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Finding Comfort in the Minority

Finding Comfort in the Minority

Aliana Liz Tavares, Managing Editor December 8, 2022

“It definitely angered me—not just that it was done—it was done in the protection of the night,” said Clement Boaheng, a third year graduate student in Health Policy and Management at the University...

Orlando: A Celebration of Queerness Comes to the Rand Theater

“Orlando”: A Celebration of Queerness Comes to the Rand Theater

Maanasa Dhavala, Writer December 6, 2022
Based on a Sarah Ruhl adaptation of the Virginia Woolf novel, Orlando tells the story of a genderfluid aristocrat as they live through several centuries of history, fall in love, get their heart broken, and explore their identity. 
Boston Band Ski Club opens their set with a long, instrumental rock song. Photo by Emilee Klein

WMUA’s Fall Concert rocks Amherst with Massachusetts bands

Emilee Klein, Podcast Editor November 29, 2022
Complete with The Drake's disco ball and dancing!
UMass sees an increase in economy triples this semester

UMass sees an increase in economy triples this semester

Katie Katz and Ethan Brayall-Brown November 25, 2022
UMass Amherst has seen an uptick in economy triples this fall semester. While some students are more likely to adapt to an environment like an economy triple, others have a harder time adjusting.
Lorusso doing someone’s makeup

A peek into student-run small businesses at UMass Amherst

Christina Loberti, Writer November 23, 2022

UMass is home to many entrepreneurs and creative-minded individuals. Specifically, students Elaina Lorusso ’23, Nola Minogue ’24 and recent graduate Kelley Almada ’21 have each run a small business...

UMass Hockey travels up to New Hampshire to faceoff against the Wildcats with hopes to regain momentum

UMass Hockey travels up to New Hampshire to faceoff against the Wildcats with hopes to regain momentum

John Ruggiero, Writer November 18, 2022
UMass hockey matches up against UNH in a must-win situation after another weekend of poor execution on the ice. Read John Ruggiero's story on it here.
Northampton’s Stayin’ Alive

Northampton’s Stayin’ Alive

Chelsea Staub, Lifestyle Editor November 18, 2022
By 11 p.m., the club was booming. Almost everyone who had entered now danced under a disco ball, shaking and moving with plastic cups in their hands on a Saturday night while the DJ played Afrobeats and Reggaeton.
Survivor’s Justice Coalition holds meeting to discuss sexual violence on campus

Survivor’s Justice Coalition holds meeting to discuss sexual violence on campus

Maddie Fabian, News Editor November 15, 2022
On Tuesday, the Survivor’s Justice Coalition (SJC) held its first general body meeting of the semester to platform the student population, discuss plans for the year and organize around holding the administration accountable.
Photo by Lucia Obst

[Satire] Study Shows Using Sticky Notes While Studying Makes Your Desk Look Really Cool

Patrick Shea, Creative Writing Editor November 15, 2022

Midterms season is wrapping up, leaving us with only a brief moment of relief before the threat of finals looms over our heads. Some of us escaped our exams achieving sufficient or even glowing grades,...

Dating as a Woman of Color at UMass Sucks

Dating as a Woman of Color at UMass Sucks

Raksha Pokharel, Writer November 14, 2022
Navigating the dating scene has its challenges for everyone, but this process can be especially arduous for women of color at predominantly white institutions (PWI) like UMass. All women face similar issues, but it's often heightened for women of color. Issues of cultural differences, existing outside of the beauty standard, and oversexualization are problems too familiar to WOC. 
UMass Student Farmer’s Market Emphasizes Community and Sustainability

UMass Student Farmer’s Market Emphasizes Community and Sustainability

Maddie Fabian and Julie Punzak November 11, 2022
The UMass Student Farmers’ Market, a collaboration between the Permaculture Initiative and the UMass Student Farm, fosters weekly community connections over farm-fresh food, handmade crafts and secondhand clothing.
The UMass Permacultures Franklin garden currently grows over 300 species of plants.

UMass Permaculture Garden grows space for community

Andoni Zervoglos, Contributor November 8, 2022

In the early fforagall Months, many New England farmers begin to collect their harvest from the past year. Farmers harvest their apples, pumpkins, and other crops before the winter settles. Meanwhile,...

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