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Sports Editors S1 E5: This one goes off the rails -

October 16, 2017

Members of the Pioneer Valley’s Native community march in celebration of Indigenous Peoples Day -

October 16, 2017

Club hockey skates to 1-1 tie with UMass Lowell -

October 16, 2017

UMass men’s soccer moves to 8-0-1 at home in win over La Salle -

October 16, 2017

It’s time to break the mold on breaking up -

October 16, 2017

‘MASSEDUCTION’ is St. Vincent at her best -

October 16, 2017

Beck’s ‘Colors’ is fun, well-crafted nightclub simplicity -

October 16, 2017

UMass hockey beats AIC 3-1 to win third straight -

October 15, 2017

Two goals from freshman John Leonard lead UMass hockey to 3-1 victory Saturday -

October 15, 2017

Makeshift back line steps into spotlight as UMass shuts out La Salle -

October 14, 2017

Prof. discusses link between socioeconomic inequality and children’s brain development and the effects on legislation and policy -

October 14, 2017

UMass hockey prevails at Union in 5-4 win -

October 14, 2017

UMass women’s soccer falls 3-1 to George Mason -

October 13, 2017

‘All-Star’ alumni tell students how to make it in journalism -

October 13, 2017

Hockey notebook: UMass helps raise over 500,000 gallons of freshwater while in Arizona -

October 13, 2017

Minutemen play to 2-2 draw against Saint Joseph’s -

October 12, 2017

Talk held on merit and diversity in graduate admissions -

October 12, 2017

Unique McLean will have the opportunity to play a large role for UMass basketball -

October 12, 2017

Prof. discusses how African Gold Coast slaves resisted oppression -

October 12, 2017

UMass hockey looks ahead to the weekend, continuing to build its identity -

October 12, 2017

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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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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