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With a lackluster response from UMass Administration, what happens next?

op-ed: With a lackluster response from UMass Administration, what happens next?
Aliana Liz Tavares, Writer September 25, 2021

After a sexual assault allegation made against the Theta Chi fraternity on the anonymous thought sharing app, Yik Yak, students and supporters of sexual assault survivors led days of protests on campus....

Sunday’s Theta Chi Protest

Libby Mcmanus and Nicole Biagioni September 24, 2021

Amherst Wire's Libby McManus covered to Sunday's protest at the Theta Chi Fraternity. The protest originated at the Chancellor's home and made it's way down to the fraternity. The protest lasted for several...

Sexual assault and white privilege: An intersection

Sexual assault and white privilege: An intersection

Zach Steward, Politics/Op-Ed Editor September 23, 2021

I want to start this off by saying that I am privileged in the sense that I am not a survivor of sexual harassment or assault. I stand with survivors & want to make clear that sexual violence in any...

Melville reflections

Zach Steward, Politics/Op-ed Editor September 23, 2021

“Bias-related incident.” The first time I heard this phrase it came from my Residence Director and some administrators that spoke to myself and others after a racial slur was written across a bathroom...

UMass: Cut the BS

UMass: Cut the BS

Zach Steward, Politics/Op-Ed Editor September 23, 2021

As a young black man in America, racism is nothing new to me. I've dealt with it for a long time, and I will continue to deal with it and challenge the system that allows it to continue for as long as...

Credit: New England Patriots on Twitter.

Patriots defense dominates the Jets in Mac Jones’ first career win

Patriots pick off Jets’ quarterback Zach Wilson four times and welcome him to the NFL and win 25-6.
Taylor Lee, Sports Editor September 22, 2021
Patriots pick off Jets’ quarterback Zach Wilson four times and welcome him to the NFL and win 25-6.

Sexual assault on campus: The numbers

Celina Rivernider September 22, 2021

AMHERST, Mass. — One in five women in college experience sexual assault, according to the U.S. Office on Women's Health. For a university with a high student population, such as UMass Amherst, the...

Woman at Sunday nights Theta Chi protest by Abbie Gracie

What is the Survivor’s Bill of Rights?

Students call for a change in policy amid sexual assault allegations.
Maddie Fabian, Contributor September 22, 2021

AMHERST--The Student Government Association (SGA) released a statement on Monday recognizing survivors of sexual assault and the history of rape culture at UMass, after the recent sexual assault allegations...

Second day of demonstrations continue over Theta Chi allegations at UMass

Following Sunday’s protests, Monday consisted of another two peaceful protests, both bringing extremely supportive crowds.
Talia Heisey and Ethan Brayall-Brown September 21, 2021

On Monday Sept. 20, at 12 p.m , over 60 students from UMass met at the Whitmore Administration building for a sit-in at the Dean of Students office’s waiting area. They gathered to protest against...

UMass Amherst to pursue investigation into sexual assault allegation

After Chancellor Subbaswamy sent an email Monday night about Sunday's protests amid sexual assault allegations at Theta Chi, an investigation is taking place, per UMass Communications Director.
Tristan Smith, Social Media Manager September 21, 2021

After two days of protests and demonstrations led by University of Massachusetts-Amherst students in response to a sexual assault allegation made against the Theta Chi fraternity, university officials...

Protester in front of Theta Chi by Abbie Gracie

UMass protests to ban Theta Chi after alleged assault

Amid allegations of a woman being roofied at the fraternity, UMass students took the streets to protest against frat culture.
Abbie Gracie and Zach Steward, Editors September 20, 2021
Amid allegations of a woman being roofied at the fraternity, UMass students took the streets to protest against frat culture.
PETA comes to UMass

PETA comes to UMass

Organization protests monkey lab with guest speaker Casey Affleck
Maddie Fabian, Contributor September 20, 2021

AMHERST Mass. -- People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) held a protest on campus last Monday, September 13, 2021.  Joined by Hollywood actor and longtime animal rights activist Casey Affleck,...

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