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Navigating a big school as an introvert: Can you be happy without friends?

Navigating a big school as an introvert: Can you be happy without friends?

Chanel Connor, Contributor

October 19, 2017


Filed under Lifestyle, Showcase, Student Life

College is not like high school where you walk down the hallway and know nearly everyone in sight.

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Frugal Foodie: Pork tenderloin, roasted butternut squash and green beans

Frugal Foodie: Pork tenderloin, roasted butternut squash and green beans

Mackenzie Webb, Writer

October 16, 2017


Filed under Food/Health, Lifestyle, Showcase

Fall is in the air. That means it's time for apples, squash and all things pumpkin spice. This dinner is the epitome of fall and perfect for a crisp autumn evening.

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At Simple Gifts Farm, local food is a year-round affair

At Simple Gifts Farm, local food is a year-round affair

Nicole DeFeudis, Contributor

October 12, 2017


Filed under Around the Valley, Food/Health, Lifestyle, Showcase, Uncategorized

Simple Gifts Farm in North Amherst offers a chance to buy organic produce in a small-farm setting. And you can get there by bus.

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Top Five: Local nature spots

Top Five: Local nature spots

Julie Harrington, Writer

October 5, 2017


Filed under Lifestyle, Showcase, Travel

As the leaves begin to change color and fall weather approaches, it’s time to get outside and enjoy what the area has to offer.

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Frugal Foodie: Chicken fajitas

Frugal Foodie: Chicken fajitas

Mackenzie Webb, Writer

October 5, 2017


Filed under Lifestyle, Showcase

One of the world's greatest foods is Mexican food, and it’s always a college student favorite. This recipe is a great way to stretch a smaller (therefore cheaper) amount of meat into more meals.

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Two dudes, two bikes, three countries, six weeks

Two dudes, two bikes, three countries, six weeks

Liam O'Connor, Assistant Entertainment Editor

October 4, 2017


Filed under Lifestyle, Showcase, Travel, Uncategorized

If we rented a car in Seattle and took the gas-powered ride, we would have seen a lot more in a lot less time. I still maintain that we made the right decision.

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Frugal Foodie: Pesto chicken

Frugal Foodie: Pesto chicken

Mackenzie Webb, Contributor

October 3, 2017


Filed under Lifestyle, Showcase

My favorite sandwich is a mozzarella, pesto and roasted red pepper sandwich. So I would love to say this dinner was inspired by that sandwich, but truly it was more inspired by the jar of pesto and jar of roasted red peppers sitting in my pantry that needed to be used up.

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Frugal Foodie: Orange chicken

Frugal Foodie: Orange chicken

Mackenzie Webb, Contributor

September 25, 2017


Filed under Food/Health, Lifestyle, Showcase

I think most people would agree that Chinese takeout-style orange chicken is a universal guilty pleasure. Here is a quick and healthier version you can make at home.

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Student life and social media stardom: It’s a balance for UMass student Nickole Kugel

Student life and social media stardom: It’s a balance for UMass student Nickole Kugel

Julie Harrington, Writer

May 10, 2017


Filed under Fashion, Lifestyle, Profiles, Showcase

"“It’s like having schoolwork. When I write down my homework in my agenda, I write down all the videos I have to film, all the videos I have to edit, the emails I have to respond to, the companies I need to contact, things like that. I need to kind of be my own boss."

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What to wear to flatter your figure

What to wear to flatter your figure

Chanel Connor, Contributor

April 24, 2017


Filed under Fashion, Lifestyle, Showcase

Chanel Connor provides tricks and tips for dressing to flatter your shape.

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Depression 101

Depression 101

Faith Gregory, Writer

April 20, 2017


Filed under Food/Health, In-Depth, Lifestyle, Showcase, Student Life, The Weight They Carry

A guide for students with depression, by a student with depression.

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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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