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Trigger warnings and safe spaces on college campuses spark emotional discourse

Trigger warnings and safe spaces on college campuses spark emotional discourse

Sarah Spencer, Contributor

November 4, 2016


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

Trigger warnings and safe spaces are an emotional issue for both professors and students alike.

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New buildings on campus reflect changing academic styles

New buildings on campus reflect changing academic styles

Julie Shamgochian, Managing Editor

November 1, 2016


Filed under Campus, Features, Showcase, Student Life, Technology

The Design Building, South College, Physical Sciences Building and Isenberg Business Innovation Hub are very different learning spaces. What's inside?

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A day and night with the cadets of the Minuteman Battalion

A day and night with the cadets of the Minuteman Battalion

Jon Decker, Contributor

October 31, 2016


Filed under Campus, Multimedia, Showcase, Student Life

Jon Decker embedded with the UMass Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC) Minuteman Battalion for a field training exercise.

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‘It’s kind of early for this’: October snow upsets students

‘It’s kind of early for this’: October snow upsets students

Bridget Higgins, Contributor

October 28, 2016


Filed under Around the Valley, Showcase, Student Life, Travel, Uncategorized

“I definitely hate snow in October,” said junior Alyssa Thompson. “It looks like everyone has dandruff and that just makes me sad.”

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Tomorrow is the last day to register to vote in Massachusetts

Tomorrow is the last day to register to vote in Massachusetts

Alexandra Pigeon, Entertainment Editor

October 18, 2016


Filed under Around the Valley, Current Affairs, Politics, Showcase, Student Life

Wednesday, Oct. 19 is the last day to register to vote in Massachusetts in time for the 2016 presidential election.

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What makes comedy troupe Mission: IMPROVable unstoppable

What makes comedy troupe Mission: IMPROVable unstoppable

Alexa Rockwell, Contributor

September 29, 2016


Filed under Campus, Entertainment, Showcase, Student Life

The rehearsal room for student improv group Mission: IMPROVable is nothing but a classroom with desks and a chalkboard ... But with their imaginations, the actors transform it into whatever they want.

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New art exhibit on campus draws from the past, looks to the future

New art exhibit on campus draws from the past, looks to the future

Caeli Chesin, Writer

September 23, 2016


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

The Wednesday opening of “Human Animals: The Art of Cobra” and “Cobra: Contemporary Legacy” drew more than 200 guests.

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APD breaks up Hobart Lane ‘night drink’ with pepper spray

APD breaks up Hobart Lane ‘night drink’ with pepper spray

Morgan Hughes, Asst. Campus News Editor

September 19, 2016


Filed under Campus, Showcase, Student Life

Amherst Police confirmed using pepper spray on college-aged people gathered at Hobart Lane Friday evening.

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Slideshow: UMass students tailgate before Minuteman victory

Slideshow: UMass students tailgate before Minuteman victory

Joshua Murray, Caitlin Cooke, and Jon Decker

September 19, 2016


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

Amherst Wire photographers Joshua Murray, Caitlin Cooke and Jon Decker cover the first tailgate of the season.

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