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Subreddits to distract yourself from the coronavirus pandemic

Subreddits to distract yourself from the coronavirus pandemic

Talia Heisey, Writer

April 25, 2020

The coronavirus has brought stress into the lives of many. Check out these subreddits that are a good distraction during this difficult time.

The Science of Craft: A class like no other

Fermann shapes a hot glass bubble into a globe with glass blowing jacks.

Nicole Biagioni, Writer

April 8, 2020

The Science of Craft is not your typical gen-ed class, with students becoming blacksmiths glassblowers.

A guide to unplugging during quarantine

A guide to unplugging during quarantine

Emilee Klein, Writer

April 2, 2020

Take this quarantine as an opportunity to detox from social media and you may just find your newest hobby.

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. 

Changes for the Five College Student Film & Video Festival

The exterior of the Stirn Auditorium (Photo/ Ian Dartley)

Ian Dartley, Writer

February 29, 2020

The winning narrative film, “Sleep Paralysis,” stood out as a carefully crafted nightmare.

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.

App of the week: LastPass

App of the week: LastPass

Emma Sammuli, Lifestyle Editor

February 18, 2020

For peace of mind and security of your valuable and personal information, there is an app that stores all of your passwords in one highly secure place.

App of the week: UMass Dining app

(Screenshot of UMass Dining app / App Store)

Emma Sammuli, Lifestyle Editor

February 12, 2020

If you are a University of Massachusetts Amherst student who eats at the dining halls, at Blue Wall, or grabs a bite at any food provider located on campus, downloading the UMass Dining app is a no brainer.

App of the week: Pocket

App of the week: Pocket

Emma Sammuli, Lifestyle Editor

February 6, 2020

Pocket is a great app for college students looking to stay on top of the current news cycle, or simply those of us who are active readers looking to diversify the content we consume.

Former MIT Civic Media Lab director Ethan Zuckerman proposes an innovative solution

Former MIT Civic Media Lab director Ethan Zuckerman proposes an innovative solution

Talia Heisey, Writer

February 2, 2020

Manipulation, disinformation and fake news were all topics Zuckerman discussed at the highly attended talk last week.

App of the week: Evernote

App of the week: Evernote

Emma Sammuli, Lifestyle Editor

January 31, 2020

Evernote is a useful app for college students to organize their notes more efficiently. 

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