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New alcoholic drink driving UMass students “Loko”

The new “it” drink at UMass is a caffeinated alcoholic beverage called Four Loko. The drink, which has reportedly caused students to “black-out” after just one can, is on the administrations radar, but no action has been taken quite yet.

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Pat’s and Geno’s cheeseteaks duke it out

On the way back from the Daily Collegian’s recent trip down south for Jon Stewart’s and Steven Colbert’s rallies, staff writer Nicholas O’Malley decided to stage a showdown between the two legendary Philadelphia cheesesteak restaurants, Geno’s and Pat’s.

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Jack-o-Brews

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

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Did you bring the chips?

Everyone gets hungry at parties, and with all the running around that comes with this weekend, appetites will most certainly be soaring. Here are some suggestions for party food so that you and your guests don’t leave with grumbling stomachs.

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A Vegan/Vegetarian’s Guide to Halloween

For vegans and vegetarians, it’ s a little harder to enjoy these delightful dishes, but there are plenty of Halloween treats that can easily satisfy anybody’ s taste buds. Here are a few dishes that are easy to make and can get anyone in a Halloween spirit.

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Mixing things up this Hallow’s Eve

College students across the nation look at Halloween as not merely a night to get a slew of free candy, but a reason to party hard. There are a ton of spooky concoctions that provide a treat for your taste buds and a buzz that will keep you warm through the most chilling night of the year.

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Ghoulish recipes for spooky eatings

One of the keys to a good party, regardless of the holiday, is good food. It’s easy to appreciate fun food that corresponds with the theme of a party, and Halloween is the perfect opportunity to pull out all the stops and have a little more creative fun with your cooking.

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How to get “Monster Smashed”

Shots are a crucial part of most college students’ Halloween evenings. In case you’re used to taking straight shots of $13 vodka, here’ s a list compiled just for you using a wide variety of alcohol that is sure to tickle your taste buds on this spooky night.

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Halloween: Alcohol

Halloween Special Issue: Alcohol

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Halloween: Treats

Halloween Special Issue: Treats

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Let them eat soup: French fare for the masses in Amherst

Perched along North Pleasant Street in the center of Amherst, Chez Albert is a veritable jewel of a restaurant. While the menu is pricey, the quality is superb and will surely leave your taste buds tingling.

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Easy bread pudding dessert recipe for fall

With so many leftovers and very little time to put effort into cooking, how does a busy student prepare for a date, a surprise visit from mom and dad, or a special dinner? Here’s a recipe for a great dessert: bagel bread pudding.

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How to slap together a perfect pancake holiday

Sunday, Sept. 26 may seem like any other day, but, in fact, it marks one of the greatest – and least known – holidays, National Pancake Day. The special occasion is an ode to all those who love breakfast. So put your bacon, eggs and cheese away, and go get some pancake ingredients.

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La Veracruzana serves up fresh, authentic Mexican food

La Veracruzana is among the most popular restaurants in the area. Their menu features a wide variety of delicious tacos using fresh ingredients as well as other classic Mexican dishes and drinks. The restaurant also has a salsa bar and boasts some of the best salsa in the area.

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Local Creperie a sweet success

The Amherst Creperie, founded by UMass Amherst alum Greg Varypatakis, caters to a varitey of tastes and remains affordable to the average college student with crepes starting at just $2.95.

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Ten delicious, easy shots even a college student can afford

It’s Friday night. The bars are packed and you’re not in the mood to wait outside for your turn to get in and get your drink on. Fear not. Collegian writers Leslie Rosenfield and Kate Evans have compiled a comprehensive list of 10 east-to-make shots using minimal ingredients.

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Walking on the Fresh Side: A look at quirky Thai in Amherst

Jess Watsky breaks down an enjoyable night of eating at the Fresh Side restaurant in Amherst.

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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.

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Let them eat soup: French fare for the masses in Amherst

Perched atop North Pleasant Street in the center of Amherst is a veritable jewel of a restaurant. It is inconspicuous in its architecture, sandwiched between stores, allowing its prestige and clientele to speak for it. That restaurant is Chez Albert, a Parisian bistro in the middle of western Massachusetts.

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Local Food Movement Going Strong In Amherst, Hadley, NoHo

With the local food movement in full swing across the country, Amherst and its surrounding towns are full of eateries and grocery stores ready to satisfy your needs for fresh food produced in the tastiest fashions.

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