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Making the most of remote learning: How to Zoom

Making the most of remote learning: How to Zoom

Joanna Buoniconti, Copy Editor

March 19, 2020

Many UMass faculty members are moving at least part of their classes to Zoom, a video-conferencing platform that lets everyone connect in real-time.

10 binge-worthy Netflix shows to watch while you’re social distancing

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Brianna Silva, Managing Editor

March 18, 2020

From bold anime to fresh comedy sketches, these shows will keep you watching while you help prevent the spread of COVID-19.

COVID-19 Updates: Residential Life shares plans for housing

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Brianna Silva, Managing Editor

March 16, 2020

While campus remains off-limits for most, UMass has devised a strategy to provide housing for the students who need it most.

Social distancing: It’s a real thing and you should do it

Social distancing: It’s a real thing and you should do it

Joanna Buoniconti, Copy Editor

March 16, 2020

Residents are advised to stay home, and if you have to go out, maintain a distance of at least six feet from other people.

COVID-19 Updates: Massachusetts implements new precautions

COVID-19 Updates: Massachusetts implements new precautions

Brianna Silva, Managing Editor

March 15, 2020

Amid the rapid growth of the COVID-19 virus, Massachusetts is moving to stop "community spread" through large events and gatherings.

UMass students express concern over transition to remote learning

UMass students express concern over transition to remote learning

Rebecca Duffy, Campus News Editor

March 13, 2020

With the coronavirus spreading at an alarming rate, universities across the U.S. are moving to remote learning. On March 11, UMass Amherst announced that students must remain off-campus for two weeks after spring break. UMass students share their thoughts on how the transition will affect their learning and spread of the virus.

UMass Athletics suspended over fears of COVID-19

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Rachel Bevelaqua, Reporter

March 13, 2020

In an email, to students, Wednesday, the University of Massachusetts has announced the indefinite suspension of on-campus learning due to growing concerns about the COVID-19 pandemic.

The Revival of Vinyl

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Faith Cardoza, Writer

March 13, 2020

Vinyl records have been making a surprising comeback in the 21st century, capturing the interest of young people looking to expand their musical experience.

TransAtlantic Soccer Podcast: Major Discussion Topics

TransAtlantic Soccer Podcast: Major Discussion Topics

Alejandro Winsor and Jacob Robson

March 13, 2020

Jacob Robson and Alejandro Winsor discuss the biggest questions and topics that surround the world of soccer right now.

The Reel Deal: “Parasite”

The Reel Deal: “Parasite”

Olivia Barkett and Jozef Zekanoski

March 12, 2020

Olivia Barkett and Jozef Zekanoski analyze crucial moments and elements in the award-winning movie “Parasite.”

App of the week: Twitter

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Emma Sammuli, Lifestyle Editor

March 12, 2020

This week that has proved to be quite unlike any other this year, I can think of no other app to plug than Twitter. 

The EIC Podcast: MASSPIRG’s push for 100 percent renewable energy

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Jonathan Kermah

March 12, 2020

Jonathan Kermah sits down with Kaitlyn Mitchell representing the MASSPIRG UMass chapter to discuss their mission of renewable energy across the United States.

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