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A coffee renaissance in Florence, Italy

A coffee renaissance in Florence, Italy

Julie Shamgochian, Lifesyle Editor

April 12, 2016


Filed under Features, Food/Health, Profiles, Study Abroad, Travel

In Italy, it's normal to see locals standing at the wooden bar surface for a quick morning cappuccino, but what may seem untraditional is finding café-goers seated, enjoying a long coffee break.

Austin Peek and the UMass Climateers tackle climate change

Austin Peek and the UMass Climateers tackle climate change

Haley Bucelewicz, Writer

March 22, 2016


Filed under Campus, Current Affairs, Profiles

It's a Monday night at the Commonwealth Honors College and eight students sit in an Elm Hall classroom. They all come from different backgrounds- finance, engineering, microbiology, computer science- but they share one passion: fighting climate change.

UMass Quidditch’s journey to the World Cup

UMass Quidditch’s journey to the World Cup

Haley Bucelewicz, Writer

November 9, 2015


Filed under Campus, Entertainment, Profiles, Sports

A bad call from the head referee crushed the UMass Crabs', UMass Amherst's Quidditch team, dream's of playing in the World Cup.

Cushman Market: Where creativity and breakfast are served all day

Cushman Market: Where creativity and breakfast are served all day

Frank Dutan, Contributor

November 3, 2015


Filed under Around the Valley, Features, Profiles, Travel

The North Amherst market and café offers residents a taste of New York's famous "beatnik" neighborhood, the East Village. The neighborhood, home to a community of lower-class immigrants and the birthplace of contemporary artists Andy Warhol and Jean Basquiat, was a haven for artists, musicians, and working class people in the 1980's.

Meet the man behind Humans of UMass

Meet the man behind Humans of UMass

Erica Garnett, Travel Editor

October 7, 2015


Filed under Campus, Profiles

"It shows you things that you would never see looking at a person," says Vigneau. "When you look at somebody, you make a judgment very quickly. In reality, who they are and what is on the inside are very different, and that kind of struck me. I wanted to bring that to the school," he explains.

Director of “Gasland” Josh Fox on Big Oil, Grassroots Organizing, and Yoko Ono

Director of “Gasland” Josh Fox on Big Oil, Grassroots Organizing, and Yoko Ono

Sarah Robertson, Contributor

May 1, 2015


Filed under Current Affairs, Profiles

Filmmaker Josh Fox sat down to talk to Sarah Robertson about his films and activism.

Puffton Village: A home away from home

Puffton Village: A home away from home

Hae Young Yoo, Editor in Chief

April 22, 2015


Filed under Around the Valley, Campus, Profiles

Puffton Village, the second Southwest.

Head Games natural hair beauty supply champions ‘winning natural beauty’

Head Games natural hair beauty supply  champions ‘winning natural beauty’

Stephanie Ramirez, Audience Engagement Editor

April 13, 2015


Filed under Around the Valley, Lifestyle, Profiles

Head Games sells quality products for people who wear their hair naturally.

Freedom Café serves coffee for a good cause

Freedom Café serves coffee for a good cause

Michael Hickey, Contributor

March 26, 2015


Filed under Around the Valley, Campus, Profiles

It seems there's nothing special about the bustling café. Well, there is.

Matt Gedman: From UMass to the Red Sox

Matt Gedman: From UMass to the Red Sox

October 6, 2014


Filed under Campus, Profiles

by Matt Gingras Matt Gedman ('11), grew up with baseball. His dad, Rich Gedman, was a player for the Boston Red Sox for 11 seasons and in the majors for 13. For Matt, going to the ballpark with dad everyday was something he looked forward to. But now, Matt doesn’t need his dad to go to the fie...

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...

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