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I forgot my native language, so I learned it again

I forgot my native language, so I learned it again

Sifa Kasongo, Writer

May 3, 2018


Filed under Showcase, Study Abroad, Travel

Everything I’ve done so far has contributed to me getting where I am with my French today, but I think the one thing that really moved me to the next level was studying abroad.

Promising potential of the Pioneer Valley in the viticulture world: What makes Western Mass. grapes special

Jack Hamm, Writer

April 13, 2018


Filed under Around the Valley, Multimedia, Showcase, Travel, Uncategorized

No longer do you need to travel for a fantastic glass of wine. Experts Ian Modestow and Elsa Petit elaborate on the promising potential of Western Massachusetts' burgeoning wine industry.

A weekend escape to Montreal

A weekend escape to Montreal

Stephanie Murray, Contributor

April 3, 2018


Filed under Showcase, Travel

Only five hours from Boston and surprisingly affordable, make Montreal your next long weekend destination. The city is irresistibly young, fresh, and full of life.

Top 10: Boston spring break on a budget

Top 10:  Boston spring break on a budget

Julie Harrington, Writer

March 6, 2018


Filed under Lifestyle, Showcase, Student Life, Travel

Instead of scrolling through your Instagram feed of your friends on their tropical getaways, make the most of your break by doing all the fun (and cheap) activities Boston has to offer.

Top 5: A traveler’s Christmas

Top 5: A traveler’s Christmas

Isabel Fowler, Amherst Wire Contributor

December 8, 2017


Filed under Showcase, Top Five, Travel, Uncategorized

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.

An open letter: Calcutta’s distinctive mark

An open letter: Calcutta’s distinctive mark

Isha Mahajan, Contributor

November 27, 2017


Filed under Multimedia, Showcase, Travel

I visited Calcutta this summer after graduating from high school. I decided to explore the city that was on top of my travel bucket list.

Weathering the storm: This is the Puerto Rican spirit

Weathering the storm: This is the Puerto Rican spirit

Sabrina Negrón, Contributor

November 10, 2017


Filed under Campus, Current Affairs, Showcase, Travel

This is the Puerto Rican spirit. It's the refusal to let disasters, natural or otherwise, make us feel powerless.

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.

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.

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.

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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