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What will be the economic impact of marijuana legalization?

What will be the economic impact of marijuana legalization?

Stephanie Murray, Editor in Chief

November 3, 2016


Filed under Campus, Politics, Showcase

Marijuana legalization would bring a boost the state economy, but it would leave a number of unintentional costs in its wake.

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Election 2016: Why swing states matter

Election 2016: Why swing states matter

Amy Russes, Writer

November 3, 2016


Filed under Politics, Showcase

Eleven states could seal the country's fate on Nov. 8.

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UMass student farmers combat drought

UMass student farmers combat drought

Thomas Hannigan, Contributor

November 2, 2016


Filed under Campus, Showcase, Uncategorized

UMass student farmers worked overtime this season to protect their crops against the region's drought.

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Northeast dorms welcome all kinds of trick-or-treaters

Northeast dorms welcome all kinds of trick-or-treaters

Caeli Chesin, Writer

November 1, 2016


Filed under Campus, Current Affairs, Showcase

The fifth annual Halloween event at Northeast Residential Area attracted over 100 students and community families.

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New buildings on campus reflect changing academic styles

New buildings on campus reflect changing academic styles

Julie Shamgochian, Managing Editor

November 1, 2016


Filed under Campus, Features, Showcase, Student Life, Technology

The Design Building, South College, Physical Sciences Building and Isenberg Business Innovation Hub are very different learning spaces. What's inside?

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Army and Air Force ROTC duel it out at the last home game

Army and Air Force ROTC duel it out at the last home game

Jon Decker, Contributor

November 1, 2016


Filed under Campus, Current Affairs, Showcase

The UMass Army and Air Force ROTC went head to head in a timeout challenge and held a ceremony honoring past and future veterans at the last football home game of the season at the Warren McGuirk Alumni Stadium.

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A day and night with the cadets of the Minuteman Battalion

A day and night with the cadets of the Minuteman Battalion

Jon Decker, Contributor

October 31, 2016


Filed under Campus, Multimedia, Showcase, Student Life

Jon Decker embedded with the UMass Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC) Minuteman Battalion for a field training exercise.

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‘It’s kind of early for this’: October snow upsets students

‘It’s kind of early for this’: October snow upsets students

Bridget Higgins, Contributor

October 28, 2016


Filed under Around the Valley, Showcase, Student Life, Travel, Uncategorized

“I definitely hate snow in October,” said junior Alyssa Thompson. “It looks like everyone has dandruff and that just makes me sad.”

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Question 1: Another slots parlor in Massachusetts?

Question 1: Another slots parlor in Massachusetts?

Wei Cai, Writer

October 27, 2016


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

Question 1 could allow a second Category 2 slots parlor to be opened.

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