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One guitar out of a 100

One guitar out of a 100

Ron Garza, Contributor
May 3
Filed under Around the Valley, Broadcast News, Multimedia, Profiles, Showcase, WireTV

“When I heard about the guitar being stolen, I could hear it in her voice. She really was devastated.”

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From class to the club: The life of a student stripper

From class to the club: The life of a student stripper

Katie Bowler, Campus Editor
May 2
Filed under Campus, Profiles, Showcase, Student Life

Skye, 19, sits at Anthony’s Gentlemen's Club, her arm draped across a man’s shoulder, both of her legs crossed over his.

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The woodburning man and his sun

The woodburning man and his sun

Ron Garza, Contributor
April 14
Filed under Campus, Current Affairs, Multimedia, Profiles, WireTV

Nickolas Maynard has been burning wood since he was a child. But instead of using an electric woodburning pen, Maynard prefers a more unorthodox method.

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A coffee renaissance in Florence, Italy

A coffee renaissance in Florence, Italy

Julie Shamgochian, Lifesyle Editor
April 12
Filed under Features, Food/Health, Profiles, Study Abroad, Travel

In Italy, it's normal to see locals standing at the wooden bar surface for a quick morning cappuccino, but what may seem untraditional is finding café-goers seated, enjoying a long coffee break.

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Austin Peek and the UMass Climateers tackle climate change

Austin Peek and the UMass Climateers tackle climate change

Haley Bucelewicz, Writer
March 22
Filed under Campus, Current Affairs, Profiles

It's a Monday night at the Commonwealth Honors College and eight students sit in an Elm Hall classroom. They all come from different backgrounds- finance, engineering, microbiology, computer science- but they share one passion: fighting climate change.

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UMass Quidditch’s journey to the World Cup

UMass Quidditch’s journey to the World Cup

Haley Bucelewicz, Writer
November 9
Filed under Campus, Entertainment, Profiles, Sports

A bad call from the head referee crushed the UMass Crabs', UMass Amherst's Quidditch team, dream's of playing in the World Cup.

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Cushman Market: Where creativity and breakfast are served all day

Cushman Market: Where creativity and breakfast are served all day

Frank Dutan, Contributor
November 3
Filed under Around the Valley, Features, Profiles, Travel

The North Amherst market and café offers residents a taste of New York's famous "beatnik" neighborhood, the East Village. The neighborhood, home to a community of lower-class immigrants and the birthplace of contemporary artists Andy Warhol and Jean Basquiat, was a haven for artists, musicians, and working class people in the 1980's.

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Meet the man behind Humans of UMass

Meet the man behind Humans of UMass

Erica Garnett, Travel Editor
October 7
Filed under Campus, Profiles

"It shows you things that you would never see looking at a person," says Vigneau. "When you look at somebody, you make a judgment very quickly. In reality, who they are and what is on the inside are very different, and that kind of struck me. I wanted to bring that to the school," he explains.

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Director of “Gasland” Josh Fox on Big Oil, Grassroots Organizing, and Yoko Ono

Director of “Gasland” Josh Fox on Big Oil, Grassroots Organizing, and Yoko Ono

Sarah Robertson, Contributor
May 1
Filed under Current Affairs, Profiles

Filmmaker Josh Fox sat down to talk to Sarah Robertson about his films and activism.

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Head Games natural hair beauty supply champions ‘winning natural beauty’

Head Games natural hair beauty supply  champions ‘winning natural beauty’

Stephanie Ramirez, Audience Engagement Editor
April 13
Filed under Around the Valley, Lifestyle, Profiles

Head Games sells quality products for people who wear their hair naturally.

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Freedom Café serves coffee for a good cause

Freedom Café serves coffee for a good cause

Michael Hickey, Contributor
March 26
Filed under Around the Valley, Campus, Profiles

It seems there's nothing special about the bustling café. Well, there is.

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