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Students rally against Charlottesville violence and for DACA recipients

Students rally against Charlottesville violence and for DACA recipients

Morgan Hughes, Campus News Editor

September 13, 2017


Filed under Campus, Current Affairs, Showcase

Following violence in Charlottesville and uncertainty around the fate of DACA recipients, over 100 students and activists gathered Tuesday afternoon in front of the Student Union to speak out about moving forward from these “injustices.”

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Campus Design and Copy is more than a business for student managers

Campus Design and Copy is more than a business for student managers

Caeli Chesin, Travel Editor

September 11, 2017


Filed under Campus, Features, Showcase, Student Life

"Campus Design and Copy, CD&C, is one of UMass’ seven student-run businesses and the only one to offer print and design services. While there are printing options all over the UMass campus, from the campus library to various learning commons, CD&C is distinct."

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What’s your favorite Flayvor?

What’s your favorite Flayvor?

Cameron Merritt and Amanda Albelin

September 10, 2017


Filed under Around the Valley, Campus, Showcase

Nestled between the scenic fields and mountains of Western Massachusetts, Flayvors of Cook Farm is a local, family-run dairy farm and ice cream stand.

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Locals ‘Cross the Divide’ in GroundTruth panel

Locals ‘Cross the Divide’ in GroundTruth panel

Faith Gregory, Writer

September 10, 2017


Filed under Around the Valley, Campus, Current Affairs, Showcase, Uncategorized

Locals affected by divisive differences in the community spoke passionately about their personal experiences living and working in the Pioneer Valley in a panel by the GroundTruth Project on Wednesday in the Old Chapel.

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UMass officials blast Trump DACA decision, pledge support for immigrant students

UMass officials blast Trump DACA decision, pledge support for immigrant students

Stephanie Murray, Editor in Chief

September 7, 2017


Filed under Campus, Current Affairs, Showcase

UMass officials blasted President Trump’s plan to end Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), a policy change they say threatens the university’s values.

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Student life and social media stardom: It’s a balance for UMass student Nickole Kugel

Student life and social media stardom: It’s a balance for UMass student Nickole Kugel

Julie Harrington, Writer

May 10, 2017


Filed under Fashion, Lifestyle, Profiles, Showcase

"“It’s like having schoolwork. When I write down my homework in my agenda, I write down all the videos I have to film, all the videos I have to edit, the emails I have to respond to, the companies I need to contact, things like that. I need to kind of be my own boss."

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Land of the rising sun — and whacky potato chips

Land of the rising sun — and whacky potato chips

Kyle Olsen, Writer

May 10, 2017


Filed under Features, Showcase, Study Abroad, Travel

"Of all the crazy things the Japanese have managed to produce, nothing can really capture their spirit and love for the unnecessary like potato chips can. Nowhere else in the world can you find such a variety of useless flavors and so many people willing to buy them."

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Hey UMass, how do you say Eduroam?

Hey UMass, how do you say Eduroam?

Jayare Alvarado and Jimmy Bedingfield

May 10, 2017


Filed under Showcase, Uncategorized

Audience Engagement Editor Jayare Alvarado asked UMass students how they pronounce popular phrases.

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Springfield High School of Commerce fosters student creativity

Springfield High School of Commerce fosters student creativity

Danielle Rivera, Contributor

May 9, 2017


Filed under Around the Valley, Music, Showcase

Students from Springfield's High School of Commerce are embracing the school’s creativity mantra.

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#NowPlaying: Graduation playlist

#NowPlaying: Graduation playlist

Amherst Wire Staff

May 8, 2017


Filed under Music, Showcase

Graduating seniors, this one's for you.

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How Elliot Kalb went from undergrad to MLB statistician

How Elliot Kalb went from undergrad to MLB statistician

Michael Antonellis, Contributor

May 7, 2017


Filed under Broadcast News, Showcase, Sports, Student Life, WireTV

"They call me 'Mr. Stats' and I made my living as a statistician ... Sometimes I tell a story through stats, sometimes it's through interviewing athletes, sometimes it's just adding perspective."

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Linda Sarsour talks intersectional organizing, resistance at UMass

Linda Sarsour talks intersectional organizing, resistance at UMass

Cameron Merritt, Writer

May 4, 2017


Filed under Campus, Current Affairs, Showcase

One of the Women’s March co-chairs, civil rights activist Linda Sarsour, gave a lecture at the University of Massachusetts on Friday on organizing successful and intersectional resistance movements in the modern political climate.

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