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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

‘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


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.