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Getting to the polls while fighting homelessness

How homeless people in Massachusetts are making their voices heard in the election
Rebeca Pereira, Writer November 3, 2020
How homeless people in Massachusetts are making their voices heard in the 2020 election.
(Brianna Silva / Amherst Wire)

This Week’s Eeks

5 ideas for a spooky but safe Halloween
Emma Sammuli, Lifestyle Editor October 29, 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
Rebeca Pereira, Contributor October 22, 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
Elisabeth Morgan, Writer October 21, 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
Rebecca Duffy, Campus News Editor October 20, 2020
UMass students react to the university disciplining students who violated COVID-19 protocols from August to September.
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How the 2020 NBA season turned athletes into activists

Player shifted focus away from the coveted Larry O’Brien trophy to social equity for all
Tristan Smith, Writer 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
Rebecca Duffy, Campus News Editor October 8, 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. 
Food Tour of the Pioneer Valley

Food Tour of the Pioneer Valley

Looking for a new place to eat? These nearby haunts have you covered
Madison Bethune, Contributor October 6, 2020
Grabbing a bite to eat but sick of the typical downtown Amherst restaurants? Here are ideas for a full day of eating, at places you may have never even heard of before. 
UMass CHAARG works remotely to keep its members positive and active during COVID-19

UMass CHAARG works remotely to keep its members positive and active during COVID-19

230 girls take the norms of females in the gym industry and flip it on its head
Alana Zeilander, Contributing Writer September 26, 2020
UMass CHAARG works remotely to keep its members positive and active during COVID-19
Three simple and healthy meals to make for the beginner chef

Three simple and healthy meals to make for the beginner chef

Stuck without a meal plan? Here are 3 simple meals to try that taste absolutely delicious
Madison Bethune, Contributor September 23, 2020
These 3 delicious and healthy meals take less than 30 minutes to whip up.
(Patrick Kline/ Amherst Wire)

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 4, 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.
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