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Why does UMass love Coke? Students question pouring rights at flagship campus

Why does UMass love Coke? Students question pouring rights at flagship campus

Brian Choquet, Campus News Editor

May 12, 2019

Although it's unknown to a majority of students, a select few are starting to fight against Coca Cola's ties to UMass.

UMass Amherst student owns a printing press

UMass Amherst student owns a printing press

Shannon Macalingay, Lifestyle Editor

May 7, 2019

From watching his high school teacher use an iron e-press to print a sticker on a shirt, to watching How-To videos on YouTube, Pham first printed shirts for the sports teams in North Quincy High School.

UMass vs. Goliath: How can universities keep marginalized students in STEM?

UMass vs. Goliath: How can universities keep marginalized students in STEM?

Brie Bristol and Julia Donohue

May 2, 2019

“I feel like people try to think science has nothing to do with society or doesn’t intertwine with things like sexism or racism but it does,” sophomore biochemistry and neuroscience major Juliana Babu said.

Be There or Be Square: Cowls family makes huge strides with North Square project

Be There or Be Square: Cowls family makes huge strides with North Square project
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Shae Feather, Contributing Writer

April 22, 2019

North Square will open this summer with shops, restaurants and affordable housing options.

Diversifying hackathons: UMass students put a spin on the popular tech event

Diversifying hackathons: UMass students put a spin on the popular tech event

Brian Choquet, Campus News Editor

April 10, 2019

UMass students are taking the "hack" out of "hackathon" and creating unique events for western Massachusetts.

UMass NAACP becomes only active college chapter in New England, still seeks RSO status

UMass NAACP becomes only active college chapter in New England, still seeks RSO status

Brian Choquet, Campus News Editor

March 22, 2019

For UMass NAACP president Ivis Batista, feeling like an "other" on campus is common. It's not until she is around her fellow NAACP members that she feels not only safer, but able to be herself.

The fight for a fair contract: UMass versus its RAs & PMs

The fight for a fair contract: UMass versus its RAs & PMs

Henry Brechter, Desire’ Crosby, Shannon Macalingay, and Faith Cardoza

February 11, 2019

"If they can get work out of you without paying you money, they will...just one battle out of more to come."

New publication, The Rebirth Project, gives a platform to students of color

New publication, The Rebirth Project, gives a platform to students of color

Kyle Moynihan, Contributor

February 9, 2019

The Rebirth Project picks up where its inspiration, The Drum, left off over 30 years ago– putting students of color's voices in the spotlight.

UMass student pursuing TEDx license

UMass student pursuing TEDx license

Abigail DesVergnes, Managing Editor

January 25, 2019

Sophomore Ruby Ramsay is in the process of creating a TED event to serve the Five Colleges.

Professor of the month: Danielle Samuels

Professor of the month: Danielle Samuels

Olivia Amato-Hansen, Writer

January 22, 2019

Professor Danielle Samuels has wanted to be a psychologist since she was a kid.

Indian culture and identity: It’s not just about Bollywood

Indian culture and identity: It’s not just about Bollywood

Shannon Macalingay, Special projects writer

December 2, 2018

“It becomes a part of you. It’s not something you do, it’s something that you are,” said Avanthi Dev, member of UMass Indian Classical Arts Society.

Creating a safe haven in the stacks

Creating a safe haven in the stacks

Nicole DeFeudis, Co-Editor in Chief

November 29, 2018

Students can peruse over 100,000 pieces of Du Bois’s work on the 25th floor, or relax, study and discuss in the center’s lounge on the 22nd floor.

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