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How to make love on a twin XL: Emerson Smith’s guide to dorm-room love life

How to make love on a twin XL: Emerson Smith’s guide to dorm-room love life

October 1, 2014


Filed under Lifestyle, Relationships

By Emerson Smith Sex, pun intended, is a touchy subject. And whether you’re single or in a relationship, the need to make some sweet, sweet love can be hard to escape. When sex and shared living situations collide, calamity ensues. The following are some experience-tested tips on how to best enjo...

Let’s talk about birth control

Let’s talk about birth control

October 1, 2014


Filed under Lifestyle

By Shira Ledani It was Lil’ Wayne who said it best: “Safe sex is great sex…’cause you don’t want that late text, that ‘I think I’m late’ text.” When it comes to safe sex and birth control, it is never too late to learn about your options and take action. Part of being a respo...

College relationship ideals from freshman to senior year

College relationship ideals from freshman to senior year

Hae Young Yoo, Editor in Chief

May 5, 2014


Filed under Lifestyle, Relationships

There definitely is a difference between the romance ideals of freshmen and seniors.

Dan & Rose: Amherst Sweets

Dan & Rose: Amherst Sweets

April 28, 2014


Filed under Lifestyle

by Elizabeth Geffre This time Dan and Rose check out the sweets in downtown Amherst. They go to the Glazed Doughnut Shop, Bart's Ice Cream, FroyoWorld, and Go Berry. Watch the video to see what they have to say about each place - and what kinds of sweets they tried along the way!     Elizabeth can be reached at @e...

Springtime beauty D.I.Ys

Springtime beauty D.I.Ys

Wendy Brown, Writer

April 21, 2014


Filed under Lifestyle

There are plenty of easy recipes you can research to shake off that winter feel and have some fun doing it.

Mind over matter: learning to meditate

Mind over matter: learning to meditate

April 21, 2014


Filed under Lifestyle

by James Lyons As the end of the school year approaches, stress levels are high. Balancing school work and a social life is at the heart of every student’s daily struggles. Luckily, we are hardwired with the ability to cope with stress, it just takes a little practice. Meditation and mindfulness...

A guide to Freshens smoothies

A guide to Freshens smoothies

April 21, 2014


Filed under Lifestyle

by Kerry O’Connor Freshens has made a name for itself with its wide variety of popular smoothies. Located in the Courtside Café at the UMass recreational center, their 18 smoothie options fall into four categories: Blended Fruit Classics, Low Calorie No Sugar Added, High Protein, and Rainforest E...

Looking good while working out

Looking good while working out

April 14, 2014


Filed under Fashion, Lifestyle

   

UMass BROga introduces men to yoga

UMass BROga introduces men to yoga

April 1, 2014


Filed under Lifestyle

by Dan Peltier Lying on a yoga mat in front of her BROga class at the UMass Recreation Center, group fit instructor and UMass junior Sarah Marotta inhales and exhales as sweat drips down both sides of her face. She pants like she’s just reached the summit of Mount Washington on a sweltering Jul...

Ballet beyond the physicality

Ballet beyond the physicality

March 31, 2014


Filed under Lifestyle, Profiles

by Elizabeth Geffre Her fingers are perfectly placed and her toes are pointed in a way that makes you wonder, if you just tried, could you do the same? She moves across the floor with a mesmerizing grace. After over twenty years of professional experience, it is no wonder Sueann Townsend, Direct...

The Death of Fast-Fashion

The Death of Fast-Fashion

March 4, 2014


Filed under Fashion, Lifestyle

By Dean Allsopp A new business model has revolutionized the fashion industry, changing everything from how consumers shop to how clothes are produced. This model, called “fast-fashion,” has made trendy clothing affordable, so much so that budding fashionistas “can hardly do any wrong,” sa...

6 Ways to look trendy in your mom’s old sweaters

6 Ways to look trendy in your mom’s old sweaters

March 3, 2014


Filed under Fashion, Lifestyle

By Kerry O’Connor Lets face it, winter is lingering and for those who have exhausted their same old sweater wardrobe over the past few months, it might be nice to change it up a bit. But before you go on your next hunt for “vintage” sweaters at Forever 21, check the back of your mom’s closet. ...

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