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My Go To Homemade Lunch

Feeding yourself is an extremely important aspect of adulting.

Since I've been abroad, I have realized how spoiled I am by UMass dining halls. There are always freshly chopped vegetables in the stir-fry line, full cooked meals, and made-to-order sushi. In France, I have a grocery store and a kitchen. After eating pasta and pain-au-chocolat for a few weeks, I decided that I needed to start eating healthier meals.

Spending Spring Break at Home

Snowy field. Text: spring break? Idk her

After months of complaining about being a broke college student, many students still end up lounging on the beach in Florida or Mexico come mid-March, leaving me to ask what gives!? It can certainly put a damper on your spring break excitment when you're sitting at home with nothing to do but vicariously live the tropical life through social media posts. Friends of mine were posting vacation stories of the weather being 80 degrees, meanwhile I got excited about it hitting 50 the other day. 

The Importance of Volunteer Work

UMass students painting a fence. Text: The Importance of Volunteer Work

This past Wednesday I spent my evening selling chicken wings at “Wings for Wishes,” a philanthropic event sponsored by the Chi Omega sorority. All the proceeds we make at any event go to the Make a Wish Foundation. Although I wasn’t there for that long, it was a rewarding feeling to be a part of something that raises money for a good cause, and I look forward to doing more philanthropy work in the future.

Vegan? Vegetarian? UMass Dining has you covered

UMass chef displaying a plate of sushi. Text: Vegan? Vegetarian? Glten Free? UMass Dining has you covered

Don’t let the title of this blog post fool you. I’m not vegan or vegetarian, nor do I have any dietary restrictions (cheese is probably my favorite food ever). My roommate, however, is dairy free and is in the process of becoming gluten free. Luckily at UMass, she never goes hungry due to the many dietary-accommodating options offered not only in every dining hall but throughout campus.