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Wire News Round Up - 2.22.2021

Wire News Round Up – 2.22.2021

New campus operational posture, this week's weather and more.
Nicole Biagioni and Ethan Brayall-Brown February 22, 2021
Catch Nicole Biagioni and Ethan Brayall-Brown debut the first episode of their campus updates broadcast
Photo by Stephanie DiCarlo

Salvaging a semester: SGA, a COVID calamity and where we go from here

A frustrated student body and fatigued Amherst community turns to the Student Government Association as trust in administrators runs its course
Rebeca Pereira, Writer February 19, 2021
A frustrated student body and fatigued Amherst community turns to the Student Government Association as trust in administrators runs its course.
Five ideas for a safe Valentine's Day

Five ideas for a safe Valentine’s Day

How to have the best date night during a pandemic
Emma Sammuli and Madison Bethune February 11, 2021
Although the pandemic is making date nights more challenging, the circumstances present the perfect opportunity to get creative.
Rebecca Duffy

Package delivery limit lifted to acommodate on-campus students during self-sequester

Previous package delivery limit left students waiting for textbooks and necessities
Rebecca Duffy, Campus News Editor February 10, 2021
Self-sequester and package delivery limit left students waiting for necessities. Residential Life warned those who did not comply.
Person administering shot courtesy of discoverysociety.org

UMass Amherst begins administering the COVID-19 vaccine at it’s new clinic

Clinic planner explains the process of vaccination and clinic procedures
Talia Heisey, Writer February 10, 2021
UMass' COVID vaccine clinic opened on Jan. 14, and continuing throughout the spring semester, this clinic is one of 49 other vaccination sites across the state, which has been administering a two-dose Moderna vaccine. 
Theta Chi house courtesy of thetachiumass.com

UMass fraternity throws party against COVID-19 restrictions

Students express strong emotions against first documented large gathering
Nicole Biagioni, Writer February 9, 2021
The UMass community reacts to the COVID-spreading party that took place at the Theta Chi fraternity this past weekend.
UMass implements stricter guidelines as COVID-19 cases rise

UMass implements stricter guidelines as COVID-19 cases rise

New email by Jeffery Hescock reveals new plan going forward
Ethan Brayall-Brown, Writer February 5, 2021
With the rising number of cases, the operational posture of the campus has been changed to elevated. This means that there are a number of stricter rules students must follow.
(Janhavee Deshpande)

A snapshot of the life of a Boston medical student during the COVID-19 pandemic

Suffolk County has over 55,000 COVID-19 cases to date
Archana Purohit , Contributor January 8, 2021
Suffolk County has experienced 57,742 cases with upwards of 500 new cases every day. The rise in cases has put heavy pressure on healthcare professionals to treat COVID-19 patients faster and more effectively. Alongside healthcare professionals, roughly 700 medical students at Boston University have been struggling to continue their training during the pandemic.  
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App of the Week: Food Network Kitchen

Your go to kitchen helper for the holidays
Emma Sammuli, Lifestyle Editor November 20, 2020
The holidays are fast approaching, and for many, this means hours spent in the kitchen whipping up dishes of all shapes and sizes.
(Steve Walser / Flickr)

Should Christmas music be listened to before Thanksgiving?

A highly-debated topic in a year unlike any other
Ethan Brayall-Brown, Writer November 19, 2020
A highly-debated topic in a year unlike any other.
(Patrick Kline/Amherst Wire)

Students grapple with mental health as first fully-remote semester draws to a close

UMass has reported 321 cases of COVID-19 since August 6
Rebeca Pereira, Writer November 18, 2020
College students at UMass Amherst, many of whom expected nothing more than a two-week extension of spring break at the onset of remote learning, were thrust into a purgatory of uncertainty commandeered by a novel contagion. 
(Adam Scanlon / www.scanlonforstaterepma.com)

How a kid from a small town became Massachusetts’ State Representative of the 14th District

Adam Scanlon on climbing the ladder of local politics
Ethan Brayall-Brown, Writer November 12, 2020
Adam Scanlon, North Attleboro's State Representative, on climbing the ladder of local politics.
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