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Student-run People’s Market now accepts dining dollars

Student-run People’s Market now accepts dining dollars

Liam O'Connor, Assistant Entertainment Editor

September 18, 2017


Filed under Campus, Showcase, Student Life

The student business processed more than half of its total revenue since opening day through UCards.

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Campus Design and Copy is more than a business for student managers

Campus Design and Copy is more than a business for student managers

Caeli Chesin, Travel Editor

September 11, 2017


Filed under Campus, Features, Showcase, Student Life

"Campus Design and Copy, CD&C, is one of UMass’ seven student-run businesses and the only one to offer print and design services. While there are printing options all over the UMass campus, from the campus library to various learning commons, CD&C is distinct."

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How Elliot Kalb went from undergrad to MLB statistician

How Elliot Kalb went from undergrad to MLB statistician

Michael Antonellis, Contributor

May 7, 2017


Filed under Broadcast News, Showcase, Sports, Student Life, WireTV

"They call me 'Mr. Stats' and I made my living as a statistician ... Sometimes I tell a story through stats, sometimes it's through interviewing athletes, sometimes it's just adding perspective."

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Depression 101

Depression 101

Faith Gregory, Writer

April 20, 2017


Filed under Food/Health, In-Depth, Lifestyle, Showcase, Student Life, The Weight They Carry

A guide for students with depression, by a student with depression.

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Minuteman Marching Band to perform at Tournament of Roses Parade

Minuteman Marching Band to perform at Tournament of Roses Parade

Caeli Chesin, Assistant Travel Editor

April 13, 2017


Filed under Campus, Current Affairs, Showcase, Student Life

For the first time in University of Massachusetts Amherst history, the Minuteman Marching Band will be performing in the Tournament of Roses Parade in Pasadena, California.

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Adulting isn’t easy: My very first trip to the laundromat

Adulting isn’t easy: My very first trip to the laundromat

Danielle Aihini, Travel Editor

April 5, 2017


Filed under Features, Lifestyle, Showcase, Student Life, Travel

With that my first laundromat experience had come to an end. I was not proud of my performance, but I’m determined to do better next time. I drove myself home and immediately went to my bed to take a nap because, well, being an adult is tiring.

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The Hatch reopens as a ‘freeform’ space for students

The Hatch reopens as a ‘freeform’ space for students

Amanda Levenson, Writer

March 30, 2017


Filed under Campus, Current Affairs, Showcase, Student Life

The Hatch has resurrected after being unused for years, once again becoming a home for students rather than storage.

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Deconstructing ‘Decasia’: A UMass Production

Deconstructing ‘Decasia’: A UMass Production

Sarah Strangie, Contributor

March 27, 2017


Filed under Around the Valley, Features, Music, Showcase, Student Life, Travel

Director Bill Morrison’s experimental film is a 70-minute series of decomposing film stock played alongside composer Michael Gordon’s original score.

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One arrest, two medical transports over ‘Blarney Blowout’ weekend

One arrest, two medical transports over ‘Blarney Blowout’ weekend

Wei Cai, Writer

March 6, 2017


Filed under Campus, Showcase, Student Life

'Blarney Blowout' generated excitement for some and disappointment for others.

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‘What’s Eating Katie?’ personifies eating disorder

‘What’s Eating Katie?’ personifies eating disorder

Alexandra Pigeon, Entertainment Editor

February 25, 2017


Filed under Campus, Entertainment, Profiles, Showcase, Student Life

“What’s Eating Katie?” uniquely portrays an eating disorder as an actual character named Ed that Katie, a freshman in college, gets into an abusive relationship with.

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Southwest Express halts delivery service

Southwest Express halts delivery service

Michael Hickey, Contributor

February 23, 2017


Filed under Broadcast News, Campus, Current Affairs, Showcase, Student Life

In a sudden upset move, Southwest Café’s delivery service Southwest Express has been discontinued, leaving some on-campus students unhappy.

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SLIDESHOW: Words of love cover Student Union at student strike

SLIDESHOW: Words of love cover Student Union at student strike

Julie Shamgochian, Managing Editor

February 19, 2017


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

Students held a strike Friday to make UMass Amherst a Sanctuary Campus.

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