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Inside SmashUMA: the past, present and future of smash
Ethan Brayall-Brown, Writer
SmashUMA is a university club that was approved by the Registered Student Organization back in 2013 with the intention of just getting a group to play some smash. But with COVID-19, arguably the most fun part of the game was taken away; the in-person couch play.
Smartphones may be the new safety blanket
Smartphones may be the new safety blanket
Amanda Powers, Contributor
With many social events either canceled, postponed, or relegated to Zoom, it is clear that spending more time on smartphones to stay connected with one’s social circles is quickly becoming the norm.
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Was this the worst semester in UMass History?
Was this the worst semester in UMass History?
Julia Donohue, Managing Editor
“I’ve been failing most of my classes since and the only outreach I’ve received is from my advisors telling me my grades suck."
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The do's and don'ts of dating during a pandemic
Taylor Lee, Writer
These couples and individuals who are active in the dating scene help to shed light on what it is like to be dating, or in a relationship during the pandemic. From the obstacles they faced to learning what works, their experiences may help others looking to explore relationships.
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Was It Wicked? : This Is a Robbery
Julia Donohue, Managing Editor
Tune in for the first ever episode of our new Massachusetts film podcast "Was It Wicked?" hosted by Julia Donohue.
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Artwork by Gracie Donovan
(Fake) Blonde Moment: Last episode of the semester
Grace Sherwood and Chad Douty
Tune in for Chad and Grace's final recap on pop culture for the semester.
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Edelman at the Patriot
Julian Edelman: The squirrel who found his nut
Taylor Lee , Contributor
After 11 seasons and 34 trips around the sun, Edelman finally retired from football on April 12.
Cam Newton during his 2011 rookie season.
The Return of SuperCam
Taylor Lee , Contributor
Arguably, his supporting cast is where the greatest faults lie in the “new” New England franchise. Newton had the worst tight end group in the league by a wide margin.
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