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Santiago Vidales: A person of action

Santiago Vidales: A person of action

Maria Manning, Contributor

February 1, 2017


Filed under Campus, Current Affairs, Profiles, Showcase

Santiago Vidales, 28, is a key player in activism at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, bolstering support for a sanctuary campus and leading the Graduate Employee Organization (GEO) union as co-chair.

‘Not Ready For Bedtime Players’ reinvents health class on campus

‘Not Ready For Bedtime Players’ reinvents health class on campus

Caeli Chesin, Writer

December 21, 2016


Filed under Campus, Current Affairs, Profiles, Showcase

“I thought I was so comfortable with myself and confident, and then when you get on stage and have to talk about things like this, you realize there is a whole new level of confidence you have to bring through,” says freshman troupe member Gabrielle Farulla-Bastian.

From UMass to Silicon Valley: An interview with ‘Everipedia’ founders

From UMass to Silicon Valley: An interview with ‘Everipedia’ founders

Bryan Bowman, Campus News Editor

December 7, 2016


Filed under Campus, Profiles, Showcase, Technology

Just four months after graduating from the University of Massachusetts Amherst, Dave Liebowitz left his home in Northern New Jersey and ventured some 3,000 miles to Los Angeles in pursuit of his dream job.

Sue Dreyer: the UMass ‘squirrel lady’

Sue Dreyer: the UMass ‘squirrel lady’

Caeli Chesin, Writer

December 1, 2016


Filed under Campus, Profiles, Showcase

Dreyer sees her animals as more than just rodents or another facet of a natural system. She cherishes them and builds real relationships with the animals she encounters.

The art of the Chinese yo-yo

The art of the Chinese yo-yo

Wei Cai, Writer

November 29, 2016


Filed under Campus, Profiles, Showcase

The Chinese yo-yo is less of a toy than an artistic medium.

Carinae returns to Hadley with a style all their own

Carinae returns to Hadley with a style all their own

Luis Fieldman, Contributor

September 22, 2016


Filed under Around the Valley, Entertainment, Music, Profiles, Showcase

The band's performance at The Black Sheep Deli was a treasure trove of unrecorded, unreleased songs.

One guitar out of a 100

One guitar out of a 100

Ron Garza, Contributor

May 3, 2016


Filed under Around the Valley, Broadcast News, Multimedia, Profiles, Showcase, WireTV

“When I heard about the guitar being stolen, I could hear it in her voice. She really was devastated.”

From class to the club: The life of a student stripper

From class to the club: The life of a student stripper

Katie Bowler, Campus Editor

May 2, 2016


Filed under Campus, Profiles, Showcase, Student Life

Skye, 19, sits at Anthony’s Gentlemen's Club, her arm draped across a man’s shoulder, both of her legs crossed over his.

The woodburning man and his sun

The woodburning man and his sun

Ron Garza, Contributor

April 14, 2016


Filed under Campus, Current Affairs, Multimedia, Profiles, WireTV

Nickolas Maynard has been burning wood since he was a child. But instead of using an electric woodburning pen, Maynard prefers a more unorthodox method.

A coffee renaissance in Florence, Italy

A coffee renaissance in Florence, Italy

Julie Shamgochian, Lifesyle Editor

April 12, 2016


Filed under Features, Food/Health, Profiles, Study Abroad, Travel

In Italy, it's normal to see locals standing at the wooden bar surface for a quick morning cappuccino, but what may seem untraditional is finding café-goers seated, enjoying a long coffee break.

Austin Peek and the UMass Climateers tackle climate change

Austin Peek and the UMass Climateers tackle climate change

Haley Bucelewicz, Writer

March 22, 2016


Filed under Campus, Current Affairs, Profiles

It's a Monday night at the Commonwealth Honors College and eight students sit in an Elm Hall classroom. They all come from different backgrounds- finance, engineering, microbiology, computer science- but they share one passion: fighting climate change.

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