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An iPhone lost at sea: Three months without a phone in a foreign place

An iPhone lost at sea: Three months without a phone in a foreign place

Sarah Strangie, Contributor
October 13, 2016
Filed under Showcase, Study Abroad, Travel

"There would be no more staring at my screen to avoid awkward silence. Instead, I learned to appreciate it."

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Will Mill 180 Park be the park of the future?

Will Mill 180 Park be the park of the future?

Joshua Murray, Photo Editor
October 13, 2016
Filed under Around the Valley, Lifestyle, Showcase, Travel

"What is unique about Mill 180 Park is that we are using hydroponics aesthetically. Not just to grow food, but to grow plants to give people the sense that they are in the middle of nature."

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Why UMass should encourage more student-run publications

Why UMass should encourage more student-run publications

Justine O'Brien, Contributor
October 12, 2016
Filed under Opinion, Showcase, Voices

Working for student-run publications are beneficial for budding journalists who want to further hone their craft, but it's not only about journalism — everyone has a story to tell or a picture to share.

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Top Five: Stress relief classes at UMass Recreation Center

Top Five: Stress relief classes at UMass Recreation Center

Julie Harrington, Contributor
October 12, 2016
Filed under Food/Health, Lifestyle, Showcase, Top Five

Roundhouse kick that exam right out of your mind and uppercut that drama straight out of your life.

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Pedestrian struck by vehicle on Sunset Avenue

Pedestrian struck by vehicle on Sunset Avenue

Wei Cai, Writer
October 11, 2016
Filed under Campus, Current Affairs, Showcase, Uncategorized

A pedestrian was hit by a motor vehicle Tuesday morning on Sunset Avenue, according to the Amherst Police Department.

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NBC airs brilliant new show ‘This Is Us’

NBC airs brilliant new show ‘This Is Us’

Alexa Rockwell, Contributor
October 11, 2016
Filed under Entertainment, Showcase, TV/Movies

"This Is Us" tells the story of four unique characters turning 36 on the same day. A major plot twist is sure to leave viewers hooked.

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Innovation and team building the focus at fourth annual HackUMass

Innovation and team building the focus at fourth annual HackUMass

Allyson Morin, Contributor
October 11, 2016
Filed under Campus, Current Affairs, Showcase

Throughout the weekend, the Integrated Learning Center transformed into a campground for the academically gifted.

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Keeping up with the Minutemen

Keeping up with the Minutemen

Michael Antonellis and Bryan Bowman
October 11, 2016
Filed under Campus, Showcase, Sports

A monthly series keeping you updated on how UMass alumni are doing in their professional sports careers.

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#FollowFriday: Five people to follow on Twitter before the next presidential debate

#FollowFriday: Five people to follow on Twitter before the next presidential debate

Carson McGrath, Writer
October 7, 2016
Filed under Current Affairs, Opinion, Politics, Showcase, Voices

Here is a treasure trove of feminists, reporters and writers. Give them a follow to get your Twitter feed in shape for Sunday's presidential debate.

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Presidential election will leave lasting impact, political journalists say

Presidential election will leave lasting impact, political journalists say

Wei Cai, Writer
October 7, 2016
Filed under Campus, Current Affairs, Showcase

The panel of journalists included Julia Ioffe, Abby Phillip, Byron Tau and Jessica Taylor.

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Cymbal: The app where music talks

Cymbal: The app where music talks

Jordan Allen, Entertainment Editor
October 7, 2016
Filed under Entertainment, Music, Showcase, Technology

"Cymbal is about expressing yourself musically, and finding like-minded people who you can learn from and who will expand your musical taste."

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