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Two professors help inmates find their voice through journalism

Two professors help inmates find their voice through journalism

Desire’ Crosby, Contributor

October 22, 2018

“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

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

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

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.

Turning up the demand for vinyl

Turning up the demand for vinyl

Amanda Levenson, Video Editor

October 23, 2017

Of all the trends the 21st century has brought, consider the revival of vinyl the one thing grandma won’t complain about.

Campus Design and Copy is more than a business for student managers

Campus Design and Copy is more than a business for student managers

Caeli Chesin, Travel Editor

September 11, 2017

"Campus Design and Copy, CD&C, is one of UMass’ seven student-run businesses and the only one to offer print and design services. While there are printing options all over the UMass campus, from the campus library to various learning commons, CD&C is distinct."

Land of the rising sun — and whacky potato chips

Land of the rising sun — and whacky potato chips

Kyle Olsen, Writer

May 10, 2017

"Of all the crazy things the Japanese have managed to produce, nothing can really capture their spirit and love for the unnecessary like potato chips can. Nowhere else in the world can you find such a variety of useless flavors and so many people willing to buy them."

Inside an ROTC field training exercise

Inside an ROTC field training exercise

Jon Decker, Writer

April 27, 2017

Their destination: Fort Devens, where a massive joint field exercise (JFTX) involving over 250 cadets from a variety of New England schools was to take place.

Trip to Ghana brings new perspective on life

Trip to Ghana brings new perspective on life

Olivia Gilmore, Contributor

April 21, 2017

"I will always acredit Anloga for planting the love of travel in my heart like a seed that is always flourishing. It may even have helped find my purpose in life, even if it happened to be found halfway across the world."

Adulting isn’t easy: My very first trip to the laundromat

Adulting isn’t easy: My very first trip to the laundromat

Danielle Aihini, Travel Editor

April 5, 2017

With that my first laundromat experience had come to an end. I was not proud of my performance, but I’m determined to do better next time. I drove myself home and immediately went to my bed to take a nap because, well, being an adult is tiring.

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