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A College Student’s Guide to Grocery Shopping on a Budget

A College Student’s Guide to Grocery Shopping on a Budget

Buying on a budget doesn’t mean you have to sacrifice health or flavor
Madison Bethune, Assistant Lifestyle Editor April 2, 2021
One misconception in the health field is that in order to eat healthily, you need to buy expensive powders and seeds and cleanses. But health is as simple and affordable as eating apples and bananas. Shopping on a budget brings you back to the basics, and allows you to get creative and learn new ways to eat your favorite foods.
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AAPI students denounce on-campus racism, express dismay with administrative complacency

“UMass doesn’t make racists, but people bring their prejudices into this environment and the school doesn’t force them to confront what’s wrong with their prejudices”
Rebeca Pereira and Talia Heisey April 1, 2021
“UMass doesn’t make racists, but people bring their prejudices into this environment and the school doesn’t force them to confront what’s wrong with their prejudices.”
Getting Through with Umbrella Academy

Getting Through with Umbrella Academy

It's anything but predictable
Emma Sammuli, Lifestyle Editor April 1, 2021
During a year that’s been stressful and depressing for many, including myself, Umbrella Academy is a welcome escape, but it is not mindless television.
Introspective Ramblings:

Introspective Ramblings: “Invisible”

Zach Steward, Contributor March 31, 2021
In this week's poem, student poet Zach Steward, reflects on past experiences of coping with loneliness and anxiety.
Artwork by Celina Rivernider.

Marked As Read: Worst romance tropes

Celina Rivernider March 29, 2021
Tune in for an angsty discussion on Celina and Bri's least favorite love stories.
(Photo of a sweater from Buffalo Exchange)

“Massachusetts 2050: A Warming State” Suggestions for better fashion habits

In a consumer driven economy, can the decisions made at the mall impact our environment?
Chloe Ostiguy and Melissa Meltzer March 26, 2021
A company cannot survive without the financial support of the everyday consumer.  When feeling powerless in one’s ability to make an impact it is important to remember that we enact change by deciding what we support financially and that it is the middle class that drives the market, not the top 1% on their own. 
Thrift Books: more reading for a lot less money

Thrift Books: more reading for a lot less money

The term thrifting takes a whole new spin with “Thrift Books,” an online book thrift store
Amanda Powers , Contributor March 26, 2021
“Thrift Books” has good products at good prices with a great selection.  I would recommend this website to anyone looking to find some new reads but who doesn't want to hurt their wallet.  
Getting Through with Zack Snyder’s Justice League

Getting Through with Zack Snyder’s Justice League

Spoiler Alert!
Emma Sammuli, Lifestyle Editor March 25, 2021
Even though some scenes were the same, it felt like a completely different film from start to finish. It felt like what Justice League should have been. 
Jess Chevalier

The Pandemic Chronicles: Is it worth staying on campus during a pandemic?

One student's decision to leave campus and finish her semester at home
Ethan Brayall-Brown, Writer March 23, 2021
One student's decision to leave campus and finish her semester at home
Goons Talk Tunes: Grammys recap

Goons Talk Tunes: Grammys recap

Nick and Emma dive into last week's unusual Grammys ceremony
Nick Contardo and Emma Calnan March 22, 2021
Tune in for Nick and Emma's grammy recap.
(Ribbed White Top / H&M)

“Massachusetts 2050: A Warming State” the fast fashion industry and it’s environmental impacts

What labor practices and environmental impacts are you supporting when you buy into the fast fashion industry?
Chloe Ostiguy and Melissa Meltzer March 19, 2021
The goal of fast fashion is to make and globally distribute clothing as quickly and cheaply as possible.  From making and gathering materials to importing textiles to factory production to shipping, every practice the industry partakes in is carbon-emitting. 
Almost Healthy: Episode one

Almost Healthy: Episode one

Sam and Emilee debut their funny fitness and health podcast from bad habits to working out with mom
Sam Bozorgzadeh and Emilee Klein March 18, 2021
Tune in for Emilee and Sam's first ever episode of "Almost Healthy."
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