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From class to the club: The life of a student stripper

From class to the club: The life of a student stripper

Katie Bowler, Campus Editor

May 2, 2016


Filed under Campus, Profiles, Showcase, Student Life

Skye, 19, sits at Anthony’s Gentlemen's Club, her arm draped across a man’s shoulder, both of her legs crossed over his.

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Is UMass still “ZooMass”?

Is UMass still “ZooMass”?

Haley Bucelewicz and Colin McGinnis

April 22, 2016


Filed under Campus, Current Affairs, Student Life

In recent years, the university has tried to separate itself from the "Zoomass" image, and recent data suggests those strategies are working.

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To drink or not to drink?

To drink or not to drink?

Julia Economou, Contributor

April 18, 2016


Filed under Broadcast News, Campus, Food/Health, Multimedia, Student Life, WireTV

In a study done in 2012 at the University of Illinois at Chicago, psychologists found that drinking alcohol actually helps in the brain's creative thinking process.

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Third-generation UMass student lobbies for funding

Third-generation UMass student lobbies for funding

Sïonan Barrett, Contributor

April 12, 2016


Filed under Broadcast News, Campus, Current Affairs, Multimedia, Student Life, WireTV

With the looming state budget coming to a vote in a few months, Hochberg and nearly 100 other students traveled to the Massachusetts State House to ask for a larger investment in public higher education. Unfortunately, all three offices Hochberg visited weren't much help.

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Stand Against Racism at UMass

Stand Against Racism at UMass

Stephanie Murray, Writer

April 11, 2016


Filed under Campus, Current Affairs, Student Life

Students marched through campus and gathered for a panel, featuring students from UMass, Amherst College, and the University of Missouri, which focused on racism on college campuses.

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A generation of young farmers grows at UMass

A generation of young farmers grows at UMass

Danielle Aihini, Contributor

April 11, 2016


Filed under Around the Valley, Campus, Features, Food/Health, Student Life

While the average American farmer is 57 years old, a younger generation learns the trade in a wide variety of farming courses at UMass Amherst, a birthplace for young farmers in Massachusetts.

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Life without Facebook

Life without Facebook

Stefan Geller, Contributor

April 11, 2016


Filed under Lifestyle, Student Life, Technology, Voices

I don't know when exactly it dawned on me, but I suddenly realized that, outside of a select few, I did not care in the slightest what these 'friends' of mine were up to (and those that I did, I texted regularly).

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Campus forum calls for increased funding and inclusion

Campus forum calls for increased funding and inclusion

Bryan Bowman, Writer

April 8, 2016


Filed under Campus, Current Affairs, Student Life

On Wednesday, April 6, UMass hosted the last of a series of campus forums, which focused on college affordability, diversity, and inclusion.

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