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New year, same you?

New year, same you?

February 17, 2014


Filed under Lifestyle

by Kate Ferrante   For some, this week will mark the sixth week of keeping up with a New Year's resolution. For most, this week is just like any other: filled with procrastination, lacking in exercise, and overeating what we promised ourselves we would avoid. This year my New Year’s resolution w...

Strangers at the gym

Strangers at the gym

February 17, 2014


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by Jessie Santer Come January 1, the gyms are over flowing with people eager to get started on one of societies most common New Year's resolutions: getting in shape. For UMass students, this means a dramatic increase of students at the Recreation Center during the first few weeks of classes, and now tho...

Grocery shopping 101: Amherst addition

Grocery shopping 101: Amherst addition

February 17, 2014


Filed under Lifestyle

by Tanya Loss It’s seven p.m. and you just got back from a long day of classes at the University of Mass., Amherst. You decide to raid the fridge after the lengthy commute home. Problem is, the fridge is absolutely empty, or consists of only the basic staples including a loaf of bread, a jug of mi...

Follow up: Dating and relationships at UMass

Follow up: Dating and relationships at UMass

February 14, 2014


Filed under Lifestyle, Relationships

Last semester, we asked you to take our dating and relationship survey. Instead of just telling you what we found, we want to show you. Professor Brian McDermott's web design class of the UMass Journalism Department took the results and created a series of infographics from the data. They collected ...

Have a heart healthy Valentine’s Day

Have a heart healthy Valentine’s Day

February 14, 2014


Filed under Lifestyle

by Kerry O'Connor February 14 is the one day of the year where it becomes socially acceptable to  “eat your feelings" and for most of us, the challenge of staying with our diets on Valentine’s Day is often a lost cause. Either your significant other will shower you with the biggest box of carame...

Easy vegetarian meals for the holiday season

Easy vegetarian meals for the holiday season

December 16, 2013


Filed under Lifestyle

by Kelsey Jordan This holiday season, contribute to family parties, even if you are the only non-meat eater. Treat your friends and loved ones to these recipes that are easy enough for anyone to make and tasty enough for everyone to enjoy. Roasted root vegetables A quick, hardy, healthy meal, roasted root vegetables ...

What kind of milk will you leave for Santa?

What kind of milk will you leave for Santa?

Hae Young Yoo, Editor in Chief

December 15, 2013


Filed under Food/Health, Lifestyle

This year, give Santa something new to try. Instead of regular old cow’s milk, surprise Santa with one of the many delicious and nutritious varieties of non-dairy milk.

Keeping a New Year’s resolution

Keeping a New Year’s resolution

December 15, 2013


Filed under Lifestyle

by Hae Young Yoo Go to the gym every day. No more relationships. Get better grades. No more junk food. Be a better person. Every January 1, people start the new year with a clean slate. By the end of January, many those clean slates are gone. “I made the resolution to be more active and try to focus on happi...

Inside the tunnel: Behind the scenes with UMass Hockey

Inside the tunnel: Behind the scenes with UMass Hockey

December 2, 2013


Filed under Features, Lifestyle

by Nathalie Sczublewski It's after 5 p.m. and the Mullins Center is hauntingly still, except for the zamboni making its rounds on the ice. The UMass Minutemen hockey team is preparing for their game against the University of Vermont. The maroon double doors that lead to the locker room are flung open an...

Understanding casual sex “no-gasms”

Understanding casual sex “no-gasms”

December 2, 2013


Filed under Lifestyle

by Shayna Alper A woman who sleeps around is considered a slut, but a man who exhibits the same behavior is "a boss.” The social stigma is not only perpetuated by men, but women too, and this belief can have negative effects during sexual experiences. “The Case of the Female Orgasm,” a study ...

Amherst after dark: Club PVTA is bumpin’

Amherst after dark: Club PVTA is bumpin’

December 2, 2013


Filed under Features, Lifestyle

by Samantha Gillis It’s safe to bet that Carl Johnsen,a UMass senior and PVTA bus driver, knows every word of “Sweet Caroline.” Not necessarily because he’s an avid Neil Diamond fan, but because he hears that same song every time he goes to work. It isn’t the radio that serenades him on his...

Keep your hair healthy this winter

Keep your hair healthy this winter

December 2, 2013


Filed under Lifestyle

by Samantha Saner Picking a shampoo and conditioner can be overwhelming, especially if you aren’t sure which ingredients improve hair health, and which ingredients are harmful. With hundreds of brands to choose from, most people pick their shampoo based off whichever one has the coolest looking bo...

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