Soup for Syria seeks empty stomachs and generous hearts Sunday

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Event to raise awareness and funds for the Syrian refugee crisis.

Local café The Works hosts retro vibe, quick and healthy foods

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The Works Bakery and Café makes it easy to “eat well and feel good.”

The Black Sheep Deli: A diamond in the rough

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The downtown Amherst shop offers a unique selection of food and drinks in addition to live music and an unbeatable atmosphere.

Rao’s Coffee boasts charming bustle and delicious brews

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

Pasta E Basta’s authentic Italian cuisine keeps students coming back for more

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Pasta E Basta’s authentic Italian cuisine makes it a favorite eatery for local students.

The Case of the Missing Extra Crispy

Collegian columnist Gavin Beeker spots the missing treat in Amherst’s food cornucopia.

Faith of our fathers

Collegian columnist Dan Stratford investigates the role of religion in these changing times.

‘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.