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Chancellor and Provost hear demands for racial inclusivity

Chancellor and Provost hear demands for racial inclusivity

Brian Bevilacqua, Contributor

November 23, 2015

Demands included intensive recruitment of students of color from Springfield and Holyoke; increased funding for financial aid and Registered Student Organizations (RSOs) serving students of color; more diversity among professors, staff, and students; and a method for addressing racialized, violent threats in person and on Yik Yak, the anonymous social media app.

Muslim Students Association holds peace vigil

Muslim Students Association holds peace vigil

Bryan Bowman, Contributor

November 23, 2015

The vigil honored victims killed during the terrorist attacks in Paris, Nigeria and Beirut. The inspiration for the vigil came from the recent Islamophobia, according to the MSA, across the country.

STUDENTx hosts second annual speaker showcase

STUDENTx hosts second annual speaker showcase

Katie Bowler and Beatrice Genco

November 20, 2015

On Thursday, Nov. 19, STUDENTx hosted their second annual showcase in the Campus Center auditorium at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. The show featured student speakers and performers from each of the five colleges.

Students protest lack of diversity on campus

Students protest lack of diversity on campus

Katie Bowler, Campus Editor

November 19, 2015

The national day of action, known as #StudentBlackOut, began when students, dressed in all black, walked out of their classes at 11:45 p.m.

STUDENTx speakers promote self-acceptance

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Brilee Weaver, Managing Editor

November 19, 2015

Dasco's performance examines the public education system which she says interferes students' personal growth.

STUDENTx to host speaker showcase

STUDENTx to host speaker showcase

Alexandra Furlo, Contributor

November 16, 2015

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 Football remains positive despite another loss

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Kaitlin Boyer, Writer

November 13, 2015

It's been a tough season for University of Massachusetts Amherst football, and things don't seem to be getting any better.

UMass students participate in nationwide Million Student March

UMass students participate in nationwide Million Student March

Stephanie Murray, Writer

November 13, 2015

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

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Stephanie Murray, Writer

November 11, 2015

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”

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Stephanie Murray, Writer

November 5, 2015

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

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Stephanie Murray, Writer

November 2, 2015

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

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.

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