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‘Keeping Shop’: The 25-year journey of the Doo Wop Shop

‘Keeping Shop’: The 25-year journey of the Doo Wop Shop

Maria Manning, Contributor

September 14, 2018


Filed under Entertainment, Features, Music, Showcase

The documentary "Keeping Shop" gives fans a behind-the-scenes look into the group's past four years, the history of the Doo Wop Shop, the triumphs they've had and the role a capella has played in the lives of its members.

UMass updates: 5 things you missed over the summer

UMass updates: 5 things you missed over the summer

Henry Brechter and Liam O'Connor

September 10, 2018


Filed under Around the Valley, Campus, Current Affairs, Showcase, Student Life

As UMass kicks into gear for the fall semester, it's important to know what you might have missed over the summer.

UMass community ‘melting’ during a sweaty syllabus week

UMass community ‘melting’ during a sweaty syllabus week

Brian Choquet, Photo Editor

September 8, 2018


Filed under Campus, Current Affairs, Showcase

The first week of school has been a sweaty one for students at the University of Massachusetts, but relief is finally on the way.

Eminem’s “Kamikaze” — Clever or corny?

Eminem’s “Kamikaze” — Clever or corny?

Jonathan Kermah, Entertainment Editor

September 8, 2018


Filed under Entertainment, Music, Showcase

Some of Eminem's verses on "Kamikaze" are just dad jokes disguised as rap lyrics.

The rainbow diet: Surviving anorexia and gay body expectations

The rainbow diet: Surviving anorexia and gay body expectations

Brian Choquet, Writer

May 11, 2018


Filed under Food/Health, Lifestyle, Profiles, Showcase, Student Life, Voices

When he came out as gay in the latter half of his middle school career, Russian felt pressured to find acceptance in his newly joined community — the hope being he could find a place where he belonged. This then became the basis for what grew into his eating disorder.

‘May’ you be the most fashionable

‘May’ you be the most fashionable

Chanel Connor, Writer

May 6, 2018


Filed under Fashion, Lifestyle, Showcase

Allow your wardrobe to blossom this month with the spring fashion tips below!

I forgot my native language, so I learned it again

I forgot my native language, so I learned it again

Sifa Kasongo, Writer

May 3, 2018


Filed under Showcase, Study Abroad, Travel

Everything I’ve done so far has contributed to me getting where I am with my French today, but I think the one thing that really moved me to the next level was studying abroad.

Q and A with Jake Tapper

Q and A with Jake Tapper

Henry Brechter, Campus News Editor

May 3, 2018


Filed under Campus, Showcase

This year's commencement speaker talks about Trump, the media, and the future of today's grads.

The state of legalization: Effects of marijuana dispensaries on state welfare

The state of legalization: Effects of marijuana dispensaries on state welfare

Harry Ortof, Assistant Politics/Op-Ed Editor

May 2, 2018


Filed under Around the Valley, Current Affairs, Opinion, Showcase

With the opening of a new dispensary in North Amherst, let's look at how legalization impacts a state's welfare.

Spring checklist: Pioneer Valley edition

Spring checklist: Pioneer Valley edition

Priya Bikkani, Writer

May 2, 2018


Filed under Around the Valley, Lifestyle, Showcase, Student Life, Top Five

Everyone needs a study break once and a while. Here are some great local places to check out this spring to help you unwind!

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