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Super Smash Brothers Club opens its doors to all players -

October 26, 2016

Claire Wardle on the refugee crisis coverage -

October 26, 2016

UMass hockey suffers tough 3-2 loss in first road game of the season -

October 26, 2016

UMass football not overlooking FCS opponent Wagner in final home game Saturday -

October 26, 2016

A-10 men’s soccer notebook: Fordham completes OT comeback, defeats Davidson 3-2 -

October 26, 2016

Does UMass take cultural appropriation too far? -

October 26, 2016

Mass media silences strikes across the nation -

October 26, 2016

I’m on the pursuit of happiness, or am I? -

October 26, 2016

Conor Oberst tones his life down with the poetic ‘Ruminations’ -

October 26, 2016

‘Homeworlding’ cements Fraternal Twin as one of indie rock’s up-and-comers -

October 26, 2016

Dirty Heads rock Northampton with summery, reggae-rock tunes -

October 26, 2016

Joseph Kennedy III and Jim McGovern host ‘Your Vote, Your Voice’ talk Monday -

October 25, 2016

Douglas Bolender hosts talk about Vikings settlements in North America -

October 25, 2016

Defensive play will be critical for UMass hockey against No. 6 Quinnipiac -

October 25, 2016

UMass hockey faces tough task in traveling to No. 6 Quinnipiac -

October 25, 2016

Notebook: UMass men’s swimming and diving picks up first win of season, tennis ends fall schedule -

October 25, 2016

Why is nobody talking about the jails? -

October 25, 2016

A theory on why drunk people smash things -

October 25, 2016

Vote “No” on local Question 5 -

October 25, 2016

‘Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children’ is a passable fantasy affair -

October 25, 2016

Trader Joe’s offers delectable liquor

Andrew Sheridan discusses the 2012 Vintage Ale from Trader Joe’s.

The True Meaning of St. Paddy’s Day

Guest columnist Andrew Sheridan discusses the history of St. Patrick’s Day.

Ben Stein discusses state of nation and economics with UMass

The University of Massachusetts was given a jolt of star power Tuesday as the UMass Republican Club hosted author, actor and commentator Ben Stein.

Ben Stein comes to Campus Center

The well-know actor, economist, lawyer, etc. will speak at an event put on by the UMass Republican Club Wednesday.

Ganjafest 2011 hits Amherst

This weekend, Extravaganja will hit the center of Amherst for a two-day festival.

‘White’ takes revives classic

Andrew Sheridan details what makes Pokemon White different from the rest of the series.

DK makes monkey business on the Wii

After twelve years, another game featuring Donkey Kong has blessed consoles and is well worth playing.

DJ Khaled spins at Mullins

The University of Massachusetts welcomed DJ Khaled to the Mullins Center on Friday for the Winter White Party.

White-Out at the Mullins

Presented by NV Concepts, The Winter White Party is taking over the Mullins Center tonight and transforming it into the Valley’s biggest dance club.

Harpoon: the great white ale of Massachusetts

With its India Pale Ale, Harpoon Brewing has earned the top ranking by the Massachusetts Alcoholic Beverages Control Commission.

Reading Fran Lebowitz

Despite its age, “The Fran Lebowitz Reader” maintains its relevance in today’s world. Lebowitz’s essays and short stories cover everything from art to the struggle to get out of bed, all in her signature sarcastic tone.

Berkshire Brewing: a local gem

Based in South Deerfield, the Berkshire Brewing company offers a wide variety of ales for the discerning drinker.

Outsourced suds

In a country where locally-made micro brews have redefined what it means to drink a “different” beer, European imports fill the empty fridge of quality beer.

Charity food fight in Northampton

Michael Symon, famed chef of TV’s “Iron Chef America” and “How to Cook Like An Iron Chef,” held his “Iron Cook” competetion at the Calvin Theater in Northampton last Friday. The event aimed to raise money for an organization called Friends for Children, a local charity organization.

Iron Chef takes on Northampton

This Friday, Iron Chef Michael Symon will be coming to the Calvin Theater in Northampton to take on well-known chefs in the area. The even starts at 7 p.m. and tickets range from $25-$75.

Kirby Spins a New Yarn

Move over Paper Mario – yarn is in. Nintendo classic Kirby gets a makeover in the new Wii game, “Kirby’s Epic Yarn.” This time, Kirby is a piece of pink yarn running around the fabric-based universe of Patchland.


It’s October, the month where beer and produce seasons are in perfect harmony. Andrew Sheridan breaks down the best pumpkin ales.

Some things are better off dead

Zombie, post-apocalyptic flick “Resident Evil: Afterlife” features plenty of familiar faces, flying bullets, smooshed in brains, and groaning undead. Unfortunately, the fifth installment in the series is in need of a dose of the T-virus if it hopes to attract an audience looking for a plot or quality dialogue.

Southern Tier Brewery’s IPA top among local beer

Andrew Sheridan reviews breweries around the area and awards the Southern Tier Brewery’s Oak-Aged IPA as the top pick.

Chill out with seasonal summer beers

Summer is a happy time for beer lovers. It’s when brewers sell their seasonal summer beers, often infused with fruit and citrus flavors. Here, Collegian staff writer Andrew Sheridan gives an easy guide to the best of the best summer brews.