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Second student confirmed to have serogroup B infection

Second student confirmed to have serogroup B infection

Nicole DeFeudis, Co-Editor in Chief

November 15, 2017


Filed under Campus, Current Affairs, Showcase, Uncategorized

In an email to students on Wednesday, University Health Services confirmed that the second case of meningococcal disease on campus is a serogroup B infection.

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Second case of meningococcal disease diagnosed at UMass

Second case of meningococcal disease diagnosed at UMass

Cameron Merritt, Writer

November 14, 2017


Filed under Campus, Current Affairs, Showcase

An email was sent out to students on Tuesday as a result of a second case of meningococcal disease diagnosis.

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This week in politics: 11/6-11/12

This week in politics: 11/6-11/12

John Coakley, Politics/Op-Ed/Voices Editor

November 13, 2017


Filed under Current Affairs, Politics, Showcase

Bringing you the most important stories in national politics, one week at a time.

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“Runaways: The Musical” leaves an impression at UMass

“Runaways: The Musical” leaves an impression at UMass

Jill Webb, Contributor

November 11, 2017


Filed under Campus, Current Affairs, Entertainment, Showcase

The UMass Theater Department's newest show, "Runaways," played at Rand Theater.

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Weathering the storm: This is the Puerto Rican spirit

Weathering the storm: This is the Puerto Rican spirit

Sabrina Negrón, Contributor

November 10, 2017


Filed under Campus, Current Affairs, Showcase, Travel

This is the Puerto Rican spirit. It's the refusal to let disasters, natural or otherwise, make us feel powerless.

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A new Faculty Senate proposal could end the SBS Global Education requirement

A new Faculty Senate proposal could end the SBS Global Education requirement

Abigail Desvergnes, Writer

November 10, 2017


Filed under Campus, Current Affairs, Student Life

The Faculty Senate has made a proposal to get rid of the Global Education requirement in the College of Social and Behavioral Sciences.

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 Zeta Beta Tau exemplifies brotherly love with GoFundMe for sick brother

 Zeta Beta Tau exemplifies brotherly love with GoFundMe for sick brother

Brian Choquet, Photo Editor

November 10, 2017


Filed under Campus, Current Affairs, Showcase, Student Life

UMass fraternity Zeta Beta Tau has started a GoFundMe campaign for their sick brother, Jonathan Townsend.

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ABC’s ‘Black-ish’ is more than just your average sitcom

ABC’s ‘Black-ish’ is more than just your average sitcom

Sifa Kasongo, Writer

November 6, 2017


Filed under Current Affairs, Entertainment, Multimedia, Politics, TV/Movies

We can count on this show to tackle complex topics in a meaningful way that other shows shy away from.

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This week in politics: 10/30-11/5

This week in politics: 10/30-11/5

John Coakley, Politics/Voices/Op-Ed Editor

November 5, 2017


Filed under Current Affairs, Politics, Showcase

Bringing you the most important stories in national politics, one week at a time.

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Propelled by local talent, UMass Men’s Soccer wins league

Propelled by local talent, UMass Men’s Soccer wins league

Cameron Merritt, Writer

November 5, 2017


Filed under Campus, Current Affairs, Showcase

Some of the same kids who watched the UMass Minutemen win the Atlantic 10 season title nine years ago are now playing for the Minutemen, and have done just the same thing.

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Triggered: At a local gun range, the search for a silver bullet in the gun control debate

Triggered: At a local gun range, the search for a silver bullet in the gun control debate

Mark Dunphy, Contributor

November 1, 2017


Filed under Around the Valley, Current Affairs, Showcase, Student Life

Mike D. has lost count of how many guns he owns. His father, an immigrant from China, was always into guns and introduced his children to his hobby.

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Dragging it out: Justin Petrie works to expand drag culture at UMass

Dragging it out: Justin Petrie works to expand drag culture at UMass

Jill Webb, Contributor

October 31, 2017


Filed under Campus, Current Affairs, Showcase, Student Life

Justin Petrie’s first attempt at painting his face was awful. Petrie, 19 at the time, slathered special effect makeup all over his face in preparation for a night out on the Providence, Rhode Island drag scene.

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