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ATG treasurer gets jail time for embezzling over $130,000

ATG treasurer gets jail time for embezzling over $130,000

Amanda Levenson, Contributor
February 3
Filed under Around the Valley, Campus, Current Affairs, Uncategorized

ATG alumni Christopher Estes, 53, was sentenced to one year in jail Monday morning for embezzling $133,000 from the fraternity.

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#SanctuaryCampus effort rekindled at UMass

#SanctuaryCampus effort rekindled at UMass

Julie Shamgochian, Managing Editor
February 3
Filed under Campus, Current Affairs, Showcase

UMass Amherst community members gathered outside the Student Union at 12:30 p.m. this afternoon to rally for a sanctuary campus.

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Reporter Reese Erlich discusses the complexities of the war in Syria

Reporter Reese Erlich discusses the complexities of the war in Syria

Bryan Bowman, Campus News Editor
February 3
Filed under Campus, Current Affairs, Politics, Showcase

Erlich is a foreign correspondent with expertise in the Syrian conflict.

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Woman assaulted near Southwest in early morning hours

Woman assaulted near Southwest in early morning hours

Morgan Hughes, Campus News Editor
February 3
Filed under Campus, Current Affairs, Showcase, Uncategorized

A woman was attacked by an unknown assailant near Southwest Residential Area early Thursday.

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Students evacuate Linden Hall after apartment fire

Students evacuate Linden Hall after apartment fire

Nicole DeFeudis, Assistant Campus News Editor
February 3
Filed under Campus, Showcase, Uncategorized

About 75 residents in Linden Hall were evacuated at approximately 9 p.m. Wednesday night when a small fire broke out in an apartment.

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From Georgia to New England, passion for Super Bowl varies between regions

From Georgia to New England, passion for Super Bowl varies between regions

Mike Knittle and Emily Giambalvo
February 3
Filed under Campus, Current Affairs, Showcase, Sports

Both fanbases will turn their attention toward the game in Houston for a few hours on Sunday, but likely with a differing degree of devotion.

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Santiago Vidales: A person of action

Santiago Vidales: A person of action

Maria Manning, Contributor
February 1
Filed under Campus, Current Affairs, Profiles, Showcase

Santiago Vidales, 28, is a key player in activism at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, bolstering support for a sanctuary campus and leading the Graduate Employee Organization (GEO) union as co-chair.

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‘We are still just praying he can get on a plane’: Immigration ban blocks 3 from UMass

‘We are still just praying he can get on a plane’: Immigration ban blocks 3 from UMass

Bryan Bowman and Nicole DeFeudis
January 31
Filed under Campus, Current Affairs, Showcase

Mohsen Hosseini, an Iranian graduate student at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, returned to Iran over winter break to get married. Whether or not he will ever return to Amherst — to his work, his friends, his car, his home — remains uncertain.

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Russian-American journalist Masha Gessen offers insight on Trump and Putin

Russian-American journalist Masha Gessen offers insight on Trump and Putin

Bryan Bowman, Campus News Editor
January 30
Filed under Campus, Current Affairs, Showcase

Gessen is an outspoken critic of Russian President Vladimir Putin and is “widely regarded as Russia’s leading LGBTQ activist,” according to Kathrine Epstein, a dean of faculty and event organizer at Amherst College.

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‘Not Ready For Bedtime Players’ reinvents health class on campus

‘Not Ready For Bedtime Players’ reinvents health class on campus

Caeli Chesin, Writer
December 21
Filed under Campus, Current Affairs, Profiles, Showcase

“I thought I was so comfortable with myself and confident, and then when you get on stage and have to talk about things like this, you realize there is a whole new level of confidence you have to bring through,” says freshman troupe member Gabrielle Farulla-Bastian.

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VIDEO: Protesters chained to TD Bank doors risk arrest

VIDEO: Protesters chained to TD Bank doors risk arrest

Jon Decker, Writer
December 19
Filed under Around the Valley, Campus, Current Affairs, Showcase

Protesters arrived in the frigid morning temperatures at 8:00 a.m. Five members occupied the two entryways to the bank, securing their bodies with heavy steel chains and padlocks to the door handles, making entrance to the business all but impossible.

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