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Performers at the playback theater style “Theater and Futuring” event

The John W. Olver Design Building Gallery

Andoni Zervoglos, Contributor December 7, 2023

Nestled within the John W. Olver Design Building lies one of seven free-to-enjoy on-campus art galleries at The University Of Massachusetts Amherst.    Boasting an ever-rotating cast of riveting...

Poetry: Starchildren

Poetry: Starchildren

Caleb Akerley, Contributor October 13, 2023

Starchildren by Caleb Akerley     we watch the stars for hours as they hang above like fairy lights twinkling far off and we stare enamored by these ghastly beasts we live our...

Photo credit: Steven Brewer on Flickr

UMass Amherst Releases Annual Security Report for 2022

Gabby Burdick, News Editor October 2, 2023

AMHERST — The number of on-campus criminal offenses at the University of Massachusetts Amherst has declined from 51 in 2021, to 43 in 2022.    UMass Amherst published their Annual Security...

BShara performing at a local concert (bsharamusic on Instagram)

Becoming B’Shara: Embracing your musical identity

Lance Airasian, Contributor May 10, 2023
Within the past year, senior UMass engineering major Eli Feldman began performing across UMass under his stage name, Bshara. However, Bshara wasn't always backed with a full band of passionate musicians pooling their talents and skills together to bring a friend’s project to life. Originally it was just Feldman in a bedroom with a laptop, passion, and a drive to be different.
‘Welcome to Swamyville:’ Students protest UMass housing

‘Welcome to Swamyville:’ Students protest UMass housing

Maddie Fabian, News Editor April 14, 2023
On Thursday night, students exchanged the comfort of their dorms for tents and sleeping bags next to the campus pond. The “campout” protest called on UMass administrators to address student housing issues.
Students march around campus protesting Willow Project

Students march around campus protesting Willow Project

Selene Bonafini, Writer April 11, 2023
Students gathered outside the Student Union to protest the Willow Project, a recently approved oil drilling project in Alaska. Protest organizers gave speeches to the crowd, which was followed by a noisy march around the center of campus.
Photo credit: Steven Brewer on Flickr

Opening up resources

Andoni Zervoglos, Contributor April 6, 2023

Textbooks cost a lot, and UMass Amherst’s Open Education Library is working to change that. The university library is working to provide open-access resources to students and professors. “Where...

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ChatGPT in the classroom?

Eve Neumann, Writer March 24, 2023
In an ever-evolving technological world, UMass, like so many other schools, is in the midst of a debate about where and when it is appropriate to use artificial intelligence technologies like ChatGPT. 
Photo Credit: Julia Zheku

UMass Student Farm CSA shares now available for campus community

Selene Bonafini, Writer March 13, 2023
CSA shares from the UMass Student Farm are now available to students, faculty and staff. The shares include 25 pounds of fresh produce for members to receive weekly for 10 weeks from September to November. 
UMass Hockey ends the regular season with a stunning sweep over Maine, now sets their sights on Boston College

UMass Hockey ends the regular season with a stunning sweep over Maine, now sets their sights on Boston College

John Ruggiero, Assistant Sports Editor March 8, 2023
The red hot UMass Minutemen hockey team stares down the BC Eagles to start the Hockey East Tournament. Read John Ruggiero’s story on it here.
A student protester holds a sign with the phrase fair housing now!

Students protest to end the UMass housing crisis and over enrollment

Emilee Klein and Isabel Guilmette March 6, 2023
Students gathered outside of Whitmore Administration Building on Feb. 28 to protest poor housing conditions, admitting students past campus capacity and the new private apartments on campus. 
Reyes during Mondays Meet-the-Candidate session.

Javier Reyes succeeds Subbaswammy as the next Chancellor at UMass Amherst

Liesel Nygard, Writer February 16, 2023

   Dr. Javier Reyes, the interim Chancellor at the University of Illinois Chicago succeeds Kumble R. Subbaswammy as the Chancellor of the University of Massachusetts Amherst, making history as...

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