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Troy Power named captain of the Minutemen Hockey Team, again

Troy Power named captain of the Minutemen Hockey Team, again

November 21, 2014


Filed under Campus, Sports

By Matt Gingras Watch one UMass hockey game and you'll see-- it's no secret that Troy Power leaves his heart on the ice during every game. Power is the Minutemen captain -- his second year in the role. The position isn't appointed by the coaching staff, but voted on by the players. After being name...

UMass Belly Dance Club: 2014’s RSO of the Year

UMass Belly Dance Club: 2014’s RSO of the Year

Andrea Comerford, Writer

November 18, 2014


Filed under Campus, Current Affairs

The bond between the members of the club cannot go unnoticed. However, it wasn’t always this way.

Inside Marriott Meals at UMass

Inside Marriott Meals at UMass

Jason Kotoch, Writer

November 18, 2014


Filed under Campus, Current Affairs

Behind two large swinging doors, UMass students and teachers dressed in white chef coats and hats prepare entrées, plate desserts and wash dishes as part of the school's restaurant operations management course.

UMass basketball: a preview of the upcoming season

UMass basketball: a preview of the upcoming season

Ryan Donovan, Contributor

November 13, 2014


Filed under Campus

With a record of 24-9 that earned the University of Massachusetts a sixth seed in the NCAA Tournament last season, the Minutemen are looking to repeat that success.

‘The Mysterious Southerner in Mirror Shades’: Charles Wright, America’s Next Poet Laureate

‘The Mysterious Southerner in Mirror Shades’: Charles Wright, America’s Next Poet Laureate

Hannah Depin, Contributor

November 12, 2014


Filed under Campus, Current Affairs

He’s soft-spoken and contemplative yet sharply witty. He’s exceedingly humble, but has won nearly every award a poet can win.

The perfect pitch: at the UMass Innovation Challenge, some really big ideas

The perfect pitch: at the UMass Innovation Challenge, some really big ideas

Nia Decaille, Writer

November 5, 2014


Filed under Campus, Current Affairs

You’ve got your spiel down to 60 seconds, you've polished your pitch phrase, and you've practiced making eye contact with the judges because that's where the money is.

Five tips for UMass students moving off campus

Five tips for UMass students moving off campus

Brilee Weaver, Managing Editor

November 3, 2014


Filed under Campus, Current Affairs

What do you need to know before you make the leap from Southwest to Brandywine?

UMass senior collects letters of support for area survivors

UMass senior collects letters of support for area survivors

October 28, 2014


Filed under Campus, Student Life

By Mitchell Scuzzarella University of Massachusetts senior Chrismery Gonzalez wanted to do more than raise money this October for those affected by domestic violence and breast cancer. To show solidarity, Gonzalez is helping pass support and encouragement from UMass students to those who need it most...

Hockey arrives back at Mullins

Hockey arrives back at Mullins

October 19, 2014


Filed under Campus, Sports

By Matt Gingras Friday October 10 kicked off the beginning of the 2014/15 season for the Massachusetts Minutemen. Despite a considerable number of students heading out because of Columbus Day weekend, 4,288 fans piled into the Mullins Center for what they hoped to be a promising season. “I’m so excited that ...

CEO Lisa Stone talks entrepreneurship with a journalism student

CEO Lisa Stone talks entrepreneurship with a journalism student

October 14, 2014


Filed under Campus, Technology

By Nia Decaille The digital revolution offers students  lots of opportunities to develop their own brand and publish their own work, even before they finish college.  BlogHer founder and entrepreneur Lisa Stone serves as a good role model for digital entrepreneurship, and students of al majors can...

Puppy power: UMass Paws Program connects stressed students with therapy dogs

Puppy power: UMass Paws Program connects stressed students with therapy dogs

October 14, 2014


Filed under Campus, Student Life

By Shira Ledani and Katherine Ferrante To ease the tensions of mid-terms, Bright Spot Therapy Dogs brought their furry brand of stress relief to students at the University of Massachusetts Amherst last Tuesday. Though only in its second semester of providing services to the UMass student body, Bri...

Drawing from the past, new black student group fights racism

Drawing from the past, new black student group fights racism

Jason Kotoch, Writer

October 9, 2014


Filed under Campus, Current Affairs

Over the past month, the OBLU has worked in coordination with Student Bridges and Student Government to organize two rallies addressing local and national racial issues.

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