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VIDEO: Patriots fans rush Southwest following Super Bowl win

VIDEO: Patriots fans rush Southwest following Super Bowl win

Morgan Hughes
February 7, 2017
Filed under Broadcast News, Campus, Current Affairs, Showcase, Sports, WireTV

In this video by UVC-TV19 News Now staff Morgan Hughes and Jackson Cote, Southwest residents react to the Super Bowl victory.

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Students, area residents respond to Patriots comeback victory on social media

Students, area residents respond to Patriots comeback victory on social media

Maria Manning, Contributor
February 7, 2017
Filed under Campus, Current Affairs, Showcase, Sports

UMass students and locals took to social media after the Patriots snagged a surprise win in the 2017 Super Bowl.

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Southwest erupts as 3,000 gather to celebrate Patriots Super Bowl Victory

Southwest erupts as 3,000 gather to celebrate Patriots Super Bowl Victory

Morgan Hughes, Campus News Editor
February 6, 2017
Filed under Campus, Current Affairs, Showcase, Sports

Over 1,000 students gathered to chant, crowd-surf and climb poles in Southwest.

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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, 2017
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, 2017
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, 2017
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, 2017
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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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, 2017
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, 2017
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, 2017
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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The Women’s March on Washington is a call for unity

The Women’s March on Washington is a call for unity

Emilia Billett, Contributor
January 31, 2017
Filed under Current Affairs, Opinion, Showcase, Voices

There can be a space where individuals of all races can see a crowd of peers chanting, “Black lives matter,” where individuals of all sexual orientations can see political friends with signs reading, “Love is love is love,” where all privileged people can see all of the pain and resilience of those that are oppressed.

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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, 2017
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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