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Now comes the hard part…

Now comes the hard part…

Brilee Weaver, Managing Editor

March 26, 2015


Filed under Campus, Current Affairs, Student Life

One evening last October, over 500 University of Massachusetts Amherst students, faculty, and staff crowded around tables, lined all four walls, and spilled out the doorways of the packed Student Union Ballroom. The students stood scores-deep at the microphone, many wearing 'UMass Stands Against Racism...

A look inside the unknown world of collegiate polo

A look inside the unknown world of collegiate polo

Shelby Ashline, Writer

March 26, 2015


Filed under Campus, Current Affairs

The UMass Polo Team defies these stereotypes. They face any challenge thrown at them, on the playing field and off, and won't let those challenges stop them from playing the sport they love.

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Student coalition to end rape culture petitions for assault survivors

Student coalition to end rape culture petitions for assault survivors

Katie Bowler, Writer

March 10, 2015


Filed under Campus, Current Affairs

The Coalition to End Rape Culture (CERC) hosted the rally to promote a Survivor’s Bill of Rights, which aims to protect, assist, and support victims of sexual assault and domestic violence.

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UMass students walk-out for Ferguson

UMass students walk-out for Ferguson

December 3, 2014


Filed under Campus, Current Affairs

[slideshow_deploy id='9358'] by Editorial Staff Students and area residents gathered Monday afternoon in protest of the decision not to indict officer Darren Wilson made in Ferguson, Missouri last week. Students were encouraged to leave classes for the protest and gather in front of the Student...

UMass Belly Dance Club: 2014’s RSO of the Year

UMass Belly Dance Club: 2014’s RSO of the Year

Andrea Comerford, Writer

November 18, 2014


Filed under Campus, Current Affairs

The bond between the members of the club cannot go unnoticed. However, it wasn’t always this way.

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Inside Marriott Meals at UMass

Inside Marriott Meals at UMass

Jason Kotoch, Writer

November 18, 2014


Filed under Campus, Current Affairs

Behind two large swinging doors, UMass students and teachers dressed in white chef coats and hats prepare entrées, plate desserts and wash dishes as part of the school's restaurant operations management course.

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‘The Mysterious Southerner in Mirror Shades’: Charles Wright, America’s Next Poet Laureate

‘The Mysterious Southerner in Mirror Shades’: Charles Wright, America’s Next Poet Laureate

Hannah Depin, Contributor

November 12, 2014


Filed under Campus, Current Affairs

He’s soft-spoken and contemplative yet sharply witty. He’s exceedingly humble, but has won nearly every award a poet can win.

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The perfect pitch: at the UMass Innovation Challenge, some really big ideas

The perfect pitch: at the UMass Innovation Challenge, some really big ideas

Nia Decaille, Writer

November 5, 2014


Filed under Campus, Current Affairs

You’ve got your spiel down to 60 seconds, you've polished your pitch phrase, and you've practiced making eye contact with the judges because that's where the money is.

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Five tips for UMass students moving off campus

Five tips for UMass students moving off campus

Brilee Weaver, Managing Editor

November 3, 2014


Filed under Campus, Current Affairs

What do you need to know before you make the leap from Southwest to Brandywine?

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Drawing from the past, new black student group fights racism

Drawing from the past, new black student group fights racism

Jason Kotoch, Writer

October 9, 2014


Filed under Campus, Current Affairs

Over the past month, the OBLU has worked in coordination with Student Bridges and Student Government to organize two rallies addressing local and national racial issues.

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Students gather to protest racism and police brutality

Students gather to protest racism and police brutality

Kristin LaFratta, Writer

October 3, 2014


Filed under Campus, Current Affairs

A group of more than 40 students gathered in the rain outside the Campus Center on Wednesday, Oct. 1 to support “UMass Speaks Out: Rally Against Racism and Police Brutality.”

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