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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.

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.

 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.

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.

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.

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, Sports

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.

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.

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.

This week in politics 10/23-10/29

This week in politics 10/23-10/29

John Coakley, Politics/Op-ed/Voices Editor

October 30, 2017


Filed under Current Affairs, Politics, Showcase

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

New York Times columnist Paul Krugman reflects on triumphs and failures of economics

New York Times columnist Paul Krugman reflects on triumphs and failures of economics

Bryan Bowman, Senior Reporter

October 27, 2017


Filed under Campus, Current Affairs, Showcase

Nobel Prize-winning economist and New York Times columnist Paul Krugman delivered the annual Philip Gamble Memorial Lecture in the Mullins Center at the University of Massachusetts Amherst on Thursday evening.

3,000 miles away: UMass student from California speaks about wildfire devastation

3,000 miles away: UMass student from California speaks about wildfire devastation

Michael Connors, Writer

October 24, 2017


Filed under Campus, Current Affairs, Showcase

UMass sophomore Anthony Newman tells us what it's like having loved ones in Northern Calif., which is fighting severe wildfires.

University lifts Theta Chi suspension

University lifts Theta Chi suspension

Nicole DeFeudis, Managing Editor

October 23, 2017


Filed under Campus, Current Affairs, Showcase

The party is back on at Theta Chi. As of Oct. 23, the University of Massachusetts fraternity is off interim suspension and once again recognized by the university, according to university spokesman Ed Blaguszewski.

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