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UMass students share what it’s like to get the COVID-19 Vaccine

Getting vaccinated at UMass? Here is what you'll experience
Ethan Brayall-Brown, Writer April 16, 2021
Getting vaccinated at UMass? Here is what you'll experience.
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“Massachusetts 2050: A Warming State” Where does our trash go?

The pathway from the University bin to the dumping ground
Caeli Chesin, Writer April 16, 2021
According to the 2018 UMass Amherst Waste Management Report, UMass produced 8,103 tons of trash, with 4,889 of those tons being recyclable. Yet, we can not be sure if that amount actually ends up being recycled due to contamination in the recycling stream or a lack of demand from buyers.  
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Introspective Ramblings: “Remembering You”

Rebecca Duffy, Campus News Editor April 14, 2021
In this week's poem, Rebecca Duffy reflects on remembering someone’s familiarity as she steps into a new part of her life.
Sexual Assault Awareness Month: My Story

Sexual Assault Awareness Month: My Story

Sexual assault and abuse happens more often than some may think, now is the time for me to tell my story and journey towards healing
Aliana Liz Tavares, Contributor April 13, 2021
My partner knew I had no previous sexual experience and that I was nervous to explore that side of myself. I was naïve and so excited about the start of this relationship that I didn’t process what happened to me until much later.
Wire News Round Up - 4.12.21

Wire News Round Up – 4.12.21

UMass hockey wins national championship, updated COVID case numbers and more
UMass hockey wins national championship, updated COVID case numbers and more.
State Representative Mindy Domb speaks as State Senator  Jo Comerford watches/Julia Donohue

“Massachusetts 2050: A Warming State” Where have all the children gone? A reflection on youth absence at the 2019 Climate strike

Baby boomers filled the 2019 climate strike at UMass Amherst, leaving many to wonder what work students are doing to save the planet
Julia Donohue, Managing Editor April 9, 2021
Only “hundreds” attended the University of Massachusetts Amherst’s climate strike protest on Sept. 20, 2019. So what is it? Does no one at UMass care? Do young people turn 18 and collectively root themselves in jaded attitudes or is there something more?
From Catholic to Capricorn: Gen Zodiac's obsession

From Catholic to Capricorn: Gen Zodiac’s obsession

How astrology has made the upcoming generation, devout
Julia Donohue, Managing Editor April 8, 2021
As the upcoming generations of millenials and zoomers make their imprint on the world, there is a shift from the traditional. Altering love stories to questioning their religious roots, there is a path forward tied to an ancient tradition. 
Introspective Ramblings:

Introspective Ramblings: “alphabet soup”

Nick Beaulieu , Writer April 7, 2021
In this week's poem, student poet NIck Beaulieu, shares another piece reflecting on the physical separation between the letters u and I in the alphabet; specifically, their permeance in relation to their positions to each other and the permeance of the selfish mindset.
Wire News Round Up - 4.6.21

Wire News Round Up – 4.6.21

Updates on the 2021 Commencement ceremony, weather and more
Updates on the 2021 Commencement ceremony, weather and more.
Ethan Tupelo, a member of the Pedal People, empties a trash can in downtown Northampton in April 2020.

“Massachusetts 2050: A Warming State” How an environmental-focused business launched a Northampton community member into politics

A ride to activism
Caeli Chesin, Writer April 2, 2021
“I just got the idea like I really want to meet everyone in my ward, or everyone that I would represent,” said Jarrett. “Especially with issues of climate change and wealth inequality, we’re not seeing action on a national level. We’re not seeing enough action on the state level, and so municipalities are the ones that need to take the lead.” 
A College Student’s Guide to Grocery Shopping on a Budget

A College Student’s Guide to Grocery Shopping on a Budget

Buying on a budget doesn’t mean you have to sacrifice health or flavor
Madison Bethune, Assistant Lifestyle Editor April 2, 2021
One misconception in the health field is that in order to eat healthily, you need to buy expensive powders and seeds and cleanses. But health is as simple and affordable as eating apples and bananas. Shopping on a budget brings you back to the basics, and allows you to get creative and learn new ways to eat your favorite foods.
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AAPI students denounce on-campus racism, express dismay with administrative complacency

“UMass doesn’t make racists, but people bring their prejudices into this environment and the school doesn’t force them to confront what’s wrong with their prejudices”
Rebeca Pereira and Talia Heisey April 1, 2021
“UMass doesn’t make racists, but people bring their prejudices into this environment and the school doesn’t force them to confront what’s wrong with their prejudices.”
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