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UMass CHAARG works remotely to keep its members positive and active during COVID-19

UMass CHAARG works remotely to keep its members positive and active during COVID-19

Alana Zeilander, Contributing Writer

September 26, 2020

UMass CHAARG works remotely to keep its members positive and active during COVID-19

COVID-19 Update(s): What we know right now

COVID-19 Update(s): What we know right now

Joanna Buoniconti, Brianna Silva, and Talia Heisey

September 25, 2020

Thirteen students living off-campus have tested positive for the coronavirus. In-person classes have been suspended for the remainder of the semester. We'll provide daily updates from Whitmore and beyond.

Patriots Coverage Week 2: Patriots’ comeback attempt falls short as Wilson throws 5 TDs in Seahawks’ win

PC: David Silverman

Michael Araujo, Writer

September 21, 2020

New England entered the Sunday night matchup as underdogs for the first time since Week 1 of the 2016 season -- when Jimmy Garoppolo started in place of the suspended Tom Brady against the Arizona Cardinals.

UMass Amherst announces new furloughs

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Talia Heisey, News Writer

September 16, 2020

Chancellor Subaswammy has announced a round of new furloughs of UMass staff due to the approximate 170 million dollars in financial losses incurred by the pandemic.

It’s time that faculty-student relationships, in all forms, are prohibited at UMass Amherst

It’s time that faculty-student relationships, in all forms, are prohibited at UMass Amherst

Joanna Buoniconti, Copy/Managing Editors

September 15, 2020

Other colleges within the five-college-consortium have taken the initiative to ban faculty-student romantic relationships, while in a Masslive article it was stated that at UMass they are only “strongly discouraged.”

Virtual community forum held to discuss UMass and Town efforts to reduce spread of COVID-19

Virtual community forum held to discuss UMass and Town efforts to reduce spread of COVID-19

Rebecca Duffy, Campus News Editor

September 4, 2020

With the number of COVID-19 cases rising at universities across the country, officials from UMass and the Town of Amherst held a virtual community forum to discuss how they are working to reduce the spread of COVID-19.

“Back to the Woods” Taylor Swift and the New Trend of Rugged Authenticity

Joe Lancaster, Contributing Writer

August 20, 2020

In some ways, it may seem odd or disingenuous to suddenly get sincere by going “back to the woods”—the way songsters of the 1990s feigned artistry simply by going “unplugged.” In reality, as John Mayer and Justin Timberlake have shown, this is simply another step in the evolution of the modern pop singer-songwriter.

U-Más Fuerte Together: Establishing ‘a beloved community’

U-Más Fuerte Together: Establishing 'a beloved community'

Joanna Buoniconti, Managing Editor

August 14, 2020

"It is a big platform that we’re trying to share with as many people as possible. And we're trying to ensure that when we’re creating this, it’s truly a better community for everybody."

Boycott! Divest! Sanction!: An Open Letter to the UMass Amherst Faculty Senate and Massachusetts Society of Professors

Boycott! Divest! Sanction!: An Open Letter to the UMass Amherst Faculty Senate and Massachusetts Society of Professors

Timmy Sullivan

July 19, 2020

I am writing today to implore you and your colleagues to act with similar moral conviction as you did in October and to translate that commitment to academic freedom into symbolic and material action, by authoring and passing a BDS resolution through the Faculty Senate and the Massachusetts Society of Professors. 

U-Más Fuerte Together: The UMass Racial Justice Coalition

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Brianna Silva, Editor-In-Chief

July 10, 2020

What initially began as a Google Doc, soon became a movement led by the UMass Racial Justice Coalition. Students at UMass are now signing their names to join and support the RJC's demands.

How quarantine can impact long distance relationships

How quarantine can impact long distance relationships

Ava Bertino, Contributing Writer

July 9, 2020

Sofie Lafratta, a freshman at Indiana University, is in a long distance relationship with her boyfriend who attends West Virginia University. How has quarantine, a time when everyone should stay inside and avoid spending time with non-relatives as much as possible, affected her relationship?

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