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New buildings on campus reflect changing academic styles

New buildings on campus reflect changing academic styles

Julie Shamgochian, Managing Editor

November 1, 2016

The Design Building, South College, Physical Sciences Building and Isenberg Business Innovation Hub are very different learning spaces. What's inside?

A coffee renaissance in Florence, Italy

A coffee renaissance in Florence, Italy

Julie Shamgochian, Lifesyle Editor

April 12, 2016

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.

A generation of young farmers grows at UMass

A generation of young farmers grows at UMass

Danielle Aihini, Contributor

April 11, 2016

While the average American farmer is 57 years old, a younger generation learns the trade in a wide variety of farming courses at UMass Amherst, a birthplace for young farmers in Massachusetts.

Slydde works its way to Amherst

Slydde works its way to Amherst

Katie Bowler, Campus Editor

April 6, 2016

In the spring of 2015, University of Massachusetts Amherst alum Peter Levin sought to change the local bar scene. After he graduated the previous December, Levin developed Slydde, a mobile application that allows users to order, pay and tip for drinks, in hopes of eliminating time spent waiting in line at bars.

Massachusetts’s first drive-thru wedding chapel

Massachusetts’s first drive-thru wedding chapel

Kyle Olsen, Contributor

March 30, 2016

"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."

Following the Water: Spring Break in Flint

Following the Water: Spring Break in Flint

James Villalobos, Writer

March 13, 2016

It's all hands on deck in the effort to distribute bottled water to as many Flint, Mich., residents as possible.

Joanne Keller: Not all heroes wear capes

Joanne Keller: Not all heroes wear capes

Kate Ferrante, WireTV Managing Editor

March 10, 2016

This is UMass's favorite omelet lady.

UMass alumna Sarah Hill: The matchmaker of NYC real estate

UMass alumna Sarah Hill: The matchmaker of NYC real estate

Stephanie Murray, Writer

March 8, 2016

She matches roommates, shows apartments and offers advice to clients coming to the area for the first time. Recent college graduates are her main focus.

A night in Seoul: How to drink soju

A night in Seoul: How to drink soju

TK Hwang, Contributor

March 8, 2016

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?

Eric the Ratt: Expressions from the ‘Dark World’

Eric the Ratt: Expressions from the ‘Dark World’

Frank Dutan, Contributor

March 2, 2016

Together, this close-knit family of sonic innovators has created some of the weirdest hip-hop music the Valley has ever heard.

A college town’s last bookstore

A college town’s last bookstore

Kristin LaFratta, Writer

November 18, 2015

Amherst Books is the bibliophile's haven, providing an escape for a leisurely read or spontaneous book purchase. For others, it is a place to go to take photos of books they later buy on Amazon.

Cushman Market: Where creativity and breakfast are served all day

Cushman Market: Where creativity and breakfast are served all day

Frank Dutan, Contributor

November 3, 2015

The North Amherst market and café offers residents a taste of New York's famous "beatnik" neighborhood, the East Village. The neighborhood, home to a community of lower-class immigrants and the birthplace of contemporary artists Andy Warhol and Jean Basquiat, was a haven for artists, musicians, and working class people in the 1980's.

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