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‘Grace and Frankie’ offers a new take on comedy

‘Grace and Frankie’ offers a new take on comedy

Alexa Rockwell, Writer

September 26, 2017


Filed under Entertainment, Showcase, TV/Movies

Grace and Frankie are living lives as fulfilling and exciting as the most youthful of protagonists.

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Frugal Foodie: Orange chicken

Frugal Foodie: Orange chicken

Mackenzie Webb, Contributor

September 25, 2017


Filed under Food/Health, Lifestyle, Showcase

I think most people would agree that Chinese takeout-style orange chicken is a universal guilty pleasure. Here is a quick and healthier version you can make at home.

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Apartment fire on Kellogg Avenue

Apartment fire on Kellogg Avenue

Chris Ingerson, Audience Engagement Editor

September 22, 2017


Filed under Campus, Showcase

The residents of the complex are not allowed back inside for another hour, so police and firefighters can go in and assess the damage.

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DA releases more information on Fearing Street death

DA releases more information on Fearing Street death

Nicole DeFeudis, Managing Editor

September 22, 2017


Filed under Campus, Showcase

The Northwestern District Attorney’s Office issued a statement Wednesday providing more information on the death of a 20-year-old Wayland man, who died late Friday night, Sept. 15, or early the next morning on Fearing Street.

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The party’s over: University takes disciplinary action against two popular fraternities

The party’s over: University takes disciplinary action against two popular fraternities

Stephanie Murray, Nicole DeFeudis, and Abigail Desvergnes

September 21, 2017


Filed under Campus, Current Affairs, Showcase

Theta Chi and Phi Sigma Kappa were placed on interim suspension as the university investigates potential violations of the Code of Student Conduct.

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‘From Mambo to Hip-Hop’ gives voice to music lovers from Amherst to New York City

‘From Mambo to Hip-Hop’ gives voice to music lovers from Amherst to New York City

Brita Turner, Contributor

September 21, 2017


Filed under Around the Valley, Entertainment, Music, Showcase, TV/Movies, Uncategorized

Mambo music from the Caribbean merged with American disco-funk beats into a new genre: hip-hop.

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Maps and machine guns: UMass ROTC is back in action

Maps and machine guns: UMass ROTC is back in action

Jon Decker, Writer

September 21, 2017


Filed under Campus, Showcase

Cadets from the University of Massachusetts Amherst Minuteman Battalion headed for Montague to conduct their first training of the year on Saturday.

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Local leaders hold DACA teach-in

Local leaders hold DACA teach-in

Michael Connors, Contributor

September 20, 2017


Filed under Campus, Showcase, Uncategorized

Immigration experts, local leaders and professors came together at the University of Massachusetts on Tuesday night to contribute in a public discussion of immigration policy and the recent termination of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA).

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UMass police cruiser catches fire on campus

UMass police cruiser catches fire on campus

Morgan Hughes, Campus News Editor

September 20, 2017


Filed under Campus, Showcase, Uncategorized

A University of Massachusetts police vehicle was destroyed Monday morning at the Hagis Mall after its engine suddenly caught on fire, officials say.

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PVTA buses get new security cameras despite budget cuts

PVTA buses get new security cameras despite budget cuts

Mike Connors, Correspondent

September 20, 2017


Filed under Around the Valley, Campus, Showcase

Responding to the 2018 budget that induced a $1.4 million deficit, the PVTA discontinued almost 20 routes. Capital funding, however, allowed the high-definition security upgrades to roll onward.

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Small fire in Kennedy dorm prompts police and fire response

Small fire in Kennedy dorm prompts police and fire response

Jayare Alvarado, Audience Engagement Editor

September 19, 2017


Filed under Campus, Current Affairs, Showcase

Amherst Police and the Amherst Fire Department were called to the sixteenth floor of Kennedy Hall at the University of Massachusetts for a trash fire Tuesday morning.

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District Attorney: Man found dead on Fearing Street on Friday night

District Attorney: Man found dead on Fearing Street on Friday night

Stephanie Murray, Morgan Hughes

September 18, 2017


Filed under Campus, Showcase, Uncategorized

A college-age man was found dead over the weekend on Fearing Street.

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