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56 UMass Students Arrested at “Free Palestine” Protest

56 UMass Students Arrested at “Free Palestine” Protest

Gabby Burdick, News Editor October 26, 2023

Students gathered outside the University of Massachusetts Amherst Student Union to protest the school’s investments and involvement in militarism.    The demonstration started at 2 p.m. on...

Protesting “The War Machine:” Several Arrested at Anti-War Demonstration Outside L3Harris Technologies in Northampton

Protesting “The War Machine:” Several Arrested at Anti-War Demonstration Outside L3Harris Technologies in Northampton

Gabby Burdick, News Editor October 18, 2023

Seven people were arrested last Thursday at a protest outside a weapons manufacturing facility in Northampton, Massachusetts.    Five protesters chained themselves to boats and boat trailers...

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UMass Amherst Releases Annual Security Report for 2022

Gabby Burdick, News Editor October 2, 2023

AMHERST — The number of on-campus criminal offenses at the University of Massachusetts Amherst has declined from 51 in 2021, to 43 in 2022.    UMass Amherst published their Annual Security...

‘Welcome to Swamyville:’ Students protest UMass housing

‘Welcome to Swamyville:’ Students protest UMass housing

Maddie Fabian, News Editor April 14, 2023
On Thursday night, students exchanged the comfort of their dorms for tents and sleeping bags next to the campus pond. The “campout” protest called on UMass administrators to address student housing issues.
Students march around campus protesting Willow Project

Students march around campus protesting Willow Project

Selene Bonafini, Writer April 11, 2023
Students gathered outside the Student Union to protest the Willow Project, a recently approved oil drilling project in Alaska. Protest organizers gave speeches to the crowd, which was followed by a noisy march around the center of campus.
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Opening up resources

Andoni Zervoglos, Contributor April 6, 2023

Textbooks cost a lot, and UMass Amherst’s Open Education Library is working to change that. The university library is working to provide open-access resources to students and professors. “Where...

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ChatGPT in the classroom?

Eve Neumann, Writer March 24, 2023
In an ever-evolving technological world, UMass, like so many other schools, is in the midst of a debate about where and when it is appropriate to use artificial intelligence technologies like ChatGPT. 
Photo Credit: Julia Zheku

UMass Student Farm CSA shares now available for campus community

Selene Bonafini, Writer March 13, 2023
CSA shares from the UMass Student Farm are now available to students, faculty and staff. The shares include 25 pounds of fresh produce for members to receive weekly for 10 weeks from September to November. 
A student protester holds a sign with the phrase fair housing now!

Students protest to end the UMass housing crisis and over enrollment

Emilee Klein and Isabel Guilmette March 6, 2023
Students gathered outside of Whitmore Administration Building on Feb. 28 to protest poor housing conditions, admitting students past campus capacity and the new private apartments on campus. 
Reyes during Mondays Meet-the-Candidate session.

Javier Reyes succeeds Subbaswammy as the next Chancellor at UMass Amherst

Liesel Nygard, Writer February 16, 2023

   Dr. Javier Reyes, the interim Chancellor at the University of Illinois Chicago succeeds Kumble R. Subbaswammy as the Chancellor of the University of Massachusetts Amherst, making history as...

Photo credit: Mark Doherty

UMass Amherst Students Face Skyrocketing Electricity Rates

Mark Doherty, Writer February 10, 2023
Electricity rates in the Pioneer Valley have been on the rise in recent years, causing financial strain for many UMass Amherst students living off-campus. The trend has reached new heights this winter, as electricity distributors like Eversource and National Grid have sought to raise their electricity supply rates by 43% and 64%, respectively, compared to last winter.
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...

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