September 19, 2014

Scrolling Headlines:

Ed Davis report leaves nobody blameless -

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White House starts public awareness drive to prevent sexual attacks on campus -

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Work already underway for SGA speaker Sïonan Barrett -

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UMass in for a challenge against Penn State, QB Hackenberg -

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Nostalgia and angst abound in ‘Palo Alto’ -

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Want student power? End the SGA -

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UMass football kicking situation still undecided, looking forward to opportunity to play at Beaver Stadium -

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Lorenzo Woodley finds opportunity after getting lost in the shuffle -

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Millennials’ votes can make a difference in all elections -

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UMass faculty member Bonnie Strickland recognized for work in psychology -

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UMass women’s soccer suffers major set back with injury to co-captain Jackie Bruno -

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UMass men’s soccer returns home looking for season’s first win -

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UMass professor Elizabeth Chilton to speak in Madrid and Paris about importance of heritage studies -

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UMass club rugby hopes to continue momentum despite opening loss -

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Bizarre foods eaten worldwide -

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US should spend more on space -

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Walking through a week of practice with UMass field hockey -

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UMass receives $37.5 million for environmental and sustainability initiatives -

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Irish coffee recipe -

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To fight ISIS, US must understand them, not chalk up actions to pure evil -

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UMass football summer coverage 2014

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Follow the Daily Collegian Sports team’s coverage of the UMass Minutemen in preparation for the 2014 football season.

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Budget windfall for Dems

Obama delivers State of the Union

With the Senate likely to pass the House budget extension, a pre-midterm election September 2014 budget showdown may be in the cards.

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No student input on bulk YCMP sales

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Alex Major, a Governor of the Undergraduate Economics Club, argues that the lack of student input and democratic access on the use of YCMP swipes is yet another opaque UMass Dining policy.

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Mutations: Dead singers

Iconic portrayals of dead musicians have become selling points for merchandise instead of true reminders of musical greatness. Jackson Maxwell explains his dismay in his first Mutations blog.

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The cellphone take-over

With the ever presence of cellphones, Molly Gately reminds us to enjoy their benefits in moderation.

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BLOG: First Impressions Make Assimilation Look Easy

Study abroad blogger, Kristina Kulyabina, talks about her first impressions of Thailand.

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Is technology ruining relationships? – Part IV

Collegian blogger Kate Casler ends her technology and relationships series with a look into the online dating world.

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Once Upon a Time Recap: Lacey

Collegian blogger Alexa Hoyle recaps last week’s episode of Once Upon a Time for anyone who missed it.

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2013 NBA playoff predictions: Round 1

Sports writer Joey Saade shares some predictions for the first round of the NBA Playoffs.

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Campus Etiquette: Move in or get over it

Collegian blogger Ali Strand expresses frustration towards those that choose the aisle seat before the middle in lecture.

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2003 Music Retrospective Part 2: Brand New matches their sound to their name

Collegian blogger Alexa Hoyle reviews Brand New′s album, Deja Entendu, ten years after its release.

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Is technology ruining relationships? – Part III

Collegian blogger Kate Casler continues her research into the effect that technology has on the modern day dating world.

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A farewell to Roger Ebert

Collegian blogger Alexa Hoyle pays tribute to the famous film critic Roger Ebert.

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Bruins’ Jaromir Jagr sets stage for playoff run

New Bruins acquisition, Jaromir Jagr, positions Boston to make a serious playoff run.

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Once Upon a Time Recap: Selfless, Brave, and True

Collegian blogger Alexa Hoyle recaps last week’s episode of Once Upon a Time for anyone who missed it.

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Is technology ruining relationships? – Part II

Collegian blogger Kate Casler takes another look at how technology affects relationships and shares her own experience of meeting people through classes.

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Tobacco-Free UMass: It’s about time

Ali Strand supports why the tobacco ban on campus is the right decision.

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Neonuclear: The hottest fashions of the season

Collegian blogger Tom Lynch looks at the accelerating nuclear development in Iran.

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Spring 2013 fashion trends

Collegian blogger Alexa Hoyle shares some of this spring’s hottest fashion trends.

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Once Upon a Time Recap: The Miller’s Daughter

Collegian blogger Alexa Hoyle recaps last week’s episode of Once Upon a Time for anyone who needs to catch up.

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Is technology ruining relationships?

Collegian blogger Kate Casler launches her own research based on comedian Aziz Ansari’s theory that advancing technology is ruining personal relationships.

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2003 Retrospective Part 1: Blink-182 Grows Up

Collegian blogger Alexa Hoyle reviews Blink-182’s self-titled album ten years after its release.

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A student’s take on Disability Services at UMass

Collegian blogger Kate Casler shares her experience with Disability Service at UMass Amherst.

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Once Upon a Time Recap: The Queen is Dead

Collegian blogger Alexa Hoyle recaps this week’s episode of Once Upon a Time for anyone who missed it.

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How to land your dream internship

Collegian blogger Sam Gillis shares some tips for landing the perfect internship.

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Boston Red Sox 2013 Offseason Tracker: Koji Uehara

Jackson Alexander takes a look at the Boston Red Sox’s signing of 38-year-old right-hand relief pitcher Koji Uehara.

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Once Upon a Time Recap: Manhattan

Collegian blogger Alexa Hoyle recaps last week’s episode of Once Upon a Time for those who missed it.

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Evaluating the Boston Celtics at the trade deadline

While fans hope for blockbuster move, do the Boston Celtics have enough to get it done? Mark Chiarelli explores some of the Celtics’ options as Thursday’s 3 p.m. deadline looms.

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Netflix, streaming and the demise of the slow burn

Collegian blogger Alexa Hoyle looks at the pros and cons of Netflix and what it means for traditional television.

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What defines an elite NFL quarterback?

Joe Flacco’s recent playoff success has some claiming he’s worth “elite” money. Is he worth it?

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The do’s and don’ts of Valentine’s Day

Collegian blogger Talia Seavey gives the do’s and don’ts for this upcoming Valentine’s Day.

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Once Upon a Time Recap: Tiny

Collegian blogger Alexa Hoyle recaps the latest Once Upon a Time episode for those who missed it.

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Boston Red Sox 2013 Offseason Tracker: Jonny Gomes

Jackson Alexander examines the Boston Red Sox’s acquisition of 32-year-old outfielder Jonny Gomes.

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The End of 30 Rock

Collegian blogger Kate Casler laments the end of the comedy favorite “30 Rock” which aired for the final time last Thursday.

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Wishing the wind would wind down?

Collegian blogger Ali Strand can take the New England winter, minus the wind chill.

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Fall Out Boy’s reunion brings light to faulty journalistic ethics

Recently a story broke on propertyofzack.com saying that pop punk band Fall Out Boy was planning to reunite. However, with the big story breaking, also came unethical journalistic practices.

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Boston Red Sox 2013 Offseason Tracker: Mike Napoli

Jackson Alexander reviews the Boston Red Sox’s signing of 31-year-old catcher/first baseman Mike Napoli.

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Boston Red Sox 2013 Offseason Tracker: David Ross

Jackson Alexander examines the Boston Red Sox’s acquisition of 35-year-old catcher David Ross.

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NFC divisional round predictions

Taylor C. Snow gives his predictions for the NFC teams facing off in the divisional round this weekend.

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AFC divisional round predictions

Taylor C. Snow gives his predictions for the AFC teams facing off in the divisional round this weekend.

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AFC wild-card weekend predictions

Taylor C. Snow gives his predictions for the AFC teams facing off in the wild-card round this weekend.

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NFC wild-card weekend predictions

Taylor C. Snow gives his predictions for the NFC teams facing off in the wild-card round this weekend.

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UMass Admissions begins to reveal early action results

It’s that stressful time of year again, as prospective students of the class of 2017 are beginning to hear back from schools they applied to early action.

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Are you not entertained?

Collegian blogger Tom Lynch reflects on controversial comments made my “Gangnam Style” artist, PSY.

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How to decorate your dorm for the holidays

Collegian blogger Kate Casler shares some tips on how to make your dorm more festive during this holiday season.

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The dos and don’ts of the UMass recreation center

Collegian blogger Ali Strand gives advice on how to be respectful at the UMass recreation center.

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Ten things I wish I knew before freshman year

Collegian blogger Purti Pareek shares a few lessons she has learned from her first semester here at UMass.

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Once Upon a Time Recap: Queen of Hearts

Collegian blogger Alexa Hoyle recaps the winter finale of Once Upon a Time for those who missed it.

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How to deal with stress during finals

Collegian blogger Maggie Cornelius shares her tips on how to stay calm during finals week.

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Photo slideshow: Tenzin Woedbum – Taiwan

Study abroad blogger Tenzin Woedbum shares some of his photos as he is currently studying in Taiwan.

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Top 10 songs of 2012

Collegian blogger Alexa Hoyle reflects on a year of music as 2012 comes to an end.

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Elevator etiquette

Collegian blogger Ali Strand comments on inappropriate elevator use at the Du Bois Library.

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“Once Upon a Time” Recap: “Into the Deep”

After a two-week wait, “Once Upon a Time” was back this week, and Collegian blogger Alexa Hoyle recapped the latest episode, “Into the Deep.”

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It’s okay to spend the holidays away from home

Collegian blogger Kate Casler shares her tips with those that can’t be with their families this holiday season.

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Door-holding etiquette: when to hold and when to go

Collegian blogger Ali Strand gives door-holding tips so as to avoid awkward situations.

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Top 10 of 2012: Albums

Collegian blogger Alexa Hoyle shares her favorite albums from 2012 as the year winds down.

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Once Upon a Time Recap: Child of the Moon

Collegian blogger Alexa Hoyle recaps last week’s episode of “Once Upon a Time” for those of you who missed it.

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The ten things I wish someone told me before I went to college

Collegian blogger Purti Pareek reveals the list of things she wishes someone told her before entering her Freshman year at UMass.

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Skyfall does not disappoint

Collegian blogger Taylor Gilmore reviews the newest James Bond movie.

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The fifth of November remembered

Collegian blogger Tom Lynch reviews the comic and movie adaptation of V for Vendetta.

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Once Upon a Time Recap: Tallahassee

Collegian blogger Alexa Hoyle recaps this week’s episode of Once Upon a Time for those who missed it.

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Political Science department hosts an election results viewing party

Collegian blogger Eleanor Harte watched this Tuesday’s election results at a viewing party sponsored by our Political Science department.

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The importance of voting

As Election Day arrives, Eleanor Harte relays the importance of exercising the right to vote.

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Patagonia: Smiles, silence and the majestic Mount Fitz Roy

Study abroad blogger Mark Reppert tells of his recent frigid trek of Mount Fitz Roy in Patagonia. Mark, a UMass marketing major is spending the semester studying in Argentina.

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Once Upon a Time Recap: The Doctor

Collegian blogger Alexa Hoyle recaps this week’s episode of Once Upon a Time for those who missed it.

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Grace Potter and the Nocturnals turn up the heat with new album

Collegian blogger Maggie Cornelius reviews the newest album released by Grace Potter and the Nocturnals.

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How to watch an election abroad

Kevin Mann shares his experience as American abroad during the 2012 Presidential election.

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How to celebrate Halloween if Hurricane Sandy hits

Collegian blogger Kate Casler shares a few ways to celebrate Halloween even if Hurricane Sandy forces you indoors.

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Halloween dorm decorating

Collegian blogger Kate Casler gives cheap and easy tips to decorate for Halloween.

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Forego the traditional, opt for tequila and a rocky beach

Study abroad blogger Kevin Mann shares how new experiences can be better than the regular night out, especially while studying abroad.

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Calling all voters

Collegian blogger Ali Strand questions if uninformed citizens should exercise the right to vote.

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Photo slideshow: Zachary Weishar – Barcelona, Spain

Study abroad blogger Zachary Weishar shares some of his photos as he is currently studying in Barcelona, Spain.

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Once Upon a Time Recap: Lady of the Lake

Collegian blogger Alexa Hoyle reviews the third episode of TV series Once Upon a Time.

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Concussed: The NFL’s path towards death

Taylor Snow talks about the ongoing concussion problem in the NFL and touches upon its connections with recent suicides of former players.

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Photo slideshow: Cindy Hession – Cork, Ireland

Study abroad blogger Cindy Hession shares some of her photos as she is currently studying in Cork, Ireland.

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What not to do on Facebook

Collegian blogger Taylor Gilmore shares her opinion on which bad Facebook habits college students need to kick.

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How I Met Your Mother Recap: Episodes 2 and 3

Collegian blogger Purti Pareek recaps episodes 2 and 3 of How I Met Your Mother for fans who missed out.

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Why apples are the best fall food

Collegian blogger Taylor Gilmore reminds us all why apples are essential to enjoying the fall in New England.

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Once Upon a Time Recap: We are Both

Collegian blogger Alexa Hoyle recaps the Once Upon a Time’s exciting second episode for those who missed it.

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A Night of Differences: Brown vs. Warren

Collegian blogger Tanvir Faisal shares highlights of Wednesday night’s debate between Senator Brown and Elizabeth Warren.

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London: The DJ’s tend to suck

Study abroad blogger Kevin Mann shares a few tips for meeting interesting people while in London.

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Once Upon a Time Recap: Magic is Here

Collegian blogger Alexa Hoyle recaps the season premiere of Once Upon a Time.

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Dorm Dishes: Nutella Mug Cakes

Collegian blogger Kate Casler bakes a delicious desert, using only the microwave in her dorm room.

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Illness Etiquette

As sickness season descends, Collegian blogger Ali Strand lays down the proper etiquette.

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My Canterbury Tales

Study abroad blogger Alissa Mesibov describes how she survived “Fresher’s Week” and adjusted to the lifestyle of UK universities.

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The Other Twelve Apostles

Study abroad blogger Justin Peterson-New shares his experience of the breathtaking Australian coast and the Twelve Apostles.

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A strongly worded letter to NBC

With cancellations of The Office, 30 Rock, and the shaky future of SNL, Collegian blogger Kate Casler questions the future of NBC.

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Noam Chomsky on world’s ownership and progress

Collegian blogger Tom Lynch reviews Noam Chomsky’s talk, “Who Owns the World? Resistance and Ways Forward” given at the FAC last week.

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How I didn’t meet your mother

Collegian blogger Purti Pareek reviews the season premiere of How I Met Your Mother.

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What Fantasy Football means for women

Christina Gregg writes what it’s like for the girlfriends who have to endure football season.

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The TV shows you should be watching this fall

Collegian blogger Alexa Hoyle breaks down the new fall television lineup.

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A transfer’s take on UMass weather

Collegian blogger Kate Casler gives a California girl’s view on the unpredictable fall weather in New England.

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Romney or Obama

Collegian blogger Tom Lynch questions this election’s presidential candidates.

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UMass through the eyes of a transfer

Collegian blogger Taylor Gilmore describes the intimidation and excitement of transferring to a much larger school.

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Retro review: “Queen”

Collegian blogger Alicia Bhardwaj examines Queen’s first album in this throwback review.

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The new Procrastination Station is worth checking out

Collegian blogger Purti Pareek gives students reasons to visit the improved Procrastination Station more often.

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“Tribes: Ascend” Is Not Pay to Win

Collegian videogame blogger Reggie Kwok reviews Tribes’ new game “Ascend”.

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FBS Top 10 Results: Week Two

College football blogger Greg Romagna breaks down the Top 10 FBS results from Week 2.

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Reasons why fall semester triumphs over the rest

Other seasons just fall short when it comes to autumn for these five reasons.

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Top 5 – Tips for UMass freshmen

Assistant Blog Editor Molly Keegan shares her advice for a smooth transition into Freshman year.

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[Insert Swear Words Here] “Arctic Combat”

Collegian videogame blogger Reggie Kwok reviews Webzen’s new FPS “Artic Combat” – Closed Beta Review.

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FBS Preseason Top 10 Countdown: No.1

Finally, at No. 1 in Greg Romagna’s FBS Preseason Top 10 countdown, the LSU Tigers.

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FBS Preseason Top 10 Countdown: No. 2

As the end of Greg Romagna’s FBS Preseason Top 10 countdown nears, he reveals his No. 2 team: The USC Trojans.

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FBS Preseason Top 10 Countdown: No. 3

In at the No. 3 spot in Greg Romagna’s FBS Preseason Top 10 Countdown, are the defending national champions – the Alabama Crimson Tide.

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FBS Preseason Top 10 Countdown: No. 4

Oregon is Greg Romagna’s first representative from the Pac-12 as his FBS Preseason Top 10 countdown continues with No. 4.

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Celebrity Gossip: Shaken, Not Stirred

This week, Maddie Drake delves into the gossip with topics highlighted by Johnny Depp, Lady Gaga, American Idol and David Letterman’s Dark Knight Rises blunder.

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FBS Preseason Top 10 Countdown: No. 5

Starting off the top 5 in Greg Romagna’s 2012 preseason FBS Top 10 Countdown, the Georgia Bulldogs.

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FBS Preseason Top 10 Countdown: No. 6

At the midpoint of Greg Romagna’s FBS Preseason Top 10 Countdown is his No. 6 team, the Oklahoma Sooners.

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Celebrity Gossip: Shaken, Not Stirred

Maddie Drake talks more on the Katie Holmes, Tom Cruise divorce, a traffic citation for J-Biebs and a possible relationship in the mix with Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis.

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FBS preseason Top 10 countdown: No. 7

The South Carolina Gamecocks come in at No. 7 on Greg Romagna’s Football Bowl Subdivision preseason Top 10 countdown.

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Celebrity Gossip: Shaken not stirred

Maddie Drake, your Collegian celebrity gossip girl, is back, with the inside scoop about Adele’s pregnancy, Jessica Simpson trying to shed the pounds and the Katie Holmes/Tom Cruise divorce.

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FBS preseason top 10 countdown: No. 8

Next on Greg Romagna’s college football FBS countdown, at No. 8 – The Florida State Seminoles.

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FBS preseason top 10 countdown: No. 9

Greg Romagna continues his countdown of the top 10 teams in college football’s Football Bowl Division. Here is No. 9 – The Arkansas Razerbacks.

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FBS preseason top 10 countdown: No. 10

Greg Romagna begins his countdown of the top 10 NCAA teams in the Football Bowl Subdivision. Here is No. 10 – the Michigan Wolverines.

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The key to the NBA Finals: How the Celtics can beat the Heat

Taylor Snow explains what he believes is the solution for the Boston Celtics to get past the Heat and earn a trip to the NBA Finals.

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“Glee” takes on Whitney

Molly Keegan reviews the latest episode of “Glee,” which was a tribute to the late Whitney Houston.

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Spring Fashion 101

Nia Decaille gives a guided tour of the joys of spring fashion.

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The new seventh natural wonder

Collegian blogger Carolyn Tiernan finishes up her time abroad with a trip to the beautiful Iguazu waterfalls.

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The Culture of ‘Thinspiration’

Nia Decaille looks at the dangerous internet trend, called “thinspiration,” where women encourage each other to lose weight through sometimes dangerous and unhealthy means.

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The Disappointing Return of “Glee”

Molly Keegan reviews the mid-season return of “Glee.”

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Ice hiking in Patagonia

Collegian blogger Carolyn Tiernan visits the glaciers of Patagonia with her Dad over spring break in Argentina.

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Discovering “Mad Men”

Maggie Cornelius joined the “Mad Men” bandwagon just as it started a new season, and she gives her outsiders perspective of the hit show.

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Predicting the Stanley Cup Playoffs: Part 2

Mark Bruso completes the two-part blog series with his predictions on the Stanley Cup first round playoffs.

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The 2012 NHL Draft Lottery: Luck, Be A Draft Pick Tonight

The NHL Draft Lottery will take place tonight at 8 p.m. and five teams are vying for an early draft pick.

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Predicting the Stanley Cup Playoffs: Part 1

Mark Bruso predicts the outcomes of the first matchups in the Stanley Cup playoffs.

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The Fashion of Native Sun

Nia Decaille profiles the fashion stylings of Sarina Leah, one half of the musical duo Native Sun.

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Dorm Room Recipes: Hot Nutella

Getting tired of plain, old hot chocolate? Try Sam Gillis’s take on the classic, using Nutella.

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UMass Fashionistas: Phoebe Vigor

Nia Decaille profiles Phoebe Vigor’s free-spirited fashion stylings.

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Predicting the Annual NHL Awards

Mark Bruso predicts the 2012 NHL Awards.

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Dodgers in Need of a Little Magic

Brendan Tuma looks at the LA Dodgers’ future with new part-owner, Magic Johnson.

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2012 Movies to Look Forward to

Molly Keegan looks at the upcoming and exciting films of 2012.

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Horse racing, Latin American style

Collegian blogger Carolyn Tiernan visits the popular Gran Premio Latinoamericano horse race while abroad in Argentina.

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Why Taking on Tebow is a Terrible Idea

Bobby O’Brien explains just how bad of a trade the Jets made when they acquired Tim Tebow.

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The Man Behind the Voice of the Bruins

Mark Bruso introduces Jack Edwards, the sometimes crazy, but always engaging voice of the Boston Bruins.

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Fresh options are at the Amherst Winter Market

Sam Gillis discovers a local, fresh winter alternative to the supermarkets.

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Predicting the top 10 NFL draft picks

Tyler Galicia looks at the potential top 10 upcoming NFL draft picks.

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Culture and couture mix at the ASA fashion show

Nia Decaille goes behind the styles at the African Students Association’s fashion and culture show.

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A morning wine tasting in Argentina

Collegian blogger Carolyn Tiernan experiences the art of wine tasting while studying abroad in Argentina.

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So, just who is Big K.R.I.T.?

Rafael Canton looks at Spring Concert performer Big K.R.I.T.

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MLS Commentary: Opening weekend

Sports Editor and soccer analyst Herb Scribner goes over the Major League Soccer opening weekend.

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The Black Keys are back in concert

Collegian blogger Maggie Cornelius explains the draw of the Black Keys.

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Coccolithophores: warriors of the sea

Kayla Silvey looks in to a microscopic natural defender of the seas.

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Diving the Great Blue Hole of Belize

Keriann O’Riordan adds diving the Great Blue Hole off the coast of Belize to her bucket list.

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Behind the scenes at Sisters on the Runway

Collegian blogger Nia Decaille shares her experience of walking in the annual Sisters on the Runway fashion show.

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An Argentinian barbecue

Collegian blogger Carolyn Tiernan has an unforgettable meal during a traditional Argentina asado.

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Leap Year excitement in store for the “Modern Family”

Samantha Gillis looks in to the leap year-themed episode of “Modern Family.”

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12 teams that can win the 2012 World Series: the Atlanta Braves

Jackson Alexander proves why the Atlanta Braves have a shot at being the best of the MLB.

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Theo Epstein, the most overrated GM of all time

Tyler Galicia argues that the Red Sox’s former General Manager, Theo Epstein has built a reputation based on just two long-gone seasons.

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A Roman weekend

Collegian blogger Julia Kacmarek has an unexpected, yet magical weekend trip in Rome.

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12 teams that can win the 2012 World Series: the Miami Marlins

Jackson Alexander counts down the top MLB teams, beginning with twelfth place, the Miami Marlins.

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Mind the gender gap during Women’s History Month

Emma Sandler looks at the history of women’s rights and how it affects one of today’s most heated political topics, abortion rights.

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Want to shed pounds? Shed the sugar

Lauren Anderson explains the health problems associated with sugar, and what sugary products are best to cut out for a healthy lifestyle,

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Taking a shot at the Stanley Cup

Mark Bruso forecasts which NHL teams have a chance at the Stanley Cup.

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UMass Fashion: vintage winter style with James Barry

Nia Decaille finds that old becomes new again in the fashion stylings of James Barry.

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Getting to a foreign country is only half the battle

Collegian blogger Emily McGovern has a rough start when moving to Paris, France for the semester.

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Backstage and behind the scenes of Polyvore Live for Fashion Week

Nelly Adamietz goes behind the scenes at Polyvore Live show during New York Fashion Week.

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The best and worst-dressed of the 2012 Oscars

Fashion blogger Nia Decailles looks at the best and worst dressed of the Oscars.

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Amherst Coffee: not your everyday Starbucks

Samantha Gillis tried some of Amherst Coffee’s best sellers. Find out her thoughts on the coffee, tea and more.

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Fastnacht in Freiburg

Collegian blogger Mary Carmody becomes immersed in the German culture by celebrating the popular holiday of Fastnacht.

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Top five NBA championship contenders

Taylor Snow looks at some of the best the NBA has to offer.

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“Glee” hits a high note with “On My Way”

Molly Keegan looks at the final episode before mid-season break of “Glee.”

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“Modern Family” ventures in to “Virgin Territory”

Find out the latest twists on “Modern Family” from Samantha Gillis.

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Living the good life in Oviedo

Collegian blogger Stephen Small finds paradise in the beautiful Oviedo, Spain.

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The woes of David Stern

Tyler Galicia looks at the results of David Stern vetoing the trade of Chris Paul, the first veto of its kind by a commissioner.

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Kicking the Cliffs of Moher off the bucket list

Keriann O’Riordan explains the majesty of the Cliffs of Moher in County Clare, Ireland, and why the sight should be on everyone’s bucket list.

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The week in review

Dan Glaun catches readers up on this week’s biggest news stories.

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Minutemen will have to fight to make it to the NCAA tournament

Nate Luippold looks at the Minutemen’s chances at making the NCAA tournament, after a decade without seeing a tournament game.

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‘Linsanity’ will not last

Taylor Snow gives his take on the hype surrounding the New York Knicks’ Jeremy Lin.

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Tragic ends become renewed life for record sales

Maggie Cornelius comments on the correlation between a musician’s early death and their record sales.

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The week in review

Dan Glaun reviews the biggest on-campus stories in this week’s news.

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Glee’s got “Heart” on Valentine’s Day special

Molly Keegan navigates the twists and turns of the love lives of everyone’s favorite singing high schoolers on “Glee.”

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Spontaneous in Brussels

Collegian blogger Lauren Fisher works on being spontaneous while abroad and travels to Belgium.

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Where do the Patriots go from here?

Tyler Galicia looks at the changes needed to make the Pats successful next year.

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M.I.A.’s “Bad Girls” shows off fierce fashion

Nia Decaille goes behind the fashion in M.I.A.’s “Bad Girls” video.

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Why I hate Valentine’s Day

Kim Giordano is anything but a fan of Valentine’s Day, and she has plenty of reasons for it.

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Who is Saint Valentine (and other things you should know)

Execution, Pagans, Rome, Prisons, Catholics. Not exactly what you think about during your romantic Valentine’s Day dinner. Collegian blogger Lindsey Davis has the scoop on the history behind the day of love.

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Buenos Aires is more than meets the eye

Collegian blogger Carolyn Tiernan enjoys fresh fruit and discovers another side to Buenos Aires.

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The Grammys: The Best and Worst Dressed (and Nicki Minaj)

Collegian blogger Sarah Donahue has the scoop on the best and worst looks at this year’s Grammy Awards.

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‘Modern Family’ is back with a hilarious vengeance

Sam Gillis reviews the return of “Modern Family,” featuring guest star Greg Kinnear.

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To my fellow Pats fans…

Taylor Snow addresses the emotions coursing through the veins of New England fans everywhere, following the devastating loss to the Giants at the Super Bowl.

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Dorm Room Recipes: Quesadillas

Collegian blogger and dorm room recipe guru Samantha Gillis dishes out an easy-to-make quesadilla.

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Victor Cruz Making Minutemen Everywhere Proud

Pats fan and sports blogger Tyler Galicia finds the Super Bowl’s silver lining in UMass alumni and Giants player, Victor Cruz.

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Brawl Busters Beats All

Video game blogger Reggie Kwok explores a 3D fighting MMO called Brawl Busters.

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Homesick in Bilbao

Collegian blogger Lauren Fisher finds herself missing the U.S. while abroad in Spain.

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Do we expect too much from the president?

Brittany McLellan questions the role of the president, and what can be expected of the nation’s leader.

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Villa Gesell, a weekend escape

Collegian blogger Carolyn Tiernan shares more from Buenos Aires about a weekend trip to a nearby beach town.

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The All-Star game format revamp yields success

Collegian blogger Mark Bruso explains why the NHL All-Star game format is superior over that of other sports.

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Minutemen hockey captain nominated for Hobey Baker Award

UMass men’s hockey captain T.J. Syner has been nominated for the Hobey Baker Award and Collegian sports blogger Nick Canelas checked out the stats that put him on the ballot.

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Virginia Tech has lifted the campus lockdown as police believe that second victim of the shooting is the gunman who shot and killed a Virginia Tech police officer after recovering a weapon near the second body.

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