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UMass graduate students rally for livable wages

UMass graduate students rally for livable wages

Elissa Borden, Assistant Campus News Editor

November 1, 2017


Filed under Campus, Student Life

The UMass Graduate Employees Organization staged a protest at Whitmore Tuesday afternoon to demand an 18 percent wage increase for graduate students.

Triggered: At a local gun range, the search for a silver bullet in the gun control debate

Triggered: At a local gun range, the search for a silver bullet in the gun control debate

Mark Dunphy, Contributor

November 1, 2017


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

Mike D. has lost count of how many guns he owns. His father, an immigrant from China, was always into guns and introduced his children to his hobby.

Dragging it out: Justin Petrie works to expand drag culture at UMass

Dragging it out: Justin Petrie works to expand drag culture at UMass

Jill Webb, Contributor

October 31, 2017


Filed under Campus, Current Affairs, Showcase, Student Life

Justin Petrie’s first attempt at painting his face was awful. Petrie, 19 at the time, slathered special effect makeup all over his face in preparation for a night out on the Providence, Rhode Island drag scene.

The grass is always greener for Ainsley Brosnan-Smith

The grass is always greener for Ainsley Brosnan-Smith

Brian Choquet, Writer

October 29, 2017


Filed under Campus, Showcase, Student Life

UMass student and SGA Secretary of Sustainability Ainsley Brosnan-Smith works hard within the UMass community to create a sustainable campus.

Greeno Sub Shop’s Halloween series showcases student talent

Greeno Sub Shop’s Halloween series showcases student talent

Sifa Kasongo, Writer

October 29, 2017


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

Greeno Sub Shop is hosting “Spooktacular,” a three-day event to get everyone in the Halloween spirit.

Frugal Foodie: Lime chicken, rice and vegetables

Frugal Foodie: Lime chicken, rice and vegetables

Mackenzie Webb, Writer

October 29, 2017


Filed under Lifestyle, Showcase, Student Life

Doesn't everyone love Chipotle? This is a cheap and easy homemade version of a chicken burrito bowl.

UMass senior raises money and collects resources for Puerto Rico

UMass senior raises money and collects resources for Puerto Rico

Faith Gregory, Writer

October 27, 2017


Filed under Campus, Showcase, Student Life

UMass senior Bahati Nkera has been working tirelessly to help relief efforts in Puerto Rico.

First annual [email protected] kicks off

First annual Sustainathon@UMass kicks off

Brian Choquet, Writer

October 27, 2017


Filed under Campus, Showcase, Student Life

For 24 hours, students teamed up to solve sustainability issues facing UMass at the first ever [email protected]

Free Keys project brings painted pianos to campus

Free Keys project brings painted pianos to campus

Jordan Allen, Entertainment Editor

October 23, 2017


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

The Free Keys Project is bringing music and visual art to the University of Massachusetts campus.

SGA stands against plastic water bottles at large campus events

SGA stands against plastic water bottles at large campus events

Brian Choquet, Writer

October 23, 2017


Filed under Campus, Showcase, Student Life

In a letter written to the Chancellor’s Sustainability Advisory Committee, the UMass SGA suggests eco-friendly alternatives to UMass-branded plastic water bottles.

Hip-hop artists NliteN, Warren the Alchemist perform at ‘ZooMass Takeover’ show

Hip-hop artists NliteN, Warren the Alchemist perform at ‘ZooMass Takeover’ show

Liam O'Connor, Assistant Entertainment Editor

October 22, 2017


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

“Everyone agreed that we’re bringing an authentic culture and energy that should be shared with more people,” Tolbert said.

W.E.B. Du Bois Library takes on the digital age

W.E.B. Du Bois Library takes on the digital age

Meghan Parsons, Contributor

October 20, 2017


Filed under Broadcast News, Campus, Showcase, Student Life, Technology, Uncategorized, WireTV

A library without books was once unthinkable, now it seems inevitable. Amherst Wire’s Meghan Parsons explains how college libraries adapt to the digital age.

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