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Humanities and Fine Arts concerned with leaving Bartlett

Humanities and Fine Arts concerned with leaving Bartlett

February 17, 2014
Filed under Campus, Current Affairs

by Veronica Stracqualursi AMHERST, Mass.  – Constructed in 1960, Bartlett Hall is nearing the end of its days. Asbestos grows on the crumbling walls and ceiling. Its classrooms and offices are unbearably hot during the summer and cold in the winter, mostly due to the heat not working. There have...

The Hatch: what do you think?

The Hatch: what do you think?

February 17, 2014
Filed under Campus, Student Life

We all know that UMass has been really pushing construction upon the campus over the past year. First, the campus becomes destroyed, then all of our walkways are diminished, and now students can't eat at the infamous Blue Wall. The Hatch has opened up a new room and has extended its hours to 8am to 11pm...

Public speaking with Sam Shorey: Not just another class

Public speaking with Sam Shorey: Not just another class

February 17, 2014
Filed under Campus, Current Affairs

by Kyla Galer Sam Shorey says that her teachers changed her life. From watercolor paintings in kindergarten, to 8th grade English, Shorey says, “I think back to if everyone cared a little less about their jobs my life would be completely different.”  Twenty-something years later, Shorey now teaches...

10 classes to take before you graduate

10 classes to take before you graduate

December 2, 2013
Filed under Campus, Student Life

by Michelle Woodward Still looking for one more class to fill your schedule? Want to take a class outside of your major, but not sure where to start? We have you covered with 10 fun and interesting classes you may not know are offered right here at UMass Amherst. 1: Basic Scuba (NRC 120) The only p...

Turkey daze: A Thanksgiving cornucopia

Turkey daze: A Thanksgiving cornucopia

November 27, 2013
Filed under Campus, Student Life

With the Thanksgiving break bearing down, reporters of a Journalism 300 class at the University of Massachusetts took to campus to find stories about the holiday's traditions, its joys and its headaches. TRAVEL: You have to get there first For many UMass students, that Thanksgiving meal lies on the...

Survey: Dating and relationships at UMass

Survey: Dating and relationships at UMass

November 20, 2013
Filed under Campus, Student Life

Have you ever wondered what UMass students really think about sex, hook ups and relationships? Help us to understand the UMass dating scene. Click here to take our survey on dating and relationships.   ...

UMass students embrace local food, sustainability

UMass students embrace local food, sustainability

November 18, 2013
Filed under Campus, Student Life

by Aviva Luttrell On a chilly October morning in a field not far from the Connecticut River, University of Massachusetts senior Molly Bajgot is up before sunrise, plucking eggplants and peppers from long green rows and tossing them into a large blue container. Bajgot is one of 10 students involv...

Local vet shares his story

Local vet shares his story

November 18, 2013
Filed under Campus, Current Affairs

[slideshow_deploy id='6527'] by Veronica Stracqualursi Casey Tylek remembers exactly where he was when 9/11 happened. He was in Spanish class when the two airliners crashed and disappeared into the World Trade Center. “I remember deciding that day, as I saw the towers falling…I’m going to join th...

People’s Market faces a tough financial situation

People’s Market faces a tough financial situation

November 18, 2013
Filed under Campus, Current Affairs

by Veronica Stracqualursi The smell of freshly brewed coffee and the sounds of indie music often come from People’s Market down the hallway of the Student Union. Despite its attractive vibe, the 40-year-old market, one of seven student businesses on campus, is going unnoticed and taking a financial ...

What makes “The Wild Party” so wild

What makes “The Wild Party” so wild

November 6, 2013
Filed under Campus, Student Life

By Christina Gregg Booze pours, songs are sung, and clothes are dropped as the UMass Theatre Guild presents their production of Andrew Lippa’s “The Wild Party” this Thursday through Saturday at Bowker Auditorium. The show begins with the tumultuous relationship between two vaudeville performers,...

Slacking that’s good for you

Slacking that’s good for you

November 4, 2013
Filed under Campus, Student Life

by Molly Gately A new trend of what looks like tight rope walking has emerged on the UMass campus. From the hill behind Baker Hall, to the lawn in front of the Goodell building, people can be found practicing their slacklining skills all over UMass. According to Gibbon Slacklines, slacklining is, ...

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