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Top five classic Halloween costumes

Top five classic Halloween costumes

Jordan Reisman, Contributor

October 18, 2018

Open your wardrobe and close your wallet. Rock these classic costumes without spending a dime.

Five tips for new students

Five tips for new students

Faith Cardoza, Contributor

October 6, 2018

If you follow these tips, you’ll be far more prepared than the average new student.

Five must-have apps for UMass students

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Henry Brechter, Special Projects Editor

September 30, 2018

If you go to UMass and own a smartphone, download these apps or be left in the dust.

Top five: Northampton cafes for a sweeter coffee break

Top five: Northampton cafes for a sweeter coffee break

Isabel Fowler, Lifestyle Editor

September 21, 2018

Break out of the college-town bubble and try these great Northampton cafes.

Top 5: Popular Amherst eateries

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Kathryn Fallah, Contributor

May 11, 2018

Check out these places for a great bite to eat in Amherst!

Spring checklist: Pioneer Valley edition

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Priya Bikkani, Writer

May 2, 2018

Everyone needs a study break once and a while. Here are some great local places to check out this spring to help you unwind!

Top 5: Most iconic fashion in films

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Chanel Connor, Writer

April 27, 2018

The best fashion featured in a variety of films.

10 shows to binge watch during winter break

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Sifa Kasongo, Contributor

December 19, 2017

These 10 shows might not be as popular as "Game of Thrones" or "Stranger Things," but they're definitely worth checking out.

Top 5: A traveler’s Christmas

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Isabel Fowler, Amherst Wire Contributor

December 8, 2017

With the holiday season approaching and finals coming to an end, everyone is ready for favorite seasonal traditions: making gingerbread houses, decorating the tree, visiting family and opening gifts on Christmas morning. However, some of us are packing our bags and preparing for a few months away in a strange, new place.

Top Five: Affordable Valentine’s Day dates

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Shayla Costa, Contributor

February 11, 2017

Since Valentine’s Day happens to be on a Tuesday, you know what that means — “$5 Tuesday!” Finally, you and your date will get to see Fifty Shades Darker or the Lego Batman Movie for only $10.

Top Five: Must-watch Netflix movies to get you in the holiday spirit


Heather Allen, Contributor

December 21, 2016

With studying for exams and only having a few days between the end of the semester and the holidays, there's no time to waste getting into the spirit.

Top Five: Ways to stay in the holiday spirit during finals

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Julie Harrington, Writer

December 20, 2016

If you have white paper, a pair of scissors and the artistic ability of an elementary schooler, you can cover your walls with paper snowflakes and make your own winter wonderland.

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