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How to Succeed in Large Lectures

UMass lecture hall with a class in session. Text: "How to succeed in large lectures."

Going into freshman year, I knew that the introductory lectures were going to be big, but actually attending them was an entirely different story. Coming from a rather small high school, the 400 to 500 students paying attention to one professor was a bit overwhelming. There is definitely a learning curve on how to get the most out of these lectures, and here are some tips that will help you do exactly that.

Cool Class Corner: My Body, My Health

UMass students

One of the most unexpectedly interesting classes I’m taking this semester is My Body, My Health. It’s a public health course that fulfills some basic general education requirements and is also a requirement for any public health majors. I’m considering a double major so I decided to take this class to get an idea of what this path has to offer. I can confidently say that this class has been one of the most rewarding I have ever taken.


My Body My Rules banner hanging on a front porch

Last week many social organizations, such as sororities and fraternities on campus took part in the #ItsOnUs campaign. This campaign is targeted at ending sexual abuse on college campuses and how we, as students, need to be proactive in stopping it.

What To Do When You Loose Your UCard!

Closeup of UMass UCard

It happens to the best of us: one second you’re swiping into Berk, and the next thing you know you’re at the door of your dorm locked out. You retrace your steps all the way back to where you ate and, to your dismay, your card is gone. Luckily for us students, UMass provides many resources and advice when something like this happens, and now I'm here to share this wisdom with you.

Halloween Surf 'N Turf: A Tradition Like No Other

Halloween surf n turf

Every school has some sort of tradition unique to it. From singing a fight song in a specific place to rubbing a statue for good luck, there’s some quirky thing every college student appreciates about their school. Here at UMass, my favorite tradition is the “All Treats, No Tricks” steak and lobster dinner. For the 17th year in a row, this continued on Halloween night.