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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.

Wire News Weekly – 1.19.20

Wire News Weekly - 1.19.20

Rebecca Duffy, Video Editor

January 26, 2020

In the first episode of the brand new series "Wire News Weekly," Host Rebecca Duffy talks about this week's major news headlines from UMass Amherst and local communities. For the week of January 19th, 2020, students move in, U.S. Representative Joe Kennedy III visits Amherst and more!

The Paws Program brings smiles to students

The Paws Program brings smiles to students

Nicole Biagioni

December 16, 2019

Ever wonder who’s behind the paws program? Nicole Biagioni takes a look into the organization that puts on de-stress events, and the therapy dog group that brings happiness to UMass Amherst students.

Meet Campus Design & Copy: A student co-op that is more than just printing

Meet Campus Design & Copy: A student co-op that is more than just printing

Rebecca Duffy, Video Editor

December 9, 2019

Video editor Rebecca Duffy sat down with Campus Design & Copy co-managers to discuss what it's like to work at CD&C and how their temporary relocation from the Student Union affected business.

Ask UMass — End of the decade music

Ask UMass — End of the decade music

Nicole Biagioni and John Buday

December 1, 2019

In the second episode of our "End of the decade" series, Nicole Biagioni and John Buday ask students about their favorite music from the last decade.

Ask UMass — Thanksgiving

Ask UMass — Thanksgiving

Nicole Biagioni and John Buday

November 22, 2019

Thanksgiving is right around the corner, and on this week's episode of Ask UMass, Nicole Biagioni and John Buday talk to students about the holiday, their favorite dish and what they're thankful for.

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