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University ramps up restrictions ahead of ‘Blarney Blowout’ weekend

University ramps up restrictions ahead of ‘Blarney Blowout’ weekend

Nicole DeFeudis, Assistant Campus News Editor
March 3, 2017
Filed under Campus, Showcase

The University of Massachusetts Amherst campus community plans for a safe and relatively calm Blarney weekend.

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UMass senior attends World Summit of Nobel Peace Laureates

UMass senior attends World Summit of Nobel Peace Laureates

Nicole DeFeudis, Assistant Campus News Editor
March 1, 2017
Filed under Campus, Profiles, Showcase

Rune Percy was inspired and motivated by his experience as a youth delegate at the World Summit of Nobel Peace Laureates.

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White nationalist fliers appear in UMass parking lot

White nationalist fliers appear in UMass parking lot

Bryan Bowman and Parker Louison
March 1, 2017
Filed under Campus, Showcase

Fliers promoting Identity Evropa, an organization classified as a white nationalist group by the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC), were found on fixtures and the windows of cars in lot 44 on the campus of the University of Massachusetts Amherst Sunday evening.

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‘Women in International Journalism’ event addresses challenges, opportunities

‘Women in International Journalism’ event addresses challenges, opportunities

Amy Russes, Assistant Politics Editor
February 28, 2017
Filed under Campus, Showcase

The University of Massachusetts Amherst Journalism Department hosted a panel Monday titled, “Women in International Journalism: Discussing Challenges and Opportunities With Sulome Anderson and Kiran Nazish.”

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Casino gambling not bad for state lottery, study says

Casino gambling not bad for state lottery, study says

Cameron Merritt, Writer
February 28, 2017
Filed under Around the Valley, Campus, Showcase

Their research found that lottery revenue did not decrease after the Plainridge Park Casino opened in June 2015. The casino, located in Plainville, was the first facility of its kind in the state. Lottery revenue rose 4.37 percent, according to the study.

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Campus enforcement of pot ban is hazy, students say

Campus enforcement of pot ban is hazy, students say

Jack Danberg, Writer
February 27, 2017
Filed under Campus, Showcase

The conflict between state and federal law could not be clearer, but it leaves many students and institutions in a precarious situation.

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Former NAACP president speaks at UMass

Former NAACP president speaks at UMass

Allyson Morin, Contributor
February 27, 2017
Filed under Campus, Current Affairs, Showcase

The lecture, “The Forgotten Origins and Consequences of Race in America” came at a time of uncertainty and political turmoil in America. A mix of university students, faculty and community members attended the lecture on the evening of NAACP founder W.E.B. Du Bois’ 149th birthday.

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Being the ‘Didgeridude’

Being the ‘Didgeridude’

Cameron Merritt, Writer
February 26, 2017
Filed under Campus, Profiles, Showcase, Uncategorized

The man behind the didgeridoo is Andrew Peters, also known as the “didgeridoo guy.” Or, as he prefers, the “Didgeridude.”

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‘What’s Eating Katie?’ personifies eating disorder

‘What’s Eating Katie?’ personifies eating disorder

Alexandra Pigeon, Entertainment Editor
February 25, 2017
Filed under Campus, Entertainment, Profiles, Showcase, Student Life

“What’s Eating Katie?” uniquely portrays an eating disorder as an actual character named Ed that Katie, a freshman in college, gets into an abusive relationship with.

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Divest UMass holds teach-in on building solidarity networks and economies

Divest UMass holds teach-in on building solidarity networks and economies

Caeli Chesin, Assistant Travel Editor
February 24, 2017
Filed under Campus, Current Affairs, Showcase

A panel of local and national leaders at the forefront of a grassroots movement for a ‘solidarity economy’ spoke Wednesday at the University of Massachusetts Amherst Commonwealth Honors College Events Hall.

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WATCH: UMass students strike for sanctuary campus last week

WATCH: UMass students strike for sanctuary campus last week

Jon Decker, Writer
February 23, 2017
Filed under Broadcast News, Campus, Current Affairs, Showcase

Students at the University of Massachusetts Amherst held a strike to further demand the UMass system become sanctuary campuses.

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