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‘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.

Promising potential of the Pioneer Valley in the viticulture world: What makes Western Mass. grapes special

Jack Hamm, Writer

April 13, 2018


Filed under Around the Valley, Multimedia, Showcase, Travel, Uncategorized

No longer do you need to travel for a fantastic glass of wine. Experts Ian Modestow and Elsa Petit elaborate on the promising potential of Western Massachusetts' burgeoning wine industry.

Fashion-related classes you didn’t know you could take

Fashion-related classes you didn’t know you could take

Chanel Connor, Writer

April 13, 2018


Filed under Campus, Fashion, Lifestyle, Showcase

As a UMass student, you may not be aware of all the fashion-related courses that are offered to students. Here are some fabulous classes to register for this fall if you’re interested in fashion or fashion merchandising!

Fashion mistakes you may not know you’re making

Fashion mistakes you may not know you’re making

Chanel Connor, Writer

April 13, 2018


Filed under Fashion, Lifestyle, Showcase

Sometimes, fashion choices just fail. Here are some common makeup and fashion mistakes that can happen without us even knowing it!

The Weeknd’s ‘My Dear Melancholy’ — Heartbreak never sounded so good

The Weeknd’s ‘My Dear Melancholy’ — Heartbreak never sounded so good

Trevor Wilson, Contributor

April 12, 2018


Filed under Entertainment, Music, Showcase

The Toronto-bred superstar returns to his roots with a cold, dark and emotional project that will leave listeners reflecting on their own romantic endeavors.

“Love, Simon:” A queer movie for straight eyes

“Love, Simon:” A queer movie for straight eyes

Brian Choquet, Photo Editor

April 11, 2018


Filed under Entertainment, Showcase, TV/Movies

While Simon’s whole character revolves around being gay, he is still painted as someone who assimilates with this white, assumed to be straight, male image that is only threatening to the homophobes who never planned on seeing this movie.

MXCC hosts third annual Afro hair braiding competition

MXCC hosts third annual Afro hair braiding competition

Wei Cai, Contributer

April 11, 2018


Filed under Campus, Current Affairs, Showcase, Student Life

The contest, held March 23, promoted awareness and increased education on braids and the cultural values they represent.

Free Cardi B concert still a possibility for UMass right-swipers

Free Cardi B concert still a possibility for UMass right-swipers

Jack Hamm, Writer

April 10, 2018


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

Get on the Tinder finger treadmill, UMass Amherst, because enough right swipes could bring the colorful Cardi B to campus for a free concert April 25.

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