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How to land your dream internship

By Samantha Gillis

March 3, 2013

Filed under Blogs, Lifestyle

Though the snow on the ground may have you thinking differently, spring is really just around the corner. As we get into March its time to reflect on the wonderful things this month brings us: spring break, St. Patrick’s...

Dorm Room Recipes: Hot Nutella

By Samantha Gillis

April 4, 2012

Filed under Arts & Living Blogs, Blogs, Lifestyle

People love their Nutella. Seriously, people go crazy over this stuff. And even though eating straight from the jar is good, there are loads of recipes out there that make it even better. One such recipe is Hot Nutella! It’s like hot chocolate but instead of chocolate it’s made with Nutella...

Fresh options are at the Amherst Winter Market

By Samantha Gillis

March 15, 2012

Filed under Arts & Living Blogs, Blogs, Lifestyle

I love food. Who doesn’t? Because I like to cook, I like fresh food for my experiments. Unfortunately, the winter months don’t exactly scream fresh produce, and I’m usually left a bit underwhelmed by my choices at the su...

Leap Year excitement in store for the “Modern Family”

By Samantha Gillis

March 6, 2012

Filed under Arts & Living Blogs, Blogs, Entertainment, Movies and Television

If you’re anything like me, then you didn’t know Leap Day was a celebratory holiday and probably didn’t do anything too exciting to commemorate the day that comes once every four years. Watching “Modern Family” celebrate was a prett...

Amherst Coffee: not your everyday Starbucks

By Samantha Gillis

February 28, 2012

Filed under Arts & Living Blogs, Blogs, Lifestyle

I should make it known that I am not a coffee drinker. Ever since secretly taking a sip of my mom’s coffee many years ago and promptly throwing up immediately after, I have avoided the stuff unless it was more or less su...

“Modern Family” ventures in to “Virgin Territory”

By Samantha Gillis

February 27, 2012

Filed under Arts & Living Blogs, Blogs, Entertainment, Movies and Television

Warning: Spoilers! We all keep secrets, especially from our families. On the latest “Modern Family” episode, “Virgin Territory,” everyone’s secrets were revealed. First, my favorite plot of the week, Luke and Manny b...

‘Modern Family’ is back with a hilarious vengeance

By Samantha Gillis

February 12, 2012

Filed under Arts & Living Blogs, Blogs, Entertainment, Movies and Television

WARNING: SPOILERS After a few weeks off, “Modern Family” is back with another of their many great guest stars: Greg Kinnear. While the main cast is great on their own, it’s always fun to see someone else who can match wits,...

Dorm Room Recipes: Quesadillas

By Samantha Gillis

February 11, 2012

Filed under Arts & Living Blogs, Blogs, Lifestyle

Every time I walk into Franklin I immediately scan the premise for a quesadilla bar. I’ve only seen this thing of beauty once before and it has eluded me ever since. Fortunately quesadillas are not only really easy to make but re...

Dorm Room Recipes: No-bake chocolate crunch cookies

By Samantha Gillis

January 29, 2012

Filed under Arts & Living Blogs, Blogs, Lifestyle

There are certain foods every college student should have in their dorm room. That lists includes (though is not limited to) cereal, peanut butter, and of course, chocolate. Not only are these items yummy, but if you put them all...

It’s Girls’ Week on “Glee”

By Samantha Gillis

December 3, 2011

Filed under Arts & Living Blogs, Blogs, Entertainment, Movies and Television

Warning: Spoilers!  The whole glee club was back together on the latest episode of “Glee,” at least for the week anyway. Finn has the Troubletones join New Directions for the week in return for not getting Santana sus...

Warm Winter Recipes

By Samantha Gillis

December 1, 2011

Filed under Arts & Living Blogs, Blogs, Lifestyle

Mug Cake I’m not sure when the 5 minute mug cake first hit the internet but it’s been floating around for a while. I was hesitant at first but after seeing so many different, delicious looking variations I decided I might as well try the basic chocolate. Here’s the thing wi...

A Very “Modern” Thanksgiving

By Samantha Gillis

November 30, 2011

Filed under Arts & Living Blogs, Blogs, Entertainment, Movies and Television

Warning: Spoilers! “Modern Family” made up for not having a Halloween episode this year by having a Thanksgiving episode instead. This was the first Thanksgiving episode from “Modern Family,” and even though we d...