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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.
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.

Finding the perfect Halloween costume on a budget

Four tips for creating an inexpensive and last-minute costume
Lily O'neill, Writer October 29, 2021

Sometimes the scariest part of Halloween is checking your bank account Monday morning following Halloweekend and seeing a negative number. As a fellow college student, I understand how fast money can disappear....

A couple of Players, one in a condom costume. The Players ride around campus occasionally in the golf cart to give out condoms and spread the word about sexual health and NRPB. Image from their Facebook.

Not Ready for Bedtime Players to host: SEXpo

Their slogan, "Laugh, learn, explore sexual health resources, and have your voice heard" will be ever present at their SEXpo.
Abbie Gracie, Co-News Editor October 22, 2021

On Friday, Oct. 29th at 6:30 p.m., the Not Ready for Bedtime Players (NRBP) will be hosting a SEXpo in the Campus Center Auditorium.   NRBP is a comedy troop with a mission: make people laugh...

UMass NAACP E-Board member Bamidele Osinubi speaking to the crowd, by Tristan Smith

UMass NAACP student activists march to the chancellors’ and deliver a list of demands

The UMass Amherst NAACP chapter held a march from the Student Union to the Whitmore Administration Building to make UMass leaders hear their demands, yet they still locked their doors even though they knew the march was going to occur.
Tristan Smith, Social Media Manager October 14, 2021
The UMass Amherst NAACP chapter held a march from the Student Union to the Whitmore Administration Building to make UMass leaders hear their demands, yet they still locked their doors even though they knew the march was going to occur.

“Products of our time, reflections of ourselves”: UMCA exhibit displays Nicole Eisenman’s prints

A mix of lithographs, etchings, woodcuts, paper pulp prints and monotypes sits in the UMCA as artist Nicole Eisenman displays her norn-defying art to the public.
Maddie Fabian, Writer October 14, 2021

  AMHERST - The University Museum of Contemporary Art (UMCA) at UMass Amherst currently features art by the internationally renowned artist Nicole Eisenman. It is the first UMCA exhibit open to...

This week in pictures: Multiple protests occurred amidst sexual assault allegations against Theta Chi

This week in pictures: Multiple protests occurred amidst sexual assault allegations against Theta Chi

After a sexual assault allegation arose against the Theta Chi fraternity on the night of Sept. 18, students took to the streets and the administration buildings by storm in support of sexual assault victims and to disband Theta Chi.
Abbie Gracie, Campus News Editor October 2, 2021

(Photo of a sweater from Buffalo Exchange)

“Massachusetts 2050: A Warming State” Suggestions for better fashion habits

In a consumer driven economy, can the decisions made at the mall impact our environment?
Chloe Ostiguy and Melissa Meltzer March 25, 2021
A company cannot survive without the financial support of the everyday consumer.  When feeling powerless in one’s ability to make an impact it is important to remember that we enact change by deciding what we support financially and that it is the middle class that drives the market, not the top 1% on their own. 
(Ribbed White Top / H&M)

“Massachusetts 2050: A Warming State” the fast fashion industry and it’s environmental impacts

What labor practices and environmental impacts are you supporting when you buy into the fast fashion industry?
Chloe Ostiguy and Melissa Meltzer March 18, 2021
The goal of fast fashion is to make and globally distribute clothing as quickly and cheaply as possible.  From making and gathering materials to importing textiles to factory production to shipping, every practice the industry partakes in is carbon-emitting. 
Photo credit: Sony Music

Harry Styles ‘dressed’ to impress on the cover of Vogue

Dressed is in quotations because, yes, he wore a dress. 
Olivia Mahoney, Contributor November 30, 2020
Our age-old societal norm that every person must strictly subscribe to one or the other is unnecessarily destructive and restrictive. There’s a great deal more to worry about in this world than men who might enjoy a dress. 
Pictured: Samet with 2 of her hand painted bags. Photo from @cutelilbaggies on Instagram

Meet the NYU student running a small business from her dorm room

Creating your own version of reality that you can wear
Isabel Guilmette, Writer November 18, 2020
Since opening the shop on July 26, Samet has sold around one hundred bags and expanded her business, which originated on Instagram, on several different online shopping websites, including Depop and Etsy, and she isn’t slowing down.
What does fashion look like in the age of Zoom classes? 

What does fashion look like in the age of Zoom classes? 

How our style has changed in an era of online lectures and social isolation
Grace Fiori, Contributor November 10, 2020
As many college students started their fall semester from the desk of their childhood room, attending seminars and lectures through a pixelated screen, daily uniforms have fluctuated. Some choose to dress up, others are fully embracing the athleisure wear lifestyle. Colder weather and early nights beckon all of us to embrace cozier clothing.
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