This past weekend UMass Amherst celebrated Homecoming, and it was one packed full of events. From open houses and luncheons to the blacklight dance, the MinuteFan Tailgate and the Homecoming Parade, and, of course, the UMass versus Villanova football game and UMass vs. Boston College hockey game, it was a difficult to find time to do it all! But this being my senior year, I did my very best to attend at least some of the activities.   So, what was the highlight of this action-packed weekend?  For me, I’d have to... Read More
UMass Amherst does have a homecoming every year, but this year, it’s expanding!  Fellow students are most looking forward to the MinuteFan Tailgate at the Coca-Cola Pavilion, the Homecoming Parade, and, of course, the UMass versus Villanova football game, although there are many more activities planned, such as open houses and a dance!  The parade will be the first in recent years and will weave through the south side of campus from the Mullins Center area into the tailgating area of the stadium just in time for... Read More
  A couple times a semester the English Society hosts a Coffee House at the University Club, which happens to be the oldest house in Amherst.  Not only is there coffee (also brownies and cookies that are SO good) but also poetry, short fiction, and acoustic music.   I went to the first Coffee House of the year last week.  I’m the worst procrastinator ever, and creative writing unfortunately doesn’t often make it to the top of my list. I like to go to the coffee houses anyway, even though I don’t often have... Read More
This past Monday in the Student Union Ballroom, Commonwealth Honors College hosted the second installment of this semester’s Faculty Lecture Series.  Lynn Margulis, a professor in the geoscience department here at UMass, was the speaker, and her talk was about symbiogenesis and the big blobs that grow at Puffer’s Pond in the summer (you can find a more in depth summary of the lecture here).  Definitely intriguing, but, for me, probably not as immediately intriguing as, say, a lecture about the complete works of... Read More


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