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How Elliot Kalb went from undergrad to MLB statistician

How Elliot Kalb went from undergrad to MLB statistician

Michael Antonellis, Contributor
May 7, 2017
Filed under Broadcast News, Showcase, Sports, Student Life, WireTV

"They call me 'Mr. Stats' and I made my living as a statistician ... Sometimes I tell a story through stats, sometimes it's through interviewing athletes, sometimes it's just adding perspective."

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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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Minuteman Marching Band to perform at Tournament of Roses Parade

Minuteman Marching Band to perform at Tournament of Roses Parade

Caeli Chesin, Assistant Travel Editor
April 13, 2017
Filed under Campus, Current Affairs, Showcase, Student Life

For the first time in University of Massachusetts Amherst history, the Minuteman Marching Band will be performing in the Tournament of Roses Parade in Pasadena, California.

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Adulting isn’t easy: My very first trip to the laundromat

Adulting isn’t easy: My very first trip to the laundromat

Danielle Aihini, Travel Editor
April 5, 2017
Filed under Features, Lifestyle, Showcase, Student Life, Travel

With that my first laundromat experience had come to an end. I was not proud of my performance, but I’m determined to do better next time. I drove myself home and immediately went to my bed to take a nap because, well, being an adult is tiring.

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The Hatch reopens as a ‘freeform’ space for students

The Hatch reopens as a ‘freeform’ space for students

Amanda Levenson, Writer
March 30, 2017
Filed under Campus, Current Affairs, Showcase, Student Life

The Hatch has resurrected after being unused for years, once again becoming a home for students rather than storage.

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Deconstructing ‘Decasia’: A UMass Production

Deconstructing ‘Decasia’: A UMass Production

Sarah Strangie, Contributor
March 27, 2017
Filed under Around the Valley, Features, Music, Showcase, Student Life, Travel

Director Bill Morrison’s experimental film is a 70-minute series of decomposing film stock played alongside composer Michael Gordon’s original score.

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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, 2017
Filed under Campus, Showcase, Student Life

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

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‘What’s Eating Katie?’ personifies eating disorder

‘What’s Eating Katie?’ personifies eating disorder

Alexandra Pigeon, Entertainment Editor
February 25, 2017
Filed under Campus, Entertainment, Profiles, Showcase, Student Life

“What’s Eating Katie?” uniquely portrays an eating disorder as an actual character named Ed that Katie, a freshman in college, gets into an abusive relationship with.

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Southwest Express halts delivery service

Southwest Express halts delivery service

Michael Hickey, Contributor
February 23, 2017
Filed under Broadcast News, Campus, Current Affairs, Showcase, Student Life

In a sudden upset move, Southwest Café’s delivery service Southwest Express has been discontinued, leaving some on-campus students unhappy.

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SLIDESHOW: Words of love cover Student Union at student strike

SLIDESHOW: Words of love cover Student Union at student strike

Julie Shamgochian, Managing Editor
February 19, 2017
Filed under Campus, Current Affairs, Showcase, Student Life, Uncategorized

Students held a strike Friday to make UMass Amherst a Sanctuary Campus.

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Study abroad: A three-week trip is a valuable experience

Study abroad: A three-week trip is a valuable experience

Danielle Aihini, Travel Editor
February 7, 2017
Filed under Features, Showcase, Student Life, Study Abroad, Travel

"Three weeks was the perfect amount of time. I saw more, did more and ate more than I could have ever imagined and I left a better version of myself as a result."

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