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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

June 30, 2020

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

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.

Ask UMass — Blarney

Ask UMass  — Blarney

Rebecca Duffy, Campus News Editor

March 6, 2020

Every year, thousands of UMass Amherst students celebrate St. Patrick's Day on the first Saturday in March- also called Blarney. In this episode, students discuss how their spending Blarney weekend and their thoughts on Meek Mill performing at the Mullins Live! concert.

Wire News Weekly – 3.1.20

Wire News Weekly - 3.1.20

Rebecca Duffy, Campus News Editor

March 2, 2020

In this episode of Wire News Weekly, Rebecca Duffy talks about Bernie Sanders hosting a rally in Springfield, Rapper Meek Mill being chosen to headline Mullins Live! and more. Plus, Nicole Biagioni shares Amherst's weather forecast for the week.

Meet Alec – the UMPD officer with four legs

Meet Alec - the UMPD officer with four legs

Nicole Biagioni, Reporter

February 26, 2020

UMass Police Department's newest officer loves to sniff out danger. Alec, a 22-month-old black lab, is a new K-9 officer at UMPD who searches for explosives and other harmful materials. Nicole Biagioni speaks with Alec's handler, Officer Gerald Perkins, about what a day is like for Alec when he is on the job.

Ask UMass – Valentine’s Day

Ask UMass - Valentine's Day

Nicole Biagioni, Rebecca Duffy, Video Reporters

February 14, 2020

Happy Valentine's Day! On this episode of Ask UMass, Nicole Biagioni and Rebecca Duffy ask UMass students what their Valentine's Day plans are and how they feel about the holiday.

Wire News Weekly – 2.9.20

Wire News Weekly - 2.9.20

Rebecca Duffy, Campus News Editor

February 10, 2020

In this episode of Wire News Weekly, Host Rebecca Duffy talks about a Smith College student's potential exposure to the coronavirus, the UMass Store selling roses for Valentine's Day and more news. Nicole Biagioni reports on Amherst's weather forecast.

Ask UMass — Super Bowl LIV

Ask UMass -- Super Bowl LIV

Nicole Biagioni and Mike McHugh

January 31, 2020

The Kansas City Chiefs and San Francisco 49ers are going head-to-head in Super Bowl LIV this Sunday. Find out who UMass students think will win and how they will be watching.

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