Massachusetts Daily Collegian

The debate between organic and non-organic eating

By Hae Young Yoo

October 17, 2013

Filed under Arts & Living, Food & Drink

Organic food has come a long way in the last decade. It used to be that people could only bring home organic foods from specialty farmers markets and health food stores, but now major grocery store shelves and freezers are filled w...

Trӧegs Brewing Company Java Head Stout

By Emily Brightman

October 10, 2013

Filed under Arts & Living, Food & Drink

As a college student, coffee is an essential part of my diet. Despite how much it might make my mother cringe, I would even venture to say that I consider coffee an essential food group, and by that token a food group that provides more for me than mere good health. The only other beverage I hold in as...

Firestone Walker Brewing Company – Wookey Jack Black Rye IPA

By Emily Brightman

October 2, 2013

Filed under Arts & Living, Food & Drink

When it comes to selecting beer at random, I’m a sucker for a distinctive name. I use this method mostly to indulge my penchant for impulsive decisions, but I’ve found over the years that this approach also has a reasonable success rate. I can admit that this is an entirely superficial deci...

Harpoon Imperial Pumpkin Stout a refreshing experience

By Emily Brightman

September 26, 2013

Filed under Arts & Living, Food & Drink

Fall is once again upon us, which can only mean one thing: break out the pumpkin flavored, well, everything. From the endless cups of pumpkin spice coffee to the sickly sweet aroma of pumpkin pie-scented candles, this versatile squash cert...

Hops Crisis Imperial IPA is quite the unique craft brew

By Emily Brightman

September 19, 2013

Filed under Arts & Living, Food & Drink

As the season of warm nights and summer ales comes to an end, we beer geeks have begun to retire our summer fare and started breaking out the heavy brews in preparation for that familiar autumn chill that has begun creeping back into the air. As the temperature continues to steadily drop, there is a bevy of ...

Healthy swaps for college kids

By Allison Ludtke

September 4, 2013

Filed under Arts & Living, Food & Drink, Health&Wellness, Lifestyle

Here at the University of Massachusetts we are fortunate enough to have a variety of dining options available, but sometimes it’s not always easy to remember to eat healthy in the hustle and bustle of college life. In times...

Route 9 Diner – a blast from the past, perfect for finals week

By Jenny Rae

May 1, 2013

Filed under Arts & Living, Food & Drink

The route from Amherst to Northampton is one frequently trodden by Five College students, in treasured automobiles or on the trusty B43 bus. Despite the routine of this voyage, there lays an all-American pearl waiting to be discovered beyond CVS and the Big Y.  The Rou...

DIY foods to make in the DC

By Steph Cann

May 1, 2013

Filed under Arts & Living, Food & Drink

When eating in the dining halls across campus, it's easy to eat only what is available that day. However, as an alternative, students should consider using the few cooking appliances provided, accessible ingredients and their...

The beer speaks for itself at Amherst Brewing Company

By Justin Surgent

April 26, 2013

Filed under Arts & Living, Food & Drink

The 100-foot copper bar top is huge, the beer selection even larger. Varieties range from dark porters to ultra-hoppy IPA’s, and home brewed beers are on tap alongside imported rarities. And if you want to take some home at...

Local brew culture has a home in the Pioneer Valley

By Emily Brightman

April 26, 2013

Filed under Arts & Living, Culture, Food & Drink

The Pioneer Valley is home to a wide array of do-it-yourself lifestyle enthusiasts, but perhaps the most prominent facet of its DIY culture is the art of homebrewing. Amherst alone is home to several breweries and brewpubs, all of which sprung from humble beginnings and a genuine love...

My first bar crawl

By Katie Landeck

April 26, 2013

Filed under Arts & Living, Food & Drink

A little bit grimy, with cheap beers on tap, neon signs and a pool table in the corner, The Spoke is exactly how I envisioned a bar growing up. I even had a beer. It was my first time at the bar, and I was trying to do ...

England vs. America: The Drinking Debates

By Jenny Rae

April 26, 2013

Filed under Arts & Living, Food & Drink

Across the Atlantic Ocean and far away, there sits a quaint island from which many a cultural emblem has emerged. In England, a boy with a lightning shaped scar, black hair and glasses first marched from the ink of his writer...