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A new Faculty Senate proposal could end the SBS Global Education requirement

A new Faculty Senate proposal could end the SBS Global Education requirement

Abigail Desvergnes, Writer

November 10, 2017


Filed under Campus, Current Affairs, Student Life

The Faculty Senate has made a proposal to get rid of the Global Education requirement in the College of Social and Behavioral Sciences.

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 Zeta Beta Tau exemplifies brotherly love with GoFundMe for sick brother

 Zeta Beta Tau exemplifies brotherly love with GoFundMe for sick brother

Brian Choquet, Photo Editor

November 10, 2017


Filed under Campus, Current Affairs, Showcase, Student Life

UMass fraternity Zeta Beta Tau has started a GoFundMe campaign for their sick brother, Jonathan Townsend.

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UHS helps prepare students against the flu

UHS helps prepare students against the flu

Michael Connors, Assistant Campus News Editor

November 6, 2017


Filed under Showcase, Student Life, Uncategorized

“I want students to have a really good reason for why you missed your vaccination. How could you miss it?” said Ann Becker, public health nurse at UHS.

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Sketch 22: The art of committing to the bit

Sketch 22: The art of committing to the bit

Alexa Rockwell, Contributor

November 5, 2017


Filed under Entertainment, Showcase, Student Life, Uncategorized

This comedy troupe goes to great lengths to make a sketch successful.

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Frugal Foodie: Lemon chicken with brown rice and green beans

Frugal Foodie: Lemon chicken with brown rice and green beans

Mackenzie Webb, Writer

November 2, 2017


Filed under Lifestyle, Showcase, Student Life

This is one of those dishes that looks more complicated than it really is. So, if you have someone you need to impress but have limited time, this is the meal for you.

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UMass graduate students rally for livable wages

UMass graduate students rally for livable wages

Elissa Borden, Assistant Campus News Editor

November 1, 2017


Filed under Campus, Student Life

The UMass Graduate Employees Organization staged a protest at Whitmore Tuesday afternoon to demand an 18 percent wage increase for graduate students.

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Triggered: At a local gun range, the search for a silver bullet in the gun control debate

Triggered: At a local gun range, the search for a silver bullet in the gun control debate

Mark Dunphy, Contributor

November 1, 2017


Filed under Around the Valley, Current Affairs, Showcase, Student Life

Mike D. has lost count of how many guns he owns. His father, an immigrant from China, was always into guns and introduced his children to his hobby.

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Dragging it out: Justin Petrie works to expand drag culture at UMass

Dragging it out: Justin Petrie works to expand drag culture at UMass

Jill Webb, Contributor

October 31, 2017


Filed under Campus, Current Affairs, Showcase, Student Life

Justin Petrie’s first attempt at painting his face was awful. Petrie, 19 at the time, slathered special effect makeup all over his face in preparation for a night out on the Providence, Rhode Island drag scene.

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The grass is always greener for Ainsley Brosnan-Smith

The grass is always greener for Ainsley Brosnan-Smith

Brian Choquet, Writer

October 29, 2017


Filed under Campus, Showcase, Student Life

UMass student and SGA Secretary of Sustainability Ainsley Brosnan-Smith works hard within the UMass community to create a sustainable campus.

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Greeno Sub Shop’s Halloween series showcases student talent

Greeno Sub Shop’s Halloween series showcases student talent

Sifa Kasongo, Writer

October 29, 2017


Filed under Campus, Entertainment, Music, Showcase, Student Life, Uncategorized

Greeno Sub Shop is hosting “Spooktacular,” a three-day event to get everyone in the Halloween spirit.

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Frugal Foodie: Lime chicken, rice and vegetables

Frugal Foodie: Lime chicken, rice and vegetables

Mackenzie Webb, Writer

October 29, 2017


Filed under Lifestyle, Showcase, Student Life

Doesn't everyone love Chipotle? This is a cheap and easy homemade version of a chicken burrito bowl.

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UMass senior raises money and collects resources for Puerto Rico

UMass senior raises money and collects resources for Puerto Rico

Faith Gregory, Writer

October 27, 2017


Filed under Campus, Showcase, Student Life

UMass senior Bahati Nkera has been working tirelessly to help relief efforts in Puerto Rico.

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