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W.E.B. Du Bois Library hosts third annual Tower Run

W.E.B. Du Bois Library hosts third annual Tower Run

Amanda Levenson, Video Editor

December 14, 2017


Filed under Campus, Showcase, Student Life, Uncategorized, WireTV

The third annual Tower Run took place the evening of Nov. 16. It challenged participants to run the 440 steps of the W.E.B. Du Bois Library, from the lower level to floor 26, during assigned time slots.

Why I quit Instagram

Why I quit Instagram

Chanel Connor, Writer

December 14, 2017


Filed under Lifestyle, Showcase, Student Life

With finals around the corner, consider deactivating your social media accounts this holiday season.

“Penn Face”: The ugly truth about mental health on college campuses

“Penn Face”: The ugly truth about mental health on college campuses

Harry Ortof, Contributer

December 12, 2017


Filed under Opinion, Showcase, Student Life, Voices

What needs to change so that administrators and students alike can recognize when someone is depressed or suicidal?

Top 5: Ways to live your best life during finals

Top 5: Ways to live your best life during finals

Alexandra Pigeon, Co-editor in Chief

December 12, 2017


Filed under Food/Health, Lifestyle, Showcase, Student Life

If you want to come out of finals week with your sanity still intact and grades you’re happy with, it’s important to make self-care a priority.

Freshman’s Division I dream becomes a reality

Freshman’s Division I dream becomes a reality

Abigail Desvergnes, Writer

December 11, 2017


Filed under Campus, Showcase, Student Life

“I’ve basically achieved everything I’ve ever wanted. Now, I need to prove that I deserve this spot, even if everyone else believes it, I need to believe it myself.”

Frugal Foodie: Meatloaf with carrots and mashed potatoes

Frugal Foodie: Meatloaf with carrots and mashed potatoes

Mackenzie Webb, Writer

December 7, 2017


Filed under Lifestyle, Student Life

Now that the weather is getting colder and it gets dark at 3:30 p.m., it’s time for those hearty winter-time comfort foods like meatloaf and mashed potatoes.

Out of focus: Adderall abuse at UMass Amherst

Out of focus: Adderall abuse at UMass Amherst

Amanda Levenson, Video Editor

December 7, 2017


Filed under Campus, Showcase, Student Life

For seven days straight, Bailey took Adderall to help study for finals. She has never been diagnosed with any type of attention deficit disorder, but chooses to use the prescription drug to enhance her academic performance.

Climb into the world of bouldering

Climb into the world of bouldering

Jonathan Kermah, Writer

December 6, 2017


Filed under Campus, Showcase, Student Life

While the Western Mass Bouldering Club is still growing and evolving, it has already received the SAMMY award for Outstanding Recreational Club.

Research says working 30+ hours in college doesn’t pay off — some UMass students disagree

Research says working 30+ hours in college doesn’t pay off — some UMass students disagree

Alexandra Pigeon, Co-editor in Chief

December 6, 2017


Filed under Campus, Showcase, Student Life

Although there are advantages to working so much, such as gaining valuable time management skills and making more money, research from Georgetown University Director of the Center on Education and the Workforce Anthony Carnevale suggests long-term effects might be more harmful than beneficial.

Kevin Hart to perform at UMass

Kevin Hart to perform at UMass

Elissa Borden, Campus News Editor

December 4, 2017


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

The popular comedian will perform at the Mullins Center in March 2018.

Frugal Foodie: Chicken teriyaki

Frugal Foodie: Chicken teriyaki

Mackenzie Webb, Writer

December 1, 2017


Filed under Lifestyle, Showcase, Student Life, Uncategorized

It’s that point in the semester where everyone is so busy, you don’t even want to think about having to plan a meal or go grocery shopping.

A new Faculty Senate proposal could end the SBS Global Education requirement

A new Faculty Senate proposal could end the SBS Global Education requirement

Abigail Desvergnes, Writer

November 10, 2017


Filed under Campus, Current Affairs, Student Life

The Faculty Senate has made a proposal to get rid of the Global Education requirement in the College of Social and Behavioral Sciences.

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