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UMass fraternity charged with hazing and liquor violations

UMass fraternity charged with hazing and liquor violations

Nicole DeFeudis, Co-Editor in Chief

September 21, 2018


Filed under Campus, Current Affairs, Showcase

A University of Massachusetts fraternity that was suspended by the university last fall now faces charges of violating hazing and liquor laws.

What you need to know about the changes to the UMass tailgating policy

What you need to know about the changes to the UMass tailgating policy

Matthew DiPesa, Contributor

September 20, 2018


Filed under Campus, Showcase, Sports, Student Life

The tailgates before football games at UMass Amherst are arguably as popular as the games themselves. Those tailgates will look a bit different this year.

Gucci Mane, Smokepurpp, Carnage and more to play on campus in November

Gucci Mane, Smokepurpp, Carnage and more to play on campus in November

Liv Charbonneau, Contributor

September 18, 2018


Filed under Campus, Entertainment, Music, Showcase

The event is open to the public, but UMass students can probably dodge the $10 parking fee considering that the venue is a stone’s throw away from the Rec Center.

UMass updates: 5 things you missed over the summer

UMass updates: 5 things you missed over the summer

Henry Brechter and Liam O'Connor

September 10, 2018


Filed under Around the Valley, Campus, Current Affairs, Showcase, Student Life

As UMass kicks into gear for the fall semester, it's important to know what you might have missed over the summer.

UMass community ‘melting’ during a sweaty syllabus week

UMass community ‘melting’ during a sweaty syllabus week

Brian Choquet, Photo Editor

September 8, 2018


Filed under Campus, Current Affairs, Showcase

The first week of school has been a sweaty one for students at the University of Massachusetts, but relief is finally on the way.

Q and A with Jake Tapper

Q and A with Jake Tapper

Henry Brechter, Campus News Editor

May 3, 2018


Filed under Campus, Showcase

This year's commencement speaker talks about Trump, the media, and the future of today's grads.

‘All Through the House:’ UMass artist Parker Phelps recreates childhood memories through household objects

‘All Through the House:’ UMass artist Parker Phelps recreates childhood memories through household objects

Rachel Ayotte, Managing Editor

April 24, 2018


Filed under Campus, Showcase, Student Life

The installation, entitled “All Through the House” is both a past and present representation of Phelps' sister and parents, past memories and the anticipation of new ones. On display from April 24 -30 in the Herter Art Gallery, the show serves as an intimate glimpse into the artist's life.

UMass FTK Dance Marathon raises over $200,000 for local hospital

UMass FTK Dance Marathon raises over $200,000 for local hospital

Michael Connors, Assistant Campus News Editor

April 23, 2018


Filed under Campus, Current Affairs, Showcase, Student Life

“The atmosphere when you walk into this event is unlike anything you will experience anywhere else on campus," said UMass senior Brady Sharon.

UMass Graduate Employee Organization stages sit-in at Whitmore

UMass Graduate Employee Organization stages sit-in at Whitmore

Michael Connors, Assistant Campus News Editor

April 20, 2018


Filed under Campus, Showcase, Student Life

“The university seems to have money to buy other things, like buying campuses in eastern Massachusetts and paying the athletic director a lot of money,” said Alyssa Goldstein, co-chair of the GEO. “But when it comes to actually paying money to the workers who are doing the teaching, the research, the grading — they’re coming up empty.”

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