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Author, poet and ex-con gives talk on criminal justice reform -

September 29, 2016

Israeli writer Ari Shavit speaks at Integrative Learning Center -

September 29, 2016

Alex DeSantis continues strong play for UMass men’s soccer as season reaches midway point -

September 29, 2016

Andrew Ford looks to continue to lead UMass football’s torrid offensive passing attack -

September 29, 2016

Sunset Grill and Pizza adjusts as a new restaurant in Amherst -

September 29, 2016

UMass field hockey falls 8-1 to No. 1 UConn -

September 29, 2016

Offensive-oriented practices hold high hopes for UMass women’s soccer with A-10 opener Thursday -

September 29, 2016

Hyper-stress on college campuses: a culture of high achievement leads to increased rates of mental illnesses -

September 29, 2016

Race of candidates should not affect voter turnout -

September 29, 2016

Students share what keeps them happy during the fall -

September 29, 2016

Harvest’s millennial-pandering replacement to Chameleon Cold Brew leaves caffeine fans at a loss -

September 29, 2016

Guide to fall 5K races and beyond -

September 29, 2016

UMass Votes Coalition hosts voter registration event -

September 28, 2016

Brettell presents on U.S. immigration policies -

September 28, 2016

UMass running back Marquis Young looks to build off momentum gained against Mississippi State -

September 28, 2016

UMass field hockey team seeks revenge against undefeated UConn -

September 28, 2016

UMass hockey announces captains for 2016-17 season -

September 28, 2016

Andy Isabella finds his niche within the UMass football offense -

September 28, 2016

The EpiPen Crisis: How did this happen? -

September 28, 2016

Cymbals Eat Guitars evolve and impress on “Pretty Years” -

September 28, 2016

Women’s beauty standards: Recreation Center edition

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Tess Halpern says girls should aim for comfort not fashion when it comes to exercising at the gym.

Low-intensity, steady-state cardio makes a comeback in 2016

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Many people are starting to stay away from the difficulties of high-intensity, interval-training workouts

I skipped class to go to the gym and don’t regret it

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Kate Leddy talks about cutting class for her mental health and discusses why we should be more accepting of taking a day off every once in a while.

Too lazy or too crowded?

Samantha McGarry discusses the stigmatization of overweight students trying to lose a few pounds.

Getting to the Gym

After years of failing to keep her New Year’s resolution to go the gym, Collegian correspondent Alexandra Graziano has found her secret to success: exercise classes.

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.

Self-medication through exercise

Karen Podorefsky details the numerous benefits of exercise, including increased focus and better grades.

“Ditch the workout and join the party” with Zumba Fitness

Almost every afternoon and night of the week, 50 University of Massachusetts students dance, sweat and have fun to music such as Ke$ha’s “Tick Tock,” Pitbull’s “I Know You Want Me” and LMFAO’s “Shots.” These students, primarily female, are engaging in a complete hour of calorie and fat burning, working on muscle resistance, and overall energizing their bodies while still managing to have a good time. This is what Zumba Fitness is all about.