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COVID-19 Update(s): What we know right now

COVID-19 Update(s): What we know right now

Joanna Buoniconti, Brianna Silva, and Talia Heisey

April 9, 2020

In-person classes have been suspended for the remainder of the semester. We'll provide daily updates from Whitmore and beyond.

UMass Students try to keep busy at home and adjust to online classes

UMass Students try to keep busy at home and adjust to online classes

Nicole Biagioni, Contributing Writer

April 1, 2020

UMass Students try to keep busy at home and adjust to online classes

Not Here, Not Now, Not This Family

Not Here, Not Now, Not This Family

Harry Ortof, Editor

March 25, 2020

There are over 11 million undocumented immigrants currently living in the U.S. The National Sanctuary Movement found that only 36 of them were living in sanctuary in 2018. This is one of their stories.

Making the most of remote learning: How to Zoom

Making the most of remote learning: How to Zoom

Joanna Buoniconti, Copy Editor

March 19, 2020

Many UMass faculty members are moving at least part of their classes to Zoom, a video-conferencing platform that lets everyone connect in real-time.

COVID-19 Updates: Residential Life shares plans for housing

COVID-19 Updates: Residential Life shares plans for housing

Brianna Silva, Managing Editor

March 16, 2020

While campus remains off-limits for most, UMass has devised a strategy to provide housing for the students who need it most.

Social distancing: It’s a real thing and you should do it

Social distancing: It’s a real thing and you should do it

Joanna Buoniconti, Copy Editor

March 16, 2020

Residents are advised to stay home, and if you have to go out, maintain a distance of at least six feet from other people.

COVID-19 Updates: Massachusetts implements new precautions

COVID-19 Updates: Massachusetts implements new precautions

Brianna Silva, Managing Editor

March 15, 2020

Amid the rapid growth of the COVID-19 virus, Massachusetts is moving to stop "community spread" through large events and gatherings.

UMass students express concern over transition to remote learning

UMass students express concern over transition to remote learning

Rebecca Duffy, Campus News Editor

March 13, 2020

With the coronavirus spreading at an alarming rate, universities across the U.S. are moving to remote learning. On March 11, UMass Amherst announced that students must remain off-campus for two weeks after spring break. UMass students share their thoughts on how the transition will affect their learning and spread of the virus.

“The Water Station”, creating your own story

“The Water Station”, creating your own story

Caroline Berteletti, Contributor

March 11, 2020

He offers an opening for interpretation, “the audience creates their own meaning, because once you see the sculptures and actors on stage, you will start making meaning, and I think that’s the idea of the playwright.” 

Amherst College suspends classes and moves to remote learning

Amherst College suspends classes and moves to remote learning

Nicole Biagioni, Contributing Writer

March 10, 2020

Amherst College suspends classes and moves to remote learning for the semester.

Straight Sex ignite audiences with their final string of shows

Straight Sex ignite audiences with their final string of shows

David Anderson, Writer

March 4, 2020

Sadly, this was one of Straight Sex’s final shows. In a couple of months, they will be going on an “indefinite hiatus.”

Changes for the Five College Student Film & Video Festival

Changes for the Five College Student Film & Video Festival

Ian Dartley, Writer

February 29, 2020

The winning narrative film, “Sleep Paralysis,” stood out as a carefully crafted nightmare.

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