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Whiteness as a License to Kill

White supremacy is alive and well, and the verdict in Kenosha, Wisconsin proves that.
Zach Steward, Politics/Op-ed Editor November 29, 2021
Make no mistake: if he were Black, Rittenhouse would have been murdered on sight, not being given the benefit of the doubt that white people are given all the time.
Docket Talk: Wooden v. United States and UMass Students v. Dining Hall Seating

Docket Talk: Wooden v. United States and UMass Students v. Dining Hall Seating

Celina Rivernider, Creative Writing Editor November 17, 2021
Celina is back to give updates on the Supreme Court's newest case.
Poetry Jam guests attentively watching a performer by Tristan Smith

UMass Amherst BSU presents the 2021 Poetry Jam: A night of kinship, laughs and soul

The UMass Amherst Black Student Union hosted a successful Poetry Jam full of all kinds of talent.
Tristan Smith, Social Media Manager November 14, 2021
The UMass Amherst Black Student Union hosted a successful Poetry Jam full of all kinds of talent.
Lobster dinner by Benson Kua on Wikimedia Commons

Where does the UMass Halloween lobster dinner really come from?

It's been a tradition for years now, to the point where you can never find a seat at the dining halls on Halloween, but the mystery remains intact...until now.
Ethan Brayall-Brown, Writer November 11, 2021
No, it is fortunately not courtesy of UMass alumna, Bill Cosby.

If You Can Think It, You Can Meme It: Pilot

Raksha Pokharel November 11, 2021
Raksha Pokharel is a about to revive some dead memes.
Dylan Landman raises his hands to signal his teams completion. Photo by Tristan Smith

UMass Terrible Design Contest: Students create the worst designs imaginable

This terrible design contest invited people of all artistic capabilities to create the worst and most useless designs they could.
Tristan Smith, Social Media Manager November 8, 2021
This terrible design contest invited people of all artistic capabilities to create the worst and most useless designs they could.
UMass announces creation of Title IX Student Advisory Task Force

UMass announces creation of Title IX Student Advisory Task Force

The student task force will serve as a liaison between students and administration.
Maddie Fabian, Writer November 7, 2021

AMHERST - UMass Amherst announced the establishment of a Title IX Student Advisory Task Force as part of an ongoing effort to address sexual misconduct on campus.   In an email sent to students...

UMass SGA discusses proposed amendments to the Survivor’s Bill of Rights

UMass SGA discusses proposed amendments to the Survivor’s Bill of Rights

The SGA encouraged discussion from students after proposing 22 amendments to the Survivor's Bill of Rights.
Maddie Fabian, Writer November 3, 2021

AMHERST -- The UMass Amherst Student Government Association (SGA) held an open meeting in the Student Union Blackbox Theatre on Thursday to discuss proposed amendments to the Survivor’s Bill of Rights.   The...

Docket Talk: Pilot

Docket Talk: Pilot

Celina Rivernider November 1, 2021
Welcome to Docket Talk, the podcast that covers the Supreme Court's game plan.
A couple of Players, one in a condom costume. The Players ride around campus occasionally in the golf cart to give out condoms and spread the word about sexual health and NRPB. Image from their Facebook.

Not Ready for Bedtime Players to host: SEXpo

Their slogan, "Laugh, learn, explore sexual health resources, and have your voice heard" will be ever present at their SEXpo.
Abbie Gracie, Co-News Editor October 22, 2021

On Friday, Oct. 29th at 6:30 p.m., the Not Ready for Bedtime Players (NRBP) will be hosting a SEXpo in the Campus Center Auditorium.   NRBP is a comedy troop with a mission: make people laugh...

UMass NAACP E-Board member Bamidele Osinubi speaking to the crowd, by Tristan Smith

UMass NAACP student activists march to the chancellors’ and deliver a list of demands

The UMass Amherst NAACP chapter held a march from the Student Union to the Whitmore Administration Building to make UMass leaders hear their demands, yet they still locked their doors even though they knew the march was going to occur.
Tristan Smith, Social Media Manager October 14, 2021
The UMass Amherst NAACP chapter held a march from the Student Union to the Whitmore Administration Building to make UMass leaders hear their demands, yet they still locked their doors even though they knew the march was going to occur.

“Products of our time, reflections of ourselves”: UMCA exhibit displays Nicole Eisenman’s prints

A mix of lithographs, etchings, woodcuts, paper pulp prints and monotypes sits in the UMCA as artist Nicole Eisenman displays her norn-defying art to the public.
Maddie Fabian, Writer October 14, 2021

  AMHERST - The University Museum of Contemporary Art (UMCA) at UMass Amherst currently features art by the internationally renowned artist Nicole Eisenman. It is the first UMCA exhibit open to...

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