better next time. I drove myself home and immediately went to my bed to take a nap because, well, being an adult is tiring.

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Funky food and hidden treasures: The Amherst guide to San Francisco

Funky food and hidden treasures: The Amherst guide to San Francisco

Danielle Aihini, Travel Editor

March 30, 2017


Filed under Features, Food/Health, Showcase, Travel

You're in a new, unfamiliar city. You know there are a million things to do but you don't know where to start.

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Deconstructing ‘Decasia’: A UMass Production

Deconstructing ‘Decasia’: A UMass Production

Sarah Strangie, Contributor

March 27, 2017


Filed under Around the Valley, Features, Music, Showcase, Student Life, Travel

Director Bill Morrison’s experimental film is a 70-minute series of decomposing film stock played alongside composer Michael Gordon’s original score.

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Study Abroad: The most vulnerable four months of my life

Study Abroad: The most vulnerable four months of my life

Nujhat Purnata, Contributor

March 20, 2017


Filed under Features, Showcase, Study Abroad, Travel

Studying abroad might not be the easiest four months of your life, it might not even be the best, but it sure is a thrilling rollercoaster which requires solid optimism.

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The splendid spontaneity of my spring break

The splendid spontaneity of my spring break

Isaac Simon, Contributor

March 8, 2017


Filed under Entertainment, Features, Music, Showcase, Travel

Then, one night, as I was hosting a soiree at my house, I took my phone out and made the executive decision of all executive decisions. I was going to take Jeremy and myself to see Drake in London. I bought two tickets, texted him and it was done. It happened about as fast as the idea originated. The only thing I needed to think about next was how I was going to get there.

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A protest against Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe

A protest against Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe

Kyle Olsen, Contributor

February 24, 2017


Filed under Features, Opinion, Profiles, Showcase, Study Abroad, Travel

"Police guarded a single lane of traffic to support the hundreds who marched through the downtown metropolitan chanting and holding signs comparing his government practice to fascism."

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Thousands line snowy Boston streets for Patriots parade

Thousands line snowy Boston streets for Patriots parade

Danielle Aihini, Travel Editor

February 8, 2017


Filed under Features, Showcase, Sports

Snow and sleet didn't stop thousands of bundled up New England Patriot fans from lining the streets for the Patriots Parade in Boston yesterday afternoon.

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