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OP-Ed: The Boston Celtics defense will help them hoist banner 18

OP-Ed: The Boston Celtics defense will help them hoist banner 18

With the Boston Celtics eliminating the Miami Heat in a tough seven game series, the Celtics now have their eyes on one thing: The Larry O’Brien Trophy.
Chris Rodriguez, Writer June 2, 2022
The Boston Celtics and Golden State Warriors will face off in the NBA Finals. Chris Rodriguez looks into how each team can come out victorious.
Students for the Out of the Darkness Walk Sunday, Apr. 24, 2022. About 80 students and families showed for the Out of the Darkness walk, University of Massachusetts Amherst.

You should embark on self care in college, here’s why it matters

The Out of the Darkness Walk is a fundraiser for the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP), which does an annual collaboration with the student-run mental health advocacy club, Active Minds in support of advocacy for mental health awareness and suicide prevention.
Diamond Smith, Contributor May 30, 2022
The Out of the Darkness Walk is a fundraiser for American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP), does an annual collaboration with the student-run mental health advocacy club, Active Minds in advocacy for mental health awareness and suicide prevention.
The Boston Celtics beat the Miami Heat and finally get over the hump

The Boston Celtics beat the Miami Heat and finally get over the hump

After four eastern conference finals appearance in six years, the Boston Celtics complete their revenge tour and finally head to the NBA finals.
Taylor Lee, Sports Editor May 30, 2022
Did you forget how much this special run has meant for the Celtics? Don't worry, Taylor Lee will remind you.
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.
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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.
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.
A  preview of the Celtics-Nets playoff

A preview of the Celtics-Nets playoff

Following the Brooklyn Nets play-in victory, a look at how the Celtics matchup against Kevin Durant’s Nets.
Chris Rodriguez, Writer April 13, 2022
The Brooklyn Nets are set to face off against the Boston Celtics in the first round of this year's playoffs. Chris Rodriguez looks into how each team can advance to the next round.
UMass Lacrosse stays hot and ascends into top 20 nationally

UMass Lacrosse stays hot and ascends into top 20 nationally

Behind a player of the week performance from goalkeeper Matt Knote, UMass has put themselves in elite company among the nations best.
Chris Rodriguez, Writer April 7, 2022
The UMass Gorillas beat the Delaware Blue Hens in overtime 11-10, here's Chris Rodriguez's recap of what happened.
Op-Ed: Daniel Theis can fill in for Robert Williams, it just won’t look as good

Op-Ed: Daniel Theis can fill in for Robert Williams, it just won’t look as good

Daniel Theis has never been the flashiest player in the NBA, but for the Celtics, he’s always been one of the most important.
Taylor Lee, Sports Editor April 6, 2022
As the playoffs near, Taylor Lee looks at whether Daniel Theis can fill in for Robert Williams III and help the Celtics on a deep playoff run.
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