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Making the most of remote learning: How to Zoom

Making the most of remote learning: How to Zoom

Joanna Buoniconti, Copy Editor

March 19, 2020

Many UMass faculty members are moving at least part of their classes to Zoom, a video-conferencing platform that lets everyone connect in real-time.

COVID-19 Updates: Residential Life shares plans for housing

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Brianna Silva, Managing Editor

March 16, 2020

While campus remains off-limits for most, UMass has devised a strategy to provide housing for the students who need it most.

Social distancing: It’s a real thing and you should do it

Social distancing: It’s a real thing and you should do it

Joanna Buoniconti, Copy Editor

March 16, 2020

Residents are advised to stay home, and if you have to go out, maintain a distance of at least six feet from other people.

COVID-19 Updates: Massachusetts implements new precautions

COVID-19 Updates: Massachusetts implements new precautions

Brianna Silva, Managing Editor

March 15, 2020

Amid the rapid growth of the COVID-19 virus, Massachusetts is moving to stop "community spread" through large events and gatherings.

UMass students express concern over transition to remote learning

UMass students express concern over transition to remote learning

Rebecca Duffy, Campus News Editor

March 13, 2020

With the coronavirus spreading at an alarming rate, universities across the U.S. are moving to remote learning. On March 11, UMass Amherst announced that students must remain off-campus for two weeks after spring break. UMass students share their thoughts on how the transition will affect their learning and spread of the virus.

UMass Athletics suspended over fears of COVID-19

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Rachel Bevelaqua, Reporter

March 13, 2020

In an email, to students, Wednesday, the University of Massachusetts has announced the indefinite suspension of on-campus learning due to growing concerns about the COVID-19 pandemic.

App of the week: Twitter

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Emma Sammuli, Lifestyle Editor

March 12, 2020

This week that has proved to be quite unlike any other this year, I can think of no other app to plug than Twitter. 

PodCheck: The Coronavirus

PodCheck: The Coronavirus

Celina Rivernider and Maggie Yonce

March 11, 2020

Celina Rivernider and Maggie Yonce do some research on the coronavirus.

Amherst Town council discusses new Open-Container permit amendment

Amherst Town Hall from Google Images

Tristan Smith, Writer

March 10, 2020

The open-container laws of Amherst are subject to change to promote local breweries and events.

Blurring the lines: Why Brazil’s growing relationship with the U.S is troubling

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Drew Sullivan, Writer

February 27, 2020

While some may write this off as paranoid and speculative, the USA's backing of Brazil's 20-year dictatorship, which resulted in the torture, murder, and illegal arrest of thousands, is all the historical justification I need to be concerned.

The spotlight is on Jamila Lyiscott

Jamila Lyiscott poses for Spotlight Scholar article

Carrie Smith, Contributor

February 25, 2020

“My mission is to support individuals and institutions to become their highest selves. I want to work alongside them.”

Race isn’t so black and white

Professor Goldsby in the midst of his lecture

Tristan Smith, Contributor

February 24, 2020

Why do we have different races? Richard Goldsby, a biology professor at Amherst College, lectures to an attentive audience last Tuesday about the DNA-entangled tale of race, and how racism was a result of its inception.

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