Mount Holyoke’s ‘No Exit’ gives new twist on existentialism

The play, originally by Sartre 1944, tackles Facebook and the depths of Hell.

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SIP Café and Coffee Bar is worth the extra trip to Northampton

The café is yummy, sophisticated and an excuse to be adventurous.

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Being black on a white campus

UMass student Adrianne Smith discusses racism, UMass’ lack of diversity and biracial identity.

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“Call of Duty: Black Ops 3” is what the hardcore fans have been waiting for

The newest installment in the series helps players forget the horrific last two installments.

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“Assassin’s Creed Syndicate” features smooth gameplay, more choices

“Assassin’s Creed Syndicate” is the best next generation installment, with beautiful scenery but repetitive missions.

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‘The Night Before’ is a mildly amusing Christmas caper

This Seth Rogen-led bro-fest has the usual antics, but it also might be one of his most mature works.

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Comic book characters help tackle tough topics

Johnny McCabe explains how comic book characters, especially in their latest on-screen manifestations, are often used as vehicles to explore difficult topics.

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Student makes UMass history as first to perform mainstage production in wheelchair

Meredith Wells, who has autonomic dysfunction, has contributed to the UMass community on a number of fronts, and says her disability has helped her to gain a lot.

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Rao’s Coffee boasts charming bustle and delicious brews

The shop, which has locations in Amherst and Northampton, offers a wide variety of drinks and food for its college-town customers.

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Halloween Issue 2015

The Massachusetts Daily Collegian’s arts section unveiled its annual Halloween Issue Thursday.

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The film scores that will make schoolwork easier

Stressed or pressed for time with schoolwork? These film scores may make life a little less stressful.

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Amy Schumer: a positive role model

Karly Dunn explains how Amy Schumer is a positive role model for women, a contrast to celebrities such as the Kardashians who perpetuate an unrealistic body image.

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‘Grandma’ is an odyssey of time and womanhood

Writer-director Paul Weitz delivers a refreshing narrative that reclaims the impulse to laugh in the face of tragedy.

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Trevor Noah: America’s black stepdad

Trevor Noah’s position on The Daily Show brings hope for U.S. immigrants and indicates a shift in the entertainment industry, says Noosha Uddin.

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‘Survivor Cambodia: Second Chance’ kicks off a dry but promising season.

Despite a comparatively bland premiere episode, the latest season of the show seems promising.

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Are public school dress codes teaching girls not to ‘distract’ boys?

Public school dress codes address the wrong problems.

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Brace The Wave: A conversation with Lou Barlow

Sebadoh frontman and Dinosaur Jr. co-founder discusses his new solo album and his Amherst roots with the Daily Collegian.

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‘Mr. Robot’ is a show of questions

A remarkable narrative and quality technical elements establish the show’s relevance in a strong first season.

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Live Blog: Emmy Awards 2015

The Emmy Awards begin at 8 p.m. on Fox, and are hosted by comedian Andy Samberg.

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Summer Festival Report: Montreal’s Osheaga is a haven of culture and music

The annual gathering at Parc Jean-Drapeau was home to phenomenal performances from the likes of Charli XCX and Alt-J this year.

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