Posted on October 24, 2012

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In my three years at UMass, I've come to expect them with the turn of the seasons; like the changing leaves in autumn, red bandannas and armbands seem to rapidly increase in number come the first few weeks of October.  This year was no different; near the beginning of the month, the 661 players of UMass's Humans vs. Zombies game made their presence known on campus.  A strategic manhunt-esque game that runs 24 hours and makes use of the entire campus, Humans vs. Zombies requires human players to employ NERF guns, socks and marshmallows as ammo against the ever-growing horde of zombie players.

When I heard that my friend Chris was an administrator of the game this semester, I asked if I could follow them around and see what the game was about. I tagged along to watch a practice session on the Northeast Quad right before the game officially started this year, and these photos are the results!

Posted on October 24, 2012

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  • Homecoming 2012
  • Spirit on the Concourse
  • Spirit on the Concourse
  • Spirit on the Concourse
  • Spirit on the Concourse
  • Spirit on the Concourse

On Tuesday in the Campus Center, there was free T-Shirts, popcorn and games! It was organized in support of Homecoming weekend which, if you didn't know is THIS weekend. I plan on attending the UMass men's Ice Hockey game against Boston University on Saturday at 7 o' clock. How do you plan on showing your support? Go UMass!

Posted on October 22, 2012

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  • October at UMass Amherst
  • October at UMass Amherst
  • October at UMass Amherst
  • October at UMass Amherst
  • October at UMass Amherst
  • October at UMass Amherst
  • October at UMass Amherst
  • October at UMass Amherst
  • October at UMass Amherst
  • October at UMass Amherst
  • October at UMass Amherst
  • October at UMass Amherst

Scenes from the UMass Amherst campus in October 2012.

Posted on October 21, 2012

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  • pumpkin picking
  • pumpkin picking
  • pumpkin picking
  • pumpkin picking
  • pumpkin picking

We made it until the end of September, though the idea had been thrown around for weeks. Finally, the day before it was officially October, my friends and I packed into two cars and headed toward a stand on Belchertown Road to find some pumpkins.  Three miles, thirty minutes and seven $5 pumpkins later, we were back and ready to carve at my friends' place in Rolling Green Apartments.  This was my first time carving a pumpkin, and, once my Ziggy Stardust-themed creation was complete, I wondered why I never had before.

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