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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. 
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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...

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UMass Amherst Students Face Skyrocketing Electricity Rates

Mark Doherty, Writer February 11, 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...

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 26, 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 24, 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...

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