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New England’s new brews: fall offers a variety of seasonal beers

November 05, 2014 / by / 0 Comment

Fall in New England means football season, ripe apples, and a grand selection of seasonal beers to pick up as the leaves change colors. Give the Sam Adams Octoberfest a break and take a walk through the maze of stacked 12-packs in the local liquor stores to hand pick your fall harvest of brews.

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Five tips for UMass students moving off campus

November 03, 2014 / by / 0 Comment

In this podcast produced for Journalism 301, Brilee Weaver ’16 offers some tips for those considering the move off campus.

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What my Italian language crisis taught me about happiness

November 21, 2014 / by / 0 Comment

“Are you Italian?” my friends would ask.

“Not that I know of, but my dad was adopted so I might be.”

“You could be, you’re kind of tan so you look Italian.”

My spirit would fly a bit higher every time I heard someone say it. Maybe this is why when I decided to enroll in my very first college language course, Intensive Elementary Italian, I thought my genes would learn the language for me. Even though I had never thoroughly studied a language before I thought I would be able to easily pick up my native tongue.

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The buzz on All Things Local

November 05, 2014 / by / 0 Comment

All Things Local may seem like your average co-op store in the valley, but inside is the unique, fresh take on over 200 local producers providing everything from organic spinach to handmade baby shoes.

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