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How Elliot Kalb went from undergrad to MLB statistician

How Elliot Kalb went from undergrad to MLB statistician

Michael Antonellis, Contributor
May 7, 2017
Filed under Broadcast News, Showcase, Sports, Student Life, WireTV

"They call me 'Mr. Stats' and I made my living as a statistician ... Sometimes I tell a story through stats, sometimes it's through interviewing athletes, sometimes it's just adding perspective."

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Linda Sarsour talks intersectional organizing, resistance at UMass

Linda Sarsour talks intersectional organizing, resistance at UMass

Cameron Merritt, Writer
May 4, 2017
Filed under Campus, Current Affairs, Showcase

One of the Women’s March co-chairs, civil rights activist Linda Sarsour, gave a lecture at the University of Massachusetts on Friday on organizing successful and intersectional resistance movements in the modern political climate.

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Husband and wife bring Xi’an cuisine to Amherst

Husband and wife bring Xi’an cuisine to Amherst

Benjamin Keefe, Contributor
May 4, 2017
Filed under Campus, Current Affairs, Showcase, Uncategorized

Li “Lili” Jia and Naitian Wang are the married couple behind Lili’s Restaurant in Amherst Center, a small eatery specializing in traditional Chinese cooking.

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Graduate students march for wage increase, benefits

Graduate students march for wage increase, benefits

Maria Manning, Writer
May 2, 2017
Filed under Broadcast News, Campus, Current Affairs, Showcase

The UMass GEO is asking the university to increase wages by 18 percent over three years, reduce health and childcare costs, eliminate graduate fees and create broader anti-discrimination protections.

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Adopted UMass students share stories of struggle and triumph

Adopted UMass students share stories of struggle and triumph

Tiffany Khuu, Contributor
May 1, 2017
Filed under Campus, Current Affairs, Showcase

On a cold winter day, a young child was suddenly taken from her home by police and instructed to cut off all contact with her mother.

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Heads Up: How concussions are changing the game

Heads Up: How concussions are changing the game

Sarah Corso, Contributor
May 1, 2017
Filed under Campus, Showcase, Sports

As knowledge of the consequences of concussions in contact sports deepens, debilitating ties between concussions and contact sports are changing everything from in-game rules to concussion protocols. And athletes at all levels are playing a new game.

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Heads Up: How a concussion feels

Heads Up: How a concussion feels

Julie Shamgochian, Managing Editor
May 1, 2017
Filed under Campus, Multimedia, Showcase, Sports

Students who have suffered from concussions describe a loss of consciousness and a "fuzzy-brained" feeling.

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Undergraduates build Hydrofarm for sustainable agriculture

Undergraduates build Hydrofarm for sustainable agriculture

Jack Danberg and Charlotte Ehrhardt
May 1, 2017
Filed under Campus, Current Affairs, Showcase

At the crossroads of nutrition, food systems and climate change, the University of Massachusetts Amherst's Hydrofarm is a small greenhouse adjacent to Clark Hall in the Central Residential Area that is taking action to provide a more sustainable future.

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Supercuts Soccerfest set to return to UMass

Supercuts Soccerfest set to return to UMass

Cameron Merritt, Writer
April 28, 2017
Filed under Campus, Current Affairs, Showcase, Sports

On April 29, the soccer fields behind McGuirk Stadium will be alive and kicking as they host the annual Supercuts Soccerfest tournament.

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Inside an ROTC field training exercise

Inside an ROTC field training exercise

Jon Decker, Writer
April 27, 2017
Filed under Campus, Features, Showcase

Their destination: Fort Devens, where a massive joint field exercise (JFTX) involving over 250 cadets from a variety of New England schools was to take place.

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Food science seniors prepare for ice cream competition

Food science seniors prepare for ice cream competition

Matthew Hachisu, Writer
April 25, 2017
Filed under Campus, Current Affairs, Food/Health, Showcase

The basement of Chenoweth Laboratory has been filled with the sweet aroma of vanilla, cocoa and luscious fruits as seniors in the food science department gear up for the annual ice cream competition.

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UMass Got Talent winner Friends at the Falls to open at Spring Concert

UMass Got Talent winner Friends at the Falls to open at Spring Concert

Caeli Chesin, Assistant Travel Editor
April 23, 2017
Filed under Campus, Current Affairs, Entertainment, Music, Showcase

Friends at the Falls, a band of five friends who grew up down the street from one another, will open the 2017 Spring Concert.

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