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Eric the Ratt: Expressions from the ‘Dark World’

Eric the Ratt: Expressions from the 'Dark World'

Frank Dutan, Contributor

March 2, 2016

Together, this close-knit family of sonic innovators has created some of the weirdest hip-hop music the Valley has ever heard.

A college town’s last bookstore

A college town's last bookstore

Kristin LaFratta, Writer

November 18, 2015

Amherst Books is the bibliophile's haven, providing an escape for a leisurely read or spontaneous book purchase. For others, it is a place to go to take photos of books they later buy on Amazon.

Cushman Market: Where creativity and breakfast are served all day

Cushman Market: Where creativity and breakfast are served all day

Frank Dutan, Contributor

November 3, 2015

The North Amherst market and café offers residents a taste of New York's famous "beatnik" neighborhood, the East Village. The neighborhood, home to a community of lower-class immigrants and the birthplace of contemporary artists Andy Warhol and Jean Basquiat, was a haven for artists, musicians, and working class people in the 1980's.

A Senior Farewell: Lessons I learned as a woman of color at UMass

A Senior Farewell: Lessons I learned as a woman of color at UMass

Nia Decaille, Writer

May 6, 2015

Nia Decaille says goodbye to UMass with her senior farewell.

A Senior Farewell: A thank you letter from Taylor Gilmore

A Senior Farewell: A thank you letter from Taylor Gilmore

Taylor Gilmore, Writer

May 6, 2015

Taylor Gilmore thanks UMass for all the experiences and opportunities she had and the people she met.

A Senior Farewell: Top Five moments seniors will never forget at UMass

A Senior Farewell: Top Five moments seniors will never forget at UMass

Kerry O’Connor, Writer

May 5, 2015

These moments will go down in UMass history for the Class of 2015.

A Senior Farewell: Thank you UMass for teaching me about myself

A Senior Farewell: Thank you UMass for teaching me about myself

Zack Tobin, Writer

May 4, 2015

UMass helped Zack answer the ultimate question: Who am I?

The Money Article Every College Student Needs to Read

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Hae Young Yoo, Editor in Chief

December 8, 2014

Students who are spending and putting themselves more in debt in college expect things to be different once they graduate and get a job.

Inside the tunnel: Behind the scenes with UMass Hockey

Inside the tunnel: Behind the scenes with UMass Hockey

December 3, 2013

by Nathalie Sczublewski It's after 5 p.m. and the Mullins Center is hauntingly still, except for the zamboni making its rounds on the ice. The UMass Minutemen hockey team is preparing for their game against the University of Vermont. The maroon double doors that lead to the locker room are flung open an...

Amherst after dark: Club PVTA is bumpin’

Amherst after dark: Club PVTA is bumpin’

December 3, 2013

by Samantha Gillis It’s safe to bet that Carl Johnsen,a UMass senior and PVTA bus driver, knows every word of “Sweet Caroline.” Not necessarily because he’s an avid Neil Diamond fan, but because he hears that same song every time he goes to work. It isn’t the radio that serenades him on his...

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