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UMass students share what it’s like to get the COVID-19 Vaccine

Getting vaccinated at UMass? Here is what you'll experience
Ethan Brayall-Brown, Writer April 16, 2021
Getting vaccinated at UMass? Here is what you'll experience.
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“Massachusetts 2050: A Warming State” Where does our trash go?

The pathway from the University bin to the dumping ground
Caeli Chesin, Writer April 16, 2021
According to the 2018 UMass Amherst Waste Management Report, UMass produced 8,103 tons of trash, with 4,889 of those tons being recyclable. Yet, we can not be sure if that amount actually ends up being recycled due to contamination in the recycling stream or a lack of demand from buyers.  
Wire News Round Up - 4.12.21

Wire News Round Up – 4.12.21

UMass hockey wins national championship, updated COVID case numbers and more
UMass hockey wins national championship, updated COVID case numbers and more.
State Representative Mindy Domb speaks as State Senator  Jo Comerford watches/Julia Donohue

“Massachusetts 2050: A Warming State” Where have all the children gone? A reflection on youth absence at the 2019 Climate strike

Baby boomers filled the 2019 climate strike at UMass Amherst, leaving many to wonder what work students are doing to save the planet
Julia Donohue, Managing Editor April 9, 2021
Only “hundreds” attended the University of Massachusetts Amherst’s climate strike protest on Sept. 20, 2019. So what is it? Does no one at UMass care? Do young people turn 18 and collectively root themselves in jaded attitudes or is there something more?
Wire News Round Up - 4.6.21

Wire News Round Up – 4.6.21

Updates on the 2021 Commencement ceremony, weather and more
Updates on the 2021 Commencement ceremony, weather and more.
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“Massachusetts 2050: A Warming State” Shifting species in local ecosystems

Climate change is already forcing winter species to move to colder climates
Emilee Klein, Writer April 6, 2021
As the weather slowly gets wetter and warmer each season, new invasive species shift into the area, and native species, especially those adapted to cold, snowy environments, either migrate upward into northern New England or go extinct.
Ethan Tupelo, a member of the Pedal People, empties a trash can in downtown Northampton in April 2020.

“Massachusetts 2050: A Warming State” How an environmental-focused business launched a Northampton community member into politics

A ride to activism
Caeli Chesin, Writer April 2, 2021
“I just got the idea like I really want to meet everyone in my ward, or everyone that I would represent,” said Jarrett. “Especially with issues of climate change and wealth inequality, we’re not seeing action on a national level. We’re not seeing enough action on the state level, and so municipalities are the ones that need to take the lead.” 
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AAPI students denounce on-campus racism, express dismay with administrative complacency

“UMass doesn’t make racists, but people bring their prejudices into this environment and the school doesn’t force them to confront what’s wrong with their prejudices”
Rebeca Pereira and Talia Heisey April 1, 2021
“UMass doesn’t make racists, but people bring their prejudices into this environment and the school doesn’t force them to confront what’s wrong with their prejudices.”
Wire News Round Up - 3.29.21

Wire News Round Up – 3.29.21

The projected winners of the SGA elections, an update on the 2021 Commencement, this week's weather and more
Nicole Biagioni and Brie Bristol March 29, 2021
The projected winners of the SGA elections, an update on the 2021 Commencement, this week's weather and more.
Jess Chevalier

The Pandemic Chronicles: Is it worth staying on campus during a pandemic?

One student's decision to leave campus and finish her semester at home
Ethan Brayall-Brown, Writer March 23, 2021
One student's decision to leave campus and finish her semester at home
Goons Talk Tunes: Grammys recap

Goons Talk Tunes: Grammys recap

Nick and Emma dive into last week's unusual Grammys ceremony
Nick Contardo and Emma Calnan March 22, 2021
Tune in for Nick and Emma's grammy recap.
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“Massachusetts 2050: A Warming State” the fast fashion industry and it’s environmental impacts

What labor practices and environmental impacts are you supporting when you buy into the fast fashion industry?
Chloe Ostiguy and Melissa Meltzer March 19, 2021
The goal of fast fashion is to make and globally distribute clothing as quickly and cheaply as possible.  From making and gathering materials to importing textiles to factory production to shipping, every practice the industry partakes in is carbon-emitting. 
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