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Candlelight vigil held to mourn deaths of victims of police violence -

September 27, 2016

UMass hosts William A. Douglass for lecture and chair in Basque cultural studies -

September 27, 2016

Amherst Select Board discusses imposing fines on those who violate water usage ban -

September 27, 2016

UMass tennis opens season on high note with performance at Brown Invitational -

September 27, 2016

UMass women’s soccer using long break to prepare for Atlantic 10 play -

September 27, 2016

Notebook: Ford ‘takes step forward,’ Williams appears on SportsCenter -

September 27, 2016

UMass cross country and track and field coach Ken O’Brien hits half century mark with program -

September 27, 2016

A-10 soccer notebook: Duquesne shuts out Robert Morris 1-0 to win fourth straight -

September 27, 2016

The blue light situation: When is enough, enough? -

September 27, 2016

Survivor; awesome yet evil -

September 27, 2016

A ‘Mirror’ into Clinton’s campaign -

September 27, 2016

UMass a cappella groups S#arp Attitude and The Hexachord’s on ‘Sing It On’ television series -

September 27, 2016

‘Through the Photographer’s Eyes’ exhibit highlights photojournalism in today’s media -

September 27, 2016

Designer collaborations steal the show at New York Fashion Week SS17 -

September 27, 2016

Massachusetts drought heavily impacts local agriculture -

September 26, 2016

UMass Soccer earns second win of season in 3-2 victory over Hartford -

September 26, 2016

‘Morris from America’ explores teen angst and the struggles of growing up -

September 26, 2016

‘Hell or High Water’ an intense, morally ambiguous modern Western -

September 26, 2016

Read: You won’t regret it -

September 26, 2016

UMass field hockey hangs tough, falls to No. 18 Stanford -

September 26, 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

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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.