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The splendid spontaneity of my spring break

The splendid spontaneity of my spring break

Isaac Simon, Contributor
March 8
Filed under Entertainment, Features, Music, Showcase, Travel

Then, one night, as I was hosting a soiree at my house, I took my phone out and made the executive decision of all executive decisions. I was going to take Jeremy and myself to see Drake in London. I bought two tickets, texted him and it was done. It happened about as fast as the idea originated. The only thing I needed to think about next was how I was going to get there.

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Amherst Wire 360: The new Design Building

Amherst Wire 360: The new Design Building

Matthew Saburo Hachisu, Contributor
March 7
Filed under Campus, Current Affairs, Multimedia, Showcase, Technology

A new Design Building on the campus of the University of Massachusetts Amherst officially opened last week.

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LoveTap: Relationship analyzed, relationship improved

LoveTap: Relationship analyzed, relationship improved

Rachel Ayotte, Lifestyle Editor
March 7
Filed under Lifestyle, Showcase, Technology

An app designed to analyze your texts, so you don't have to.

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Reporter S.P. Sullivan speaks about the ethics of covering sexual assault

Reporter S.P. Sullivan speaks about the ethics of covering sexual assault

Juhi Dasrath, Contributor
March 7
Filed under Campus, Current Affairs, Showcase

Reporter at NJ.com and University of Massachusetts Amherst journalism alum S.P. Sullivan spoke to a group of journalism students about ethical coverage of his recent piece on sexual assault inside a New Jersey prison.

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One arrest, two medical transports over ‘Blarney Blowout’ weekend

One arrest, two medical transports over ‘Blarney Blowout’ weekend

Wei Cai, Writer
March 6
Filed under Campus, Showcase, Student Life

'Blarney Blowout' generated excitement for some and disappointment for others.

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‘Moving to Boston 101’ offers tips on moving to the city

‘Moving to Boston 101’ offers tips on moving to the city

Faith Gregory, Contributor
March 6
Filed under Campus, Showcase

The University of Massachusetts Amherst Alumni Association hosted a panel Thursday to give students tips for moving to metropolitan areas like Boston and New York City.

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University ramps up restrictions ahead of ‘Blarney Blowout’ weekend

University ramps up restrictions ahead of ‘Blarney Blowout’ weekend

Nicole DeFeudis, Assistant Campus News Editor
March 3
Filed under Campus, Showcase

The University of Massachusetts Amherst campus community plans for a safe and relatively calm Blarney weekend.

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UMass rapper NliteN to open at ‘Mullins Live!’

UMass rapper NliteN to open at ‘Mullins Live!’

Liam O'Connor, Assistant Entertainment Editor
March 2
Filed under Entertainment, Showcase, Uncategorized

"Last year I tried out to open for Spring Concert and lost to De-Bo," Tolbert said. "This year I'm getting hit up by the Mullins Center GM to open for Jeremih, Mike Posner, and Flo."

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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
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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‘The Bachelor’ ruins a crucial moment in the show’s history

‘The Bachelor’ ruins a crucial moment in the show’s history

Shae Feather, Contributor
March 1
Filed under Entertainment, Showcase, TV/Movies

Since its conception in 2002, “The Bachelor” has had a disproportionately white cast and an even less diverse array of bachelors and bachelorettes.

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White nationalist fliers appear in UMass parking lot

White nationalist fliers appear in UMass parking lot

Bryan Bowman and Parker Louison
March 1
Filed under Campus, Showcase

Fliers promoting Identity Evropa, an organization classified as a white nationalist group by the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC), were found on fixtures and the windows of cars in lot 44 on the campus of the University of Massachusetts Amherst Sunday evening.

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