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Former New England Patriot Matt Light comes to Amherst

Former New England Patriot Matt Light comes to Amherst

April 4, 2014
Filed under Campus, Current Affairs

by Christina Gregg and Alex Lane Whether it's football, philanthropy or vodka, Matt Light always seems to find the balance. The three time Super Bowl Champion and former offensive lineman for the New England Patriots came to Amherst, Mass., Tuesday to promote KEEL Vodka. KEEL is a New England ba...

Protect Our Breasts: Bringing prevention to the forefront

Protect Our Breasts: Bringing prevention to the forefront

April 1, 2014
Filed under Campus, Current Affairs

by Tanya Loss When Cynthia Barstow founded the Protect Our Breasts chapter at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, she had a mission. She found a group of seven UMass women of public health or business majors who were leaders and motivators and they started something much bigger than themselves ...

Journalism Major Chris Doherty talks NESN, UMass and Red Sox with Jenny Dell

Journalism Major Chris Doherty talks NESN, UMass and Red Sox with Jenny Dell

March 3, 2014
Filed under Campus, Current Affairs

Senior journalism major and WMUA Sports Director Chris Doherty had the opportunity to interview NESN on-air talent and UMass alum Jenny Dell. Dell graduated from UMass in 2008 with a Bachelors Degree in Individual Concentration in Sport Event Marketing and Operations. At the time of the interview, Dell...

Reddit Co-Founder Alexis Ohanian visits UMass

Reddit Co-Founder Alexis Ohanian visits UMass

March 3, 2014
Filed under Campus, Current Affairs

by Allee Graziano Hailed as “Mayor of the Internet” in 2012 by a magazine you may have heard of called Forbes, Alexis Ohanian has made some significant life accomplishments to say the least. Ohanian has founded three successful companies, one which was conceptualized at a Waffle House and built in hi...

A night to remember: The 86th Annual Oscars

A night to remember: The 86th Annual Oscars

March 3, 2014
Filed under Campus, Current Affairs

by Jessica Troland It was a golden night for the silver screen. The red carpet dazzled with designer dresses and the show inside was the perfect medley of sincere acceptance speeches, star-studded performances and moments that made instant headlines. It was Oscar night, 2014, and not even Twitter...

ESPN’s Fainaru brothers talk investigative journalism, NFL and “League of Denial”

ESPN’s Fainaru brothers talk investigative journalism, NFL and “League of Denial”

March 2, 2014
Filed under Campus, Current Affairs

By Marc Jean-Louis Steve Fainaru and Mark Fainaru-Wada, ESPN investigative correspondents and co-authors of the book “League of Denial,” were hosted at UMass on Thursday, Feb. 20 to discuss their book, investigative journalism and their work in exposing the concussion crisis within the NFL. “L...

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...

A way to get back home – Why the Beatles were and are everything

A way to get back home – Why the Beatles were and are everything

Christina Gregg, Writer
February 17, 2014
Filed under Current Affairs, Entertainment

"Whether Americans were watching the Beatles in their motion pictures like “A Hard Day’s Night” or singing along to later hits like “Yellow Submarine,” one thing is certain – fans for years to come were going to cherish the Beatles."

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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...

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 ...

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