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Student life and social media stardom: It’s a balance for UMass student Nickole Kugel

Student life and social media stardom: It’s a balance for UMass student Nickole Kugel

Julie Harrington, Writer
May 10, 2017
Filed under Fashion, Lifestyle, Profiles, Showcase

"“It’s like having schoolwork. When I write down my homework in my agenda, I write down all the videos I have to film, all the videos I have to edit, the emails I have to respond to, the companies I need to contact, things like that. I need to kind of be my own boss."

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Loss, heritage and the artist’s life of Alvilda Sophia Anaya-Alegría

Loss, heritage and the artist’s life of Alvilda Sophia Anaya-Alegría

Jackson Cote, Contributor
March 29, 2017
Filed under Around the Valley, Current Affairs, Profiles, Showcase

As a native of Guayama, Puerto Rico, culture is a major influence in the art of Anaya-Alegría.

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UMass senior attends World Summit of Nobel Peace Laureates

UMass senior attends World Summit of Nobel Peace Laureates

Nicole DeFeudis, Assistant Campus News Editor
March 1, 2017
Filed under Campus, Profiles, Showcase

Rune Percy was inspired and motivated by his experience as a youth delegate at the World Summit of Nobel Peace Laureates.

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Being the ‘Didgeridude’

Being the ‘Didgeridude’

Cameron Merritt, Writer
February 26, 2017
Filed under Campus, Profiles, Showcase, Uncategorized

The man behind the didgeridoo is Andrew Peters, also known as the “didgeridoo guy.” Or, as he prefers, the “Didgeridude.”

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‘What’s Eating Katie?’ personifies eating disorder

‘What’s Eating Katie?’ personifies eating disorder

Alexandra Pigeon, Entertainment Editor
February 25, 2017
Filed under Campus, Entertainment, Profiles, Showcase, Student Life

“What’s Eating Katie?” uniquely portrays an eating disorder as an actual character named Ed that Katie, a freshman in college, gets into an abusive relationship with.

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A protest against Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe

A protest against Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe

Kyle Olsen, Contributor
February 24, 2017
Filed under Features, Opinion, Profiles, Showcase, Study Abroad, Travel

"Police guarded a single lane of traffic to support the hundreds who marched through the downtown metropolitan chanting and holding signs comparing his government practice to fascism."

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Campus magician auditions for America’s Got Talent

Campus magician auditions for America’s Got Talent

My Ninh, Contributor
February 16, 2017
Filed under Campus, Profiles, Showcase

"I literally could not speak at one point, and my friend had to calm me down. I’ve never been that nervous in my life,” said Salant.

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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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‘Not Ready For Bedtime Players’ reinvents health class on campus

‘Not Ready For Bedtime Players’ reinvents health class on campus

Caeli Chesin, Writer
December 21, 2016
Filed under Campus, Current Affairs, Profiles, Showcase

“I thought I was so comfortable with myself and confident, and then when you get on stage and have to talk about things like this, you realize there is a whole new level of confidence you have to bring through,” says freshman troupe member Gabrielle Farulla-Bastian.

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From UMass to Silicon Valley: An interview with ‘Everipedia’ founders

From UMass to Silicon Valley: An interview with ‘Everipedia’ founders

Bryan Bowman, Campus News Editor
December 7, 2016
Filed under Campus, Profiles, Showcase, Technology

Just four months after graduating from the University of Massachusetts Amherst, Dave Liebowitz left his home in Northern New Jersey and ventured some 3,000 miles to Los Angeles in pursuit of his dream job.

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Sue Dreyer: the UMass ‘squirrel lady’

Sue Dreyer: the UMass ‘squirrel lady’

Caeli Chesin, Writer
December 1, 2016
Filed under Campus, Profiles, Showcase

Dreyer sees her animals as more than just rodents or another facet of a natural system. She cherishes them and builds real relationships with the animals she encounters.

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