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UMass Amherst announces new furloughs

One hundred-and-fourty staff members will be indefinitely furloughed and 60 will have reduced hours
Talia Heisey, News Writer September 16, 2020
Chancellor Subaswammy has announced a round of new furloughs of UMass staff due to the approximate 170 million dollars in financial losses incurred by the pandemic.
Virtual community forum held to discuss UMass and Town efforts to reduce spread of COVID-19

Virtual community forum held to discuss UMass and Town efforts to reduce spread of COVID-19

Panelists discussed plans for spring semester, resources for students who test positive and more
Rebecca Duffy, Campus News Editor September 3, 2020
With the number of COVID-19 cases rising at universities across the country, officials from UMass and the Town of Amherst held a virtual community forum to discuss how they are working to reduce the spread of COVID-19.
Nurse manager discusses how COVID-19 impacted Winchester Hospital and her own life

Nurse manager discusses how COVID-19 impacted Winchester Hospital and her own life

Chrissie Quill's unit was converted to a COVID-19 unit on March 13
Sarah Walsh, Contributing Writer July 18, 2020
Winchester Hospital has seen a major influx of patients due to COVID-19. Chrissie Quill, a nurse manager at the hospital, talks about how the staff have adjusted to treating their patients and her personal experience with COVID-19.
A pediatric infectious disease specialist shares his knowledge of COVID-19

A pediatric infectious disease specialist shares his knowledge of COVID-19

Dr. Mark Denison has been studying coronaviruses since 1984
Ella Adams, Contributing Writer July 17, 2020
Dr. Mark Denison, a pediatric infectious disease specialist at Vanderbilt University Medical Center, talks about the history of coronaviruses, the future of COVID-19 and how we can protect ourselves.
Malasadas

The power of food

It defies boundaries defined by culture and a pandemic
Abbie Gracie, Editor May 2, 2020

Sunday morning. 7 a.m. My hometown, Swansea, Massachusetts. My dad and I pulled off of Route 6, a bustling two-lane highway with stoplights every quarter mile, that stretched all the way from Somerset...

Diabetics take extra health precautions during the pandemic

Diabetics take extra health precautions during the pandemic

There are over 34 million diabetics in the U.S
Nicole Biagioni, Writer April 27, 2020
With the fast spread and unpleasant symptoms of COVID-19, diabetics are taking extra precautions regarding their health.
Subreddits to distract yourself from the coronavirus pandemic

Subreddits to distract yourself from the coronavirus pandemic

Relationship advice, cute animals, weird images of Garfield and more
Talia Heisey, Writer April 24, 2020
The coronavirus has brought stress into the lives of many. Check out these subreddits that are a good distraction during this difficult time.
App of the week: DoorDash, Grubhub and Uber Eats

App of the week: DoorDash, Grubhub and Uber Eats

Support local restaurants by enjoying some delicious meals
Emma Sammuli, Lifestyle Editor April 22, 2020
During this time, with dining at restaurants completely out of the question, ordering through food delivery apps is a great way to support your favorite local eateries while still practicing social distancing.
MASSPIRG co-hosts 50th Earth Day anniversary celebration for 100% renewable energy

MASSPIRG co-hosts 50th Earth Day anniversary celebration for 100% renewable energy

Guest speakers included Sen. Jo Comerford, Reps. Lindsay Sabdodosa, Natalie Blais and Dan Carey
Rebecca Duffy, Campus News Editor April 22, 2020
MASSPRIG celebrated Earth Day's 50th anniversary by co-hosting a virtual event for 100% renewal energy.
COVID-19 leaves college students to question summer internships

COVID-19 leaves college students to question summer internships

Over one million internships will be affected
Rebecca Duffy, Campus News Editor April 13, 2020
What happens to summer internships when there is a worldwide pandemic?
Ask Beccy: DIY face masks to keep your skin happy and healthy

Ask Beccy: DIY face masks to keep your skin happy and healthy

Skin care for your self-care
Rebecca Aiken, Contributor April 12, 2020
This week's Ask Beccy is all about skincare with face masks you can make at home.
Screenshot Sidechef / App Store

App of the Week: Sidechef

Explore countless new recipes at the touch of a button
Emma Sammuli, Lifestyle Editor April 2, 2020
While we’re all stuck at home, finding areas in your daily routine you can enhance is a great way to keep busy. "Sidechef" makes it easy and fun to try new dishes.
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