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Music, dance, and fist pumps at the 40th Annual UMass Multiband Pops Concert

Music, dance, and fist pumps at the 40th Annual UMass Multiband Pops Concert

Alex Lindsay and Katherine Ferrante
October 6
Filed under Entertainment, Music

The 40th Annual UMass Multiband Pops Concert was the highlight of the University of Massachusetts' Thursday evening as  various music and dance groups at the school celebrated another amazing year. Parents, students, and longtime UMass music aficionados flocked to the packed Fine Arts Center to see...

Nehruviandoom combines sounds of a young MC with a Hip-Hop Veteran

Nehruviandoom combines sounds of a young MC with a Hip-Hop Veteran

Marcello Rossetti, Writer
September 29
Filed under Entertainment, Music

"His flow is monotonous but like his mentor DOOM, he makes it work for himself. While he may be young, his rhyming is quite mature for his age."

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Network through handshakes

Network through handshakes

Molly Boushell, Writer
May 5
Filed under Entertainment, Technology

"Leaf, a Pebble SmartWatch outfitted with their own software, aims to change the way people network by replacing a dead-stop in conversation to swap contact information with... nothing."

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Auto-pilot online: Automating your professional social media presence

Auto-pilot online: Automating your professional social media presence

Molly Boushell, Writer
May 5
Filed under Entertainment, Technology

"People get squeamish about “personal branding,” but a strategic social media presence is the online equivalent of choosing to shower, brush your teeth, and get dressed in the morning."

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Sabaton wows at the New England Metal and Hardcore Festival

Sabaton wows at the New England Metal and Hardcore Festival

Alex Lindsay, Writer
May 5
Filed under Entertainment, Music

Swedish Power Metal band and military history enthusiasts, Sabaton have been gaining a lot of momentum in the American Metal scene. Currently on tour with Dutch Progressive Metal band, Revamp and American metal band, Iced Earth, Sabaton made a stop at the Palladium in Worcester, Mass. for the New England Metal and Hardcore Festival.

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Film review: Blue is the Warmest Color

Film review: Blue is the Warmest Color

Thomas Denman, Contributor
May 5
Filed under Entertainment, TV/Movies

"In addition to dealing with issues of class, “Blue is the Warmest Color” is a beautifully crafted film which explores sexuality, love, loneliness and society."

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Kids, let me tell you what I learned from watching “How I Met Your Mother”

Kids, let me tell you what I learned from watching “How I Met Your Mother”

Nathalie Sczublewski, Writer
April 14
Filed under Entertainment, TV/Movies

"If the signs are all there pointing you in the right direction, follow them. Some of life’s greatest moments are the things that happen to you."

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10 Artists to check out right now

10 Artists to check out right now

Nathalie Sczublewski, Writer
April 14
Filed under Entertainment, Music

Here are some artists to check out for your listening pleasure. In this edition, we have musicians from across the pond, friends on the west coast and a rising rapper from Chicago. Plug those headphones into your laptop and get ready. 1. Best Coast Known for: “The Only Place” and “Boyfriend” Listen...

Boston Strong: A playlist for our city

Boston Strong: A playlist for our city

Nathalie Sczublewski, Writer
April 14
Filed under Entertainment, Music

"In honor of those who lost their lives on April 15, 2013, the first responders, the survivors, and the city with a warrior’s heart, we present a playlist that symbolizes Boston and the state of Massachusetts."

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10 Shows you should be watching on Netflix

10 Shows you should be watching on Netflix

Ally Michitson, Writer
April 14
Filed under Entertainment, TV/Movies

"With summer rapidly approaching, those stressful days of worrying about homework and tests will soon be replaced by long, lazy days with nothing to do but soak up some rays."

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Media consumption: Digital and plentiful

Media consumption: Digital and plentiful

Thomas Beaton and Kyla Galer
April 14
Filed under Entertainment, Technology

"They think that there is too much “bad news” and don’t want to clutter their life with negativity. It goes back to the age old question, “is ignorance bliss?”"

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Net Neutrality

Net Neutrality

Zack Hardy, Writer
March 31
Filed under Entertainment, Technology

"But most of them aren't there anymore. The independent stations couldn't afford to pay all the cable companies to stay on the air. So now you've got a new problem."

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