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This week in politics: 10/30-11/5

This week in politics: 10/30-11/5

John Coakley, Politics/Voices/Op-Ed Editor

November 5, 2017


Filed under Current Affairs, Politics, Showcase

Bringing you the most important stories in national politics, one week at a time.

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Sketch 22: The art of committing to the bit

Sketch 22: The art of committing to the bit

Alexa Rockwell, Contributor

November 5, 2017


Filed under Entertainment, Showcase, Student Life, Uncategorized

This comedy troupe goes to great lengths to make a sketch successful.

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Propelled by local talent, UMass Men’s Soccer wins league

Propelled by local talent, UMass Men’s Soccer wins league

Cameron Merritt, Writer

November 5, 2017


Filed under Campus, Current Affairs, Showcase

Some of the same kids who watched the UMass Minutemen win the Atlantic 10 season title nine years ago are now playing for the Minutemen, and have done just the same thing.

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Kids invade Northeast Residential Area for spooky tricks and sweet treats

Kids invade Northeast Residential Area for spooky tricks and sweet treats

Rachel Symes, Contributor

November 2, 2017


Filed under Campus, Showcase, Uncategorized

While some children wandered their neighborhoods knocking on strangers' doors for candy on Tuesday evening, others ran up and down the residence halls of Northeast Residential Area, knocking on any door with a “Trick-or-Treaters Welcome” sign.

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Frugal Foodie: Lemon chicken with brown rice and green beans

Frugal Foodie: Lemon chicken with brown rice and green beans

Mackenzie Webb, Writer

November 2, 2017


Filed under Lifestyle, Showcase, Student Life

This is one of those dishes that looks more complicated than it really is. So, if you have someone you need to impress but have limited time, this is the meal for you.

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Triggered: At a local gun range, the search for a silver bullet in the gun control debate

Triggered: At a local gun range, the search for a silver bullet in the gun control debate

Mark Dunphy, Contributor

November 1, 2017


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

Mike D. has lost count of how many guns he owns. His father, an immigrant from China, was always into guns and introduced his children to his hobby.

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Dragging it out: Justin Petrie works to expand drag culture at UMass

Dragging it out: Justin Petrie works to expand drag culture at UMass

Jill Webb, Contributor

October 31, 2017


Filed under Campus, Current Affairs, Showcase, Student Life

Justin Petrie’s first attempt at painting his face was awful. Petrie, 19 at the time, slathered special effect makeup all over his face in preparation for a night out on the Providence, Rhode Island drag scene.

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Halloween hype doesn’t impact local cemeteries; but homeless do

Halloween hype doesn’t impact local cemeteries; but homeless do

Amanda Levenson, Video Editor

October 30, 2017


Filed under Around the Valley, Broadcast News, Showcase, Uncategorized, WireTV

West Cemetery is a peaceful landscape. The space is quiet except for the sound of chirping birds, and empty except for the occasional resident passing through as they walk their dog — perfect for those who want to veer away from the public eye.

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This week in politics 10/23-10/29

This week in politics 10/23-10/29

John Coakley, Politics/Op-ed/Voices Editor

October 30, 2017


Filed under Current Affairs, Politics, Showcase

Bringing you the most important stories in national politics, one week at a time.

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The grass is always greener for Ainsley Brosnan-Smith

The grass is always greener for Ainsley Brosnan-Smith

Brian Choquet, Writer

October 29, 2017


Filed under Campus, Showcase, Student Life

UMass student and SGA Secretary of Sustainability Ainsley Brosnan-Smith works hard within the UMass community to create a sustainable campus.

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Album review: Lil Pump’s self-titled debut gets old quick

Album review: Lil Pump’s self-titled debut gets old quick

Jonathan Kermah, Writer

October 29, 2017


Filed under Entertainment, Music, Showcase

Lil Pump doesn’t make music to digest and think about; he makes music to ingest and wild out to.

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Greeno Sub Shop’s Halloween series showcases student talent

Greeno Sub Shop’s Halloween series showcases student talent

Sifa Kasongo, Writer

October 29, 2017


Filed under Campus, Entertainment, Music, Showcase, Student Life, Uncategorized

Greeno Sub Shop is hosting “Spooktacular,” a three-day event to get everyone in the Halloween spirit.

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