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Second case of meningococcal disease diagnosed at UMass

Second case of meningococcal disease diagnosed at UMass

Cameron Merritt, Writer

An email was sent out to students on Tuesday as a result of a second case of meningococcal disease diagnosis.

This week in politics: 11/6-11/12

This week in politics: 11/6-11/12

John Coakley, Politics/Op-Ed/Voices Editor

Bringing you the most important stories in national politics, one week at a time.

“Runaways: The Musical” leaves an impression at UMass

“Runaways: The Musical” leaves an impression at UMass

Jill Webb, Contributor

The UMass Theater Department's newest show, "Runaways," played at Rand Theater.

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“Orange is the New Black”: Fact or fiction?

“Orange is the New Black”: Fact or fiction?

Isabel Fowler, Contributor

“Orange is the New Black," the popular Netflix show based on a true story, follows several women who are serving time in Litchfield Penitentiary.

“Runaways: The Musical” leaves an impression at UMass

“Runaways: The Musical” leaves an impression at UMass

Jill Webb, Contributor

The UMass Theater Department's newest show, "Runaways," played at Rand Theater.

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Underneath the makeup: The struggle of a ‘fashionista’

Underneath the makeup: The struggle of a ‘fashionista’

Chanel Connor, Writer

You see the flat-ironed hair, pretty makeup and Calvin Klein heels, but you don’t see the struggle.

Your fall sartorial fix

Your fall sartorial fix

Priya Bikkani, Contributor

A new season is the perfect time to turn over a new leaf (pun entirely intended).

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Top Five: Affordable Valentine’s Day dates

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Top Five: Affordable Valentine’s Day dates

Shayla Costa, Contributor

Since Valentine’s Day happens to be on a Tuesday, you know what that means — “$5 Tuesday!” Finally, you and your date will get to see Fifty Shades Darker or the Lego Batman Movie for only $10.

Top Five: Must-watch Netflix movies to get you in the holiday spirit

Top Five: Must-watch Netflix movies to get you in the holiday spirit

Top Five: Ways to stay in the holiday spirit during finals

Top Five: Ways to stay in the holiday spirit during finals

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Is FOMO driving our need to overshare?

Is FOMO driving our need to overshare?

Jill Webb, Contributor

There’s no denying that millennials are phone addicts; we all know that. But why do we check our phones so much, even when no one is texting us?

W.E.B. Du Bois Library takes on the digital age

W.E.B. Du Bois Library takes on the digital age

Gov. Baker awards grants to UMass researchers for ‘smart band-aids’

Gov. Baker awards grants to UMass researchers for ‘smart band-aids’

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Being the ‘Didgeridude’

Being the ‘Didgeridude’

Cameron Merritt, Writer

The man behind the didgeridoo is Andrew Peters, also known as the “didgeridoo guy.” Or, as he prefers, the “Didgeridude.”

Student life and social media stardom: It’s a balance for UMass student Nickole Kugel

Student life and social media stardom: It’s a balance for UMass student Nickole Kugel

Loss, heritage and the artist’s life of Alvilda Sophia Anaya-Alegría

Loss, heritage and the artist’s life of Alvilda Sophia Anaya-Alegría

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The digital-first, student-run magazine of the University of Massachusetts Amherst Journalism Department
The digital-first, student-run magazine of the University of Massachusetts Amherst Journalism Department