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Husband and wife bring Xi’an cuisine to Amherst

Husband and wife bring Xi’an cuisine to Amherst

Benjamin Keefe, Contributor

May 4, 2017


Filed under Campus, Current Affairs, Showcase, Uncategorized

Li “Lili” Jia and Naitian Wang are the married couple behind Lili’s Restaurant in Amherst Center, a small eatery specializing in traditional Chinese cooking.

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Kendrick Lamar’s new album a bold take on black life in America

Kendrick Lamar’s new album a bold take on black life in America

Jaylene Lopez, Writer

May 2, 2017


Filed under Entertainment, Music, Showcase

In these times of political hysteria, “DAMN.” offers a compilation of black power, an assertion of dominance and insight on Lamar’s personal life.

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Graduate students march for wage increase, benefits

Graduate students march for wage increase, benefits

Maria Manning, Writer

May 2, 2017


Filed under Broadcast News, Campus, Current Affairs, Showcase

The UMass GEO is asking the university to increase wages by 18 percent over three years, reduce health and childcare costs, eliminate graduate fees and create broader anti-discrimination protections.

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Adopted UMass students share stories of struggle and triumph

Adopted UMass students share stories of struggle and triumph

Tiffany Khuu, Contributor

May 1, 2017


Filed under Campus, Current Affairs, Showcase

On a cold winter day, a young child was suddenly taken from her home by police and instructed to cut off all contact with her mother.

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Heads Up: How concussions are changing the game

Heads Up: How concussions are changing the game

Sarah Corso, Contributor

May 1, 2017


Filed under Campus, Showcase, Sports

As knowledge of the consequences of concussions in contact sports deepens, debilitating ties between concussions and contact sports are changing everything from in-game rules to concussion protocols. And athletes at all levels are playing a new game.

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Heads Up: How a concussion feels

Heads Up: How a concussion feels

Julie Shamgochian, Managing Editor

May 1, 2017


Filed under Campus, Multimedia, Showcase, Sports

Students who have suffered from concussions describe a loss of consciousness and a "fuzzy-brained" feeling.

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Supercuts Soccerfest set to return to UMass

Supercuts Soccerfest set to return to UMass

Cameron Merritt, Writer

April 28, 2017


Filed under Campus, Current Affairs, Showcase, Sports

On April 29, the soccer fields behind McGuirk Stadium will be alive and kicking as they host the annual Supercuts Soccerfest tournament.

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Inside an ROTC field training exercise

Inside an ROTC field training exercise

Jon Decker, Writer

April 27, 2017


Filed under Campus, Features, Showcase

Their destination: Fort Devens, where a massive joint field exercise (JFTX) involving over 250 cadets from a variety of New England schools was to take place.

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’13 Reasons Why’ is a haunting and worthwhile show

’13 Reasons Why’ is a haunting and worthwhile show

Thomas Calautti, Video Editor

April 27, 2017


Filed under Entertainment, Showcase, TV/Movies

If you watch or read only one thing about depression, this show is your answer.

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What it’s like having all white friends at UMass

What it’s like having all white friends at UMass

Hannah Tran-Trinh, Contributor

April 26, 2017


Filed under Opinion, Showcase, Voices

Having all white friends at UMass is like hiding your brown skin behind a white mask while your pale friends are out getting spray tans.

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Sexual harassment isn’t normal behavior

Sexual harassment isn’t normal behavior

Amy Russes, Assistant Politics/Op-Ed Editor

April 26, 2017


Filed under Opinion, Showcase, Voices

What gets me is that some of us see the problem, while others fail to acknowledge its existence.

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Food science seniors prepare for ice cream competition

Food science seniors prepare for ice cream competition

Matthew Hachisu, Writer

April 25, 2017


Filed under Campus, Current Affairs, Food/Health, Showcase

The basement of Chenoweth Laboratory has been filled with the sweet aroma of vanilla, cocoa and luscious fruits as seniors in the food science department gear up for the annual ice cream competition.

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