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

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

Joanna Buoniconti, Brianna Silva, and Talia Heisey

April 2, 2020

In-person classes have been suspended for the remainder of the semester. We'll provide daily updates from Whitmore and beyond.

UMass student turned K-Pop icon

UMass student turned K-Pop icon

Nasya Blackshear, Writer

March 24, 2020

Taylor averages out at 40,000 views for every one-minute video she posts.

COVID-19 Updates: Massachusetts implements new precautions

COVID-19 Updates: Massachusetts implements new precautions

Brianna Silva, Managing Editor

March 15, 2020

Amid the rapid growth of the COVID-19 virus, Massachusetts is moving to stop "community spread" through large events and gatherings.

Changes for the Five College Student Film & Video Festival

Changes for the Five College Student Film & Video Festival

Ian Dartley, Writer

February 29, 2020

The winning narrative film, “Sleep Paralysis,” stood out as a carefully crafted nightmare.

Meet Alec – the UMPD officer with four legs

Meet Alec – the UMPD officer with four legs

Nicole Biagioni, Reporter

February 26, 2020

UMass Police Department's newest officer loves to sniff out danger. Alec, a 22-month-old black lab, is a new K-9 officer at UMPD who searches for explosives and other harmful materials. Nicole Biagioni speaks with Alec's handler, Officer Gerald Perkins, about what a day is like for Alec when he is on the job.

The spotlight is on Jamila Lyiscott

The spotlight is on Jamila Lyiscott

Carrie Smith, Contributor

February 25, 2020

“My mission is to support individuals and institutions to become their highest selves. I want to work alongside them.”

Race isn’t so black and white

Race isn’t so black and white

Tristan Smith, Contributor

February 24, 2020

Why do we have different races? Richard Goldsby, a biology professor at Amherst College, lectures to an attentive audience last Tuesday about the DNA-entangled tale of race, and how racism was a result of its inception.

Mass Vintage: the new store with secondhand finds

Mass Vintage: the new store with secondhand finds

Sophia Torres, Writer

February 20, 2020

Five months after its grand opening in September, Mass Vintage is running smoothly and garnering more support in downtown Amherst.

The only one in the room: The cost of diversity for journalists of color

The only one in the room: The cost of diversity for journalists of color

Brianna Silva, Managing Editor

February 5, 2020

While newsrooms aim to create an inclusive and diverse workplace, journalists of color often struggle with imposter syndrome, tokenism and isolation.

The Paws Program brings smiles to students

The Paws Program brings smiles to students

Nicole Biagioni

December 16, 2019

Ever wonder who’s behind the paws program? Nicole Biagioni takes a look into the organization that puts on de-stress events, and the therapy dog group that brings happiness to UMass Amherst students.

Something’s cooking on the 11th floor

Something’s cooking on the 11th floor

Desire' Jackson - Crosby , Contributor

December 11, 2019

 UMass’ hidden, affordable, and student-run gem

“I’m Still Whole:” A rape survivor’s journey of healing

“I’m Still Whole:” A rape survivor’s journey of healing

Brian Choquet, Campus News Editor

December 11, 2019

For over a month, Molly Hamel's project, "I'm Still Whole," attempts to bring awareness to one of the most prominent issues on college campuses.

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