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Poetry: Historian

Poetry: “Historian”

Celina Rivernider, Editor October 20, 2021

Historian   There’s no doubt of what happened. And that’s why they’re screaming their throats raw in the streets. Under oath?   Would you say it under oath? It’s...

Admin, Students, Do Better for the Black Student Community

Admin, Students, Do Better for the Black Student Community

Aliana Liz Tavares, Writer October 15, 2021

With an increase of anti-Black hate crimes on campus, it’s time for everyone to step up and help the Black community at UMass. On September 23, 2021, Vice Chancellor & Chief Diversity Officer...

UMass NAACP E-Board member Bamidele Osinubi speaking to the crowd, by Tristan Smith

UMass NAACP student activists march to the chancellors’ and deliver a list of demands

The UMass Amherst NAACP chapter held a march from the Student Union to the Whitmore Administration Building to make UMass leaders hear their demands, yet they still locked their doors even though they knew the march was going to occur.
Tristan Smith, Social Media Manager October 14, 2021
The UMass Amherst NAACP chapter held a march from the Student Union to the Whitmore Administration Building to make UMass leaders hear their demands, yet they still locked their doors even though they knew the march was going to occur.

“Products of our time, reflections of ourselves”: UMCA exhibit displays Nicole Eisenman’s prints

A mix of lithographs, etchings, woodcuts, paper pulp prints and monotypes sits in the UMCA as artist Nicole Eisenman displays her norn-defying art to the public.
Maddie Fabian, Writer October 14, 2021

  AMHERST - The University Museum of Contemporary Art (UMCA) at UMass Amherst currently features art by the internationally renowned artist Nicole Eisenman. It is the first UMCA exhibit open to...

This week in pictures: Multiple protests occurred amidst sexual assault allegations against Theta Chi

This week in pictures: Multiple protests occurred amidst sexual assault allegations against Theta Chi

After a sexual assault allegation arose against the Theta Chi fraternity on the night of Sept. 18, students took to the streets and the administration buildings by storm in support of sexual assault victims and to disband Theta Chi.
Abbie Gracie, Campus News Editor October 2, 2021

Photo by Carol Lollis for the Daily Hampshire Gazette

Amherst celebrates India and Pakistan’s 75th Independence Day

It was an hour full of culture, arts, joy and celebration at Amherst Commons to commemorate India and Pakistan’s independence from England.
Abbie Gracie, Co-News Editor October 2, 2021

AMHERST--Last Friday, Sept. 24 from 4 to 5 p.m., Town Councilor Shalini Bahk-Milne and her town sponsors/event organizers, Dr. Ambreem Bawa, Dr. Sanjay Nawalkha and Alina Durrani put together a celebration...

Sunday’s Theta Chi Protest

Libby Mcmanus and Nicole Biagioni September 24, 2021

Amherst Wire's Libby McManus covered to Sunday's protest at the Theta Chi Fraternity. The protest originated at the Chancellor's home and made it's way down to the fraternity. The protest lasted for several...

Sexual assault on campus: The numbers

Celina Rivernider September 22, 2021

AMHERST, Mass. — One in five women in college experience sexual assault, according to the U.S. Office on Women's Health. For a university with a high student population, such as UMass Amherst, the...

Woman at Sunday nights Theta Chi protest by Abbie Gracie

What is the Survivor’s Bill of Rights?

Students call for a change in policy amid sexual assault allegations.
Maddie Fabian, Contributor September 22, 2021

AMHERST--The Student Government Association (SGA) released a statement on Monday recognizing survivors of sexual assault and the history of rape culture at UMass, after the recent sexual assault allegations...

Second day of demonstrations continue over Theta Chi allegations at UMass

Following Sunday’s protests, Monday consisted of another two peaceful protests, both bringing extremely supportive crowds.
Talia Heisey and Ethan Brayall-Brown September 21, 2021

On Monday Sept. 20, at 12 p.m , over 60 students from UMass met at the Whitmore Administration building for a sit-in at the Dean of Students office’s waiting area. They gathered to protest against...

UMass Amherst to pursue investigation into sexual assault allegation

After Chancellor Subbaswamy sent an email Monday night about Sunday's protests amid sexual assault allegations at Theta Chi, an investigation is taking place, per UMass Communications Director.
Tristan Smith, Social Media Manager September 21, 2021

After two days of protests and demonstrations led by University of Massachusetts-Amherst students in response to a sexual assault allegation made against the Theta Chi fraternity, university officials...

Protester in front of Theta Chi by Abbie Gracie

UMass protests to ban Theta Chi after alleged assault

Amid allegations of a woman being roofied at the fraternity, UMass students took the streets to protest against frat culture.
Abbie Gracie and Zach Steward, Editors September 20, 2021
Amid allegations of a woman being roofied at the fraternity, UMass students took the streets to protest against frat culture.
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