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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
Photo courtesy of UMass Dining

Students reflect on UMass administration’s support during Ramadan

In an interview with Melisa Avdic ‘23 and Taqdees Ahmad ‘24, both students express their concerns and satisfaction with UMass’ take on Ramadan this year.  
Christina Loberti, Writer April 22, 2022
Being in college, one might find it difficult to uphold their cultural and religious obligations in a setting outside their home. For junior Melisa Avdic and sophomore Taqdees Ahmad, celebrating Ramadan at UMass has come with both positive and negative aspects. 
The innovation itself, in all its beauty.

Satire: The Problem With the UMass Store

Patrick Shea, Contributor April 21, 2022

As we all know, UMass is a great school. I’ve learned so much since first moving in, both in the classroom and out. The campus is thriving with knowledgeable professors and enticing clubs. There’s...

Higher Education: Whos it Really For?

Higher Education: Who’s it Really For?

What happens when capitalism is mixed with greed and a lack of regard for students? Tuition increases.
Zach Steward, Politics/Op-ed Editor April 18, 2022

The Board of Trustees is an outdated, archaic, and foolish enterprise that should be abolished in my opinion. At present, though, they need to be more student-oriented. The decision to increase tuition...

Local house concert ends with floor caving in

House full of UMass students and three local bands had floor cave in but didn't leave anyone hurt
Ethan Brayall-Brown and Ethan Goodman, Writers April 18, 2022
House full of UMass students and three local bands had floor cave in but didn't leave anyone hurt
Photo by Markus Spiske on flickr (https://flickr.com/photos/125167502@N02/43644666751)

Tips and tricks for getting into the garden

Find creative ways to garden at UMass
Rosa Vogel, Writer April 17, 2022
Gardening and home-grown produce can seem out of reach for students living in dorms, suites or rented off-campus housing. However, these tips make it easy to get started.
Senior Academic Advisor Amy Grieger of the Political Science department smiles at her desk.

Signing up for fall classes: A guide to building your best schedule

Useful tips on creating the perfect schedule for next semester
Adrienne Povey, Writer April 16, 2022
Course selection looks different for everyone, but these tips should offer some insight on how to prepare for the best class schedule for next semester!
Offical Poster for the O-Hill Festival. Courtesy of Sawyer Phillips

A Look Inside The O-Hill Music Festival

“SALT” brings the first annual outdoor concert to UMass this weekend
Shanti Furtado, Writer April 15, 2022
Though this school year is quickly coming to a close, one thing is for certain: the music scene is not.
Howe Ridge Fire 2018 by GlacierNPS is marked with CC PDM 1.0.

Poetry: The Laws of Nature

Izzi D'Amico, Contributor April 14, 2022

The Laws of Nature I am not a gentle person. Let me say that again, I am not someone who provides comfort. I am fire and brimstone, jagged obsidian and hot coals. I will hurt you if you get too close. I...

Sexual Assault Awareness Month: What To Do If You Are Struggling This April

Sexual Assault Awareness Month: What To Do If You Are Struggling This April

Helpful tips for prioritizing your mental health during this significant month
Aliana Liz Tavares, Writer April 13, 2022
April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month and while highlighting and acknowledging an issue is the first step to fixing it–thinking of personal issues is inevitable and distressing. Here are some tips to overcome uncomfortable thoughts and feelings this month.
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