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“Fearless (Taylor’s Version)” better depicts the country artist’s musical identity

13 years later Swift reclaims her breakout album in this recent re-recording
Isabel Guilmette, Writer April 18, 2021
The pop star’s re-recording of her 2008 albumi is one that is both nostalgic and tacitly introspective.
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UMass students share what it’s like to get the COVID-19 Vaccine

Getting vaccinated at UMass? Here is what you'll experience
Ethan Brayall-Brown, Writer April 16, 2021
Getting vaccinated at UMass? Here is what you'll experience.
(Photo credit / Caeli Chesin)

“Massachusetts 2050: A Warming State” Where does our trash go?

The pathway from the University bin to the dumping ground
Caeli Chesin, Writer April 16, 2021
According to the 2018 UMass Amherst Waste Management Report, UMass produced 8,103 tons of trash, with 4,889 of those tons being recyclable. Yet, we can not be sure if that amount actually ends up being recycled due to contamination in the recycling stream or a lack of demand from buyers.  
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Getting Through with “The Wilds” 

An epic coming of age saga with a twist
Emma Sammuli, Lifestyle Editor April 15, 2021
There are eight girls in total who are stranded on the island, each with their own past that follows them wherever they go. It’s a thrilling, emotional saga that I would highly recommend to anyone who enjoys a suspenseful plot and artful storytelling. 
Artwork by Gracie Donovan

(Fake) Blonde Moment: Met Gala and UMass Hockey

Chad Douty and Grace Sherwood April 14, 2021
Tune in for Chad and Grace's take on unlikely relationships.
(View from an airplane window / Rebecca Duffy)

Introspective Ramblings: “Remembering You”

Rebecca Duffy, Campus News Editor April 14, 2021
In this week's poem, Rebecca Duffy reflects on remembering someone’s familiarity as she steps into a new part of her life.
Sexual Assault Awareness Month: My Story

Sexual Assault Awareness Month: My Story

Sexual assault and abuse happens more often than some may think, now is the time for me to tell my story and journey towards healing
Aliana Liz Tavares, Contributor April 13, 2021
My partner knew I had no previous sexual experience and that I was nervous to explore that side of myself. I was naïve and so excited about the start of this relationship that I didn’t process what happened to me until much later.
Wire News Round Up - 4.12.21

Wire News Round Up – 4.12.21

UMass hockey wins national championship, updated COVID case numbers and more
UMass hockey wins national championship, updated COVID case numbers and more.
Artwork by Celina Rivernider.

Marked As Read: Crime, witchcraft and random reads

Celina and Bri welcome listeners into their personal libraries
Celina Rivernider April 12, 2021
Tune in for exclusive insight on Celina and Bri's personal bookshelf.
State Representative Mindy Domb speaks as State Senator  Jo Comerford watches/Julia Donohue

“Massachusetts 2050: A Warming State” Where have all the children gone? A reflection on youth absence at the 2019 Climate strike

Baby boomers filled the 2019 climate strike at UMass Amherst, leaving many to wonder what work students are doing to save the planet
Julia Donohue, Managing Editor April 9, 2021
Only “hundreds” attended the University of Massachusetts Amherst’s climate strike protest on Sept. 20, 2019. So what is it? Does no one at UMass care? Do young people turn 18 and collectively root themselves in jaded attitudes or is there something more?
Almost Healthy: Unconventional vegetable recipes

Almost Healthy: Unconventional vegetable recipes

Episode two featuring parmesan roasted chickpeas and SCOBY selfies
Emilee Klein and Sam Bozorgzadeh April 8, 2021
Vegetables! Emilee and Sam tear apart their sneakiest ways to eat veggies
From Catholic to Capricorn: Gen Zodiac's obsession

From Catholic to Capricorn: Gen Zodiac’s obsession

How astrology has made the upcoming generation, devout
Julia Donohue, Managing Editor April 8, 2021
As the upcoming generations of millenials and zoomers make their imprint on the world, there is a shift from the traditional. Altering love stories to questioning their religious roots, there is a path forward tied to an ancient tradition. 
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