Scrolling Headlines:

Nick Mariano, Zach Oliveri transferring from UMass men’s lacrosse program -

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Four months after banning Iranian students from certain graduate programs, UMass announces new measures to ensure compliance with U.S. law -

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Justin King sentenced to eight to 12 years in prison -

Monday, June 29, 2015

Two future UMass hockey players selected in 2015 NHL Draft -

Saturday, June 27, 2015

Supreme Court ruling clears way for same-sex marriage nationwide -

Friday, June 26, 2015

Former UMass center Cady Lalanne taken 55th overall by Spurs in 2015 NBA Draft -

Friday, June 26, 2015

Second of four men found guilty on three counts of aggravated rape in 2012 UMass gang rape case -

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Boston bomber speaks out for first time: ‘I am sorry for the lives I have taken’ -

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

King claims sex with woman was consensual during alleged 2012 gang rape -

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Wrongful death suit filed in death of UMass student -

Thursday, June 18, 2015

Ryan Bamford uses online Q&A session to discuss UMass football conference search, renovation plans, cost of attendance -

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Opening statements delivered, first witnesses called in second trial for alleged 2012 gang rape at UMass -

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

UMass Board of Trustees approves rise in tuition, student fees -

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Former Minutewoman Quianna Diaz-Patterson named to Puerto Rican national softball team -

Tuesday, June 16, 2015

UMass rowing’s Jim Dietz inducted into CRCA Hall of Fame -

Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Jury selection begins Monday in second gang rape trial -

Monday, June 15, 2015

Students turn attention to state legislators as decision on UMass budget looms -

Saturday, June 13, 2015

Alumna and next director of Brooklyn Museum Anne Pasternak ‘created her own path’ -

Thursday, June 11, 2015

UMass graduate crowned head of 600-year-old Indian kingdom -

Thursday, June 11, 2015

Committee recommends UMass increase tuition, student fees for in-state undergraduates -

Wednesday, June 10, 2015

‘I did it my way’

Karen Podorefsky describes why her experiences with her friends have taught her more than her experiences in UMass classes.

The challenge of breaking the sugar habit

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Karen Podorefsky gave up sugar for 21 days after reading an article about the health benefits that come with kicking the habit and she shares her experience with the challenge.

‘Hurry sickness’ is actually wasting our time

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Karen Podorefsky says that when we do not schedule relaxation periods for ourselves, we actually end up wasting more time throughout the day.

A guide to being your smartest self

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Karen Podorefsky shares the best ways to make oneself appear as intelligent as possible during job interviews and situations that call for a positive first impression.

AP course preparation must be up to par

In lieu of the ban in Oklahoma, Karen Podorefsky points out there are a wide variety of teaching methods for high school AP courses that can create differences in how much students actually learn.

‘Gluten-free’ can be code for healthier habits

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Karen Podorefsky thinks the gluten-free craze may help people justify dieting and healthier habits to society and themselves.

How to master multitasking

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Karen Podorefsky discusses the ability to multitask and the benefits and problems associated with it.

Do you have a social allergy?

Columnist Karen Podorefsky says it’s important to confront our friends and loved ones about bothersome behaviors, even if we’re nervous.

How to pack perfectly

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Karen Podorefsky discusses the common issue of overpacking and how to lighten up for trips.

Finding your perfect match

Karen Podorefsky discusses the factors and beliefs associated with searching for one’s “soulmate.”

Battling arguments

Hannah Locke and Annabelle Tarek pose as roommates.  (Sarah Doremus/Collegian File Photo)

Karen Podorefsky discusses how to deal with inevitable conflict between roommates.

The benefits of connecting to your heritage

Karen Podorefsky describes the impact that her trip to Israel had on her cultural views and why all students should participate.

Our plugged in world

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Karen Podorefsky comments on the how the current generation’s use of technology is impacting the way people view relationships and the world around them.

Push for punishment equality

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Karen Podorefsky evaluates the effectiveness of the Obama administration’s discipline guidelines to reduce discrimination in the way punishment is issued in schools.

Learn to learn, not to remember

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Karen Podorefsky explains the importance of taking classes that interest us and of learning course material rather than memorizing facts.

Effects of aesthetic discrimination

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Karen Podorefsky discusses why we need to find an employment process that eliminates aesthetic discrimination.

Luck of the Irish

Students took to town for the annual Blarney Blowout at local bars last year. (Shaina Mishkin/Daily Collegian)

Karen Podorefsky recounts the history of St. Patrick’s Day and encourages students to celebrate safely during Blarney Blowout.

Light at night ends in sleepless plight

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Karen Podorefsky describes the effect that exposure to light just before we sleep has on our circadian rhythm.

Positive impact of service learning

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Karen Podorefsky describes the value of engaging in service learning and the positive impact it has on communities and participants.

A day to rest

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Karen Podorefsky details the importance of making weekly rest days part of your lifestyle.