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A way to get back home – Why the Beatles were and are everything

A way to get back home – Why the Beatles were and are everything

Christina Gregg, Writer

February 17, 2014


Filed under Current Affairs, Entertainment

"Whether Americans were watching the Beatles in their motion pictures like “A Hard Day’s Night” or singing along to later hits like “Yellow Submarine,” one thing is certain – fans for years to come were going to cherish the Beatles."

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Public speaking with Sam Shorey: Not just another class

Public speaking with Sam Shorey: Not just another class

February 17, 2014


Filed under Campus, Current Affairs

by Kyla Galer Sam Shorey says that her teachers changed her life. From watercolor paintings in kindergarten, to 8th grade English, Shorey says, “I think back to if everyone cared a little less about their jobs my life would be completely different.”  Twenty-something years later, Shorey now teaches...

Local vet shares his story

Local vet shares his story

November 18, 2013


Filed under Campus, Current Affairs

[slideshow_deploy id='6527'] by Veronica Stracqualursi Casey Tylek remembers exactly where he was when 9/11 happened. He was in Spanish class when the two airliners crashed and disappeared into the World Trade Center. “I remember deciding that day, as I saw the towers falling…I’m going to join th...

People’s Market faces a tough financial situation

People’s Market faces a tough financial situation

November 18, 2013


Filed under Campus, Current Affairs

by Veronica Stracqualursi The smell of freshly brewed coffee and the sounds of indie music often come from People’s Market down the hallway of the Student Union. Despite its attractive vibe, the 40-year-old market, one of seven student businesses on campus, is going unnoticed and taking a financial ...

Iconic Old Chapel Needs Millions in Renovations to Reopen Its Doors

Iconic Old Chapel Needs Millions in Renovations to Reopen Its Doors

November 4, 2013


Filed under Campus, Current Affairs

By David Barnstone Rising nearly 300 feet into the Western Massachusetts sky, W.E.B. Du Bois Library, is known as the world’s tallest academic library and it is one of the most recognizable buildings on the UMass Amherst Campus. But standing in its shadow is a smaller and much older building. Tho...

Transgender actress inspires Homecoming 2013 audience

Transgender actress inspires Homecoming 2013 audience

October 23, 2013


Filed under Campus, Current Affairs

By Christina Gregg A young Laverne Cox was chased home from school everyday because, as she recalls, “People thought there was something different about me and that difference should be punished.” From those days of bullying to addressing an at-capacity Student Union Ballroom as the 2013 UMass...

Yen Nguyen: The face of Berkshire Dining Commons

Yen Nguyen: The face of Berkshire Dining Commons

October 21, 2013


Filed under Campus, Current Affairs

By Ilana Gensler Yen Nguyen is the centerpiece of the Berkshire Dining Commons. She sits tall and proud in her white uniform with her shiny name tag, glistening in the few rays of sun that streak into the cafeteria. Nguyen is a 70-year-old mother to ten children with a playful disposition and a reputation...

Divest UMass campaigns for change

Divest UMass campaigns for change

October 21, 2013


Filed under Campus, Current Affairs

By Eric Bosco Dozens of students looked on as the UMass Fossil Fuel Divestment Campaign draped a giant orange message over the university parking garage the afternoon of Thursday, October 17. The message asked University of Massachusetts President Robert Caret to “Divest From Fossil Fuels, Reinvest...

A war on molly: UMass students react to the cancellation of EDM shows

A war on molly: UMass students react to the cancellation of EDM shows

October 21, 2013


Filed under Campus, Current Affairs

By Brian Bevilacqua When reports of young adults dying at electronic dance music (EDM) concerts began to surface along the east coast in September, a narcotic known as “molly” began receiving headlines in national newspapers, revealing a lack of knowledge around the drug and sparking a wave of concert cancellations. As the number of deaths approached nearly a dozen, shows were subsequ...

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