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The Celtics implode in Game 7 as their comeback falls short to the Heat

Eric Lee, Writer May 31, 2023
The Celtics can’t beat the Heat as they are eliminated from the playoffs by the hands of Jimmy Butler. Read Eric Lee’s article on how things went from bad to worse in Game 7.
BShara performing at a local concert (bsharamusic on Instagram)

Becoming B’Shara: Embracing your musical identity

Lance Airasian, Contributor May 10, 2023
Within the past year, senior UMass engineering major Eli Feldman began performing across UMass under his stage name, Bshara. However, Bshara wasn't always backed with a full band of passionate musicians pooling their talents and skills together to bring a friend’s project to life. Originally it was just Feldman in a bedroom with a laptop, passion, and a drive to be different.
A New York City Yiddish theater production from 1913. Credit: New York Public Library

Dear Film Industry: Stop Exploiting Jewish Trauma

Brooke Wallenstein , Contributor April 24, 2023

If the title hasn't already made it clear, this isn't just a list of some good Jewish movies and television shows. After viewing the Netflix film "You People," starring Jonah Hill and Lauren London, I...

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Op-Ed: The Bruins are the best team in the NHL, all that’s left to do is win it all

Eric Lee, Writer April 21, 2023
After breaking NHL records for wins and points in a single regular season, the Bruins have one more job to do. Read Eric Lee's story on it here.
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Op-Ed: Are the Celtics mentally ready to get back to the Finals?

Erie Lee, Writer April 15, 2023
The road to Banner 18 begins for the Boston Celtics, as they look to finish off what they started last season. Read Eric Lee’s article for a preview of the NBA playoffs.
‘Welcome to Swamyville:’ Students protest UMass housing

‘Welcome to Swamyville:’ Students protest UMass housing

Maddie Fabian, News Editor April 14, 2023
On Thursday night, students exchanged the comfort of their dorms for tents and sleeping bags next to the campus pond. The “campout” protest called on UMass administrators to address student housing issues.
Students march around campus protesting Willow Project

Students march around campus protesting Willow Project

Selene Bonafini, Writer April 11, 2023
Students gathered outside the Student Union to protest the Willow Project, a recently approved oil drilling project in Alaska. Protest organizers gave speeches to the crowd, which was followed by a noisy march around the center of campus.
Photo credit: Steven Brewer on Flickr

Opening up resources

Andoni Zervoglos, Contributor April 6, 2023

Textbooks cost a lot, and UMass Amherst’s Open Education Library is working to change that. The university library is working to provide open-access resources to students and professors. “Where...

Photo credit: Focal Foto on Flickr

ChatGPT in the classroom?

Eve Neumann, Writer March 24, 2023
In an ever-evolving technological world, UMass, like so many other schools, is in the midst of a debate about where and when it is appropriate to use artificial intelligence technologies like ChatGPT. 
Photo Credit: Julia Zheku

UMass Student Farm CSA shares now available for campus community

Selene Bonafini, Writer March 13, 2023
CSA shares from the UMass Student Farm are now available to students, faculty and staff. The shares include 25 pounds of fresh produce for members to receive weekly for 10 weeks from September to November. 
Michelle Yeoh as Evelyn Wang in Everything Everywhere all at Once

A Recap of the Best Picture Nominees for the 2023 Oscars

Isabel Guilmette and Cass Salot March 11, 2023

A season of incredible storytelling and heartwarming comeback performances that have been sweeping awards shows leading up to this sunday, The 95th Academy Awards is shaping up to be one of the most riveting...

UMass Hockey ends the regular season with a stunning sweep over Maine, now sets their sights on Boston College

UMass Hockey ends the regular season with a stunning sweep over Maine, now sets their sights on Boston College

John Ruggiero, Assistant Sports Editor March 8, 2023
The red hot UMass Minutemen hockey team stares down the BC Eagles to start the Hockey East Tournament. Read John Ruggiero’s story on it here.
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