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CERC rallies for Survivor’s Bill of Rights

CERC rallies for Survivor’s Bill of Rights

Beatrice Genco, Writer
December 7, 2015
Filed under Campus, Current Affairs, Multimedia

Members of the Coalition to End Rape Culture (CERC) at the University of Massachusetts Amherst rallied alongside sexual assault survivors on Friday, Dec. 4 and demanded the immediate institution of a Survivor’s Bill of Rights at the university.

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Herrell’s Ice Cream: Home of the “smoosh-ins”

Herrell’s Ice Cream: Home of the “smoosh-ins”

Katie Bowler, Campus Editor
December 2, 2015
Filed under Around the Valley, Multimedia, Travel

Since Steve Herrell first founded the flagship store in Northampton, Mass. in 1980, there has always been a crowd of people waiting to taste the shop’s handmade ice cream. The store is known for its award-winning hot fudge, unique flavors, and “smoosh-ins,” chunks of cookies and candies mixed in.

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Jovan Santos-Knox reflects on UMass football career

Jovan Santos-Knox reflects on UMass football career

Kaitlyn Boyer, Writer
November 27, 2015
Filed under Broadcast News, Campus, Multimedia, Sports, WireTV

Linebacker Jovan Santos-Knox took the field in his uniform for the last time on Friday, Nov. 27, 2015. He has played a key role on the team for all four years.

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UMass Boys to Men, Episode 1

UMass Boys to Men, Episode 1

November 11, 2015
Filed under Entertainment, Multimedia, Web Series

Alex and Ran move back into their dorm in Southwest and greet each other with hostility. The two also find that they have a new, mysterious neighbor who has been causing problems with other residents.

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Hundreds come to rally for Bernie Sanders at UMass

Hundreds come to rally for Bernie Sanders at UMass

Hae Young Yoo, Editor in Chief
October 28, 2015
Filed under Campus, Current Affairs, Multimedia, Politics

Students listened and cheered for Sanders' stances on income inequality, student debt, raising the minimum wage, climate change, funding Planned Parenthood, women's issues and corruption in politics.

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Coverage of Baltimore riots capitalizes on violence, not context

Coverage of Baltimore riots capitalizes on violence, not context

Nia Decaille, Writer
April 29, 2015
Filed under Current Affairs, Multimedia

Check out Nia Decaille's storify on recent media coverage of the Baltimore riots.

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Northampton commemorates 100 years since Armenian Genocide

Northampton commemorates 100 years since Armenian Genocide

Julie Shamgochian, Writer
April 27, 2015
Filed under Around the Valley, Current Affairs, Multimedia

April 24, 2015, also known as Martyrs’ Day, marks the centennial of the mass killing of 1.5 million Armenians by the Ottoman Empire.

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