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UMass Style Watch – Lauren Gerrish

UMass Style Watch – Lauren Gerrish

By Cynthia Ntinunu

October 9, 2017


Filed under Archives, Arts & Living, Fashion, Headlines, Lifestyle, Scrolling Headlines

Look around and you will see different patterns, cuts, colors and especially styles on passersby. Fashion isn’t a uniform look. Everyone has their particular style that makes them who they are, and it’s no different for senior marketing major, Lauren Gerrish. On our very first style watch, we caught u...

A playlist to jumpstart your morning

A playlist to jumpstart your morning

By Chloe Trepanier

October 9, 2017


Filed under Archives, Arts & Living, Health&Wellness, Lifestyle, Music, Music, Scrolling Headlines

It’s 7:30 a.m. on a Tuesday, you have an 8:30 class and it feels like there is no possible way that you’re leaving your bed. You tell yourself that if you can just move like a sloth into the shower you might feel better, but it’s little consolation to the part of you that knows your own persona...

‘Mother!’ is a horrifically beautiful psychological rollercoaster through the mind of Darren Aronofsky

‘Mother!’ is a horrifically beautiful psychological rollercoaster through the mind of Darren Aronofsky

By William Plotnick

October 4, 2017


Filed under Archives, Arts & Living, Entertainment, Headlines, Movies, Movies and Television, Scrolling Headlines

Hollywood studios are now, more than ever before, reluctant to challenge their viewers on a narrative or cinematographic level. Far gone are the days of the 60s and 70s when inventive new filmmakers started an “American New Wave” movement that ushered in bold and original titles that were funde...

‘Kingsman: The Golden Circle’ is an outrageously fun time for action movie fans

‘Kingsman: The Golden Circle’ is an outrageously fun time for action movie fans

By Matt Martella

October 4, 2017


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“Kingsman: The Golden Circle” is in many ways a “safe” sequel. Unlike movies such as “The Godfather Part II,” “Aliens” and “Mad Max: Fury Road,” “Kingsman” won’t defy your expectations and completely revitalize what made the movie it’s based on so good, but that’s no...

Double Dutchess: a pop artist with actual emotion and creativity

Double Dutchess: a pop artist with actual emotion and creativity

By Matthew Joseph

October 3, 2017


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Fergie’s album, a decade in the making, falls for the familiar traps of a “serious” album, but her personality matched with will.i.am’s production feels genuine and unique. The first solo effort, Fergie’s “The Dutchess,” was released in 2006, produced by will.i.am., with a glossy, re...

The best bites in town for college students

The best bites in town for college students

By Matt Leonard

October 3, 2017


Filed under Archives, Arts & Living, Food & Drink, Headlines, Lifestyle, Scrolling Headlines

Amherst and the surrounding areas are filled with fun and diverse places to eat. Whether you are in the mood for an American classic, traditional Spanish, Middle Eastern or Asian, Amherst has a place for you. The following picks are some of my carefully vetted favorites. For this article, I focused on thre...

The bus stop in the morning

The bus stop in the morning

By Gina Lopez

October 2, 2017


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Twisting and looping through the holes of the fence, emblazoned with orange and speckled with green. You hang low to give out a hug, or maybe to perpetuate your state of emotional autonomy. Some of your vines are strung closely toward the top of the fence, while others are draped horizontally like...

Live Lit showcases MFA candidates at work

Live Lit showcases MFA candidates at work

By Edward Clifford

October 2, 2017


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The Masters of Fine Arts program at the University of Massachusetts held their first event in the Live Lit reading series last Friday night at Amherst Books. Four graduate students in the program read their poetry and prose aloud to roughly two dozen people in the main room of the beloved bookstor...

Common Read keynote author Wes Moore discusses importance of empathy for different groups

Common Read keynote author Wes Moore discusses importance of empathy for different groups

By Bhavya Pant

October 2, 2017


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The Common Read Committee at the University of Massachusetts hosted Wes Moore, a Rhodes Scholar, decorated veteran and author of the novel “The Other Wes Moore,” to deliver a keynote address on Sept. 28. The event was held in the Fine Arts Center auditorium at 5 p.m., and commenced with the words of the Associate Provost for Student Success Eric Moschella, who extended a warm welcome to the author and elucidated the importance of the Common Read as a medium to bring students together. ...

‘Wonderful Wonderful’ is familiarly flawed, but so incredibly filled with passion

‘Wonderful Wonderful’ is familiarly flawed, but so incredibly filled with passion

By Matthew Joseph

October 1, 2017


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The Killers finally return from their five year hiatus for their passion-filled album “Wonderful Wonderful.” The band that needs little introduction, ruling the indie radio with the back-to-back hits of “Mr. Brightside” and “Somebody Told Me,” along with “When You Were Young” and “Hum...

‘Skin and Earth’ teaches us how to be our own heroes

‘Skin and Earth’ teaches us how to be our own heroes

By Troy Kowalchuk

October 1, 2017


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I had never truly appreciated the art form of comics. That is until I heard about pop singer Lights’ newest project, “Skin and Earth,” a concept album accompanied by a six issue comic, that let me see how moving comics can truly be. “Skin and Earth” tells the story of Enaia Jin, a student ...

The Pixies greet Northampton with earth shattering rock and roll

The Pixies greet Northampton with earth shattering rock and roll

By William Plotnick

September 27, 2017


Filed under Archives, Arts & Living, Culture, Headlines, Music, Scrolling Headlines

“Age is nothing but a number.” When this adage is issued as proclamation from a parent or grandparent, a sassy eye-roll is usually warranted in response, because it is safe to assume that Grandpa won’t be pumping out as many straight pull-ups as he did when he was in high school, or that Mom and Dad’s current enthusiasm for Thursday night bingo is a far cry from their unspoken-of college party shenanigans. However, this past Wednesday night, Sept. 20, in Northampton, at S...