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UMass Amherst breaks another record

UMass Amherst breaks another record

The University of Massachusetts, Amherst, once again set a world record and was put into the Guinness Book of World Records for the largest seafood stew ever made.

The chefs teamed up to cook a 6,656 pound stew. The stew included 145 pounds of bacon, 1000 pounds of seafood (mussels, lobster, clams, haddock and salmon), 1,137 pounds of potatoes, 1,175 pounds of half and half, and countless other vegetables and seasonings.

They happen to have one-ton, 14-foot frying pan left over from when they made the worlds largest stirfry in 2011. They needed a crane to lift the pan and put it into place.

“I see lots of unsuccessful record attempts,” Guinness Book of World Record employee, Michael Empric said, “So to see if go off today, even though it took a while, was really amazing.”

That same day, UMass welcomed around 27,000 students back to campus for the fall semester. Students could come and get a bowl of soup that day, free of charge. The leftover soup went to the Dining Hall for students to eat the next day, but they had to pay.

“There were lots of people here with their families for move-in day,” Student Suzie Carvajal said, “They were excited, they had never seen anything like that before.”

Record-breaking is becoming a tradition for UMass. The previous year, they broke the world record for largest stir-fry. The year before that: the longest California Roll.

The Dining Department is excited to continue to break world records and can’t wait until next year to add a new victory to their list.

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Chloe Forrant, Staff Writer
When Chloe Forrant isn't spending 18 hours a week dancing or teaching dance, she is slaving over AP Government  work, worrying about how she is going to figure out how to do her math homework, or braiding someone's hair for them. Somehow she found some time to write articles for the Cub. Thanks to a family beach house in Truro, this girl basically grew up at the Cape. Yet, after seventeen long years of life she still doesn't know how to swim...? With everything going on, she still finds time to read sappy romantic novels and pretend shes Serena Van Der Woodsen. Chloe tells it like it is and neglects to hide anything from people. She is usually pretty hyper all the time but loves to sit in the car and go for long car rides going nowhere. This petite, blue eyed-blonde may not seem like the garage-alternative rock band type, but trust me, she bumps to Blink 182 and All Time Low in her beloved Scotty the Sonata . You can see her driving around Ludlow with her boyfriend in the passenger seat, windows rolled down and music blasting.  Don't worry though, her love of baseball and the Red Sox still add points to her all-American girl looks. She wishes to do well in journalism this year and hopes to go to Elms college and study to be an elementary school teacher next fall.

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