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UKRAINIAN STUDENT FEATURE: LARA STECEWYCZ ‘24

UKRAINIAN STUDENT FEATURE: LARA STECEWYCZ ‘24

English and Psychology student Lara Stecewycz shares how it’s been living at UMass during Russia’s war on Ukraine.
Maddie Fabian, Writer April 12, 2022
Following Russian President Vladmir Putin’s invasion of Ukraine on Feb. 24, Ukrainian students spoke with Amherst Wire about how the evolving conflict has impacted their lives while at UMass. Here’s English and Psychology sophomore Lara Stecewycz’s, story.
Forrest at the protest holding a sign she made of a sunflower, the flower of Ukraine. Photo courtesy of Presley Forrest.

UKRAINIAN STUDENT FEATURE: PRESLEY FORREST ‘23

Student Presley Forrest stands up for Ukraine while living at UMass.
Christina Loberti , Writer April 4, 2022
Sophomore Presley Forrest (she/her) discussed in an interview the hardships that her and her family have faced since Russia launched its attack on Ukraine on Feb. 24. 
A plaque memorializing the nine names of youths who have been killed by the Israeli defense force within the past two weeks.

On the Steps of the Student Union lies a Vigil for Palestinian Youth

Students for Justice in Palestine emerge from the pandemic with a vigil in protest of violence by the IDF.
Emilee Klein and Isabel Guilmette March 12, 2022
Students for Justice in Palestine emerge from the pandemic with a vigil in protest of violence by the IDF.
Ruth E. Carter speaks to students in the Bowker Auditorium. Photo courtesy Brianna Alexander

Ruth E. Carter Shows UMass an Afrofuturist Fashion Show

Embracing Black history and reimagining the future is at the core of every costume in Wakanda.
Emilee Klein, Podcast Editor February 18, 2022
Oscar-winning “Black Panther” costume designer Ruth E. Carter brought Afrofuturism from movie screens to UMass Amherst on Feb. 17 with her Black Heritage Month keynote speech about the powerful activism behind visualizing Black heritage in a technological context.
“A hug is sometimes all you need”

“A hug is sometimes all you need”

An anonymous Student offers free hugs on Valentine’s Day
Maddie Fabian, Writer February 14, 2022
For many, Valentine’s Day is a day full of love and romance, but for others, it can be lonely and difficult.
Bella Hadids Instagram post on mental health

UMass students respond to Bella Hadid’s Instagram post

Bella Hadid posts on her mental health and the impact of social media
Liesel Nygard, Writer January 25, 2022

On Nov. 9, 2021, Bella Hadid shared her struggles with mental health through Instagram by posting eight photos of her crying, one photo of an IV in her arm and a video from Willow Smith. In the video,...

COVID-19 Hits Home: How the Pandemic Has Affected Small Businesses in Amherst

COVID-19 Hits Home: How the Pandemic Has Affected Small Businesses in Amherst

Small businesses have taken a particularly hard hit here in Amherst due to the COVID-19 pandemic, but the town has been building itself up again piece by piece.
Gabbie Merullo, Contributor December 6, 2021
Small businesses have taken a particularly hard hit here in Amherst due to the COVID-19 pandemic, but the town has been building itself up again piece by piece.
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.
Photo Cred: Seagrape Apothecary on Instagram

Five witch-owned businesses for your Halloween shopping needs

Spooky online shops that are worth haunting
Chelsea Staub, Lifestyle Editor October 23, 2021

Halloween, arguably the best holiday, arrives in just under a week, making now the perfect time to place an online order for some spooky décor and hauntingly good occult products.  Whether you’re...

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...

“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...

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...

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