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How I’ve Been Spending My Spring Break

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I originally planned to go to Vermont for a few days with some friends from the University of Massachusetts Amherst during spring break. Despite living in New England the entirety of my life, I have never been to Vermont before so I was excited about this trip. Sadly, with the current state of the world, my friends and I ultimately decided that it would be best to postpone the trip not only for our well-being but for those around us. It was a heartbreaking decision since it would have been my last trip with my friends up at UMass Amherst given that we are moving to online learning after the break, but it was what needed to be done. 

A lot has changed in not only my life but the lives of everyone in the world. While my spring break plans have drastically altered, I still wanted to have an enjoyable and normal break as possible. So, how did I spend my spring break? Here are the three main things I did to make the most out of my time off.

Financial Aid 101

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From grants to loans to scholarships, the world of college financial aid can be complicated and intimidating. Luckily for you, I sat down with Matt Mourovic, the director of financial services and customer relations at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, to bring you all the answers you need.

Best Campus Food Celebration: A Glimpse into UMass Dining

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The University of Massachusetts Amherst is well known for its number one campus dining. With a mission to contribute to the campus life experience by providing a variety of healthy and flavorful meals featuring local, regional, and world cuisine in a sustainable and environmentally conscious manner, UMass Dining is an integral part of the UMass experience.

My Favorite Places on Campus

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As a junior here at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, I have explored much of what the campus has to offer. With amazing study areas, a multitude of phenomenal eateries, working out at our recreation center, and much more, I have discovered many places here on campus that I love dearly. But even as a junior, there are plenty of areas here on campus that I have yet to fully explore. To help incoming students discover some of the wonderful locations at UMass, here are some of my favorite places on campus.

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