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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

December 5, 2016


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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Untraditional Thanksgiving traditions

Untraditional Thanksgiving traditions

Nicole DeFeudis, Contributor

November 17, 2016


Filed under Food/Health, Lifestyle, Showcase

Boudicca Hawke, a junior at UMass Amherst, isn’t setting the table with knives on Thanksgiving — she’s throwing them.

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Goodbye Corona and lime

Goodbye Corona and lime

Ericka Rofino, Lifestyle Editor

November 15, 2016


Filed under Food/Health, Lifestyle, Showcase, Student Life

I had this delusional perception that I was doing life wrong if I wasn’t drinking on the weekends.

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Butter Late Than Never: No, I don’t like them apples

Butter Late Than Never: No, I don’t like them apples

Rachel Ayotte, Writer

November 14, 2016


Filed under Food/Health, Lifestyle, Showcase

A cooking series for college students with toddler-level culinary skills

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Butter Late Than Never: Don’t chicken out

Butter Late Than Never: Don’t chicken out

Rachel Ayotte, Contributor

October 21, 2016


Filed under Food/Health, Lifestyle, Showcase

The amount of cheese is up to your discretion, but let it be known that there is no such thing as too much cheese.

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Will Mill 180 Park be the park of the future?

Will Mill 180 Park be the park of the future?

Joshua Murray, Photo Editor

October 13, 2016


Filed under Around the Valley, Lifestyle, Showcase, Travel

"What is unique about Mill 180 Park is that we are using hydroponics aesthetically. Not just to grow food, but to grow plants to give people the sense that they are in the middle of nature."

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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.

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Go D1 with your tailgate style

Go D1 with your tailgate style

Stephanie Murray, Writer

September 30, 2016


Filed under Fashion, Lifestyle, Showcase

Don't know what to wear to celebrate our D1 Minutemen? Here are some ideas.

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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.

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How to maintain a healthy long-distance relationship

How to maintain a healthy long-distance relationship

Tom Mulherin, Contributor

April 28, 2016


Filed under Lifestyle, Relationships, Showcase, Voices

The good news is that relationships can last through the separation. But you have to be careful with what you do while apart. Check out these guidelines from my and others' personal experiences to help you maintain a healthy long-distance relationship. It's not only tips on what you should do, but what you should avoid doing as well.

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Doing the unthinkable: My week without social media

Doing the unthinkable: My week without social media

Alex Pigeon, Writer

April 25, 2016


Filed under Lifestyle, Technology

I needed a break from the time I waste recreating my ‘look’ on Pinterest, taking ridiculous BuzzFeed quizzes, and obsessing over photoshopped Instagram models.

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