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Whose American Dream? -

June 24, 2017

Man who threatened to bomb Coolidge Hall taken into ICE custody -

June 24, 2017

Cale Makar drafted by Colorado Avalanche in first round of 2017 NHL Entry Draft -

June 24, 2017

Conservatives: The Trump experiment is over -

June 17, 2017

UMass basketball lands transfer Kieran Hayward from LSU -

May 18, 2017

UMass basketball’s Donte Clark transferring to Coastal Carolina -

May 17, 2017

Report: Keon Clergeot transfers to UMass basketball program -

May 15, 2017

Despite title-game loss, Meg Colleran’s brilliance in circle was an incredible feat -

May 14, 2017

UMass softball loses in heartbreaker in A-10 title game -

May 14, 2017

Navy sinks UMass women’s lacrosse 23-11 in NCAA tournament second round, ending Minutewomen’s season -

May 14, 2017

UMass softball advances to A-10 Championship game -

May 13, 2017

UMass basketball adds Rutgers transfer Jonathan Laurent -

May 13, 2017

UMass women’s lacrosse gets revenge on Colorado, beat Buffs 13-7 in NCAA Tournament First Round -

May 13, 2017

Meg Colleran dominates as UMass softball tops Saint Joseph’s, advances in A-10 tournament -

May 12, 2017

Rain keeps UMass softball from opening tournament play; Minutewomen earn A-10 honors -

May 11, 2017

Former UMass football wide receiver Tajae Sharpe accused of assault in lawsuit -

May 10, 2017

Justice Gorsuch can save the UMass GEO -

May 10, 2017

Minutemen third, Minutewomen finish fifth in Atlantic 10 Championships for UMass track and field -

May 8, 2017

UMass women’s lacrosse wins A-10 title for ninth straight season -

May 8, 2017

Dayton takes two from UMass softball in weekend series -

May 8, 2017

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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Celebrate the right way with sparkling wine

Sparkling wine, more commonly known as champagne, is a staple beverage at any celebration. With graduation quickly approaching, use this guide to pick the best champagne for your celebration.

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Chill out with seasonal summer beers

Summer is a happy time for beer lovers. It’s when brewers sell their seasonal summer beers, often infused with fruit and citrus flavors. Here, Collegian staff writer Andrew Sheridan gives an easy guide to the best of the best summer brews.

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The great chicken parmesan showdown

You’ve seen their ads on dorm bulletin boards. You’ve had their menues shoved under your door. Now, pick which place has the best chicken parmesan in town based on the most important dimensions: serving size, flavor, and price.

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Wicked cheesy: Ring in U.S. Grilled Cheese month in good taste

Spring semester is coming to an end, and for many, that means two things: One, finals week is coming at you like a freight train, and two, you have already spent your entire food budget for the semester on beer. How can one find the time and the money to study on a full stomach during these stressful times? Fret not, hungry student, because April happens to be the official U.S. Grilled Cheese Month.

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Eat your way to a greener you

With local farmers’ markets rising in numbers, it is becoming easier than ever to buy locally-grown produce. In doing so, you are helping out your local economy as well as the environment. Supermarkets are also joining the organic movement as they begin to stock their shelves with organic alternatives.

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‘Ganja sizzles despite rain

Amherst Common once again played host to the annual cannabis celebration known as Extravaganja on Saturday. For the 19th consecutive year, the common was flooded with people, unwashed masses milling, moving and dancing under a thick haze of marijuana smoke.

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La Piazza Pizza serves up great food, great values

La Piazza Pizza has reinvented the $5 footlong. Gone are the days of generic breads and cheeses. Paper-thin meats packed into everyday sandwiches are in the past. This pizza place serves up heaping hot chicken, eggplant, or meatball parms for the uber-affordable price of $4.99 – the same value that another unnamed sub shop uses as their claim to fame.

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Tempranillo wine a flavorful bouquet

Wine connoiseur and Collegian staffer Matthew Harrison samples two Tempranillo wines to find that their flavors are many and enjoyable.

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Healthy Cooking: Simplified

Cooking an enjoyable meal every night for yourself can be a daunting task, and making it a healthy meal can make the difficult seem downright impossible. You’re strapped for time, you don’t want to spend a fortune. You want something that will taste good enough to be worth the effort without making you gain 10 pounds just by looking at it. Against those odds you might feel like giving up and trying for something more attainable, like turning dust into gold or blowing up the sun.

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A Scotch-lovers guide to whisky

Scotch is defined as any whisky made in Scotland. By law, it must be made from barley, distilled in Scotland, contain less than 94.8 percent alcohol, aged in oak barrels in Scotland for a minimum of three years and bottled at no less than 40 percent alcohol by volume.

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Light, fresh and healthy spring meals hit the spot

Dieting in springtime can be very easy because of all the fruits and vegetables that are in season. Spring and summer are the best seasons for light salads. The “spring salad” is simple to make, and it’s easy to come up with your own variations to make your taste buds sing with delight.

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The most important bakery no one knows about

It’s a regular Tuesday night at Hampshire Dining Commons, and a pan of crumb cake sits on the counter waiting for the first student to grab a piece. One after another, students quickly pile the cake onto their plates. Yet, as they indulge, many are unaware the tasty dessert comes from a bustling bakery tucked away underneath the C-Store unknown to the average University of Massachusetts college student.

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Emerald Isle brews: One reporter’s take on the classic drinks of Cork County, Ireland

The Republic of Ireland is famous for many things, including shamrocks, leprechauns, fierce religiousness and an even more fierce hatred of the British. But if the Emerald Isle is famous for one thing above all else, it’s beer.

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Local haunt, the Harp serves up delicious food, cold beer and goodwill

The Harp is the quintessential traditional Irish bar that every town needs, but very few have. In addition to their 16 beers on tap, they offer a wide selection of great food and entertainment to keep their patrons happy. They also host barroom activities, including a Tuesday trivia night, the proceeds from which go to charity.

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NoHo know how: Great eats and tasty treats

On a whirlwind tour of downtown Northampton eateries, there are five places right on Main Street that simply can’t be missed: Local Burger, Amanouz Café, Spoleto, Fitzwilly’s and Ben and Bill’s Chocolate Emporium. Each offers a unique flavor that can’t be found anywhere else. This week the Daily Collegian got a chance to sample these fine places to chow down. In a college town, it’s essential to know where the best places are to take a date out, grab a bite or maybe just hang out and relax.

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Miss Saigon serves up authentic Vietnamese cuisine

If you’ve ever wondered to yourself ‘where can I get a good pho noodle bowl?’ look no further than Miss Saigon, located in downtown Amherst.

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NoHo Know How: Where to go for a cup-o-joe

In a college town, a savvy student ought to know the best joint in town to grab a cup o’ joe. The following includes a line up of the best study spots, most delicious café fare and grooviest music scenes. So stay in the know and check out future installments of NoHo Know How.

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Alpha Pizza’s fresh new approach breaks the college-town calzone blues

In November 2009, Alpha Pizza threw its hat into the ring of Amherst pizzerias and delivery joints and quickly separated itself from the pack through its incorporation of fresh local ingredients.

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Confucius Say: Top 10 Fortune Cookie

Sunday marked the Chinese New Year, and as a result there are bound to be a lot of fortune cookies eaten in celebration. Many people will crack open their oven-baked pastry to find grammatically incorrect predictions of the future. Some will inspire deep thought and others will inspire deep questioning as to what the fortune means in the first place.

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