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Robson’s weekly pro sports roundup: 3/16 – 3/23

Robson’s weekly pro sports roundup: 3/16 – 3/23

Jacob Robson, Sports columnist

March 23, 2019


Filed under Showcase, Sports

March Madness doesn't only apply to the NCAA Tournament season.

808s and Ankle Breaks: Episode 40

808s and Ankle Breaks: Episode 40

Jonathan Kermah and Trevor Wilson

March 22, 2019


Filed under Entertainment, Multimedia, Music, Podcasts, Showcase

Jonathan Kermah and Trevor Wilson reveal the 808s and Ankle Breaks March Madness Bracket. Vote on Twitter to decide which of the thirty-two hoops lyrics is the best of the best.

UMass NAACP becomes only active college chapter in New England, still seeks RSO status

UMass NAACP becomes only active college chapter in New England, still seeks RSO status

Brian Choquet, Campus News Editor

March 22, 2019


Filed under Campus, Current Affairs, Features, Showcase, Student Life

For UMass NAACP president Ivis Batista, feeling like an "other" on campus is common. It's not until she is around her fellow NAACP members that she feels not only safer, but able to be herself.

Amherst Wire TV: Cale Makar leads the Minutemen to the top

Amherst Wire TV: Cale Makar leads the Minutemen to the top

Chase Purrington, Amherst Wire TV

March 21, 2019


Filed under Campus, Multimedia, Showcase, Sports

Makar has been key to the Minutemen's success in his final season at UMass.

Magic Comes to Life on Stage in “Harry Potter and the Cursed Child”

Magic Comes to Life on Stage in “Harry Potter and the Cursed Child”

Katherine Scott, Writer

March 21, 2019


Filed under Entertainment, Showcase, TV/Movies

As an avid reader of the novel and a lifelong theatre fan, it was truly a dream come true to see this brilliant production with the original cast.

Ask UMass — AirPods

Ask UMass — AirPods

Rachel Swansburg, Olivia Amato-Hansen, and Meghan Carney

March 20, 2019


Filed under Multimedia, Music, Showcase, Student Life

Olivia Amato-Hansen and Meghan Carney ask UMass students how they feel about AirPods.

The Polygonal Sunrise Podcast: Episode 6

The Polygonal Sunrise Podcast: Episode 6

Jack Martin, Podcaster

March 18, 2019


Filed under Entertainment, Multimedia, Podcasts, Showcase, Technology

Jack Martin discusses "Halo: The Master Chief Collection" coming PC, a new battle royale mode for "Battlefield V," and a new multiplayer update for "No Man’s Sky." 

The champs’ checkbook: a guide to Patriots’ free agency

The champs’ checkbook: a guide to Patriots’ free agency

Eric Cimino, Contributor

March 12, 2019


Filed under Current Affairs, Showcase, Sports

Sports writer Eric Cimino's take on how the Super Bowl champions will approach free agency.

Tips for Cooking in a Communal Kitchen

Tips for Cooking in a Communal Kitchen

Emma Sammuli, Contributor

March 11, 2019


Filed under Food/Health, Lifestyle, Showcase, Student Life, Uncategorized

Don't let living in a dorm stop you from achieving your culinary potential

2 Chainz’s “Rap or go to the League” is a Slam Dunk

2 Chainz’s “Rap or go to the League” is a Slam Dunk

Trevor Wilson, Assistant Entertainment Editor

March 10, 2019


Filed under Entertainment, Music, Showcase

With its amazing features and production, 2 Chainz crafts a truly addictive album that will have me coming back all year.

Mereba, Solange and black women leading the charge in music

Mereba, Solange and black women leading the charge in music

Jonathan Kermah, Entertainment and Podcast Editor

March 9, 2019


Filed under Entertainment, Multimedia, Music, Showcase

Smack between Black History Month and Women’s History Month, Mereba and Solange have only added to the momentum of black women in the music industry.

Making sense of the situation between India and Pakistan

Making sense of the situation between India and Pakistan

Vadim Trubetskoy, Staff Writer

March 9, 2019


Filed under Politics, Showcase

Over the past weeks, tensions between the nuclear powers of India and Pakistan have reached a high that hasn’t been observed in decades. The two nations have a longstanding history of skirmishes over deep-seated political and religious differences ever since the formation of Pakistan. India is led by Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Pakistan has a new Prime Minister, Imran Khan.

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