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Finding Comfort in the Minority

Finding Comfort in the Minority

Aliana Liz Tavares, Managing Editor December 8, 2022

“It definitely angered me—not just that it was done—it was done in the protection of the night,” said Clement Boaheng, a third year graduate student in Health Policy and Management at the University...

UMass sees an increase in economy triples this semester

UMass sees an increase in economy triples this semester

Katie Katz and Ethan Brayall-Brown November 25, 2022
UMass Amherst has seen an uptick in economy triples this fall semester. While some students are more likely to adapt to an environment like an economy triple, others have a harder time adjusting.
Lorusso doing someone’s makeup

A peek into student-run small businesses at UMass Amherst

Christina Loberti, Writer November 23, 2022

UMass is home to many entrepreneurs and creative-minded individuals. Specifically, students Elaina Lorusso ’23, Nola Minogue ’24 and recent graduate Kelley Almada ’21 have each run a small business...

Survivor’s Justice Coalition holds meeting to discuss sexual violence on campus

Survivor’s Justice Coalition holds meeting to discuss sexual violence on campus

Maddie Fabian, News Editor November 15, 2022
On Tuesday, the Survivor’s Justice Coalition (SJC) held its first general body meeting of the semester to platform the student population, discuss plans for the year and organize around holding the administration accountable.
UMass Student Farmer’s Market Emphasizes Community and Sustainability

UMass Student Farmer’s Market Emphasizes Community and Sustainability

Maddie Fabian and Julie Punzak November 11, 2022
The UMass Student Farmers’ Market, a collaboration between the Permaculture Initiative and the UMass Student Farm, fosters weekly community connections over farm-fresh food, handmade crafts and secondhand clothing.
Photo credit: Wikimedia Commons

Writer Edie Meidav Visits UMass to Discuss Her Most Recent Novel

Eve Neumann, Contributor October 23, 2022
On Oct. 20, writer Edie Meidav visited the Old Chapel at the University of Massachusetts Amherst as a part of the Visiting Writers Series to discuss her most recent lyric novel: “Another Love Discourse.”
Pictured:Outside of the Econo Lodge

The Reality of Transfer Students Living in the Econo Lodge

Katie Katz and Ethan Brayall-Brown October 22, 2022
When transferring into a new school students expect to finally feel like they are in their forever home. No one could predict the isolation that UMass transfer students are undergoing this semester. Not even UMass administration fully grips the reality of the situation.
Picture of the organizers of Local Mojo

UMass student-run organization, Local Mojo is hip hopping and popping out as one of UMass’ main music hot spots

Cate Hanewich, Contributor September 21, 2022
Local Mojo, a new organization created in the last year by students, promotes UMass student musicians through on and off campus events and concerts.
Webster Hall’s gender neutral bathrooms, a part of UMass Amherst’s Gender-Inclusive Housing program.

Webster Hall residents start gender-neutral bathroom accessibility campaign

Mark Doherty, Writer September 20, 2022
A collective of genderqueer students in Webster Hall’s Gender-Inclusive Housing program are seeking to change the low number of gender-neutral bathrooms in their residential hall.
Photo: Myung J. Chun/Los Angeles Times via Getty Images

What Didn’t Happen at the 2022 Primetime Emmy Awards?

Cass Salot, TV/Film Editor September 18, 2022

The 2022 Primetime Emmy Awards aired on Monday Sept. 12, with host and long-time Saturday Night Live cast member Kenan Thompson hosting. Thompson is a change in pace from three-time host Jimmy Kimmel,...

Photo of Chancellor Subbaswamy welcoming new Students at the 2021 New Student Convocation. Photo credit: umass Instagram

Chancellor Subaswammy Announces His Retirement For July of 2023

Kate Katz, Writer June 3, 2022
In an email to the UMass community on June 2, 2022, Chancellor Kumble Subbaswamy announced that he will be retiring at the end of June 2023.
Southwest Towers. Photo by John Phelan - creative commons

UMass tries to meet demand in ‘tighter’ housing market

Selene Bonafini, Writer April 28, 2022
With the “tight” and “expensive” off-campus housing market and increasing demand for on-campus housing, due to higher enrollment rates, UMass tries to accommodate students with triples, quads, and housing in local hotels.
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