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“Cool Blue Jewels”: Riff Raff and DJ Afterthought throw a house party, and you’re probably invited

“Cool Blue Jewels”: Riff Raff and DJ Afterthought throw a house party, and you’re probably invited

Jack Hamm, Contributor

February 26, 2018


Filed under Entertainment, Music, Showcase

Two artists with a history of collaboration invite 16 features onto a 13-track collection, supplying your next Saturday night banger with a cornucopia of artists.

The opioid epidemic: UMass faculty and students strive to educate the community

The opioid epidemic: UMass faculty and students strive to educate the community

Julie Harrington, Writer

February 23, 2018


Filed under Campus, Current Affairs, Showcase, Student Life

Students and faculty at UMass work together to educate the public about the realities of the opioid epidemic sweeping the nation.

“Black Panther: The Album” — Three elements that make it more than a film score

“Black Panther: The Album” — Three elements that make it more than a film score

Trevor Wilson, Contributor

February 18, 2018


Filed under Entertainment, Music, Showcase

By incorporating artists from America to South Africa, Lamar curates a phenomenal soundtrack that touches on the cultural and thematic elements to be seen in the film while also providing songs that absolutely slap.

UMass Design Building on track for LEED certification

UMass Design Building on track for LEED certification

Geoff Warren, Contributor

February 15, 2018


Filed under Campus, Current Affairs, Showcase

UMass' Design Building — a $52 million, 87,500 square-foot structure — is made almost entirely of wood, features unique sustainability features, and produces half the carbon emissions for a building its size. “It’s the most technologically advanced mass timber building that we have in the United States right now,” says Tom Chung, lead project manager.

Falling for February fashion

Falling for February fashion

Chanel Connor, Writer

February 14, 2018


Filed under Lifestyle, Showcase, Student Life

Enjoy the following fashion tips on how to stay cozy, festive and stylish this February while winter drags on.

The beauty in fabric: Headwrapping tutorials celebrating Black History Month hosted by UMass SoCA, iMOSÉ, AACE

The beauty in fabric: Headwrapping tutorials celebrating Black History Month hosted by UMass SoCA, iMOSÉ, AACE

Brian Choquet, Photo Editor

February 13, 2018


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

“We really wanted to kick [Black History Month] off with something that was central to the black community but could also fit in line with our mission, which is to spread the influence of the Caribbean,” said SoCA President and UMass junior Cassandra Georges.

Do you need money to please your honey?

Do you need money to please your honey?

Chanel Connor, Writer

February 12, 2018


Filed under Lifestyle, Showcase, Student Life

You can do better than the annual mid-February retail scam. Try some of the love language methods besides just gift giving, and transform any mundane day into an affectionate celebration!

Top 5: Movies to watch this Valentine’s Day

Top 5: Movies to watch this Valentine’s Day

Priya Bikkani and Kelly Palacios

February 11, 2018


Filed under Entertainment, Lifestyle, Showcase, Student Life

Valentine's Day is a time for everyone to indulge in their sentimental sides, and what better way than through movies?

Migos “Culture II” album review: It’s deja vu with “Culture II”

Migos “Culture II” album review: It’s deja vu with “Culture II”

Jack Hamm, Contributor

February 9, 2018


Filed under Entertainment, Music, Showcase

You might need a break from the Migos after the album's nearly two-hour runtime, but there are tracks and trends that will last a whole lot longer.

Getting involved: How to run for election with the UMass SGA

Getting involved: How to run for election with the UMass SGA

Elissa Borden, Campus News Editor

February 6, 2018


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

Thinking about running in the Student Government Association election this semester? Here's a guide on how to get started.

The importance of language and value: Panel speaks following the screening of “Talking Black in America”

The importance of language and value: Panel speaks following the screening of “Talking Black in America”

Caeli Chesin, Writer

February 6, 2018


Filed under Campus, Showcase, Uncategorized

“There’s so many ways of communication. It’s about power and systematic oppression,” said Carlos McBride, an audience member at the screening of "Talking Black in America."

Riots and regulations: Super Bowl LII calls for stricter regulations on campus

Riots and regulations: Super Bowl LII calls for stricter regulations on campus

Courtney Murtagh and Danielle Lipiec

February 3, 2018


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

Despite stricter regulations and a lack of poles to ascend, students and faculty are certain that UMass residents will enjoy watching and hopefully winning the big game.

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