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Apple Picking in Northampton

UMass students apple picking

There’s no better place to be living in the Fall than in Amherst. From the colorful leaves to the cool air, you’ll get the authentic seasonal experience. Now it is possible to find all of this on campus, but I recommend stepping out once in a while to see what the surrounding towns have to offer. That’s exactly what I did last weekend.

Why I've Lived in Central for Two Years

Central residence halls at UMass Amherst

If you ask people around campus where they live, a majority of them will probably tell you Southwest. Being the home of several 20+ floor towers, along with low-rise halls, it makes sense that a majority of people would reside there. Southwest accounts for 5,500 students on campus, making it by far the largest residential area at UMass. However, it is often misconstrued that being the biggest living area on campus makes it more social, and therefore the best. The “best” residential area, though it may sound cliché, is really wherever you best fit.

Be in CHAARG at UMass


If you’re a girl looking to exercise in a unique way while meeting new friends and familiarizing yourself with campus, join CHAARG! CHAARG (Changing Health, Attitudes + Actions to Recreate Girls) is a nationwide organization that aims to encourage fitness and healthy lifestyles in fun, new ways.

Making the Travel Home Out-of-State Tolerable

I 90 in Massachusetts

I went home for the long Columbus Day weekend, where I got to escape the stress of school and was able to spend time with my family and friends — but at a cost. Living out-of-state, my trip from UMass to home takes about 7 hours (including traffic and delays). From the bus at Haigis to the train at Penn Station and finally my car ride home, every passing hour — while long — gets me both exhausted and excited to be home.