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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

September 25, 2020

Thirteen students living off-campus have tested positive for the coronavirus. In-person classes have been suspended for the remainder of the semester. We'll provide daily updates from Whitmore and beyond.

The passing of the Supreme Court Justice and women’s rights champion, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, sets the stage for a nasty political fight

The passing of the Supreme Court Justice and women’s rights champion, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, sets the stage for a nasty political fight

Faith Cardoza, Politics/Op-Ed Editor

September 20, 2020

She was the director of of the Women’s Rights Project of the American Civil Liberties Union, and argued for six major cases to the Supreme Court regarding gender equality. Her position on the Supreme Court now being vacant has the power to shape the nation for generations to come.

It’s time that faculty-student relationships, in all forms, are prohibited at UMass Amherst

It’s time that faculty-student relationships, in all forms, are prohibited at UMass Amherst

Joanna Buoniconti, Copy/Managing Editors

September 15, 2020

Other colleges within the five-college-consortium have taken the initiative to ban faculty-student romantic relationships, while in a Masslive article it was stated that at UMass they are only “strongly discouraged.”

U-Más Fuerte Together: Establishing ‘a beloved community’

U-Más Fuerte Together: Establishing 'a beloved community'

Joanna Buoniconti, Managing Editor

August 14, 2020

"It is a big platform that we’re trying to share with as many people as possible. And we're trying to ensure that when we’re creating this, it’s truly a better community for everybody."

Nurse manager discusses how COVID-19 impacted Winchester Hospital and her own life

Nurse manager discusses how COVID-19 impacted Winchester Hospital and her own life

Sarah Walsh, Contributing Writer

July 19, 2020

Winchester Hospital has seen a major influx of patients due to COVID-19. Chrissie Quill, a nurse manager at the hospital, talks about how the staff have adjusted to treating their patients and her personal experience with COVID-19.

A pediatric infectious disease specialist shares his knowledge of COVID-19

A pediatric infectious disease specialist shares his knowledge of COVID-19

Ella Adams, Contributing Writer

July 18, 2020

Dr. Mark Denison, a pediatric infectious disease specialist at Vanderbilt University Medical Center, talks about the history of coronaviruses, the future of COVID-19 and how we can protect ourselves.

How quarantine can impact long distance relationships

How quarantine can impact long distance relationships

Ava Bertino, Contributing Writer

July 9, 2020

Sofie Lafratta, a freshman at Indiana University, is in a long distance relationship with her boyfriend who attends West Virginia University. How has quarantine, a time when everyone should stay inside and avoid spending time with non-relatives as much as possible, affected her relationship?

COVID-19 Updates: Residential Life shares plans for housing

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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.

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