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Trip to Ghana brings new perspective on life

Trip to Ghana brings new perspective on life

Olivia Gilmore, Contributor
April 21, 2017
Filed under Features, Showcase, Study Abroad, Travel

"I will always acredit Anloga for planting the love of travel in my heart like a seed that is always flourishing. It may even have helped find my purpose in life, even if it happened to be found halfway across the world."

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Your guide to Spring Concert 2017

Your guide to Spring Concert 2017

Michael Antonellis and Liam O'Connor
April 21, 2017
Filed under Entertainment, Music, Showcase

Here are some things to look out for at the show, assuming that none of these artists break a leg before Sunday.

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Ewe won’t believe this: UMass sheep gives birth to five lambs

Ewe won’t believe this: UMass sheep gives birth to five lambs

Faith Gregory, Writer
April 20, 2017
Filed under Campus, Current Affairs, Showcase

An average day on the UMass Hadley Farm became a springtime miracle when Luna the ewe birthed five lambs on April 7.

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UMass Amherst launches School of Earth and Sustainability

UMass Amherst launches School of Earth and Sustainability

Faith Gregory, Writer
April 20, 2017
Filed under Campus, Showcase

The University of Massachusetts Amherst officially launched the School of Earth and Sustainability (SES), the first school to bridge two colleges, on Wednesday, April 19.

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Getting help off-campus: Local therapists offer alternatives to CCPH

Getting help off-campus: Local therapists offer alternatives to CCPH

Elissa Borden, Contributor
April 20, 2017
Filed under Campus, In-Depth, Showcase, The Weight They Carry

For students struggling with mental health or stress, it can be hard to take the first step and reach out for help. On-campus resources, such the Center for Counseling and Psychological Health (CCPH), may not be able to see students right away. By the time a student’s appointment comes along, the stress may have already passed or become too much of a burden.

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UMass researchers study depression and anxiety

UMass researchers study depression and anxiety

Jackson Cote, Contributor
April 20, 2017
Filed under In-Depth, Showcase, The Weight They Carry, Uncategorized

Ranked in the top 50 in the United States for its graduate clinical psychology program, the University of Massachusetts Amherst Psychological and Brain Sciences Department conducts studies on a broad range of issues, including anxiety and depression — two of the most common mental health disorders.

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Wellness: A bandage for a deeper wound

Wellness: A bandage for a deeper wound

Jack Danberg, Writer
April 20, 2017
Filed under In-Depth, Showcase, The Weight They Carry, Voices

The university’s promotion of wellness serves a Band-Aid to a much larger problem: our culture.

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Depression 101

Depression 101

Faith Gregory, Writer
April 20, 2017
Filed under Food/Health, In-Depth, Lifestyle, Showcase, Student Life, The Weight They Carry

A guide for students with depression, by a student with depression.

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Paws Program provides relief for stressed students

Paws Program provides relief for stressed students

Allyson Morin, Writer
April 20, 2017
Filed under In-Depth, Showcase, The Weight They Carry

Therapy dogs provide comfort and relief to UMass students during midterm and final exam periods.

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The significance of a semicolon

The significance of a semicolon

Caeli Chesin, Assistant Travel Editor
April 19, 2017
Filed under In-Depth, Showcase, The Weight They Carry, Uncategorized

The tattooed semicolon isn’t just a trend. The mark holds great significance to many individuals from all around the world. It’s a message to keep going on in life — that their stories are not over.

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D’s are for depression

D’s are for depression

Bridget Higgins, Callie Hansson, and Eric Vastano
April 19, 2017
Filed under In-Depth, Showcase, The Weight They Carry

The college environment can generate a great deal of stress for students. Most students feel it at least to some degree, and it’s not uncommon for depression, anxiety and other mental health issues to profoundly affect students during their years away at school.

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