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STUDENTx to host speaker showcase

STUDENTx to host speaker showcase

Alexandra Furlo, Contributor

November 16, 2015


Filed under Campus, Current Affairs

On Thursday, Nov. 19, six students from the five colleges, selected from over 50 applicants, will speak on a range of topics they are passionate about.

UMass students participate in nationwide Million Student March

UMass students participate in nationwide Million Student March

Stephanie Murray, Writer

November 13, 2015


Filed under Campus, Current Affairs, Politics

Students chanted, "Rain can't stop the revolution," and flooded the lobby or lined the balconies, holding signs listing their three national demands: free public higher education, a cancellation of all student debt, and a $15 hourly minimum wage for all campus employees.

Million Student March demands change in higher education

Million Student March demands change in higher education

Stephanie Murray, Writer

November 11, 2015


Filed under Campus, Current Affairs, Student Life

Students at the University of Massachusetts Amherst will take part in a Million Student Marches, a national movement to address college affordability on more than 100 university campuses across the country this Thursday, Nov. 12 at 12:30 p.m. in front of the Student Union.

Anita Sarkeesian: “Feminist characters should challenge gender roles”

Anita Sarkeesian: “Feminist characters should challenge gender roles”

Stephanie Murray, Writer

November 5, 2015


Filed under Campus, Current Affairs

Media critic and Feminist Frequency creator Anita Sarkeesian visited the University of Massachusetts Amherst on Nov. 3 to deliver her lecture, "I’ll Make a Man Out of You: Redefining Strong Female Characters."

Anita Sarkeesian to visit UMass amid controversy

Anita Sarkeesian to visit UMass amid controversy

Stephanie Murray, Writer

November 2, 2015


Filed under Campus, Current Affairs

Feminist media critic Anita Sarkeesian, the subject of death threats that spewed from her critiques of the male-dominated gamer culture, will speak in the Student Union Ballroom at the University of Massachusetts Amherst on Wednesday, Nov. 4.

Hundreds come to rally for Bernie Sanders at UMass

Hundreds come to rally for Bernie Sanders at UMass

Hae Young Yoo, Editor in Chief

October 28, 2015


Filed under Campus, Current Affairs, Multimedia, Politics

Students listened and cheered for Sanders' stances on income inequality, student debt, raising the minimum wage, climate change, funding Planned Parenthood, women's issues and corruption in politics.

UMass men’s hockey secures 5-2 win over Sacred Heart

UMass men’s hockey secures 5-2 win over Sacred Heart

Allie Furlo, Contributor

October 19, 2015


Filed under Campus, Current Affairs, Sports

The University of Massachusetts Amherst men's hockey team was victorious in a 5-2 win over the Sacred Heart University Pioneers this past Friday, Oct. 16.

Homecoming at UMass

Homecoming at UMass

Hae Young Yoo, Katie Bowler, and Kristen Richard

October 19, 2015


Filed under Campus, Current Affairs, Student Life

Check out the photo slideshow of Homecoming 2015 at UMass Amherst.

Trump’s honesty is honestly troubling

Trump’s honesty is honestly troubling

Léa Aliberti, Contributor

October 14, 2015


Filed under Current Affairs, Opinion, Voices

Trump, the self-made billionaire and American celebrity, is everything but presidential.

The Stigma Tree sends messages of hope

The Stigma Tree sends messages of hope

Beatrice Genco, Writer

October 12, 2015


Filed under Campus, Current Affairs

Active Minds hosted their fourth annual Stigma Tree to highlight the important of being open about mental health.

ESPN’s Kate Fagan visits UMass

ESPN’s Kate Fagan visits UMass

Allie Furlo, Contributor

October 2, 2015


Filed under Campus, Current Affairs

Columnist and feature writer Fagan visited the Ziff Gallery on Thursday, Oct. 1 and talked about her experiences as a sports journalist.

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