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Graffiti for peace: SAFI teams up with Artists 4 Israel for Israel Peace Week

Graffiti for peace: SAFI teams up with Artists 4 Israel for Israel Peace Week

Brian Choquet, Photo Editor

March 29, 2018


Filed under Campus, Showcase, Student Life

A spray-painting event allowed the UMass community to create graffiti art symbolizing peace, love and happiness, and engage in a dialogue about Israel.

Isenberg marketing class launches advertising campaign to raise awareness of implicit biases

Isenberg marketing class launches advertising campaign to raise awareness of implicit biases

Ian Munnelly, Politics/Op-Ed Editor

March 26, 2018


Filed under Campus, Showcase, Student Life

The class will host a social experiment Monday, April 9 from 4-8 p.m. in the atrium of the Isenberg Business School to test implicit biases among students.

Top 5: Financial tips international college students should know

Top 5: Financial tips international college students should know

Sylvie Fan, Contributor

March 23, 2018


Filed under Campus, Lifestyle, Showcase, Student Life

If you are an international student that suffers from money management, here are some useful tips to make saving money less painful.

Jake Tapper to speak at 2018 UMass Amherst commencement

Jake Tapper to speak at 2018 UMass Amherst commencement

Michael Connors, Assistant Campus News Editor

March 22, 2018


Filed under Campus, Current Affairs, Politics, Showcase, Student Life

The University of Massachusetts Amherst announced the pick on Thursday.

Khalid, Lil Yachty to perform at UMass Spring Concert

Khalid, Lil Yachty to perform at UMass Spring Concert

Elissa Borden, Campus News Editor

March 18, 2018


Filed under Campus, Entertainment, Showcase

Tickets go on sale Tuesday, March 20 at 10 a.m.

Theatre Guild brings “Heathers: The Musical” to UMass

Theatre Guild brings “Heathers: The Musical” to UMass

Kathryn Fallah, Contributor

March 6, 2018


Filed under Campus, Entertainment, Features, Music, Showcase

This production touches upon some "really dark stuff" — such as mental illness, date rape, school bombings, abusive relationships and murder — but in a comical way.

808s and Ankle Breaks Podcast: Episode 1

808s and Ankle Breaks Podcast: Episode 1

Jonathan Kermah and Trevor Wilson

March 3, 2018


Filed under Entertainment, Multimedia, Music, Podcasts, Showcase, Sports, Uncategorized

Tune in for some hot takes on the latest singles, projects and stories in hip-hop, as well as big performances and trending topics of the week in basketball.

The opioid epidemic: UMass faculty and students strive to educate the community

The opioid epidemic: UMass faculty and students strive to educate the community

Julie Harrington, Writer

February 23, 2018


Filed under Campus, Current Affairs, Showcase, Student Life

Students and faculty at UMass work together to educate the public about the realities of the opioid epidemic sweeping the nation.

UMass Design Building on track for LEED certification

UMass Design Building on track for LEED certification

Geoff Warren, Contributor

February 15, 2018


Filed under Campus, Current Affairs, Showcase

UMass' Design Building — a $52 million, 87,500 square-foot structure — is made almost entirely of wood, features unique sustainability features, and produces half the carbon emissions for a building its size. “It’s the most technologically advanced mass timber building that we have in the United States right now,” says Tom Chung, lead project manager.

The beauty in fabric: Headwrapping tutorials celebrating Black History Month hosted by UMass SoCA, iMOSÉ, AACE

The beauty in fabric: Headwrapping tutorials celebrating Black History Month hosted by UMass SoCA, iMOSÉ, AACE

Brian Choquet, Photo Editor

February 13, 2018


Filed under Campus, Current Affairs, Fashion, Showcase, Student Life

“We really wanted to kick [Black History Month] off with something that was central to the black community but could also fit in line with our mission, which is to spread the influence of the Caribbean,” said SoCA President and UMass junior Cassandra Georges.

Getting involved: How to run for election with the UMass SGA

Getting involved: How to run for election with the UMass SGA

Elissa Borden, Campus News Editor

February 6, 2018


Filed under Campus, Current Affairs, Showcase, Student Life, Uncategorized

Thinking about running in the Student Government Association election this semester? Here's a guide on how to get started.

The importance of language and value: Panel speaks following the screening of “Talking Black in America”

The importance of language and value: Panel speaks following the screening of “Talking Black in America”

Caeli Chesin, Writer

February 6, 2018


Filed under Campus, Showcase, Uncategorized

“There’s so many ways of communication. It’s about power and systematic oppression,” said Carlos McBride, an audience member at the screening of "Talking Black in America."

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