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Art During the Pandemic: A Complex Relationship With Solitude

Art During the Pandemic: A Complex Relationship With Solitude

Julian Mendoza, Writer

October 1, 2020

There is currently no plan set for the spring semester in terms of in-person campus availability. Should students remain socially limited due to quarantine regulations, expect creatives to continue making art in order to connect with the outside world and with themselves.

Five (more) films to celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month

Five (more) films to celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month

Brianna Silva, Editor-In-Chief

September 30, 2020

Building off the list of films from last year’s roundup, here are five films that push the limits of representation in front of and behind the screen. Ranging from the United States to Chile, each of these films explore different lives, cultures and genres. Regardless of your primary language, these films are sure to evoke deep emotions.

Introspective Ramblings: “The Unattainability of Innocence”

Introspective Ramblings:

Joanna Buoniconti, Copy/Managing Editor

September 30, 2020

In this week's poem, student poet Joanna Buoniconti reflects on childhood innocence and the unattainability of it once we all grow up.

Five safe fall activities to do around Amherst 

Five safe fall activities to do around Amherst 

Christine Feeley, Contributor

September 29, 2020

These 5 fun activities are perfect for the new season, and can still be done during a pandemic.

Patriots Coverage Week 3: Rex Burkhead’s 3-TD game allow Patriots to pummel the Raiders

PC: Charles Krupka

Michael Araujo, Reporter

September 28, 2020

New England’s dynamic running game was on display as Michel, Burkhead, Taylor and Newton combined for 236 rushing yards.

UMass CHAARG works remotely to keep its members positive and active during COVID-19

UMass CHAARG works remotely to keep its members positive and active during COVID-19

Alana Zeilander, Contributing Writer

September 26, 2020

UMass CHAARG works remotely to keep its members positive and active during COVID-19

COVID-19 Update(s): What we know right now

COVID-19 Update(s): What we know right now

Joanna Buoniconti, Brianna Silva, and Talia Heisey

September 25, 2020

Thirteen students living off-campus have tested positive for the coronavirus. In-person classes have been suspended for the remainder of the semester. We'll provide daily updates from Whitmore and beyond.

Trump’s 1776 Commission will attempt to erase history

Trump's 1776 Commission will attempt to erase history

Faith Cardoza, Politics and Op/Ed Editor

September 25, 2020

In a speech at the National Archives on Sept. 17, President Trump announced that he will sign an executive order to establish the 1776 Commission. The purpose of this commission is to “promote patriotic education” in public schools.

App of the Week: Widgetsmith

App of the Week: Widgetsmith

Nasya Blackshear, Assistant Lifestyle Editor

September 25, 2020

The app Widgetsmith allows users to completely customize their iPhone home screens in whatever way suits them.

Trump’s negligence of climate change is killing us

Trump's negligence of climate change is killing us

Chloe Lindahl, Writer

September 24, 2020

Delayed responses to the west coast wildfires coincide with Trump’s belief that climate change is an agenda of his political opponents.

Rethinking internet access in the pandemic era

Rethinking internet access in the pandemic era

Matt Languedoc, Writer

September 24, 2020

The internet has become an essential survival tool, yet it's a flimsy one.

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