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Top Five: Stress relief classes at UMass Recreation Center

Top Five: Stress relief classes at UMass Recreation Center

Julie Harrington, Contributor

October 12, 2016


Filed under Food/Health, Lifestyle, Showcase, Top Five

Roundhouse kick that exam right out of your mind and uppercut that drama straight out of your life.

Potato Fest unearths a community of produce lovers

Potato Fest unearths a community of produce lovers

Morgan Hughes, Assistant Campus News Editor

October 4, 2016


Filed under Around the Valley, Campus, Food/Health, Showcase

Smiarowski Farms hosted the festival to meet local friends, families and farmers and talk about the significance and quality of Smiarowski spuds.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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!”

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?

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?

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.

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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