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The kids are not alright: How the Parkland survivors are reshaping the gun control conversation

The kids are not alright: How the Parkland survivors are reshaping the gun control conversation

Harry Ortof, Contributor

March 23, 2018


Filed under Opinion, Politics, Showcase

After almost every mass shooting in America, a usual course of action would follow. It was a familiar cycle until the survivors of the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School shooting got involved.

Top 5: Financial tips international college students should know

Top 5: Financial tips international college students should know

Sylvie Fan, Contributor

March 23, 2018


Filed under Campus, Lifestyle, Showcase, Student Life

If you are an international student that suffers from money management, here are some useful tips to make saving money less painful.

Jake Tapper to speak at 2018 UMass Amherst commencement

Jake Tapper to speak at 2018 UMass Amherst commencement

Michael Connors, Assistant Campus News Editor

March 22, 2018


Filed under Campus, Current Affairs, Politics, Showcase, Student Life

The University of Massachusetts Amherst announced the pick on Thursday.

Khalid, Lil Yachty to perform at UMass Spring Concert

Khalid, Lil Yachty to perform at UMass Spring Concert

Elissa Borden, Campus News Editor

March 18, 2018


Filed under Campus, Entertainment, Showcase

Tickets go on sale Tuesday, March 20 at 10 a.m.

SOB x RBE: “Gangin” — A frantic, reflective project on life in the West Coast streets

SOB x RBE: “Gangin” — A frantic, reflective project on life in the West Coast streets

Trevor Wilson, Writer

March 13, 2018


Filed under Entertainment, Music, Showcase

The Bay Area rap crew serves up ruthless bars over chaotic beats to deliver a project that’ll have you nodding your head all the way through.

Theatre Guild brings “Heathers: The Musical” to UMass

Theatre Guild brings “Heathers: The Musical” to UMass

Kathryn Fallah, Contributor

March 6, 2018


Filed under Campus, Entertainment, Features, Music, Showcase

This production touches upon some "really dark stuff" — such as mental illness, date rape, school bombings, abusive relationships and murder — but in a comical way.

Top 10: Boston spring break on a budget

Top 10:  Boston spring break on a budget

Julie Harrington, Writer

March 6, 2018


Filed under Lifestyle, Showcase, Student Life, Travel

Instead of scrolling through your Instagram feed of your friends on their tropical getaways, make the most of your break by doing all the fun (and cheap) activities Boston has to offer.

808s and Ankle Breaks Podcast: Episode 1

808s and Ankle Breaks Podcast: Episode 1

Jonathan Kermah and Trevor Wilson

March 3, 2018


Filed under Entertainment, Multimedia, Music, Podcasts, Showcase, Sports, Uncategorized

Tune in for some hot takes on the latest singles, projects and stories in hip-hop, as well as big performances and trending topics of the week in basketball.

These Oscar nominees are likely to win — but should they?

These Oscar nominees are likely to win — but should they?

Hayley Solomon and Jordan Allen

March 2, 2018


Filed under Entertainment, Opinion, Showcase, TV/Movies

Who is likely to take home the golden statues this year? And more importantly — who should?

Success within government shutdown: Changes to child welfare

Success within government shutdown: Changes to child welfare

Ian Munnelly, Politics/Op-Ed Editor

February 28, 2018


Filed under Current Affairs, Politics, Showcase

Bi-partisan legislation tucked into Trump's continuing resolution may be the most fundamental change in recent U.S. child welfare.

Alone in the crowd: A family of color living in a world of white

Alone in the crowd: A family of color living in a world of white

Sarah Heinonen, Contributor

February 28, 2018


Filed under Around the Valley, Current Affairs, Showcase, Voices

Massachusetts is often seen as a bastion of liberal inclusivity, a point of pride for many Bay Staters. And while Boston, Worcester, Springfield and other large cities are fairly diverse, many of the small towns are anything but.

Movie review: “Black Panther” brings black excellence to the Marvel cinematic universe

Movie review: “Black Panther” brings black excellence to the Marvel cinematic universe

Jonathan Kermah, Assistant Entertainment Editor

February 26, 2018


Filed under Entertainment, Showcase, TV/Movies

From the moment Letitia Wright said, “WHAT ARE THOSE!” I knew Marvel’s “Black Panther” was truly for the culture.

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