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How to get “Monster Smashed”

By Ashley Berger

October 25, 2010

Aside from being an extremely popular 2009 song by rap group LMFAO, “shots” also happen to be a crucial part of most college students’ Halloween evenings. In case you’re used to taking straight shots of $13 vodka, here’s...

Halloween: Alcohol

By DailyCollegian.com Staff

October 25, 2010

Beer - Shots - Drinks - Hangovers ...

Halloween: Treats

By Chris Shores

October 25, 2010

Ghoulish Recipes - Junk Food - Vegan/Vegetarian's Halloween Ghoulish recipes for spooky eatings By: Ellie Rulon-Miller | October 26, 2010 One of the keys to a good party, regardless of the holiday, is good f...

Let them eat soup: French fare for the masses in Amherst

By Jess Watsky

October 6, 2010

Perched along North Pleasant Street in the center of Amherst is a veritable jewel of a restaurant. It is inconspicuous in its architecture, sandwiched between stores, allowing its prestige and clientele to speak for itself. That restaurant is Chez Albert, a Parisian bistro in ...

Easy bread pudding dessert recipe for fall

By Jess Watsky

September 27, 2010

With so many leftovers and very little time to put effort into cooking, how does a busy student prepare for a date, a surprise visit from mom and dad, or a special dinner? Classes and budgets make this an interesting challenge, but there are tips and tricks to help ma...

How to slap together a perfect pancake holiday

By Leslie Rosenfield

September 23, 2010

Sunday, Sept. 26 may seem like any other day, but, in fact, it marks one of the greatest – and least known – holidays, National Pancake Day. The special occasion is an ode to all those who love breakfast. So put your bacon, eggs and cheese away, and go get some pancake ingredi...

La Veracruzana serves up fresh, authentic Mexican food

By Jess Watsky

September 21, 2010

Fall is beginning to set in on Amherst, and the temperature is finally cool enough for eating spicy foods. As the air first becomes chilly, La Veracruzana is the subject of many a customer’s search of a great selection of Mexican foods. At 11 in the morning at...

Local Creperie a sweet success

By Acacia DiCiaccio

September 20, 2010

University of Massachusetts alumni Greg Varypatakis wasted no time starting his business after he graduated in May. Beginning renovations while he was still in school, he was able to open Amherst Creperie only a month after graduation. Varypatakis...

Ten delicious, easy shots even a college student can afford

By Kate Evans

September 16, 2010

Every Friday – or Tuesday, for some – we put away our books, laptops and morals, and then ask ourselves a simple question: What should I drink tonight? Fortunately, the burden has been lifted. As college students, our funds are low due to escalating textbook prices...

Walking on the Fresh Side: A look at quirky Thai in Amherst

By Jess Watsky

September 9, 2010

It was an eve of mixed emotions the night my companion and I went to Fresh Side, invigorated and ready to face the academic year with an open mind as the summer’s end drew upon us. We had just come face to face with the Dirty Truth ...

Southern Tier Brewery’s IPA top among local beer

By Andrew Sheridan

September 6, 2010

Since the end of Prohibition in 1933, the brewing industry in the United States has been ruled by a few select companies. In an effort to flood the nation once again with beer, the brewers quickly consolidated into corporate gia...

Let them eat soup: French fare for the masses in Amherst

By Jess Watsky

May 3, 2010

Perched atop North Pleasant Street in the center of Amherst is a veritable jewel of a restaurant. It is inconspicuous in its architecture, sandwiched between stores, allowing its prestige and clientele to speak for it. That restaurant...