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Folk drains game-winning field goal at the buzzer to keep Patriots’ playoff hopes alive

PC: Elise Amendola
James White finished with two rushing touchdowns, while Adam Butler recorded a sack, five tackles and assisted an interception
November 30, 2020
James White finished with two rushing touchdowns, while Adam Butler recorded a sack, five tackles and assisted an interception.

Patriots’ playoff hopes diminish as they fall to 4-6

PC: New England Patriots
Rex Burkhead fears to have torn ACL in loss to Houston Texans
November 23, 2020
With the loss, the Patriots now fall to 4-6 on the season, and their playoff hopes are fading fast. The Dolphins are on a five game win streak, and the Bills are sitting pretty atop the AFC East with a 7-3 record and a bye this week to rest up.

Should Christmas music be listened to before Thanksgiving?

(Steve Walser / Flickr)
A highly-debated topic in a year unlike any other
November 19, 2020
A highly-debated topic in a year unlike any other.

Students grapple with mental health as first fully-remote semester draws to a close

(Patrick Kline/Amherst Wire)
UMass has reported 321 cases of COVID-19 since August 6
November 18, 2020
College students at UMass Amherst, many of whom expected nothing more than a two-week extension of spring break at the onset of remote learning, were thrust into a purgatory of uncertainty commandeered by a novel contagion. 

Patriots win big over the Ravens in the wind and rain

PC: Elise Amendola
Harris shredded the Baltimore defense for 121-yards from scrimmage, while Burkhead tallied two receiving touchdowns
November 16, 2020
Despite another Raven’s touchdown, New England was able to cling to their lead and win the game 23-17 thanks to Mother Nature, who created a monsoon that drowned out the Raven’s comeback aspirations.

What can the Celtics do to help get themselves back in the Finals?

What can the Celtics do to help get themselves back in the Finals?
November 12, 2020
The roster the Celtics have now is very good but it was shown in their Conference Finals performance that it was not enough to win it all. There are moves that Celtics could make in free agency, trading, and in the draft to help them take the next step.

A whirlwind of a Presidential election

Joe Biden and Kamala Harris in Delaware to deliver victory speech from Google Images
Overwhelming feelings have come to light from the results of the Election Day that turned into Election Week
November 11, 2020
On Saturday, Vice President Joe Biden and Sen. Kamala Harris have officially become the president-elect and vice president-elect for the next four years, making Donald Trump one of the few incumbent presidents to lose in his race for a second term. The results brought a lot of conflicting emotions throughout the United States. 

New England cools the Jets in a 30-27 victory

PC: Adam Hunger
Cam Newton finds success as a passer and leads his team to a big victory over intradivision rival New York Jets
November 10, 2020
Cam Newton finds success as a passer and leads his team to a big victory over intradivision rival New York Jets.

Governor Charlie Baker’s new COVID-19 guidelines and its implications on UMass

(Charlie Baker / Flickr)
Guidelines include a stay-at-home advisory and restrictions on business' operating hours
November 6, 2020
Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker announced a new stay-at-home advisory along with other measures to fight back against COVID-19 cases. These measures go into effect on Nov. 6. This comes amidst a surge of COVID-19 cases. As of Nov. 4, there were 1,629 new cases, making a total of 103,066 COVID-19 cases in the Commonwealth.

Newton’s crucial fumble costs Patriots’ their fourth straight loss

PC: John Munson
The Buffalo Bills handed the New England Patriots their fourth straight loss as Newton fumbles in crunch time
November 2, 2020
The Buffalo Bills handed the New England Patriots their fourth straight loss as Newton fumbles in crunch time.

(Fake) Blonde Moment: Space cowgirls, prequel season and Harry Styles fan fiction

Artwork by Gracie Donovan
October 27, 2020
Tune in for Chad and Grace's takes on The Bachelorette's most awkward episode yet.

Life “upside-down”: How international students have taken UMass abroad

Life
How international students are coping with the pandemic and classes, when they live on the other side of the world
October 27, 2020
Public universities and the college towns they are situated in rely on their ability to accommodate international students, but the fate of international students is only one of many considerations in the race to reopen.
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