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Five tips for new students

Five tips for new students

Faith Cardoza, Contributor

October 6, 2018


Filed under Campus, Showcase, Student Life, Top Five

If you follow these tips, you’ll be far more prepared than the average new student.

808s and Ankle Breaks Podcast: Episode 23

808s and Ankle Breaks Podcast: Episode 23

Jonathan Kermah and Trevor Wilson

October 6, 2018


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

Kanye West's most recent antics, Lil Wayne's "Tha Carter V" and Logic's "YSIV," plus conference predictions.

What you need to know about Massachusetts ballot Question 2

What you need to know about Massachusetts ballot Question 2

Matt Berg, Contributor

October 5, 2018


Filed under Campus, Current Affairs, Politics, Showcase

Question 2 would create a commission charged with pushing a constitutional amendment to overturn the Citizens United Supreme Court decision.

At UMass, Jackson Katz seeks ‘paradigm shift’ in how we understand sexual assault

At UMass, Jackson Katz seeks ‘paradigm shift’ in how we understand sexual assault

Matthew DiPesa, Contributor

October 4, 2018


Filed under Campus, Current Affairs, Showcase

Katz explained how sexual assault is commonly considered a “women’s issue,” despite the fact that men are the perpetrators of an overwhelming majority of sexual assaults. This removes accountability for these crimes, and in turn leaves much of the responsibility for solving the problem to women, who are most often the victims of gender violence.

Is Plan B easily accessible at UMass?

Is Plan B easily accessible at UMass?

Elizabeth Donoghue, Contributor

October 3, 2018


Filed under Campus, Current Affairs, Food/Health, Relationships

One former student described her experience purchasing Plan B at UHS as “unfriendly and awkward.”

Students mourn the FAC’s black squirrel

Students mourn the FAC’s black squirrel

Liam O'Connor, Entertainment Editor

October 2, 2018


Filed under Campus, Showcase, Student Life

Sadly, an unusually high population of squirrels means a disturbing amount of roadkill.

Students of color unwind after racist incidents at UMass

Students of color unwind after racist incidents at UMass

Brian Choquet, Photo Editor

October 1, 2018


Filed under Campus, Current Affairs, Showcase, Student Life

The jovial environment was a far cry from the anger and sadness that many students of color have expressed in the past week.

UMass Football Coach Whipple suspended

UMass Football Coach Whipple suspended

Henry Brechter, Special projects editor

October 1, 2018


Filed under Campus, Showcase, Sports

UMass athletic director Ryan Bamford announced Whipple's suspension on Sunday night, a day after Whipple said referees "raped" his team.

Jackson Katz ‘82 to discuss men and #MeToo at UMass

Jackson Katz ‘82 to discuss men and #MeToo at UMass

Elizabeth Donoghue, Contributor

October 1, 2018


Filed under Campus, Current Affairs, Showcase

Jackson Katz returns to UMass to discuss how men can support gender equality and be effective allies.

How to make your vote count: A guide to voting in college

How to make your vote count: A guide to voting in college

Katherine Scott, Contributor

September 29, 2018


Filed under Campus, Current Affairs, Politics, Showcase

Some common questions — and answers — to help you prepare for Nov. 6.

808s and Ankle Breaks Podcast: Episode 22

808s and Ankle Breaks Podcast: Episode 22

Jonathan Kermah and Trevor Wilson

September 28, 2018


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

Young Thug's "On the Run," Jimmy Butler's trade request, Mark Cuban's punishment and NBA media day.

UMass employees showcase their artwork at Building Bridges gallery

UMass employees showcase their artwork at Building Bridges gallery

Olivia Amato, Contributor

September 28, 2018


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

The mixed-media showcase is bringing together people who would usually not interact in everyday life.

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