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Saving the planet one class at a time

Saving the planet one class at a time

Olivia Laramie, Contributor
October 24, 2016
Filed under Campus, Current Affairs, Showcase

The seven interdisciplinary classes on sustainability you need to take before you graduate.

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Election 2016: What’s at stake

Election 2016: What’s at stake

Amy Russes, Writer
October 21, 2016
Filed under Current Affairs, Opinion, Politics, Showcase

The 2016 presidential race seems more like a reality television show than the process to find our next head of state.

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Butter Late Than Never: Don’t chicken out

Butter Late Than Never: Don’t chicken out

Rachel Ayotte, Contributor
October 21, 2016
Filed under Food/Health, Lifestyle, Showcase

The amount of cheese is up to your discretion, but let it be known that there is no such thing as too much cheese.

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CCPH offers free drop-in sessions with counselors

CCPH offers free drop-in sessions with counselors

Jon Decker, Contributor
October 21, 2016
Filed under Campus, Current Affairs, Showcase

Tthe University of Massachusetts Center for Counseling and Psychological Health (CCPH) is now offering walk-in counseling sessions for free every week for the rest of the year.

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Police issue arrest warrant in connection to Southpoint shooting

Police issue arrest warrant in connection to Southpoint shooting

Bryan Bowman, Campus News Editor
October 20, 2016
Filed under Campus, Current Affairs, Showcase

Police issued an arrest warrant for a man they believe is responsible for the fatal shooting at Southpoint Townhouses & Apartments late Friday night.

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Rapper Noname addresses tough topics in her music

Rapper Noname addresses tough topics in her music

Jaylene Lopez, Contributor
October 20, 2016
Filed under Entertainment, Music, Showcase

Chicago hip-hop artist Noname addresses topics such as poverty, inequality and police brutality in her songs, straying away from typical subjects discussed in mainstream music.

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Does Massachusetts need more charter schools?

Does Massachusetts need more charter schools?

Summer Kaeppel, Contributor
October 19, 2016
Filed under Campus, Current Affairs, Showcase

On Nov. 8, Massachusetts residents will vote on a referendum that would authorize additional charter schools to open throughout the Commonwealth.

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Question Three: The egg debate

Question Three: The egg debate

Caeli Chesin, Writer
October 19, 2016
Filed under Campus, Current Affairs, Showcase

Question Three — Massachusetts Minimum Size Requirements for Farm Animal Containment — has sparked debate among voters and experts regarding the role of animal rights in the sale of eggs, veal and pork.

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Fatal Southpoint shooting leaves community uneasy

Fatal Southpoint shooting leaves community uneasy

Allyson Morin, Writer
October 18, 2016
Filed under Campus, Current Affairs, Showcase

"We are a quiet place and when things like this happen it's upsetting,” said 39-year-old Boulders resident Michelle Kellogg.

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UMass apiary aims to save bees from extinction

UMass apiary aims to save bees from extinction

Kylee Denesha, Contributor
October 18, 2016
Filed under Campus, Current Affairs, Food/Health, Showcase

The honeybee population has decreased by 30 percent in the past year throughout the United States.

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Top Five: Local places to experience fall

Top Five: Local places to experience fall

Caitlin Cooke, Assistant Photography Editor
October 18, 2016
Filed under Around the Valley, Showcase, Travel

"With expansive mountains, beautiful bodies of water and miles of farmland, Western Massachusetts has some of the most spectacular views during fall."

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