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A conversation with Sonya Epstein, the former SGA president who didn’t rerun

Sonya Epstein wanted to create a new path for the Student Government Association, instead they found a confrontational Senate and a dismissive administration: Part one of two
Talia Heisey, Writer April 22, 2021
While the past academic year has been well known for its administrative failings, behind the scenes of the Student Government Association, now former President Sonya Epstein, experienced a difficult and tumultuous relationship with members of the SGA. The mental health difficulties of dealing with these confrontations, as well as SGA members spreading rumors about them, eventually led to their decision not to run again despite being only a junior.
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.
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.
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.
Wire News Round Up - 3.15.21

Wire News Round Up – 3.15.21

Blarney, SGA elections being postponed, weather and more.
Blarney, SGA elections being postponed, weather and more.
Wire News Round Up - 3.8.21

Wire News Round Up – 3.8.21

How the UMass Police Department prepared for Blarney, a Golden Globes recap, this week's weather and more
How the UMass Police Department prepared for Blarney, a Golden Globes recap, this week's weather and more.
Wire News Round Up - 3.1.21

Wire News Round Up – 3.1.21

Massachusetts enters new step of re-opening phase, in-person dining resumes, this week's weather and more
Nicole Biagioni, Brie Bristol, and Rebecca Duffy March 1, 2021
In their second weekly broadcast, Wire News Round Up covers Wellbeing Wednesday "Pondfire," reopening in Massachusetts, this week's weather and more.
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Texas winter storm spares no one

Frigid temperatures and an electric grid rigged for profiteering plunged Texas into week-long dark age, startling UMass and other college students with little recollection of the system’s previous lapses.
Rebeca Pereira, Writer March 1, 2021
Young people across the South have watched as pipes ran bone-dry or burst and have helped haul buckets of non-potable pool water up flights stairs to flush neighbors’ unflushable toilets. But even Texas’ youngest and fittest are impotent to an indiscriminate storm and the impenetrable immunity of youth has come undeniably into question under the strain of freezing temperatures and unstable power.
Wire News Round Up - 2.22.2021

Wire News Round Up – 2.22.2021

New campus operational posture, this week's weather and more.
Nicole Biagioni and Ethan Brayall-Brown February 22, 2021
Catch Nicole Biagioni and Ethan Brayall-Brown debut the first episode of their campus updates broadcast
Campus operational poster set to lower from

Campus operational poster set to lower from “High Risk” to “Elevated”

New email by Chancellor Kumble R. Subbaswamy goes over the new conditions and plan for UMass students
Ethan Brayall-Brown, Writer February 19, 2021
In addition to these specifications, the Student Union will open if the conditions of public health improve. Only students with the Campus Health Hub green checkmark will be allowed entry. All public health guidelines will be strictly monitored. 
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UMass Amherst begins administering the COVID-19 vaccine at it’s new clinic

Clinic planner explains the process of vaccination and clinic procedures
Talia Heisey, Writer February 10, 2021
UMass' COVID vaccine clinic opened on Jan. 14, and continuing throughout the spring semester, this clinic is one of 49 other vaccination sites across the state, which has been administering a two-dose Moderna vaccine. 
Theta Chi house courtesy of thetachiumass.com

UMass fraternity throws party against COVID-19 restrictions

Students express strong emotions against first documented large gathering
Nicole Biagioni, Writer February 9, 2021
The UMass community reacts to the COVID-spreading party that took place at the Theta Chi fraternity this past weekend.
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