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Top Five: Local nature spots

Top Five: Local nature spots

Julie Harrington, Writer

October 5, 2017


Filed under Lifestyle, Showcase, Travel

As the leaves begin to change color and fall weather approaches, it’s time to get outside and enjoy what the area has to offer.

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Two dudes, two bikes, three countries, six weeks

Two dudes, two bikes, three countries, six weeks

Liam O'Connor, Assistant Entertainment Editor

October 4, 2017


Filed under Lifestyle, Showcase, Travel, Uncategorized

If we rented a car in Seattle and took the gas-powered ride, we would have seen a lot more in a lot less time. I still maintain that we made the right decision.

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I saw God and he was a train

I saw God and he was a train

Kyle Olsen, Writer

September 29, 2017


Filed under Showcase, Travel

Life is hard sometimes, and you can always try to create experiences in an attempt to find yourself, or that missing piece of courage, charisma, or whatever you feel you may be lacking. But, it’s also okay to do something and not get slapped in the face with some life lesson in the end.

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Land of the rising sun — and whacky potato chips

Land of the rising sun — and whacky potato chips

Kyle Olsen, Writer

May 10, 2017


Filed under Features, Showcase, Study Abroad, Travel

"Of all the crazy things the Japanese have managed to produce, nothing can really capture their spirit and love for the unnecessary like potato chips can. Nowhere else in the world can you find such a variety of useless flavors and so many people willing to buy them."

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Trip to Ghana brings new perspective on life

Trip to Ghana brings new perspective on life

Olivia Gilmore, Contributor

April 21, 2017


Filed under Features, Showcase, Study Abroad, Travel

"I will always acredit Anloga for planting the love of travel in my heart like a seed that is always flourishing. It may even have helped find my purpose in life, even if it happened to be found halfway across the world."

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Adulting isn’t easy: My very first trip to the laundromat

Adulting isn’t easy: My very first trip to the laundromat

Danielle Aihini, Travel Editor

April 5, 2017


Filed under Features, Lifestyle, Showcase, Student Life, Travel

With that my first laundromat experience had come to an end. I was not proud of my performance, but I’m determined to do better next time. I drove myself home and immediately went to my bed to take a nap because, well, being an adult is tiring.

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Funky food and hidden treasures: The Amherst guide to San Francisco

Funky food and hidden treasures: The Amherst guide to San Francisco

Danielle Aihini, Travel Editor

March 30, 2017


Filed under Features, Food/Health, Showcase, Travel

You're in a new, unfamiliar city. You know there are a million things to do but you don't know where to start.

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Deconstructing ‘Decasia’: A UMass Production

Deconstructing ‘Decasia’: A UMass Production

Sarah Strangie, Contributor

March 27, 2017


Filed under Around the Valley, Features, Music, Showcase, Student Life, Travel

Director Bill Morrison’s experimental film is a 70-minute series of decomposing film stock played alongside composer Michael Gordon’s original score.

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Study Abroad: The most vulnerable four months of my life

Study Abroad: The most vulnerable four months of my life

Nujhat Purnata, Contributor

March 20, 2017


Filed under Features, Showcase, Study Abroad, Travel

Studying abroad might not be the easiest four months of your life, it might not even be the best, but it sure is a thrilling rollercoaster which requires solid optimism.

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Amherst Wire 360: The Botanic Garden of Smith College

Amherst Wire 360: The Botanic Garden of Smith College

Morgan Hughes and Joshua Murray

March 19, 2017


Filed under Around the Valley, Current Affairs, Showcase, Travel

Free and open to the public, anyone can visit the Botanic Gardens of Smith College and walk from greenhouse to greenhouse to explore the exotic rainforests, crisp tulip gardens and rows of precious succulents.

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The splendid spontaneity of my spring break

The splendid spontaneity of my spring break

Isaac Simon, Contributor

March 8, 2017


Filed under Entertainment, Features, Music, Showcase, Travel

Then, one night, as I was hosting a soiree at my house, I took my phone out and made the executive decision of all executive decisions. I was going to take Jeremy and myself to see Drake in London. I bought two tickets, texted him and it was done. It happened about as fast as the idea originated. The only thing I needed to think about next was how I was going to get there.

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A protest against Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe

A protest against Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe

Kyle Olsen, Contributor

February 24, 2017


Filed under Features, Opinion, Profiles, Showcase, Study Abroad, Travel

"Police guarded a single lane of traffic to support the hundreds who marched through the downtown metropolitan chanting and holding signs comparing his government practice to fascism."

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