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Butter Late Than Never: Mint Chocolate Cake

Butter Late Than Never: Mint Chocolate Cake

Rachel Ayotte, Contributor

September 28, 2016


Filed under Food/Health, Lifestyle, Showcase

A fun, easy recipe for mint chocolate cake that won’t break the bank.

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To drink or not to drink?

To drink or not to drink?

Julia Economou, Contributor

April 18, 2016


Filed under Broadcast News, Campus, Food/Health, Multimedia, Student Life, WireTV

In a study done in 2012 at the University of Illinois at Chicago, psychologists found that drinking alcohol actually helps in the brain's creative thinking process.

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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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A generation of young farmers grows at UMass

A generation of young farmers grows at UMass

Danielle Aihini, Contributor

April 11, 2016


Filed under Around the Valley, Campus, Features, Food/Health, Student Life

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.

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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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Coo-coo for coconuts

Coo-coo for coconuts

Alex Pigeon, Writer

March 2, 2016


Filed under Food/Health, Lifestyle, Showcase

What does coconut oil do, you may ask? Well, the better question is, what doesn't it do?

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Why it’s time to cut ties with sugar

Why it’s time to cut ties with sugar

Ericka Rofino, Contributor

February 25, 2016


Filed under Food/Health, Lifestyle

For a little over two months now, I have been completely sugar free.

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What I learned when I said ‘yes’ to spin class

What I learned when I said ‘yes’ to spin class

Lauren Woods, Lifestyle Editor

February 12, 2016


Filed under Food/Health, Lifestyle

The second we started pedaling my butt went numb, but that was to be expected. What I wasn't expecting was how quickly I started sweating and gasping for air.

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Get back into shape with UMass group fitness

Get back into shape with UMass group fitness

Alexandra Pigeon, Writer

November 30, 2015


Filed under Food/Health, Lifestyle

Here's the inside scoop the best group fitness classes at the Rec Center.

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