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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


Filed under Campus, Features, Showcase, Student Life

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


Filed under Campus, Features, Showcase

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


Filed under Campus, Features, Profiles, Showcase, Voices

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


Filed under About, Campus, Features, Showcase, Student Life

“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


Filed under Campus, Features, Showcase

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.

Two professors help inmates find their voice through journalism

Two professors help inmates find their voice through journalism

Desire’ Crosby, Contributor

October 22, 2018


Filed under About, Features, In-Depth, Profiles, Showcase, Voices

“They really are just as smart as any other Umass student,” said Joshua Murray of the inmates, known to him as the “Hampshire County students.”

TASC welcomes a new legacy

TASC welcomes a new legacy

Shannon Macalingay, Contributor

October 16, 2018


Filed under Campus, Features, In-Depth, Lifestyle, Showcase, Student Life

TASC's current members can barely remember what that acronym stands for. But there's beauty in that.

‘Keeping Shop’: The 25-year journey of the Doo Wop Shop

‘Keeping Shop’: The 25-year journey of the Doo Wop Shop

Maria Manning, Contributor

September 14, 2018


Filed under Entertainment, Features, Music, Showcase

The documentary "Keeping Shop" gives fans a behind-the-scenes look into the group's past four years, the history of the Doo Wop Shop, the triumphs they've had and the role a capella has played in the lives of its members.

Theatre Guild brings “Heathers: The Musical” to UMass

Theatre Guild brings “Heathers: The Musical” to UMass

Kathryn Fallah, Contributor

March 6, 2018


Filed under Campus, Entertainment, Features, Music, Showcase

This production touches upon some "really dark stuff" — such as mental illness, date rape, school bombings, abusive relationships and murder — but in a comical way.

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