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Does Massachusetts need more charter schools?

Does Massachusetts need more charter schools?

Summer Kaeppel, Contributor

October 19, 2016


Filed under Campus, Current Affairs, Showcase

On Nov. 8, Massachusetts residents will vote on a referendum that would authorize additional charter schools to open throughout the Commonwealth.

Question Three: The egg debate

Question Three: The egg debate

Caeli Chesin, Writer

October 19, 2016


Filed under Campus, Current Affairs, Showcase

Question Three — Massachusetts Minimum Size Requirements for Farm Animal Containment — has sparked debate among voters and experts regarding the role of animal rights in the sale of eggs, veal and pork.

Fatal Southpoint shooting leaves community uneasy

Fatal Southpoint shooting leaves community uneasy

Allyson Morin, Writer

October 18, 2016


Filed under Campus, Current Affairs, Showcase

"We are a quiet place and when things like this happen it's upsetting,” said 39-year-old Boulders resident Michelle Kellogg.

UMass apiary aims to save bees from extinction

UMass apiary aims to save bees from extinction

Kylee Denesha, Contributor

October 18, 2016


Filed under Campus, Current Affairs, Food/Health, Showcase

The honeybee population has decreased by 30 percent in the past year throughout the United States.

Top Five: Local places to experience fall

Top Five: Local places to experience fall

Caitlin Cooke, Assistant Photography Editor

October 18, 2016


Filed under Around the Valley, Showcase, Travel

"With expansive mountains, beautiful bodies of water and miles of farmland, Western Massachusetts has some of the most spectacular views during fall."

Tomorrow is the last day to register to vote in Massachusetts

Tomorrow is the last day to register to vote in Massachusetts

Alexandra Pigeon, Entertainment Editor

October 18, 2016


Filed under Around the Valley, Current Affairs, Politics, Showcase, Student Life

Wednesday, Oct. 19 is the last day to register to vote in Massachusetts in time for the 2016 presidential election.

Witches: A history of sexism and female empowerment

Witches: A history of sexism and female empowerment

Olivia Laramie, Contributor

October 17, 2016


Filed under Campus, Current Affairs, Showcase

Finding the balance between embracing the sexiness of witches and exploiting the idea due to gender or race is something that media and society continues to struggle with.

Everything you need to know about Question Four

Everything you need to know about Question Four

Cameron Merritt, Contributor

October 17, 2016


Filed under Campus, Current Affairs, Showcase

Massachusetts voters will decide whether the state should legalize recreational marijuana use next month.

UPDATE: Authorities identify Southpoint fatal shooting victim

UPDATE: Authorities identify Southpoint fatal shooting victim

Morgan Hughes, Campus News Editor

October 15, 2016


Filed under Campus, Current Affairs, Showcase, Uncategorized

The Northwestern District Attorney's office released a statement Sunday identifying the deceased as Jose M. "Joselito" Rodriguez, 31.

‘Neoslavery’ still lurks in the U.S., according to Dennis Childs

‘Neoslavery’ still lurks in the U.S., according to Dennis Childs

Bryan Bowman, Campus News Editor

October 14, 2016


Filed under Campus, Current Affairs, Showcase

Author Dennis Childs argued at UMass that slavery never ended in the United States. Instead, it evolved.

An iPhone lost at sea: Three months without a phone in a foreign place

An iPhone lost at sea: Three months without a phone in a foreign place

Sarah Strangie, Contributor

October 13, 2016


Filed under Showcase, Study Abroad, Travel

"There would be no more staring at my screen to avoid awkward silence. Instead, I learned to appreciate it."

Will Mill 180 Park be the park of the future?

Will Mill 180 Park be the park of the future?

Joshua Murray, Photo Editor

October 13, 2016


Filed under Around the Valley, Lifestyle, Showcase, Travel

"What is unique about Mill 180 Park is that we are using hydroponics aesthetically. Not just to grow food, but to grow plants to give people the sense that they are in the middle of nature."

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