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‘All Through the House:’ UMass artist Parker Phelps recreates childhood memories through household objects

‘All Through the House:’ UMass artist Parker Phelps recreates childhood memories through household objects

Rachel Ayotte, Managing Editor

April 24, 2018


Filed under Campus, Showcase, Student Life

The installation, entitled “All Through the House” is both a past and present representation of Phelps' sister and parents, past memories and the anticipation of new ones. On display from April 24 -30 in the Herter Art Gallery, the show serves as an intimate glimpse into the artist's life.

Rich the Kid’s “The World is Yours” album lies — It’s not yours, it’s his

Rich the Kid’s “The World is Yours” album lies — It’s not yours, it’s his

Jack Hamm, Writer

April 23, 2018


Filed under Entertainment, Music, Showcase

If the fat stacks of 20s and pink Vice City font don’t convince you that Rich the Kid rules the earth, I don’t know what will. The 14-track debut album of the “Money Way” movement leader slices and dices fresh trap beats with confident exuberance and an all-star squad of features.

UMass FTK Dance Marathon raises over $200,000 for local hospital

UMass FTK Dance Marathon raises over $200,000 for local hospital

Michael Connors, Assistant Campus News Editor

April 23, 2018


Filed under Campus, Current Affairs, Showcase, Student Life

“The atmosphere when you walk into this event is unlike anything you will experience anywhere else on campus," said UMass senior Brady Sharon.

Entertainment winners, losers of the week

Entertainment winners, losers of the week

Entertainment Staff

April 23, 2018


Filed under Entertainment, Music, Showcase

This is the fourth installment of “Entertainment winners and losers of the week,” covering April 16-20.

UMass Graduate Employee Organization stages sit-in at Whitmore

UMass Graduate Employee Organization stages sit-in at Whitmore

Michael Connors, Assistant Campus News Editor

April 20, 2018


Filed under Campus, Showcase, Student Life

“The university seems to have money to buy other things, like buying campuses in eastern Massachusetts and paying the athletic director a lot of money,” said Alyssa Goldstein, co-chair of the GEO. “But when it comes to actually paying money to the workers who are doing the teaching, the research, the grading — they’re coming up empty.”

Did Cardi B ruin Tinder? UMass students weigh in

Did Cardi B ruin Tinder? UMass students weigh in

Brian Choquet, Photo Editor

April 19, 2018


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

Rapper Cardi B took over Tinder during the #SwipeOff competition, but the reviews are mixed on whether that was a good or bad thing.

808s and Ankle Breaks Podcast: Episode 6

808s and Ankle Breaks Podcast: Episode 6

Jonathan Kermah and Trevor Wilson

April 19, 2018


Filed under Entertainment, Multimedia, Music, Podcasts, Showcase

"If you're listening to J.Cole everyday, something is wrong with you."

UMass wins Tinder #SwipeOff challenge, free Cardi B concert

UMass wins Tinder #SwipeOff challenge, free Cardi B concert

Cameron Merritt, Travel Editor

April 18, 2018


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

After nearly a month of rigorous right swiping on their Tinder accounts, students at the UMass Amherst have earned their chance to party with Cardi.

‘A Quiet Place’ has audience members too afraid to scream

‘A Quiet Place’ has audience members too afraid to scream

Chase Kent, Contributor

April 18, 2018


Filed under Entertainment, Showcase, TV/Movies

Can a whisper really end up killing them? Do they really have to resort to communication via sign language? Krasinski made this necessity very apparent with details embedded throughout the film.

North Korea on the verge of denuclearization

North Korea on the verge of denuclearization

Ian Munnelly, Politics/Op-Ed Editor

April 18, 2018


Filed under Politics, Showcase

If North Korea’s economy and people continue to dwindle in strength and faith in their leader, Kim Jong-un may be left with no choice but denuclearization.

Long-distance relationships, study abroad: A cautionary tale

Long-distance relationships, study abroad: A cautionary tale

Jack Hamm, Writer

April 18, 2018


Filed under Lifestyle, Relationships, Showcase, Student Life, Study Abroad

Go abroad. Do it. You’ll kick yourself for passing on it. Just know, you’re not the center of the earth, and that time isn’t just your five months. It’s everyone else’s, too.

‘Idea Driven:’ UMass artist Haley McDevitt’s thesis exhibition uses her mother’s sketches to encourage political thought

‘Idea Driven:’ UMass artist Haley McDevitt’s thesis exhibition uses her mother’s sketches to encourage political thought

Courtney Murtagh and Brian Choquet

April 17, 2018


Filed under Campus, Politics, Profiles, Showcase, Student Life

Her mother's political sketches, which inspired McDevitt's paintings, were created to be starting points for conversations on values and how to better society. McDevitt wants her gallery viewers to leave thinking more about their surroundings and what their community, large or small, could benefit from. The exhibition will be displayed from April 17-20 at the Student Union Gallery.

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