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New ’emergency assembly areas’ added outside dorms

New ’emergency assembly areas’ added outside dorms

Faith Gregory, Writer

October 4, 2017


Filed under Campus, Showcase

New signs popped up over the summer outside of University of Massachusetts Amherst residence halls in an effort to better distinguish predefined "emergency assembly areas."

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Southern Poverty Law Center talks hate crimes and race at UMass Amherst

Southern Poverty Law Center talks hate crimes and race at UMass Amherst

Faith Gregory, Writer

October 4, 2017


Filed under Campus, Current Affairs, Showcase

The Southern Poverty Law Center addressed the University of Massachusetts Amherst on Monday about the current state of hate and extremism in the United States.

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Two dudes, two bikes, three countries, six weeks

Two dudes, two bikes, three countries, six weeks

Liam O'Connor, Assistant Entertainment Editor

October 4, 2017


Filed under Lifestyle, Showcase, Travel, Uncategorized

If we rented a car in Seattle and took the gas-powered ride, we would have seen a lot more in a lot less time. I still maintain that we made the right decision.

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Princess Nokia channels NY upbringing in ‘1992 Deluxe’

Princess Nokia channels NY upbringing in ‘1992 Deluxe’

Jaylene Lopez, Writer

October 4, 2017


Filed under Entertainment, Music, Showcase

AMHERST — The album, “1992 Deluxe," released on September 8, explores the life of New York rapper, Destiny Frasqueri, also known as Princess Nokia. Her struggles growing up in Manhattan as an Afro-Puerto Rican foster child are shown in her lyricism and ‘90s and trap-inspired production.   She kicks off ...

Bringing back the Dada days: UMass student brings surrealism to age of fake news

Bringing back the Dada days: UMass student brings surrealism to age of fake news

Jon Decker, Writer

October 3, 2017


Filed under Campus, Current Affairs, Showcase

In the age of fake news, local student Adam Smith is launching his very own reality bending publication in print on campus after going on a surrealist odyssey across America.

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Frugal Foodie: Pesto chicken

Frugal Foodie: Pesto chicken

Mackenzie Webb, Contributor

October 3, 2017


Filed under Lifestyle, Showcase

My favorite sandwich is a mozzarella, pesto and roasted red pepper sandwich. So I would love to say this dinner was inspired by that sandwich, but truly it was more inspired by the jar of pesto and jar of roasted red peppers sitting in my pantry that needed to be used up.

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Neglected behind bars: Incarcerated women face unique health challenges

Neglected behind bars: Incarcerated women face unique health challenges

Faith Gregory, Writer

October 2, 2017


Filed under Campus, Current Affairs, Showcase

AMHERST — The University of Massachusetts Amherst School of Public Health and Health Sciences is addressing an important problem: Incarcerated women have poor access to health care. This challenge was addressed Wednesday evening at a panel called “Women Behind Bars: Public Health and Criminal Jus...

East Pleasant Street closed for paving

East Pleasant Street closed for paving

Morgan Hughes, Campus News Editor

October 2, 2017


Filed under Campus, Showcase

East Pleasant Street will be closed to through traffic from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday, Oct. 1 for paving.

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Are the ’90s still ‘All That’?

Are the ’90s still ‘All That’?

Michael Shea, Contributor

September 29, 2017


Filed under Entertainment, Fashion, Showcase

From television show reboots to returning fashion trends, I have one question: Are the ‘90s still 'All That'?

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I saw God and he was a train

I saw God and he was a train

Kyle Olsen, Writer

September 29, 2017


Filed under Showcase, Travel

Life is hard sometimes, and you can always try to create experiences in an attempt to find yourself, or that missing piece of courage, charisma, or whatever you feel you may be lacking. But, it’s also okay to do something and not get slapped in the face with some life lesson in the end.

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Two decades later, Amherst-Pelham Regional High School Lady Hurricanes honored at reunion

Two decades later, Amherst-Pelham Regional High School Lady Hurricanes honored at reunion

Cameron Merritt, Writer

September 28, 2017


Filed under Campus, Showcase, Sports

The 1992-93 Amherst-Pelham Regional High School Lady Hurricanes Basketball team gained national attention when they became the center of a best-selling book by journalism prof Madeleine Blais. They reunited over the weekend at the University of Massachusetts Hotel to be inducted into the ARHS Hall of Fame.

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University will not recognize Theta Chi until further notice

University will not recognize Theta Chi until further notice

Nicole DeFeudis and Stephanie Murray

September 28, 2017


Filed under Campus, Showcase, Uncategorized

The university slapped Theta Chi with an interim suspension last week and launched an investigation into a potential violation of the Student Code of Conduct following a Sept. 16 party.

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