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It’s time that faculty-student relationships, in all forms, are prohibited at UMass Amherst

It’s time that faculty-student relationships, in all forms, are prohibited at UMass Amherst

Joanna Buoniconti, Copy/Managing Editors

September 15, 2020

Other colleges within the five-college-consortium have taken the initiative to ban faculty-student romantic relationships, while in a Masslive article it was stated that at UMass they are only “strongly discouraged.”

Why you should give Selena Gomez’s Rare Beauty a try

Why you should give Selena Gomez’s Rare Beauty a try

Nasya Blackshear, Assistant Lifestyle Editor

September 15, 2020

Selena Gomez's new makeup line is a versatile collection of reasonably priced products worth trying.

Judging Books By Their Covers: YA novel, “Say What You Will,” highlights a nuanced perspective on mental and physical disabilities

Judging Books By Their Covers: YA novel, “Say What You Will,” highlights a nuanced perspective on mental and physical disabilities

Joanna Buoniconti, Copy/Managing Editor

September 14, 2020

The novel offers a refreshing perspective on the genre that features two main characters learning to cope with their mental and physical disabilities.

The ostentatious debate of mail-in voting

The ostentatious debate of mail-in voting

Chloe Lindahl, Writer

September 14, 2020

Mail-in voting dates all the way back to the Civil War when both Union and Confederate soldiers were allowed to submit their votes through mail amidst the ongoing war. Since then, over 30 states have established a “no excuse” absentee ballot rule meaning anyone can request to vote by mail whether they are able to make it to the polls or not.

App of the week: Ground News

App of the week: Ground News

Julian Mendoza, Writer

September 11, 2020

Ground News is a must download for the educated news consumer.

Introspective Ramblings: “Temp girl, college girl”

Introspective Ramblings:

Elisabeth Morgan, Writer

September 9, 2020

In this week's poem, student poet, Elisabeth Morgan reflects on the benefits as well as the highly relatable challenges that the COVID-19 pandemic has brought into her life.

Long-distance love during a global pandemic

Long-distance love during a global pandemic

Abbie Gracie, News Editor

September 5, 2020

As if COVID-19 doesn’t suck enough, try being in a relationship with your significant other being half-way across the country.

Virtual community forum held to discuss UMass and Town efforts to reduce spread of COVID-19

Virtual community forum held to discuss UMass and Town efforts to reduce spread of COVID-19

Rebecca Duffy, Campus News Editor

September 4, 2020

With the number of COVID-19 cases rising at universities across the country, officials from UMass and the Town of Amherst held a virtual community forum to discuss how they are working to reduce the spread of COVID-19.

App of the week: AllTrails

App of the week: AllTrails

Emma Sammuli, Lifestyle Editor

September 2, 2020

AllTrails is the perfect app to download this fall for hikers of all experience levels.

No one’s upset with The Hails’ debut

The Hails/ Kat DeBarros
From left to right: Robbie Kingsley, Franco Solari, Dylan McCue, Zach Levy, Andre Escobar

Nasya Blackshear, Assistant Lifestyle Editor

August 27, 2020

“When we graduated we all kinda scattered.” Solari pointed out, “We had been living this socially distanced lifestyle making music for like a year kinda before we were forced to. So in a weird way, I kinda feel like we had been preparing for this before we had to do it now.” 

“Back to the Woods” Taylor Swift and the New Trend of Rugged Authenticity

Joe Lancaster, Contributing Writer

August 20, 2020

In some ways, it may seem odd or disingenuous to suddenly get sincere by going “back to the woods”—the way songsters of the 1990s feigned artistry simply by going “unplugged.” In reality, as John Mayer and Justin Timberlake have shown, this is simply another step in the evolution of the modern pop singer-songwriter.

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