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This article is written by a student writer from the Her Campus at U Mass Amherst chapter.

As winter break approaches, most college students find themselves reflecting on the past semester. The more optimistic students will reminisce about making hilarious inside jokes with friends, the days that they felt amazing about themselves, and the best compliments they received that particular fall. And the more cynical ones will be more than grateful that they are going to spend five weeks hibernating in their hometown away from stressful classes, condescending professors, and way too many North Face jackets. Whether you are an optimist, a cynic, or somewhere in between, you can’t pretend that UMass Amherst isn’t the best college around.

I love being a student at UMass for so many reasons. Here are some of the little things that I love about this school:

1. Walking through campus when there is no one else around

2. Sliding into a lecture seat in the ILC

3. The famous sunsets

4. Walking by the campus pond on a beautiful day

5. Getting a table in Berk immediately during the dinner rush

6. Late night Baby Berk on a Friday or Saturday night

7. Seeing all of the people in Southwest from one of the towers

8. The peace and quiet of Central

9. The feeling of achievement after walking up the hill

10. Seeing a friendly face on campus while walking to class

11. The view of the mountains in any direction you look

12. The changing leaves in the fall

13. How Du Bois is like the North Star at night

14. The writing on the stalls in the Bartlett bathrooms

15. Seeing all of campus from the upper levels of the library

16. The playlist in Blue Wall

This campus is huge and that is what makes it so great. It never gets old! Amherst is my favorite place in the world.

What’s your favorite thing about UMass, Collegiettes?

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Addie Levine

U Mass Amherst

English major with a love for music, TV, and all things pop culture. Born and raised in MA!
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