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Coolhand Jax’s journey to “No Dreams of Anything”

Jake Weissman also known as Coolhand Jax/Used with permission of photographer James Wyatt

Nasya Blackshear, Assistant Lifestyle Editor

September 22, 2020

“When I finished school, I went on a big long road trip across the country for like two or three months and then I tracked a bunch of demos,” Weissman professed. Home again after his lengthy road trip, Weissman got to work and Coolhand Jax was born. 

What is it like to be an OnlyFans content creator?

What is it like to be an OnlyFans content creator?

Talia Heisey, Writer

September 21, 2020

OnlyFans has been a hot topic and career choice for many. This creator shares her story and maybe will inspire you to start yours.

Nurse manager discusses how COVID-19 impacted Winchester Hospital and her own life

Nurse manager discusses how COVID-19 impacted Winchester Hospital and her own life

Sarah Walsh, Contributing Writer

July 19, 2020

Winchester Hospital has seen a major influx of patients due to COVID-19. Chrissie Quill, a nurse manager at the hospital, talks about how the staff have adjusted to treating their patients and her personal experience with COVID-19.

The power of food

Malasadas

Abbie Gracie, Editor

May 3, 2020

Sunday morning. 7 a.m. My hometown, Swansea, Massachusetts. My dad and I pulled off of Route 6, a bustling two-lane highway with stoplights every quarter mile, that stretched all the way from Somerset to East Providence, into the tiny lot of the Cornerstone Bakery. It didn’t look like much on the...

UMass student Ava Capodanno turns her passion for art into a side hustle

Capodanno saw quite a boom in business during the holiday season

Danika Bedrick, Contributor

April 10, 2020

For more of Capodanno's art, follow her on Instagram @ava_and_art.

The Science of Craft: A class like no other

Fermann shapes a hot glass bubble into a globe with glass blowing jacks.

Nicole Biagioni, Writer

April 8, 2020

The Science of Craft is not your typical gen-ed class, with students becoming blacksmiths glassblowers.

UMass student turned K-Pop icon

Katya Taylor/David Sohno

Nasya Blackshear, Writer

March 24, 2020

Taylor averages out at 40,000 views for every one-minute video she posts.

The spotlight is on Jamila Lyiscott

Jamila Lyiscott poses for Spotlight Scholar article

Carrie Smith, Contributor

February 25, 2020

“My mission is to support individuals and institutions to become their highest selves. I want to work alongside them.”

Naheem Sterlin is an artist with a goal, make music that everyone can enjoy

Naheem Sterlin is an artist with a goal, make music that everyone can enjoy

Shane Guilfoyle, Assistant Entertainment Editor

February 25, 2020

Naheem Sterlin, otherwise known as Young Judo, is a 20-year-old student at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. The local artist has been steady at work since 2018, releasing a string of singles with his most recent entry, the acoustic-inspired slapper, “Cappin.”

Mass Vintage: the new store with secondhand finds

(Photo courtesy of Mass Vintage/@Massvintage)

Sophia Torres, Writer

February 20, 2020

Five months after its grand opening in September, Mass Vintage is running smoothly and garnering more support in downtown Amherst.

Classrooms one day, correctional facilities the next

Classrooms one day, correctional facilities the next

Brianna Silva, Managing Editor

February 7, 2020

When she’s not actively participating with students in her WGSS class discussions, Ciolkowski can be found engaging with people who are incarcerated through abstract and performative activities.

Seasonal affective disorder: A personal college story, symptoms and advice

Seasonal affective disorder: A personal college story, symptoms and advice

Elisabeth Morgan, Contributor

February 4, 2020

If you live in New England, these seemingly short days are accompanied by a cold and often harsh winter. This, to some, is a major change from the warm and bright endless days of summer, and it’s enough to change some people's lives and mindsets.

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