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Op-Ed: The Celtics have enough star power to beat the Miami Heat

Op-Ed: The Celtics have enough star power to beat the Miami Heat

Following the Boston Celtics thrilling 7 game triumph over the Milwaukee Bucks, the Celtics will face off against the team that last bounced them from the Eastern Conference Finals.
Chris Rodriguez, Writer May 16, 2022
The Miami Heat are set to face off against the Boston Celtics in the Eastern Conference Finals. Chris Rodriguez looks into how each team can advance to Finals for a chance to hoist the Larry O’Brien trophy.
University of Massachusetts Police Department Building. Courtesy of UMass

UMPD and APD give the ‘all clear’ after sighting of armed man is reported

A witness sent APD a photo of a man holding a gun while sitting on a swing. APD and UMPD reported and found out it was a pellet gun.
Liesel Nygard, Writer May 2, 2022
A photo sent to the Amherst Police Department shows an individual with what looks to be a shotgun or rifle. Later it was discovered to be a pellet gun.
Op-Ed: Is this the last run at the cup for this Bruins core?

Op-Ed: Is this the last run at the cup for this Bruins core?

A preview of the Boston Bruins matchup against the Carolina Hurricanes.
Eric Lee, Writer April 30, 2022
The boys are buzzing into Carolina, but this could be their last run together. A look into the Bruins quest for the cup.
NBA Playoff Preview: Celtics v Bucks

NBA Playoff Preview: Celtics v Bucks

Following the Boston Celtics sweep of the Brooklyn Nets, the Celtics now key in on taking out another dominant eastern conference foe: The Milwaukee Bucks
Chris Rodriguez, Writer April 29, 2022
The Milwaukee Bucks are set to face off against the Boston Celtics in the second round of this year's playoffs. Chris Rodriguez looks into how each team can advance to the eastern conference finals.
Southwest Towers. Photo by John Phelan - creative commons

UMass tries to meet demand in ‘tighter’ housing market

With the “tight” and “expensive” off-campus housing market and increasing demand for on-campus housing, due to higher enrollment rates, UMass tries to accommodate students with triples, quads, and housing in local hotels.
Selene Bonafini, Writer April 28, 2022
With the “tight” and “expensive” off-campus housing market and increasing demand for on-campus housing, due to higher enrollment rates, UMass tries to accommodate students with triples, quads, and housing in local hotels.
UMass students watching sheep graze the lawn between Isenberg and the Bromery Center. This sheep watching event was held by EweMass on April 26 and 27 to promote better land management in the UMass community.  Photo by Ethan Brayall-Brown

UMass sheep arrive on campus to promote environmental conservation

Students got to watch sheep graze the lawn between Isenberg and the Bromery Center
Ethan Brayall-Brown, Assistant News Editor April 27, 2022
Students got to watch sheep graze the lawn between Isenberg and the Bromery Center
Student Debt Crisis: Will it be Cancelled?

Student Debt Crisis: Will it be Cancelled?

Joe Biden's presidency will be marked by broken promises and a lack of initiative, chief among them his refusal to cancel widespread student debt.
Zach Steward, Politics/Op-ed Editor April 26, 2022

Joe Biden will never cancel student debt. Why? While some say it’s because he can’t, that he has to go through Congress to do so, I say otherwise. He could easily cancel them with the stroke of a pen...

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Marcus Smart’s transcendent season mirrors the great Gary Payton’s DPOY campaign

Marcus Smart breaks through and wins DPOY as a guard for first time in 26 years.
Chris Rodriguez, Writer April 22, 2022
Celtics guard Marcus Smart won the DPOY award for the first time in his career. Chris Rodriguez looks into the evolution of the NBA since a guard last won the award in 1996.
Photo courtesy of UMass Dining

Students reflect on UMass administration’s support during Ramadan

In an interview with Melisa Avdic ‘23 and Taqdees Ahmad ‘24, both students express their concerns and satisfaction with UMass’ take on Ramadan this year.  
Christina Loberti, Writer April 22, 2022
Being in college, one might find it difficult to uphold their cultural and religious obligations in a setting outside their home. For junior Melisa Avdic and sophomore Taqdees Ahmad, celebrating Ramadan at UMass has come with both positive and negative aspects. 
The Boston Celtics went turnover hunting on Easter to stop Kevin Durant in Game 1

The Boston Celtics went turnover hunting on Easter to stop Kevin Durant in Game 1

While Brooklyn’s Kyrie Irving went full-villain on Sunday, the Celtics committed to an aggressive scheme to slow Durant down.
Taylor Lee, Sports Editor April 19, 2022
How did the Celtics force Kevin Durant into an awful Game 1 performance? Taylor Lee looks at it in his most recent piece.

Local house concert ends with floor caving in

House full of UMass students and three local bands had floor cave in but didn't leave anyone hurt
Ethan Brayall-Brown and Ethan Goodman, Writers April 18, 2022
House full of UMass students and three local bands had floor cave in but didn't leave anyone hurt
Photo by Markus Spiske on flickr (https://flickr.com/photos/125167502@N02/43644666751)

Tips and tricks for getting into the garden

Find creative ways to garden at UMass
Rosa Vogel, Writer April 17, 2022
Gardening and home-grown produce can seem out of reach for students living in dorms, suites or rented off-campus housing. However, these tips make it easy to get started.
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