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Netflix, streaming and the demise of the slow burn

By Alexa Hoyle

February 20, 2013

Filed under Arts & Living Blogs, Blogs

A few days ago I was reading an article from The A.V. Club about "slow TV," a term for watching a TV show the old fashioned way instead of marathoning the whole thing in three weeks. As a serial marathoner of shows I didn't...

Once Upon a Time Recap: Tiny

By Alexa Hoyle

February 13, 2013

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

It has been quite some time since I last wrote an OUAT recap. Life just gets in the way, you know? Well I’m back and with this week’s recap of  “Tiny” which was entertaining and presented some interesting questions for...

The End of 30 Rock

By kate casler

February 8, 2013

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

It’s Thursday night and I've gone to sit down and watch the NBC line up of shows that includes all my favorites. Tonight however, it felt empty (even with the long-awaited return of Community). 30 Rock has officially ended and I'm not quite sure what to do with myself. This incredible sho...

Fall Out Boy’s reunion brings light to faulty journalistic ethics

By Alexa Hoyle

February 6, 2013

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

Two Fridays ago, the website PropertyofZack.com (POZ) broke the story that venerable pop punk act Fall Out Boy was ending its three-plus year hiatus and planned to reunite on the stage again. News that should have brought excitement to th...

UMass Admissions begins to reveal early action results

By Purti Pareek

January 4, 2013

Filed under Arts & Living Blogs, Blogs, Lifestyle

It's that time of year again! No, the holidays are over, but for the college class of 2017, the time for celebrating is hopefully just beginning, as prospective college students are now hearing back from the early round of...

How to decorate your dorm for the holidays

By kate casler

December 11, 2012

Filed under Arts & Living Blogs, Blogs, Lifestyle

It’s time to get in to the spirit for the holidays, but in college and it can be a little more difficult to do that. I’ve been working on finding the best way to decorate my suite with my roommates, and we’ve had a gr...

The dos and don’ts of the UMass recreation center

By Ali Strand

December 11, 2012

Filed under Blogs, Lifestyle

Okay, let me preface this by saying that I am in no way a gym buff. I don’t like the idea of walking down to the Rec Center to work out and then having to walk back up to my dorm afterwards. It’s just not an ideal way to spend my d...

Ten things I wish I knew before freshman year

By Purti Pareek

December 11, 2012

Filed under Blogs, Lifestyle

Here are just a few things I learned during my freshman year that I wish someone told me: 1.)  As glad as I was to have the award-winning “UMass Dining,” your college diet will most likely consist of tons of caffeine and a lot ...

Once Upon a Time Recap: Queen of Hearts

By Alexa Hoyle

December 9, 2012

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

This week’s episode was the mid-season finale meaning we’re left with these cliffhangers until January 6th. Last year’s winter finale was one of the best episodes of season one so I had high hopes this week – and I wasn...

“Once Upon a Time” Recap: “Into the Deep”

By Alexa Hoyle

November 29, 2012

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

After an excruciating two-week wait, “Once Upon a Time” was back this week. And to be honest, this episode left a little to be desired. It felt like a little bit of a filler episode to stick in right before the winter finale....

Door-holding etiquette: when to hold and when to go

By Ali Strand

November 27, 2012

Filed under Arts & Living Blogs, Blogs, Lifestyle

We’ve all at some point encountered that awkward situation: should I stay? Should I go? Should I turn around? Do I keep walking and try to help? The real dilemma here is how close or far away should a person have to be in order for you to hold th...

Top 10 of 2012: Albums

By Alexa Hoyle

November 15, 2012

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

The end of every year means one thing: LISTS. Everyone is listing their favorite movies, TV shows, books, albums, etc. So I figured why not do the same? Every week until the end of 2012 I’ll be bring you my top 10 in a different...