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Mass incarceration in Massachusetts

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Narratives from formerly incarcerated advocates and their vision of a future beyond prisons
November 16, 2020
What are the experiences of those imprisoned within Massachusetts?

A whirlwind of a Presidential election

Joe Biden and Kamala Harris in Delaware to deliver victory speech from Google Images
Overwhelming feelings have come to light from the results of the Election Day that turned into Election Week
November 11, 2020
On Saturday, Vice President Joe Biden and Sen. Kamala Harris have officially become the president-elect and vice president-elect for the next four years, making Donald Trump one of the few incumbent presidents to lose in his race for a second term. The results brought a lot of conflicting emotions throughout the United States. 

How I escaped ‘The Proud Boys’ ideology

How I escaped 'The Proud Boys' ideology
October 29, 2020
Before "the Proud Boys" became a hate group, I attended one of their first events in 2018. Here is how the movement has evolved, and how much my ideology has changed since.

The Zoo Report: Elise Hankis on quarantining at the UMass Hotel

Artwork by Kacey Connolly.
The girls learn everything about the UMass quarantine experience.
October 29, 2020
Tune in to hear a royal segment of "Cloutiest Couples."

“Honor Her Wish” a touching tribute to the late RBG

Honor Her Wish Promotional Poster
A star-studded event reflecting on the life, accomplishments and legacy left by the lost justice 
October 15, 2020
Honor Her Wish, was an amazing tribute to a true icon and American hero. The work RBG did for women and equality will leave its lasting marks on our country.

How did we get Joji from Filthy Frank?

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The Japanese artist is making waves with his sophomore album "Nectar," the only question is: how did we get here?
October 8, 2020
His channel self-described him as “embodiment of everything a person should not be.” Joji, the laid back alternative artist, has always been there lingering in the background.

Sororities tackle the recruitment process over Zoom

Sororities tackle the recruitment process over Zoom
October 3, 2020
Nothing about this year is normal; classes and RSO’s are no different and for the most part, online. So how does one aspect of college life, specifically Greek life, adapt to the new normal? 

Coastals release new single “Watercolors”

From left to right: Tyler Cole, Gabriel Martinez, Tyler Freeman, James Chouinard, Brendan Nagy / credit: Amanda Laferriere
The Florida five-piece gets introspective about their single and what’s coming up next for the band
October 2, 2020
“We looked within rather than everywhere else. This is really going to be an exploration of ourselves and how we deal with things that everyone will inevitably go through or experiences that aren’t pleasant,” said Freeman.

COVID-19 Update(s): What we know right now

COVID-19 Update(s): What we know right now
More information to come in the coming weeks
September 25, 2020
Thirteen students living off-campus have tested positive for the coronavirus. In-person classes have been suspended for the remainder of the semester. We'll provide daily updates from Whitmore and beyond.

What is it like to be an OnlyFans content creator?

What is it like to be an OnlyFans content creator?
September 20, 2020
OnlyFans has been a hot topic and career choice for many. This creator shares her story and maybe will inspire you to start yours.

U-Más Fuerte Together: Establishing ‘a beloved community’

U-Más Fuerte Together: Establishing 'a beloved community'
August 14, 2020
"It is a big platform that we’re trying to share with as many people as possible. And we're trying to ensure that when we’re creating this, it’s truly a better community for everybody."

Nurse manager discusses how COVID-19 impacted Winchester Hospital and her own life

Nurse manager discusses how COVID-19 impacted Winchester Hospital and her own life
Chrissie Quill's unit was converted to a COVID-19 unit on March 13
July 18, 2020
Winchester Hospital has seen a major influx of patients due to COVID-19. Chrissie Quill, a nurse manager at the hospital, talks about how the staff have adjusted to treating their patients and her personal experience with COVID-19.
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