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Spring Has Officially Sprung: 5 Ways to Reel in the New Season

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The magnolias are blooming, the sun is shining, and the gentle smell of mulch is in the air, which means that spring has officially sprung in Amherst. After months of frosty winds and 4 p.m. sunsets, the new season almost feels like a dream. So why not give it a proper welcome? Here are five ways to reel in springtime.

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Go to a Farmer’s Market

Nothing screams “spring!” quite like a farmer’s market. Luckily, we have one right here on campus! The UMass Student Farmers’ Market takes place every Friday from April 21 to May 12, between 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. on Goodell Lawn. It’s the perfect way to support fellow UMass students, spend time in the sun, and get yourself a little treat. Bonus points if you buy fresh flowers!

Change Something…Anything

Winter hibernation is over, meaning it’s time for change. And what better way to symbolize a revival than to spruce up your appearance? Bangs, a haircut, a piercing, or even something as small as changing your nail shape or color can be an exciting new detail to accompany the change of seasons. And if you don’t want to change anything about your appearance, change something else, like your room layout. Change is important. Change is good.

Do Some Spring Cleaning

This one is a classic. But this time, really embody it. Become it. Dust your room, polish your bathroom, switch out your clothes, wash your bedsheets, and donate what no longer serves you. This practice is great for the mind, body, and spirit. It supports a healthy immune system, improves mental health by lowering stress levels, and motivates us in our everyday lives. No wonder it’s so popular!

Spend a Full Day Outside Without Doing Any Work

Open your weather app, pick a sunny day, and block it out. That is your time. Go on a walk, take a hike, or simply just lie in the sun. But do something outside that doesn’t involve just taking your work out with you. Think of it as your own personal mini-celebration for the coming of spring. No work allowed; reading (for fun) encouraged.

Do Something Creative

Last but certainly not least, do something creative. Spring is a time of revival, a renaissance of sorts. It’s only fitting that you exercise your own creative muscles. The options are endless! This is the perfect time to get around to that thing that you’ve always wanted to do but have just never had the time for. Well, guess what? Now you do. So do it.

Spring is here, so get excited and get out there!

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Andrea Tchesnovsky

U Mass Amherst '25

Andrea Tchesnovsky is a junior Comparative Literature major at UMass Amherst. Born in Bulgaria, she is fluent in four languages and is currently learning Italian as her fifth. Other than writing, Andrea’s interests include fashion, photography, reading contemporary novels, yoga, and traveling!