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App of the week: QuizUp

App of the week: QuizUp

Emma Sammuli, Lifestyle Editor

March 26, 2020

With QuizUp you can challenge your friends all over the world to trivia. It’s a battle of the brains, and for any trivia fan, QuizUp offers a multitude of topics to choose from.

Making the most of remote learning: How to Zoom

Making the most of remote learning: How to Zoom

Joanna Buoniconti, Copy Editor

March 19, 2020

Many UMass faculty members are moving at least part of their classes to Zoom, a video-conferencing platform that lets everyone connect in real-time.

App of the week: Twitter

(Screenshot Twitter / App  Store)

Emma Sammuli, Lifestyle Editor

March 12, 2020

This week that has proved to be quite unlike any other this year, I can think of no other app to plug than Twitter. 

Three ways to survive as a vegan at UMass

Ginger Garden Sushi

Elisabeth Morgan, Writer

March 10, 2020

From dining halls, to grocery shopping, to eating out, here are three ways to survive being a vegan at UMass.

Offbeat cures to colds

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Erin Hunter, Contributor

March 9, 2020

From potatoes in your socks to the classic chicken noodle soup, wives tales to cure colds and flus can be pretty strange.

App of the week: What3words

(Screenshot what3words / App Store)

Sophia Torres, Writer

March 5, 2020

what3words is an easy to use and highly precise location finder app for emergency situations.

Ask Beccy: Cracking the spring break code

Ask Beccy: Cracking the spring break code

Rebecca Aiken, Contributor

March 3, 2020

Not sure how to get through this spring break with your S.O.? Ask Beccy can help with that.

How to practice mindfulness while cooking

How to practice mindfulness while cooking

Elisabeth Morgan, Writer

March 3, 2020

Practicing mindfulness is all the rage these days. But did you know you can be mindful even while cooking?

Judging Books By Their Covers: “The Lost” is a riveting page-turner that exhibits the best of young adult suspense

Judging Books By Their Covers: “The Lost” is a riveting page-turner that exhibits the best of young adult suspense

Joanna Buoniconti, Copy Editor

February 28, 2020

“The Lost” by Wattpad sensation, Natasha Preston, is compiled with so many intricate twists and turns that will keep you on the edge of your seat from the first chapter to the chaotic ending that you never saw coming.

App of the week: Rootd

(Screenshot of Rootd / App Store)

Emma Sammuli, Lifestyle Editor

February 27, 2020

What can we do to help ourselves manage anxiety and avoid panic attacks? That’s where the app Rootd comes in.

Should UMass have a happiness general education requirement? Students discuss their thoughts

Should UMass have a happiness general education requirement? Students discuss their thoughts

Elisabeth Morgan, Contributor

February 26, 2020

Yale University's class, "Psychology and the Good Life" was its most popular course in the history of the institution. Students weigh in on if a similar class should be implemented at UMass.

Reviewing the “Tati Beauty Textured Neutrals Vol. 1” palette

Reviewing the

Sophia Torres, Writer

February 25, 2020

Tati Westbrook's eyeshadow palette is the perfect way to create versatile makeup looks.

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