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Friendsgiving: Easy recipes for those who struggle in the kitchen

Friendsgiving: Easy recipes for those who struggle in the kitchen

Katherine Bernier, Contributor November 24, 2022
A cherished tradition for many students towards the end of November is Friendsgiving, a fun excuse to get together and do what you do every week–eat food and talk. Friendsgiving is special though, there is something different about this get-together. Being tasked to bring something to the table (literally) is not always a fun opportunity. For those of us who struggle in the kitchen, it may even be scary. In some cases, it may be easiest to just buy something from the store. But, if you are looking to give it your best shot, keep reading. Below, I have some pretty easy recipes to follow if you are looking to bring homemade dishes to your Friendsgiving. 
Northampton’s Stayin’ Alive

Northampton’s Stayin’ Alive

Chelsea Staub, Lifestyle Editor November 18, 2022
By 11 p.m., the club was booming. Almost everyone who had entered now danced under a disco ball, shaking and moving with plastic cups in their hands on a Saturday night while the DJ played Afrobeats and Reggaeton.
Dating as a Woman of Color at UMass Sucks

Dating as a Woman of Color at UMass Sucks

Raksha Pokharel, Writer November 14, 2022
Navigating the dating scene has its challenges for everyone, but this process can be especially arduous for women of color at predominantly white institutions (PWI) like UMass. All women face similar issues, but it's often heightened for women of color. Issues of cultural differences, existing outside of the beauty standard, and oversexualization are problems too familiar to WOC. 
Halloween has arrived: Pull together a quick costume for todays festivities

Halloween has arrived: Pull together a quick costume for today’s festivities

Hannah Stryke, Contributor October 31, 2022
When it comes to looking for costumes, I prefer finding each piece of the outfit separately, as opposed to buying a costume set from a Halloween store. By collecting separate pieces, you can pull together a costume quickly while adding your own personal flair.
Dorm Tours: UMass students give an inside peek at living on-campus

Dorm Tours: UMass students give an inside peek at living on-campus

Sami Power, Contributor October 25, 2022
UMass sophomore Sami Power interviews students, showing off a wide variety of living arrangements and setups here at UMass. Watch students tour their dorms in Z-rooms, economy triples, and corner rooms in the Southwest towers.
Festive fall activities to share with that special someone

Festive fall activities to share with that special someone

Katherine Bernier, Writer October 23, 2022
Fall in Amherst is a special time and arguably the best season. As the leaves turn we are here to help you find the best ways to enjoy it.
UMass Family Weekend: The perfect event guide for the upcoming weekend

UMass Family Weekend: The perfect event guide for the upcoming weekend

Cecelia Cappello, Writer October 12, 2022
UMass Amherst offers a weekend experience for students and their families to visit campus, while enjoying multiple activities and events. It begins this weekend on Friday, Oct. 14 and runs through Sunday, Oct. 16.
Fashion-forward bags for the fall 2022 semester

Fashion-forward bags for the fall 2022 semester

Cecelia Cappello, Writer October 5, 2022
Walking around campus this fall semester, it becomes apparent that many students have left their backpacks behind in favor of new stylish and functional tote bags. 
Top five late-night snacks near UMass

Top five late-night snacks near UMass

Alexandra Greenberg, Co-Social Media Editor September 30, 2022
It’s Saturday night, you just got back from going out and now, you and your friends are starving. Every place you know is closed and after searching for nearby spots to eat, you’re stumped. Don’t worry! There are still some local spots for late-night snacking. 
Five feel good fiction books to help with early semester stress

Five feel good fiction books to help with early semester stress

Michelle Silveira, Writer September 29, 2022
A perfect reading list when you need to take a break from textbooks
UMass students share their perspectives on fashion

UMass students share their perspectives on fashion

Hannah Stryke, Writer September 26, 2022
A question we often ask ourselves is whether or not we have a sense of style or if we truly understand fashion. But what exactly is fashion? What distinguishes someone from either having or not having style? After speaking with various students around campus, I have found an answer.
Act fast: A guide to applying for study abroad in spring

Act fast: A guide to applying for study abroad in spring

Adrienne Povey, Writer September 26, 2022
There is still time to apply to study abroad in the spring but you need to act fast. Many of the study abroad programs’ deadlines are in October, so it's important to research the programs that you are interested in and talk to an advisor at the International Programs Office (IPO) soon. 
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