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Fashion-forward bags for the fall 2022 semester

Fashion-forward bags for the fall 2022 semester

A shopping guide for finding the perfect tote bag
Cecelia Cappello, Writer October 6, 2022
Walking around campus this fall semester, it becomes apparent that many students have left their backpacks behind in favor of new stylish and functional tote bags. 
A Retelling: The Coronation of Inês de Castro

A Retelling: The Coronation of Inês de Castro

A haunting retelling of the Coronation of Portugal’s first and only posthumous Queen.
Michelle Silveira, Contributor October 3, 2022

Cold air seeped in through the cracks of the stone walls. The thin blanket around my body couldn’t provide enough heat to stop my shaking.  My eyes have been wide open staring at the ceiling for...

Top five late-night snacks near UMass

Top five late-night snacks near UMass

Up late studying or having a night out with friends? Here are the best places for late dining off-campus
Alexandra Greenberg, Co-Social Media Editor October 1, 2022
It’s Saturday night, you just got back from going out and now, you and your friends are starving. Every place you know is closed and after searching for nearby spots to eat, you’re stumped. Don’t worry! There are still some local spots for late-night snacking. 
Five feel good fiction books to help with early semester stress

Five feel good fiction books to help with early semester stress

A perfect reading list when you need to take a break from textbooks
Michelle Silveira, Writer September 30, 2022
A perfect reading list when you need to take a break from textbooks
Nanans Diy, CC BY-SA 4.0 , via Wikimedia Commons

The toll of being a new student on mental health: Advice for college freshman from fellow students

Helpful tips for new students to help ease the transition
Alexandra Greenberg, Co-Social Media Editor September 23, 2022
With the fall semester beginning, it's important to discuss the effects of entering a new school as an incoming freshman. Most new students feel anxious and unsure of how to handle this new environment. Here are a few tips to make the transition more seamless and enjoyable based on what has helped me and a few other students in the past. 
Picture of the organizers of Local Mojo

UMass student-run organization, Local Mojo is hip hopping and popping out as one of UMass’ main music hot spots

Local Mojo, a new organization created in the last year by students, promotes UMass student musicians through on and off campus events and concerts.
Cate Hanewich, Contributor September 22, 2022
Local Mojo, a new organization created in the last year by students, promotes UMass student musicians through on and off campus events and concerts.
Webster Hall’s gender neutral bathrooms, a part of UMass Amherst’s Gender-Inclusive Housing program.

Webster Hall residents start gender-neutral bathroom accessibility campaign

A collective of genderqueer students in Webster Hall’s Gender-Inclusive Housing program are seeking to change the low number of gender-neutral bathrooms in their residential hall.
Mark Doherty, Writer September 20, 2022
A collective of genderqueer students in Webster Hall’s Gender-Inclusive Housing program are seeking to change the low number of gender-neutral bathrooms in their residential hall.
Photo of Chancellor Subbaswamy welcoming new Students at the 2021 New Student Convocation. Photo credit: umass Instagram

Chancellor Subaswammy Announces His Retirement For July of 2023

In an email to the UMass community on June 2, 2022, Chancellor Kumble Subbaswamy announced that he will be retiring at the end of June 2023.
Kate Katz, Writer June 3, 2022
In an email to the UMass community on June 2, 2022, Chancellor Kumble Subbaswamy announced that he will be retiring at the end of June 2023.
Students for the Out of the Darkness Walk Sunday, Apr. 24, 2022. About 80 students and families showed for the Out of the Darkness walk, University of Massachusetts Amherst.

You should embark on self care in college, here’s why it matters

The Out of the Darkness Walk is a fundraiser for the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP), which does an annual collaboration with the student-run mental health advocacy club, Active Minds in support of advocacy for mental health awareness and suicide prevention.
Diamond Smith, Contributor May 30, 2022
The Out of the Darkness Walk is a fundraiser for American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP), does an annual collaboration with the student-run mental health advocacy club, Active Minds in advocacy for mental health awareness and suicide prevention.
University of Massachusetts Police Department Building. Courtesy of UMass

UMPD and APD give the ‘all clear’ after sighting of armed man is reported

A witness sent APD a photo of a man holding a gun while sitting on a swing. APD and UMPD reported and found out it was a pellet gun.
Liesel Nygard, Writer May 2, 2022
A photo sent to the Amherst Police Department shows an individual with what looks to be a shotgun or rifle. Later it was discovered to be a pellet gun.
Southwest Towers. Photo by John Phelan - creative commons

UMass tries to meet demand in ‘tighter’ housing market

With the “tight” and “expensive” off-campus housing market and increasing demand for on-campus housing, due to higher enrollment rates, UMass tries to accommodate students with triples, quads, and housing in local hotels.
Selene Bonafini, Writer April 28, 2022
With the “tight” and “expensive” off-campus housing market and increasing demand for on-campus housing, due to higher enrollment rates, UMass tries to accommodate students with triples, quads, and housing in local hotels.
UMass students watching sheep graze the lawn between Isenberg and the Bromery Center. This sheep watching event was held by EweMass on April 26 and 27 to promote better land management in the UMass community.  Photo by Ethan Brayall-Brown

UMass sheep arrive on campus to promote environmental conservation

Students got to watch sheep graze the lawn between Isenberg and the Bromery Center
Ethan Brayall-Brown, Assistant News Editor April 27, 2022
Students got to watch sheep graze the lawn between Isenberg and the Bromery Center
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