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The EIC Podcast: Sleep facts and misconceptions with Dr. Rebecca Spencer

Jonathan Kermah, Editor in chief February 26, 2020
Dr. Rebecca Spencer joins the EIC Podcast to discuss her appearances on Netflix's "Babies" and PBS Nova's "Mysteries of Sleep," as well as sleep facts and misconceptions.
808s and Ankle Breaks featuring Jay Astro

808s and Ankle Breaks featuring Jay Astro

Jonathan Kermah and Trevor Wilson February 24, 2020
Jonathan Kermah interviews Boston rapper Jay Astro on standing out in the pool of melodic trap artists and his latest single “Zoo.”
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Professor Paul Collins on President Trump’s impeachment

Faith Cardoza, Writer February 20, 2020
New podcast: Faith Cardoza is joined by Professor Paul M. Collins Jr. to get some of his insight into the impeachment of President Trump and what it means in today’s context.
TransAtlantic Soccer Podcast: Hrefna Petursdottir on life as an international student athlete

TransAtlantic Soccer Podcast: Hrefna Petursdottir on life as an international student athlete

Alejandro Winsor and Jacob Robson February 17, 2020
Jake and Alejandro interview Hrefna Petursdottir from the UMass Women’s Soccer team about life as an international student athlete.
Ask UMass - Valentine's Day

Ask UMass – Valentine’s Day

Students share their ideal Valentine's Day dates
Nicole Biagioni, Rebecca Duffy, Video Reporters February 14, 2020
Happy Valentine's Day! On this episode of Ask UMass, Nicole Biagioni and Rebecca Duffy ask UMass students what their Valentine's Day plans are and how they feel about the holiday.
Artwork by Kacey Connolly.

Penny For Your Thoughts: Monogamy, polyamory and the importance of grades

Deirdre Carberry and Elena Babson February 13, 2020
Deirdre and Elena discuss the history and misconceptions of non-monogamy and polyamory. They give their personal thoughts on the topics and finish up with a discussion on the importance of grades.
Wire News Weekly - 2.9.20

Wire News Weekly – 2.9.20

A Smith College student examined for coronavirus, Amherst's weekly weather forecast and more
Rebecca Duffy, Campus News Editor February 10, 2020
In this episode of Wire News Weekly, Host Rebecca Duffy talks about a Smith College student's potential exposure to the coronavirus, the UMass Store selling roses for Valentine's Day and more news. Nicole Biagioni reports on Amherst's weather forecast.

No. 8 UMass victorious at home against No. 10 Providence

UMass captain Niko Hildenbrand has his second two-goal game of the season.
Rachel Bevelaqua, Reporter February 8, 2020

From “America’s sweetheart” to “Miss Americana,” Taylor Swift is at her most vulnerable in latest Netflix documentary

From “America’s sweetheart” to “Miss Americana,” Taylor Swift is at her most vulnerable in latest Netflix documentary

Swift courageously recounts many of the controversies of her career, as she allows viewers a glimpse of her reality within the spotlight
Joanna Buoniconti, Copy Editor February 7, 2020
Taylor Swift released her first album at the age of 16, and has grown up under the glare of the spotlight. In her latest Netflix documentary, Swift opens up unlike ever before about struggles that she's encountered within her career and how that has transformed her into the influential woman she is today.
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The EIC Podcast: The UMass Brotherly Union looks to empower and promote unity amongst men of color

Jonathan Kermah, Editor in Chief February 5, 2020
Jonathan Kermah is joined by UMass junior and public relations officer of the UMass Brotherly Union Benjy Celestin and sophomore outreach and fundraising officer of the UMass Brotherly Union Kenny Amoah to discuss the union's objectives and the state of black student organizations and the UMass administration.
TransAtlantic Soccer Podcast: Preview to the transfer window

TransAtlantic Soccer Podcast: Preview to the transfer window

Alejandro Winsor and Jacob Robson February 3, 2020
In Episode 6 of the TransAtlantic Soccer Podcast, Alejandro and Jake catch up on the major soccer news that happened over the Winter break, pay tribute to Kobe Bryant and make their Champions League predictions.
Former MIT Civic Media Lab director Ethan Zuckerman proposes an innovative solution

Former MIT Civic Media Lab director Ethan Zuckerman proposes an innovative solution

To fix social media, we need to "imagine better," Zuckerman says
Talia Heisey, Writer February 2, 2020
Manipulation, disinformation and fake news were all topics Zuckerman discussed at the highly attended talk last week.
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