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Democrats and Socialists debate the future of progressivism in American politics

Democrats and Socialists debate the future of progressivism in American politics

Carson McGrath, Writer
November 4, 2016
Filed under Campus, Current Affairs, Showcase

Students and community members gathered for a debate and discussion about the future of progressivism.

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Lisa Bowleg addresses intersectionality of identities at UMass Amherst

Lisa Bowleg addresses intersectionality of identities at UMass Amherst

Allyson Morin, Writer
November 4, 2016
Filed under Campus, Current Affairs, Showcase

Intersectionality comes from a place of social justice to examine issues beginning with the lived experiences of people’s everyday lives.

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Trigger warnings and safe spaces on college campuses spark emotional discourse

Trigger warnings and safe spaces on college campuses spark emotional discourse

Sarah Spencer, Contributor
November 4, 2016
Filed under Campus, Current Affairs, Features, Showcase, Student Life

Trigger warnings and safe spaces are an emotional issue for both professors and students alike.

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Northeast dorms welcome all kinds of trick-or-treaters

Northeast dorms welcome all kinds of trick-or-treaters

Caeli Chesin, Writer
November 1, 2016
Filed under Campus, Current Affairs, Showcase

The fifth annual Halloween event at Northeast Residential Area attracted over 100 students and community families.

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Army and Air Force ROTC duel it out at the last home game

Army and Air Force ROTC duel it out at the last home game

Jon Decker, Contributor
November 1, 2016
Filed under Campus, Current Affairs, Showcase

The UMass Army and Air Force ROTC went head to head in a timeout challenge and held a ceremony honoring past and future veterans at the last football home game of the season at the Warren McGuirk Alumni Stadium.

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Question 1: Another slots parlor in Massachusetts?

Question 1: Another slots parlor in Massachusetts?

Wei Cai, Writer
October 27, 2016
Filed under Around the Valley, Campus, Current Affairs, Showcase

Question 1 could allow a second Category 2 slots parlor to be opened.

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Du Bois Library screens climate change documentary

Du Bois Library screens climate change documentary

Rachel Symes, Contributor
October 26, 2016
Filed under Campus, Current Affairs, Showcase, Uncategorized

Students and community turned out in troves for the emotional documentary that explored climate activism in communities across the globe and the irreversible impact industrialization has made on the atmosphere.

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UMass nursing snags grant for sleep and stress research

UMass nursing snags grant for sleep and stress research

Allyson Morin, Writer
October 25, 2016
Filed under Campus, Current Affairs, Showcase

Stress and fatigue are detrimental to people experiencing chronic illness, and can prolong or worsen their symptoms.

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UMass Sustainability Month wraps up with week of events

UMass Sustainability Month wraps up with week of events

Olivia Laramie, Writer
October 25, 2016
Filed under Campus, Current Affairs, Showcase

October is sustainability month and for the next week there will be a multitude of events around the University of Massachusetts Amherst campus surrounding the topic of sustainability.

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UMass Greek community welcomes new members

UMass Greek community welcomes new members

Summer Kaeppel, Contributor
October 25, 2016
Filed under Campus, Current Affairs, Showcase

Over 600 new members of the University of Massachusetts Amherst greek community took part in the first annual Greek 101 event in the Student Union Ballroom last week. The event was held to welcome and educate the new members from the university's 19 fraternities and 8 sororities.

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Election 2016: what do UMass students think?

Election 2016: what do UMass students think?

Justine O'Brien, Writer
October 24, 2016
Filed under Current Affairs, Politics, Showcase

"What are your thoughts on this election in two sentences or less?"

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Saving the planet one class at a time

Saving the planet one class at a time

Olivia Laramie, Contributor
October 24, 2016
Filed under Campus, Current Affairs, Showcase

The seven interdisciplinary classes on sustainability you need to take before you graduate.

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