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COVID-19 Update(s): What we know right now

COVID-19 Update(s): What we know right now

Joanna Buoniconti, Brianna Silva, and Talia Heisey

September 25, 2020

Thirteen students living off-campus have tested positive for the coronavirus. In-person classes have been suspended for the remainder of the semester. We'll provide daily updates from Whitmore and beyond.

Trump’s 1776 Commission will attempt to erase history

Trump's 1776 Commission will attempt to erase history

Faith Cardoza, Politics and Op/Ed Editor

September 25, 2020

In a speech at the National Archives on Sept. 17, President Trump announced that he will sign an executive order to establish the 1776 Commission. The purpose of this commission is to “promote patriotic education” in public schools.

Trump’s negligence of climate change is killing us

Trump's negligence of climate change is killing us

Chloe Lindahl, Writer

September 24, 2020

Delayed responses to the west coast wildfires coincide with Trump’s belief that climate change is an agenda of his political opponents.

Rethinking internet access in the pandemic era

Rethinking internet access in the pandemic era

Matt Languedoc, Writer

September 24, 2020

The internet has become an essential survival tool, yet it's a flimsy one.

What is it like to be an OnlyFans content creator?

What is it like to be an OnlyFans content creator?

Talia Heisey, Writer

September 21, 2020

OnlyFans has been a hot topic and career choice for many. This creator shares her story and maybe will inspire you to start yours.

The passing of the Supreme Court Justice and women’s rights champion, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, sets the stage for a nasty political fight

The passing of the Supreme Court Justice and women’s rights champion, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, sets the stage for a nasty political fight

Faith Cardoza, Politics/Op-Ed Editor

September 20, 2020

She was the director of of the Women’s Rights Project of the American Civil Liberties Union, and argued for six major cases to the Supreme Court regarding gender equality. Her position on the Supreme Court now being vacant has the power to shape the nation for generations to come.

UMass Amherst announces new furloughs

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Talia Heisey, News Writer

September 16, 2020

Chancellor Subaswammy has announced a round of new furloughs of UMass staff due to the approximate 170 million dollars in financial losses incurred by the pandemic.

“This Is Paris”: The scary truth that birthed the Hilton heiress

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Kacey Connolly, Podcast Editor

September 16, 2020

What will shock viewers most, however, is the horrifying reason why the Paris Hilton we thought we knew was created in the first place.

It’s time that faculty-student relationships, in all forms, are prohibited at UMass Amherst

It’s time that faculty-student relationships, in all forms, are prohibited at UMass Amherst

Joanna Buoniconti, Copy/Managing Editors

September 15, 2020

Other colleges within the five-college-consortium have taken the initiative to ban faculty-student romantic relationships, while in a Masslive article it was stated that at UMass they are only “strongly discouraged.”

The ostentatious debate of mail-in voting

The ostentatious debate of mail-in voting

Chloe Lindahl, Writer

September 14, 2020

Mail-in voting dates all the way back to the Civil War when both Union and Confederate soldiers were allowed to submit their votes through mail amidst the ongoing war. Since then, over 30 states have established a “no excuse” absentee ballot rule meaning anyone can request to vote by mail whether they are able to make it to the polls or not.

Long-distance love during a global pandemic

Long-distance love during a global pandemic

Abbie Gracie, News Editor

September 5, 2020

As if COVID-19 doesn’t suck enough, try being in a relationship with your significant other being half-way across the country.

Virtual community forum held to discuss UMass and Town efforts to reduce spread of COVID-19

Virtual community forum held to discuss UMass and Town efforts to reduce spread of COVID-19

Rebecca Duffy, Campus News Editor

September 4, 2020

With the number of COVID-19 cases rising at universities across the country, officials from UMass and the Town of Amherst held a virtual community forum to discuss how they are working to reduce the spread of COVID-19.

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