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Study abroad: A three-week trip is a valuable experience

Study abroad: A three-week trip is a valuable experience

Danielle Aihini, Travel Editor

February 7, 2017


Filed under Features, Showcase, Student Life, Study Abroad, Travel

"Three weeks was the perfect amount of time. I saw more, did more and ate more than I could have ever imagined and I left a better version of myself as a result."

Should they stay or should they go? Psychologists weigh in on value of freshman-only dorms

Should they stay or should they go? Psychologists weigh in on value of freshman-only dorms

Allyson Morin, Writer

December 9, 2016


Filed under Campus, Showcase, Student Life

Some say this experience helps to form friend groups and make connections. Others say that freshman-only dorms can breed a problematic atmosphere for the university’s youngest students.

Yookeroo: The new jam band of Amherst

Yookeroo: The new jam band of Amherst

Isaac Simon, Contributor

December 8, 2016


Filed under Around the Valley, Entertainment, Music, Showcase, Student Life

“We’re all trying to make the best kind of music possible and since we’re all on the same page with our approach it makes it much easier to play,” Cornetta said. “It is important that we don’t take ourselves too seriously, we’re just having fun and hoping the crowd will have fun with us.”

Embracing the imperfections of studying abroad

Embracing the imperfections of studying abroad

Adrienne Gagne, Contributor

December 6, 2016


Filed under Showcase, Student Life, Study Abroad, Travel

"Oftentimes I felt guilty for experiencing any sort of emotion other than elated happiness. However, it’s important to remember that nothing can be perfect all of the time. A few bad days will not negate the countless positive memories you will create during your trip."

Folks with Jokes presents: Thankfulla’ Sh*t

Folks with Jokes presents: Thankfulla’ Sh*t

Alexandra Pigeon, Entertainment Editor

November 30, 2016


Filed under Campus, Entertainment, Features, Showcase, Student Life

Music blasts over the murmur of conversation as about 80 students sit in the darkness of a half-filled Herter auditorium staring at a chalkboard that reads, “Thankfulla’ Shit."

University conducts campus climate survey for first time in a decade

University conducts campus climate survey for first time in a decade

Wei Cai, Writer

November 18, 2016


Filed under Campus, Student Life

All students, faculty and staff are invited to share their observations and input on various aspects of campus life.

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.

Top Five: Ways to decompress from election stress

Top Five: Ways to decompress from election stress

Julie Harrington, Contributor

November 11, 2016


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

While many want to book that plane ticket abroad and never look back, or weep over several pints of ice cream, there are lots of healthy ways to detoxify your life from the chaos this election has caused.

BREAKING: Post-election protest erupts at UMass Amherst

BREAKING: Post-election protest erupts at UMass Amherst

Julie Shamgochian, Managing Editor

November 9, 2016


Filed under Campus, Showcase, Student Life

"Love trumps hate."

Trigger warnings and safe spaces on college campuses spark emotional discourse

Trigger warnings and safe spaces on college campuses spark emotional discourse

Sarah Spencer, Contributor

November 4, 2016


Filed under Campus, Current Affairs, Features, Showcase, Student Life

Trigger warnings and safe spaces are an emotional issue for both professors and students alike.

New buildings on campus reflect changing academic styles

New buildings on campus reflect changing academic styles

Julie Shamgochian, Managing Editor

November 1, 2016


Filed under Campus, Features, Showcase, Student Life, Technology

The Design Building, South College, Physical Sciences Building and Isenberg Business Innovation Hub are very different learning spaces. What's inside?

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