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Meet the man behind Humans of UMass

Meet the man behind Humans of UMass

Erica Garnett, Travel Editor

October 7, 2015

"It shows you things that you would never see looking at a person," says Vigneau. "When you look at somebody, you make a judgment very quickly. In reality, who they are and what is on the inside are very different, and that kind of struck me. I wanted to bring that to the school," he explains.

Director of “Gasland” Josh Fox on Big Oil, Grassroots Organizing, and Yoko Ono

Josh Fox plays the banjo in a scene from Gasland

Sarah Robertson, Contributor

May 1, 2015

Filmmaker Josh Fox sat down to talk to Sarah Robertson about his films and activism.

Puffton Village: A home away from home

Puffton Village: A home away from home

Hae Young Yoo, Editor in Chief

April 22, 2015

Puffton Village, the second Southwest.

Head Games natural hair beauty supply champions ‘winning natural beauty’

Head Games natural hair beauty supply  champions 'winning natural beauty'

Stephanie Ramirez, Audience Engagement Editor

April 13, 2015

Head Games sells quality products for people who wear their hair naturally.

Freedom Café serves coffee for a good cause

(Robert Rigo/Amherst Wire)

Michael Hickey, Contributor

March 26, 2015

It seems there's nothing special about the bustling café. Well, there is.

Matt Gedman: From UMass to the Red Sox

(Thom Kendall/ UMass Athletics)

October 6, 2014

by Matt Gingras Matt Gedman ('11), grew up with baseball. His dad, Rich Gedman, was a player for the Boston Red Sox for 11 seasons and in the majors for 13. For Matt, going to the ballpark with dad everyday was something he looked forward to. But now, Matt doesn’t need his dad to go to the fie...

Ballet beyond the physicality

Ballet beyond the physicality

March 31, 2014

by Elizabeth Geffre Her fingers are perfectly placed and her toes are pointed in a way that makes you wonder, if you just tried, could you do the same? She moves across the floor with a mesmerizing grace. After over twenty years of professional experience, it is no wonder Sueann Townsend, Direct...

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