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COVID-19 Hits Home: How the Pandemic Has Affected Small Businesses in Amherst

COVID-19 Hits Home: How the Pandemic Has Affected Small Businesses in Amherst

Small businesses have taken a particularly hard hit here in Amherst due to the COVID-19 pandemic, but the town has been building itself up again piece by piece.
Gabbie Merullo, Contributor December 6, 2021
Small businesses have taken a particularly hard hit here in Amherst due to the COVID-19 pandemic, but the town has been building itself up again piece by piece.
Image Cred: Sean Krajacic from Getty Images

Whiteness as a License to Kill

White supremacy is alive and well, and the verdict in Kenosha, Wisconsin proves that.
Zach Steward, Politics/Op-ed Editor November 29, 2021
Make no mistake: if he were Black, Rittenhouse would have been murdered on sight, not being given the benefit of the doubt that white people are given all the time.
Former Coach Walt Bell with members of the UMass Football team courtesy of Massachusetts Athletics on Flickr

UMass football head coach fired

Walt Bell has been fired following his 35-22 Saturday loss against URI.
Shanti Furtado, Contributor November 16, 2021
Walt Bell has been fired following his 35-22 Saturday loss against URI.
Poetry Jam guests attentively watching a performer by Tristan Smith

UMass Amherst BSU presents the 2021 Poetry Jam: A night of kinship, laughs and soul

The UMass Amherst Black Student Union hosted a successful Poetry Jam full of all kinds of talent.
Tristan Smith, Social Media Manager November 14, 2021
The UMass Amherst Black Student Union hosted a successful Poetry Jam full of all kinds of talent.
The Brookdale Cushing Park senior living center courtesy of Executive Director, Phil Potts.

How Cushing Park is dealing with COVID-19 while housing the most vulnerable group

Brookdale Cushing Park is a senior living center that was hit hard by the pandemic, yet the way they handled it was extraordinary.
Ethan Brayall-Brown, Writer November 14, 2021
Brookdale Cushing Park is a senior living center that was hit hard by the pandemic, yet the way they handled it was extraordinary.
Lobster dinner by Benson Kua on Wikimedia Commons

Where does the UMass Halloween lobster dinner really come from?

It's been a tradition for years now, to the point where you can never find a seat at the dining halls on Halloween, but the mystery remains intact...until now.
Ethan Brayall-Brown, Writer November 11, 2021
No, it is fortunately not courtesy of UMass alumna, Bill Cosby.
Dylan Landman raises his hands to signal his teams completion. Photo by Tristan Smith

UMass Terrible Design Contest: Students create the worst designs imaginable

This terrible design contest invited people of all artistic capabilities to create the worst and most useless designs they could.
Tristan Smith, Social Media Manager November 8, 2021
This terrible design contest invited people of all artistic capabilities to create the worst and most useless designs they could.
UMass announces creation of Title IX Student Advisory Task Force

UMass announces creation of Title IX Student Advisory Task Force

The student task force will serve as a liaison between students and administration.
Maddie Fabian, Writer November 7, 2021

AMHERST - UMass Amherst announced the establishment of a Title IX Student Advisory Task Force as part of an ongoing effort to address sexual misconduct on campus.   In an email sent to students...

UMass SGA discusses proposed amendments to the Survivor’s Bill of Rights

UMass SGA discusses proposed amendments to the Survivor’s Bill of Rights

The SGA encouraged discussion from students after proposing 22 amendments to the Survivor's Bill of Rights.
Maddie Fabian, Writer November 3, 2021

AMHERST -- The UMass Amherst Student Government Association (SGA) held an open meeting in the Student Union Blackbox Theatre on Thursday to discuss proposed amendments to the Survivor’s Bill of Rights.   The...

They Dont Care, & it Shows

They Don’t Care, & it Shows

Chancellor Subbaswamy must ensure that Black students are heard, seen, and respected on campus, regardless of the repercussions.
Zach Steward, Politics/Op-ed Editor November 2, 2021

What does safety look like on a college campus? It definitely doesn’t mean more cops, more military-grade weapons and an increased surveillance state that would crack down on marginalized groups on campus,...

Afro-Am Students Demand Change

Afro-Am Students Demand Change

In the spirit of past student movements, students of the illustrious W.E.B. Du Bois Department of African-American Studies make their voices and demand the university make changes.
Black students on this campus: we see you, we hear you, we affirm your experiences on this campus. We want to collaborate and redefine how we can actively be in solidarity with each other.
The crowd at the march, by Aileen GP

Power to the people: Northampton sees large turnout to abortion rights march

How Northampton is fighting for women's reproductive rights and how you can too
Shanti Furtado, Contributor October 26, 2021

A group of over 800 people joined together the first weekend of October in Downtown Northampton to march for women’s abortion rights. The Western Mass. protest was one of hundreds that took place across...

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