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Climb into the world of bouldering

Climb into the world of bouldering

Jonathan Kermah, Writer

December 6, 2017


Filed under Campus, Showcase, Student Life

While the Western Mass Bouldering Club is still growing and evolving, it has already received the SAMMY award for Outstanding Recreational Club.

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Research says working 30+ hours in college doesn’t pay off — some UMass students disagree

Research says working 30+ hours in college doesn’t pay off — some UMass students disagree

Alexandra Pigeon, Co-editor in Chief

December 6, 2017


Filed under Campus, Showcase, Student Life

Although there are advantages to working so much, such as gaining valuable time management skills and making more money, research from Georgetown University Director of the Center on Education and the Workforce Anthony Carnevale suggests long-term effects might be more harmful than beneficial.

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This week in politics, 11/27-12/4

This week in politics, 11/27-12/4

John Coakley, Politics/Op-Ed/Voices Editor

December 5, 2017


Filed under Current Affairs, Politics, Showcase

Following the announcement of indictments of former Trump campaign staffers Paul Manafort, Richard Gates, and George Papadopoulos on Oct. 30, Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation has once again turned up new charges. Elsewhere, Congressional Republicans continue to move forward with the Republican...

“Super Slimey” and “Without Warning”: A comparison

“Super Slimey” and “Without Warning”: A comparison

Jonathan Kermah, Contributor

December 5, 2017


Filed under Entertainment, Music, Showcase

“Super Slimey” seemed like a slam dunk at first glance, but it feels a bit mailed in.

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Hail the Sun EP review: “Secret Wars”

Hail the Sun EP review: “Secret Wars”

Fitzgerald Pucci, Contributor

December 5, 2017


Filed under Entertainment, Music, Showcase

Every cathartic low and hysterical high Hail the Sun brought me has been cranked up to eleven in this project.

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Kevin Hart to perform at UMass

Kevin Hart to perform at UMass

Elissa Borden, Campus News Editor

December 4, 2017


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

The popular comedian will perform at the Mullins Center in March 2018.

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UMass student referendum to determine future of Student Union

UMass student referendum to determine future of Student Union

Faith Gregory, Writer

December 1, 2017


Filed under Campus, Showcase

The referendum, which will take place on Campus Pulse from Dec. 4 to Dec. 7, will ask students if they would be willing to accept an increase to the Student Activity Trust Fund (SATF) fee from $65.50 per semester to $115.50.

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Frugal Foodie: Chicken teriyaki

Frugal Foodie: Chicken teriyaki

Mackenzie Webb, Writer

December 1, 2017


Filed under Lifestyle, Showcase, Student Life, Uncategorized

It’s that point in the semester where everyone is so busy, you don’t even want to think about having to plan a meal or go grocery shopping.

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Meningitis B ‘outbreak’ declared, UMass UHS to hold vaccination clinics

Meningitis B ‘outbreak’ declared, UMass UHS to hold vaccination clinics

Cameron Merritt, Writer

November 28, 2017


Filed under Campus, Current Affairs, Showcase

UHS announced that four large-scale vaccination clinics will be held in the Cape Cod Lounge at the Student Union from 12 p.m. to 6 p.m. on Nov. 30, Dec. 1, Dec. 4 and Dec. 5., and no student will be turned away from receiving the vaccine.

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An open letter: Calcutta’s distinctive mark

An open letter: Calcutta’s distinctive mark

Isha Mahajan, Contributor

November 27, 2017


Filed under Multimedia, Showcase, Travel

I visited Calcutta this summer after graduating from high school. I decided to explore the city that was on top of my travel bucket list.

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A bit of light in the darkness: refugees in the Pioneer Valley

A bit of light in the darkness: refugees in the Pioneer Valley

Bryan Bowman, Senior Reporter

November 16, 2017


Filed under Campus, Showcase, Uncategorized

As Donald Trump turns his back on refugees, local professionals, activists and volunteers across the Pioneer Valley are working to make a difference for the world’s most vulnerable people.

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Top 5: Easy dishes to bring to a friendsgiving

Top 5: Easy dishes to bring to a friendsgiving

Julie Harrington, Writer

November 16, 2017


Filed under Lifestyle, Showcase, Uncategorized

This event is a sacred tradition to many, but have no fear if your cooking skills are less than amazing. Here are five easy dishes to bring to your next Friendsgiving.

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