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Pet projects: a look at the ‘Paint Your Pet’ fundraiser in Springfield

Pet projects: a look at the ‘Paint Your Pet’ fundraiser in Springfield

By John Buday

November 14, 2017


Filed under Archives, Arts & Living, Do-it-yourself, Headlines, Scrolling Headlines

Owners of cats, dogs and pets in general gathered at the Dakin Humane Society in Springfield, Massachusetts last Friday for the Paint Your Pet fundraiser where, for $50, animal lovers could create artistic renditions of their furry pals. Thanks to cohost the Art Cart, an organization dedicated...

Vulfpeck makes a shaky return, light on funk

Vulfpeck makes a shaky return, light on funk

By Matthew Joseph

November 13, 2017


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

Funk-revivalists Vulfpeck have blown up as indie darlings in the last few years, soaring off a small collection of EPs and singles “1612” and “Wait for the Moment.” Their signature wobbly bass and incredibly cute, feel-good songs (such as the 5th grade romance of “Back Pocket,” baseball-metaph...

Guns N’ Roses is the grandest rock spectacle on the road today

Guns N’ Roses is the grandest rock spectacle on the road today

By Nico Ribadeneyra

November 13, 2017


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

This past weekend, Guns N’ Roses announced a second European leg would be added to their “Not in This Lifetime Tour,” which would extend the tour that began in April 2016 well into July of 2018.  This would put their world-spanning reunion tour at a little over 27 months, and it’s very likely that this...

‘Jigsaw’ provides spooky fun for all

‘Jigsaw’ provides spooky fun for all

By Tyler Movsessian

November 9, 2017


Filed under Archives, Arts & Living, Scrolling Headlines

“Jigsaw” begins with a critical scene that ties together the plot of the eighth and latest installment in the “Saw” series. This scene begins a puzzling plot that viewers must piece together throughout the film, and even still, the ending remains unclear, which may likely lead to a drive home full of deba...

Second season of ‘Stranger Things’ expands its world and reminds us why we fell in love last summer

Second season of ‘Stranger Things’ expands its world and reminds us why we fell in love last summer

By Rachel Walman

November 9, 2017


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

  On the afternoon of October 27, my friend Krystal and I packed my car with a bucket of candy and four bottles of iced coffee. We met our Mount Holyoke pal Brontë by the door of the Clapp Laboratory, where the movie theater-size projector was set up. About ten other girls already had their ...

Transitional dressing and fall boot guide

Transitional dressing and fall boot guide

By Gina Lopez

November 8, 2017


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

Boots and fall are like peanut butter and jelly. Mac and cheese. Peas in a pod – they simply can’t exist without one another. And although boots can be a coveted statement piece year-round, it takes a certain type of boot to ward off inclement weather and plunging temperatures – something that...

Tips to get you on your way to healthier eating habits

Tips to get you on your way to healthier eating habits

By Nicholas Remillard

November 8, 2017


Filed under Archives, Arts & Living, Fitness, Food & Drink, Headlines, Health&Wellness, Scrolling Headlines

I hear many people talk about how they should eat healthier, get up off their couch and go to the gym. It’s commonly said that being ‘healthy’ is a ‘good’ thing, but why? When I go to eat at dining hall with someone new, or even some of my friends, they often comment on the healthy mix of foods...

Best home remedies to ward off and soothe seasonal sickness

Best home remedies to ward off and soothe seasonal sickness

By Nadia Raytselis

November 7, 2017


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

It’s that time of year; the leaves have started tumbling off the trees and the air has a bit of a bite to it. And with the cold weather comes more time spent indoors, in close contact with other people—a perfect environment for germs to spread. Yes, there are some perks to the colder weather:...

Drinking to freedom, one latte at a time

Drinking to freedom, one latte at a time

By Chelsea White

November 7, 2017


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

Between the hours of 8:30 a.m. and 5 p.m., dozens of students, faculty and community members from the University of Massachusetts walk through the back doors of the First Baptist Church into a quaint café. The church, located on the southeastern part of campus, was renovated just this year as a p...

Julien Baker bottles lighting again with ‘Turn Out the Lights’

Julien Baker bottles lighting again with ‘Turn Out the Lights’

By Matt Leonard

November 6, 2017


Filed under Archives, Arts & Living, Arts & Living Blogs, Entertainment, Music, Music, Scrolling Headlines

Julien Baker's sophomore album “Turn Out the Lights” is an emotional, intimate collection of music that builds upon her celebrated debut from 2015. Baker was picked up by Matador Records for “Turn Out the Lights,” and the more involved production has allowed her to find a stronger creative ...

Music of ‘Mindhunter’: A case study

Music of ‘Mindhunter’: A case study

By Edward Clifford

November 6, 2017


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

What are the first words that come to mind when you think of the new hit television show “Mindhunter”? Serial killer? Disturbing? Intriguing? How about ‘soundtrack’? Arguably just as important as complex characters or thrilling action sequences, the soundtrack of a television show (or film)...

‘1922’ emphasizes the dread of guilt and consequence

‘1922’ emphasizes the dread of guilt and consequence

By Rachel Walman

November 1, 2017


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

In a deep, gravelly drawl that sounds like it was taken straight out of a mid-60s western, Wilfred James (Thomas Jane) narrates over an image of his young son taking a truck out through the cornfields, re-adjusting his hat in the heat and fanning his tanned and weathered face. He proclaims, “In 1...