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Looking Back: Getting the vaccine, figure skating, mourning a loss and marriage in the time of Covid-19

Four students reflect on life the past year during the coronavirus pandemic
Editor's note: The following stories are the second part of Looking Back, a two-part series of first-person blog posts looking back at life the past year. The series is produced by Professor Steve Fox's Journalism 300 course in the Journalism Department at UMass Amherst.
The idea of finding love online isn't so far-fetched anymore

The idea of finding love online isn’t so far-fetched anymore

In March 2020 Caitlyn swiped right. It’s been a whirlwind ever since
Elizabeth Sheridan, Contributor May 13, 2021
In March of 2020 Caitlyn swiped right. It’s been a whirlwind ever since.
Graphic by Brianna Silva

Looking Back: Corona lungs, pandemic time warp and Zoom University

Three students reflect on life the past year during the coronavirus pandemic
Jess Galvin, Catherine Hurley and Kaci Madden , Contributors May 7, 2021
The following stories are the first part of Looking Back, a two-part series of first-person blog posts looking back at life the past year produced by Professor Steve Fox's Journalism 300 course in the Journalism Department at UMass Amherst.
Was this the worst semester in UMass History?

Was this the worst semester in UMass History?

Students mental health collapses as the third virtual semester comes to a close
Julia Donohue, Managing Editor May 6, 2021
“I’ve been failing most of my classes since and the only outreach I’ve received is from my advisors telling me my grades suck."
The do's and don'ts of dating during a pandemic

The do’s and don’ts of dating during a pandemic

Taylor Lee, Writer May 6, 2021
These couples and individuals who are active in the dating scene help to shed light on what it is like to be dating, or in a relationship during the pandemic. From the obstacles they faced to learning what works, their experiences may help others looking to explore relationships.
Smartphones may be the new safety blanket

Smartphones may be the new safety blanket

Studies show an increase in phone use during COVID-19 pandemic
Amanda Powers, Contributor May 5, 2021
With many social events either canceled, postponed, or relegated to Zoom, it is clear that spending more time on smartphones to stay connected with one’s social circles is quickly becoming the norm.
The correlation between social isolation and social distancing

The correlation between social isolation and social distancing

How do they relate to each other?
Julia Indursky, Contributor May 5, 2021
How do they relate to each other?
Getting Through with

Getting Through with “The Wilds” 

An epic coming of age saga with a twist
Emma Sammuli, Lifestyle Editor April 15, 2021
There are eight girls in total who are stranded on the island, each with their own past that follows them wherever they go. It’s a thrilling, emotional saga that I would highly recommend to anyone who enjoys a suspenseful plot and artful storytelling. 
Artwork by Celina Rivernider.

Marked As Read: Crime, witchcraft and random reads

Celina and Bri welcome listeners into their personal libraries
Celina Rivernider April 12, 2021
Tune in for exclusive insight on Celina and Bri's personal bookshelf.
Almost Healthy: Unconventional vegetable recipes

Almost Healthy: Unconventional vegetable recipes

Episode two featuring parmesan roasted chickpeas and SCOBY selfies
Emilee Klein and Sam Bozorgzadeh April 8, 2021
Vegetables! Emilee and Sam tear apart their sneakiest ways to eat veggies
From Catholic to Capricorn: Gen Zodiac's obsession

From Catholic to Capricorn: Gen Zodiac’s obsession

How astrology has made the upcoming generation, devout
Julia Donohue, Managing Editor April 8, 2021
As the upcoming generations of millenials and zoomers make their imprint on the world, there is a shift from the traditional. Altering love stories to questioning their religious roots, there is a path forward tied to an ancient tradition. 
Wire News Round Up - 4.6.21

Wire News Round Up – 4.6.21

Updates on the 2021 Commencement ceremony, weather and more
Updates on the 2021 Commencement ceremony, weather and more.
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