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Culture and couture mix at the ASA fashion show

By Nia Decaille

March 14, 2012

Filed under Arts & Living Blogs, Blogs, Lifestyle

The fashion scene this past weekend at the African Student Association’s (ASA) “Coming to America” cultural event didn’t just give the audience a taste of high fashion, but presented a visually inspiring piece transforme...

Diving the Great Blue Hole of Belize

By Keriann ORiordan

March 8, 2012

Filed under Arts & Living Blogs, Blogs, Lifestyle

Imagine yourself face to face with a Caribbean reef shark, lurking along the depths of the Caribbean Sea hunting for its dinner. Picture the vibrancy of a passing school of butterfly fish showing off an array of bright hues, ...

Behind the scenes at Sisters on the Runway

By Nia Decaille

March 8, 2012

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Walking down the runway at the annual Sisters on the Runway fashion show on March 2 was nothing short of fabulous! Wearing designs by names like ASOS, Urban exchange, and Ode was an intense and exciting opportunity I shared with 19 special  young women for a good cause. The n...

Want to shed pounds? Shed the sugar

By Lauren Anderson

March 4, 2012

Filed under Arts & Living Blogs, Blogs, Lifestyle

Whether your concern is shedding stubborn pounds or preventing cancer, an essential step to improving your health lies in removing one sneaky culprit from your diet. According to a recent report published by Dr. Joseph Mercola, the average Ame...

UMass Fashion: vintage winter style with James Barry

By Nia Decaille

March 1, 2012

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“I dress according to my mood,” said James Barry after interviewing him about the noticeably cool sweater he was wearing. The vibrant slouchy sweater was a unique pick from Goodwill and among many of the ones Barry, a Junior special education major, owned. The mixture o...

Backstage and behind the scenes of Polyvore Live for Fashion Week

By DailyCollegian.com Staff

March 1, 2012

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It’s the week that many eagerly wait for, when fashion designers, icons, models, bloggers, and fanatics come together as one—it’s Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week in New York City. During the week of February 9-16, designers including Diane Von Furstenberg, Tommy...

The best and worst-dressed of the 2012 Oscars

By Nia Decaille

February 28, 2012

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

With all the elegance and sheer glamor of the affair, it becomes hard to choose best dressed for Academy Awards. The top five celebs that dressed to completely enthrall viewers were Emma Stone, Jennifer Lopez, Michelle Williams, Viola Davis and Angelina Jolie. ...

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...

Kicking the Cliffs of Moher off the bucket list

By DailyCollegian.com Staff

February 26, 2012

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Pack your bags; we’re going to County Clare, Ireland! One thing that any tourist, Irish lad or lassie will tell you is to add visiting the Cliffs of Moher to your bucket list.  In fact, a few years ago, the Cliffs of Moher were listed among the top 30 global locations on the onl...

M.I.A.’s “Bad Girls” shows off fierce fashion

By Nia Decaille

February 15, 2012

Filed under Arts & Living Blogs, Blogs, Entertainment, Lifestyle, Music

Femme Fatale M.I.A. reintered the limelight in full force with catchy aphorisms and killer style. It was perfectly reasonable to worry that the politically outspoken music figure had settled into a life of motherhood.  Whether...

Why I hate Valentine’s Day

By Kim Giordano

February 14, 2012

Filed under Arts & Living Blogs, Blogs, Lifestyle

Let me preface this by saying that I am single this Valentine’s Day. So, yes, you could take this article as a bitter girl’s disdain for the holiday. Humor me and hear me out. As a sea of red and pink hearts are inevitably...

Dorm Room Recipes: Quesadillas

By Samantha Gillis

February 11, 2012

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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...