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Globalizing the struggle: Angela Davis talks social media and social justice

Globalizing the struggle: Angela Davis talks social media and social justice

Nia Decaille, Writer

April 1, 2015

Civil rights activist Angela Davis spoke at UMass Amherst on Monday at 7 pm.

Now comes the hard part…

UMass doctoral candidate Markeysha Davis (left) is overcome with emotion while speaking.

Brilee Weaver, Managing Editor

March 26, 2015

One evening last October, over 500 University of Massachusetts Amherst students, faculty, and staff crowded around tables, lined all four walls, and spilled out the doorways of the packed Student Union Ballroom. The students stood scores-deep at the microphone, many wearing 'UMass Stands Against Racism...

A look inside the unknown world of collegiate polo

A look inside the unknown world of collegiate polo

Shelby Ashline, Writer

March 26, 2015

The UMass Polo Team defies these stereotypes. They face any challenge thrown at them, on the playing field and off, and won't let those challenges stop them from playing the sport they love.

Student coalition to end rape culture petitions for assault survivors

Student coalition to end rape culture petitions for assault survivors

Katie Bowler, Writer

March 10, 2015

The Coalition to End Rape Culture (CERC) hosted the rally to promote a Survivor’s Bill of Rights, which aims to protect, assist, and support victims of sexual assault and domestic violence.

UMass students walk-out for Ferguson

UMass students walk-out for Ferguson

December 3, 2014

[slideshow_deploy id='9358'] by Editorial Staff Students and area residents gathered Monday afternoon in protest of the decision not to indict officer Darren Wilson made in Ferguson, Missouri last week. Students were encouraged to leave classes for the protest and gather in front of the Student...

UMass Belly Dance Club: 2014’s RSO of the Year

(Andrea Comerford/Amherst Wire)

Andrea Comerford, Writer

November 18, 2014

The bond between the members of the club cannot go unnoticed. However, it wasn’t always this way.

Inside Marriott Meals at UMass

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Jason Kotoch, Writer

November 18, 2014

Behind two large swinging doors, UMass students and teachers dressed in white chef coats and hats prepare entrées, plate desserts and wash dishes as part of the school's restaurant operations management course.

‘The Mysterious Southerner in Mirror Shades’: Charles Wright, America’s Next Poet Laureate

(Robert Rigo/Amherst Wire)

Hannah Depin, Contributor

November 12, 2014

He’s soft-spoken and contemplative yet sharply witty. He’s exceedingly humble, but has won nearly every award a poet can win.

The perfect pitch: at the UMass Innovation Challenge, some really big ideas

(Nia Decallie/Amherst Wire)

Nia Decaille, Writer

November 5, 2014

You’ve got your spiel down to 60 seconds, you've polished your pitch phrase, and you've practiced making eye contact with the judges because that's where the money is.

Five tips for UMass students moving off campus

Five tips for UMass students moving off campus

Brilee Weaver, Managing Editor

November 3, 2014

What do you need to know before you make the leap from Southwest to Brandywine?

Drawing from the past, new black student group fights racism

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Jason Kotoch, Writer

October 9, 2014

Over the past month, the OBLU has worked in coordination with Student Bridges and Student Government to organize two rallies addressing local and national racial issues.

Incarceration and injustice: “Orange is the New Black” author Piper Kerman talks at UMass

(Robert Rigo/ Amherst Wire)

Kristin LaFratta, Writer

October 3, 2014

“This isn’t just about prisoners or jumpsuits, this is about women.”

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