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How To Make The Most of A Snow Day in Amherst

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What’s the best part of going to college somewhere that snows a lot? The greater chance of having snow days. Right now most of the country is going through something I like to refer to as snowmageddon.

The city of Amherst is covered in a wintry mix and with no hope of it stopping in the next few days, the question on everyone’s mind is how to make the most of this snow day at the zoo.

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Why Local Sororities Are Cool

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Another semester of college has begun and along with it comes another round of Sorority and Fraternity recruitment. At UMass alone there are so many different chapters with different kinds of people, it’s hard not to find a place you can call home. I know the assumption about Greek Life is that you are paying to have friends, but it’s so much more than that. Your house becomes more than just your friends; they become your family. I am proud to be a sister of Iota Gamma Upsilon, a local sorority at UMass Amherst.

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Best UMASS college bar- McMurphy’s Tavern

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Amherst, Massachusetts has become well-known as a college town for the five surrounding campuses and for its uptown bar scene. If you’re an underage college student and looking for somewhere to dance, you go to Monkey. If you’re looking to drunkenly belt out “Total Eclipse of the Heart,” you go to Stackers. But if you’re looking to get hammered with your friends and listen to dudes with guitars, you go to McMurphy’s.


If you ever take a trip up to ZooMass Slamherst, McMurphy’s is the place to go.

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Study Abroad: Paris

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Congrats on your acceptance to study abroad in Paris, France. Paris is a popular destination to study abroad because of all the rich culture and amazing sights. You might think that by going to Paris, you’ll be going somewhere where no one speaks English or understands it. On the contrary, most people in France are able to understand basic English. Your best bet to fit in if you don’t speak French is to use common French gestures such as greeting your friends with a kiss or signaling that someone is too drunk to function.

Paris is full of so many experiences, and in order to help you make the most of your trip, The Campus Socialite has created a what-to-know guide for your few months you spend abroad.

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Study Abroad: London

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After a long, complicated application process, you finally get accepted to study abroad in London, England. London is often a popular choice since there’s not much of a language barrier. This means that slang words aside, you will be able to understand what these people are saying 98% of the time. And in time, that number may move closer to 100% after picking up on all the slang words Londoners say. Before you know it, instead of asking someone to sleep with you, you’ll be asking them to bunk-up.

There are so many things to do and places to see in London, you may not have time to experience it all in just one semester. To help you soak in as much of London as possible, The Campus Socialite has created a guide with the what-to-know if you plan on going there.

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Legal Abroad Vs. Illegal in USA

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So you’re studying abroad this semester and don’t know what you’ll be able to get away with overseas. Don’t fear, The Campus Socialite has you covered. Turns out going abroad is not only an amazing opportunity, but it’s the perfect chance to do all the things you wish you could legally do in the United States.

Take advantage of all these things that you wish you could get away with in the US because in a few months when you’re back in the states, they’re all taken away from you.

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The Second Semester College Freshman

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Congratulations Freshie, you’re now halfway done with your first year of college. High School now seems like forever ago and all the expectations you’ve had about college have been made a reality. The first semester can be tough: Being in an unfamiliar place and not knowing that the fuck you’re doing.

Fortunately you don’t need to go through another fall semester of  freshman year ever again. Now that you’re comfortable, here’s what you should have learned last semester, and if you haven’t: Well, my friend, you have some catching up to do.

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Top Ten Songs of the Past Ten Years

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yeah they still make these CD's, who knew?!

Another decade has gone and passed if you can believe. Seems like only yesterday all people could talk about was the new millennium. Ten years brought us tons of drama, movies, tv shows, and of course music. As a friendly way to say goodbye to the year 2010, I thought we’d look back at the top songs of the past decade from http://www.billboard.com . Maybe some of these songs will make you smile, make you laugh, or make you think of that horrible ex. Regardless, it definitely shows how music has evolved.

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The What If’s Of Presents

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So Christmas weekend came and went, and I can only hope you received all the gifts you wanted. Presents are great if you: (1) Know what you’re getting, (2) Don’t care what they give you, or (3) Are just happy to get something. While gifts are generally positive, they do come with their negatives. The problem is, someone is giving you something and you don’t necessarily have a say over what it is. This means if you don’t like it, there’s not much you can do…at the time. However, now that Christmas is over, you can get rid of those unwanted items once and for all. Here are a few tips and reasons for getting rid of them.

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