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Slydde works its way to Amherst

Slydde works its way to Amherst

Katie Bowler, Campus Editor

April 6, 2016


Filed under Campus, Features, Student Life, Technology

In the spring of 2015, University of Massachusetts Amherst alum Peter Levin sought to change the local bar scene. After he graduated the previous December, Levin developed Slydde, a mobile application that allows users to order, pay and tip for drinks, in hopes of eliminating time spent waiting in line at bars.

Gun regulations trigger emotion and debate

Gun regulations trigger emotion and debate

James Villalobos, Writer

March 30, 2016


Filed under Current Affairs, Politics, Student Life

Clements has been a teacher for 24 years, and 11 of those years have been spent at Sandy Hook. Clements said she never expected to find herself running away from the school.

Syrian refugee crisis sparks discussion on campus

Syrian refugee crisis sparks discussion on campus

Stephanie Murray, Writer

December 4, 2015


Filed under Campus, Current Affairs, Student Life

The Student Union buzzed with discourse at a panel that addressed the conflict in Syria and Gov. Baker’s decision to deny Syrian refugees in Massachusetts.

UMass holds third campus forum to address diversity

UMass holds third campus forum to address diversity

Mark Dunphy, Contributor

December 4, 2015


Filed under Campus, Current Affairs, Student Life

The University of Massachusetts Amherst first listened, then they answered, and now, they acted.

STUDENTx speakers promote self-acceptance

STUDENTx speakers promote self-acceptance

Brilee Weaver, Managing Editor

November 19, 2015


Filed under Around the Valley, Campus, Current Affairs, Student Life

Dasco's performance examines the public education system which she says interferes students' personal growth.

Million Student March demands change in higher education

Million Student March demands change in higher education

Stephanie Murray, Writer

November 11, 2015


Filed under Campus, Current Affairs, Student Life

Students at the University of Massachusetts Amherst will take part in a Million Student Marches, a national movement to address college affordability on more than 100 university campuses across the country this Thursday, Nov. 12 at 12:30 p.m. in front of the Student Union.

Income or interests: Why students choose their major

Income or interests: Why students choose their major

Alex Francisco, Contributor

November 5, 2015


Filed under Campus, Student Life

It was rare that students pursuing business, engineering, computer, or science-related majors would use the word "passion" to explain their choice. Instead, those who were passionate about their field of study were predominantly English majors, as well as fine arts, humanities, and general arts.

It’s the law: Landlords and tenants

It’s the law: Landlords and tenants

Patricia LeBoeuf, Writer

October 20, 2015


Filed under Campus, Student Life

Patricia LeBoeuf breaks down the complicated legalese for off-campus students.

Homecoming at UMass

Homecoming at UMass

Hae Young Yoo, Katie Bowler, and Kristen Richard

October 19, 2015


Filed under Campus, Current Affairs, Student Life

Check out the photo slideshow of Homecoming 2015 at UMass Amherst.

Black students stage lie-in against racism and police brutality

Black students stage lie-in against racism and police brutality

Hae Young Yoo, Editor in Chief

April 15, 2015


Filed under Campus, Current Affairs, Student Life

The group of black students started in the Student Union and marched its way through the Campus Center, a member leading the group in a chant with a megaphone.

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