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App of the Week: Food Network Kitchen

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Your go to kitchen helper for the holidays
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.

Should Christmas music be listened to before Thanksgiving?

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A highly-debated topic in a year unlike any other
November 19, 2020
A highly-debated topic in a year unlike any other.

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

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UMass has reported 321 cases of COVID-19 since August 6
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. 

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

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

Five ways to cope with election stress

Five ways to cope with election stress
You are not alone
November 6, 2020
If you are anything like me, every day has proven to be a new battle to preserve your mental health. Of course, no stress management tip or technique is a substitute for seeking help from a licensed healthcare professional, but here are five ways I have been coping with stress and anxiety these past few weeks (and months). 

Getting to the polls while fighting homelessness

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How homeless people in Massachusetts are making their voices heard in the election
November 3, 2020
How homeless people in Massachusetts are making their voices heard in the 2020 election.

This Week’s Eeks

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5 ideas for a spooky but safe Halloween
October 28, 2020
While we are still very much in a pandemic, therefore, our usual tricks and treats we get up to might no longer be suitable if you’re looking to stay safe. However, that doesn’t mean you can’t celebrate the most terrifying night of the year!

Rally hosted in Boston to stop evictions and foreclosures across Massachusetts

Rally hosted in Boston to stop evictions and foreclosures across Massachusetts
End of statewide eviction moratorium jeopardizes housing for 60,000 residents
October 21, 2020
City Life Vida Urbana hosted a rally in Boston to stop nearly 60,000 evictions and foreclosures across Massachusetts.

Easy Vegan Meals for Fall

Easy Vegan Meals for Fall
These three meals are simple, delicious, and healthy
October 20, 2020
Maybe you just don’t have the time to really cook or even think about fall dishes, and that’s okay. I’ve got you covered with some really simple vegan meals that are perfect for autumn.

UMass students react to the university disciplining students violating COVID-19 protocols

UMass students react to the university disciplining students violating COVID-19 protocols
Nearly 200 students violated COVID-19 protocols from August to September
October 20, 2020
UMass students react to the university disciplining students who violated COVID-19 protocols from August to September.

How the 2020 NBA season turned athletes into activists

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Player shifted focus away from the coveted Larry O’Brien trophy to social equity for all
October 15, 2020
The tumultuous 2020 NBA season, the longest season in league history, served a greater purpose that no player would’ve ever imagined at its start in Fall 2019.

How Student Government Association’s fully-remote 2020 election affected candidate’s campaigns

How Student Government Association’s fully-remote 2020 election affected candidate's campaigns
Candidates turned to social media and Zoom to spread their campaigns' messages
October 7, 2020
Candidates started campaigning and collecting signatures in March 2020. They reached debate day when UMass sent an email to all students that they would be sent home due to COVID-19. SGA put a halt to the campaign process until this fall, when candidates could no longer rely on in-person interaction with other students. 
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