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With a lackluster response from UMass Administration, what happens next?

op-ed: With a lackluster response from UMass Administration, what happens next?
Aliana Liz Tavares, Writer September 25, 2021

After a sexual assault allegation made against the Theta Chi fraternity on the anonymous thought sharing app, Yik Yak, students and supporters of sexual assault survivors led days of protests on campus....

Sexual assault and white privilege: An intersection

Sexual assault and white privilege: An intersection

Zach Steward, Politics/Op-Ed Editor September 23, 2021

I want to start this off by saying that I am privileged in the sense that I am not a survivor of sexual harassment or assault. I stand with survivors & want to make clear that sexual violence in any...

Melville reflections

Zach Steward, Politics/Op-ed Editor September 23, 2021

“Bias-related incident.” The first time I heard this phrase it came from my Residence Director and some administrators that spoke to myself and others after a racial slur was written across a bathroom...

UMass: Cut the BS

UMass: Cut the BS

Zach Steward, Politics/Op-Ed Editor September 23, 2021

As a young black man in America, racism is nothing new to me. I've dealt with it for a long time, and I will continue to deal with it and challenge the system that allows it to continue for as long as...

Woman at Sunday nights Theta Chi protest by Abbie Gracie

What is the Survivor’s Bill of Rights?

Students call for a change in policy amid sexual assault allegations.
Maddie Fabian, Contributor September 22, 2021

AMHERST--The Student Government Association (SGA) released a statement on Monday recognizing survivors of sexual assault and the history of rape culture at UMass, after the recent sexual assault allegations...

Racial Justice Coalition: One Year Later

Racial Justice Coalition: One Year Later

Zach Steward, Politics/Op-ed Editor September 15, 2021

More than a year ago, a group of students came together over several months during the summer and submitted a list of demands to the upper UMass administration that were meant to advance the rights of...

Cred. Aliana Liz Tavares

Invisibility, My Superpower

My first year at UMass was very challenging, being a young Black and Hispanic woman. Here I talk about situations I encountered, what I observed and how I navigated it all.
Aliana Liz Tavares, Contributor September 14, 2021
My first year at UMass was very challenging, being a young Black and Hispanic woman. Here I talk about situations I encountered, what I observed and how I navigated it all.
Prince, John Adams and John Quincy Adams Halls in Southwest Residential Area on Sunset Ave. at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. (Morgan Hughes/Amherst Wire)

A Guide to the UMass Residential Areas

Here is a helpful guide to the six residential as new students move in.
Elizabeth Sheridan , Contributor August 31, 2021
Here is a helpful guide to the six residential as new students move in.
How can the Celtics avoid letting the failure of last season have disastrous consequences for the future?

How can the Celtics avoid letting the failure of last season have disastrous consequences for the future?

After a tumultuous season filled with injuries, inconsistent play and antsy fans, how can the Celtics turn it around for this upcoming season while keeping our stars happy?
Taylor Lee, Editor August 9, 2021
After a tumultuous season filled with injuries, inconsistent play and antsy fans, how can the Celtics turn it around for this upcoming season while keeping our stars happy?
Jae Crowder imitates LeBron James after beating the Los Angeles Lakers in the first round of the NBA playoffs. (Credit - Jae Crowder’s Instagram Page)

Jae Crowder is the Penultimate Role Player Searching for Validation

Critical, vocal role players are put on teams to provide leadership and the mental edge a championship team requires; Crowder is as close as he’s ever been to finally validating his role.
Taylor Lee, Editor July 20, 2021

Naturally, all the focus of a championship team focuses on their stars. The Michael Jordans, LeBron James, and Stephen Currys of the world. The truth is though that these supernovas never achieve their...

Graphic by Brianna Silva

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.
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.
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