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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.”

Did Cardi B ruin Tinder? UMass students weigh in

Did Cardi B ruin Tinder? UMass students weigh in

Brian Choquet, Photo Editor

April 19, 2018


Filed under Campus, Current Affairs, Entertainment, Music, Showcase, Student Life

Rapper Cardi B took over Tinder during the #SwipeOff competition, but the reviews are mixed on whether that was a good or bad thing.

UMass wins Tinder #SwipeOff challenge, free Cardi B concert

UMass wins Tinder #SwipeOff challenge, free Cardi B concert

Cameron Merritt, Travel Editor

April 18, 2018


Filed under Campus, Current Affairs, Entertainment, Music, Showcase, Student Life

After nearly a month of rigorous right swiping on their Tinder accounts, students at the UMass Amherst have earned their chance to party with Cardi.

‘Idea Driven:’ UMass artist Haley McDevitt’s thesis exhibition uses her mother’s sketches to encourage political thought

‘Idea Driven:’ UMass artist Haley McDevitt’s thesis exhibition uses her mother’s sketches to encourage political thought

Courtney Murtagh and Brian Choquet

April 17, 2018


Filed under Campus, Politics, Profiles, Showcase, Student Life

Her mother's political sketches, which inspired McDevitt's paintings, were created to be starting points for conversations on values and how to better society. McDevitt wants her gallery viewers to leave thinking more about their surroundings and what their community, large or small, could benefit from. The exhibition will be displayed from April 17-20 at the Student Union Gallery.

Fashion-related classes you didn’t know you could take

Fashion-related classes you didn’t know you could take

Chanel Connor, Writer

April 13, 2018


Filed under Campus, Fashion, Lifestyle, Showcase

As a UMass student, you may not be aware of all the fashion-related courses that are offered to students. Here are some fabulous classes to register for this fall if you’re interested in fashion or fashion merchandising!

MXCC hosts third annual Afro hair braiding competition

MXCC hosts third annual Afro hair braiding competition

Wei Cai, Contributer

April 11, 2018


Filed under Campus, Current Affairs, Showcase, Student Life

The contest, held March 23, promoted awareness and increased education on braids and the cultural values they represent.

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