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8th Gate: Sakura Deserved Better

Pablo Quiceno and Dylan Castro November 23, 2021
It's not Sakura's fault she's useless.
Five of the best places near UMass to take a first date

Five of the best places near UMass to take a first date

Looking for first date ideas but not sure where to start? Keep reading for five local hotspots.
Julie Harrison, Writer November 19, 2021
It’s Friday night and the person you’ve been talking to has finally asked or agreed to go on a date. After hours of getting ready, finding the perfect outfit, and you wonder, “where should we go?” Don’t worry, I have you covered. 
Former Coach Walt Bell with members of the UMass Football team courtesy of Massachusetts Athletics on Flickr

UMass football head coach fired

Walt Bell has been fired following his 35-22 Saturday loss against URI.
Shanti Furtado, Contributor November 16, 2021
Walt Bell has been fired following his 35-22 Saturday loss against URI.
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The perfect soundtrack for a mellow coffee hour

Amherst Wire Staff November 15, 2021
Coffee shops are some of the most comforting and relaxing places to visit. Here's some music recommendations for all coffee-lovers and anyone searching for some good, soft music.
Poetry Jam guests attentively watching a performer by Tristan Smith

UMass Amherst BSU presents the 2021 Poetry Jam: A night of kinship, laughs and soul

The UMass Amherst Black Student Union hosted a successful Poetry Jam full of all kinds of talent.
Tristan Smith, Social Media Manager November 14, 2021
The UMass Amherst Black Student Union hosted a successful Poetry Jam full of all kinds of talent.
Promotional Poster for Dexter: New Blood (Showtime)

“Dexter: New Blood” has the potential to make up for the original series’ awful finale

This article contains spoilers for Dexter's season eight finale, but that wasn't worth watching anyway.
Aaron Vincent Facundo, TV/Film Editor November 14, 2021
Ten years after the original series ended, everyone's favorite forensic scientist by day and serial killer by night is back.
Beans Bops (Taylors Version)

Bean’s Bops (Taylor’s Version)

Emma Calnan November 13, 2021
Taylor Swift is the moment.
Lobster dinner by Benson Kua on Wikimedia Commons

Where does the UMass Halloween lobster dinner really come from?

It's been a tradition for years now, to the point where you can never find a seat at the dining halls on Halloween, but the mystery remains intact...until now.
Ethan Brayall-Brown, Writer November 11, 2021
No, it is fortunately not courtesy of UMass alumna, Bill Cosby.
Astroworld Festival ends in disaster, killing eight and injuring hundreds

Astroworld Festival ends in disaster, killing eight and injuring hundreds

Investigators are desperate to understand how a crowd surge resulted in one of the deadliest events at a concert in U.S. history
Sean Dunham, Music Entertainment Editor November 10, 2021

Eight people were killed at Travis Scott’s annual “Astroworld Festival” on Friday, Nov. 5 at NRG Park in Houston, Texas. With hundreds of spectators injured and some still in critical condition,...

The 8th Gate: Inside the Animatrix

The 8th Gate: Inside the Animatrix

Pablo Quiceno and Dylan Castro November 9, 2021
Take the blue pill and dive into The Matrix.
Dylan Landman raises his hands to signal his teams completion. Photo by Tristan Smith

UMass Terrible Design Contest: Students create the worst designs imaginable

This terrible design contest invited people of all artistic capabilities to create the worst and most useless designs they could.
Tristan Smith, Social Media Manager November 8, 2021
This terrible design contest invited people of all artistic capabilities to create the worst and most useless designs they could.
Promotional posters for A Nightmare on Elm Street and Scream

Wes Craven: The creator of “A Nightmare on Elm Street” and “Scream”

Did you know that two of the most iconic slasher villains were created by the same person?
Daniel Vicario, Contributor October 30, 2021
He started out as a professor and director of pornographic films before directing two of the most classic horror films of all time.
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