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UMass students launch their own businesses

UMass students launch their own businesses

Nicole DeFeudis, Contributor

November 2, 2016


Filed under Campus, Technology, Uncategorized

UMass students have created their own businesses, supplying product like a speaker that can be carried like a suitcase, a bottle of liquid energy and a belt that lasts a lifetime.

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?

Cymbal: The app where music talks

Cymbal: The app where music talks

Jordan Allen, Entertainment Editor

October 7, 2016


Filed under Entertainment, Music, Showcase, Technology

"Cymbal is about expressing yourself musically, and finding like-minded people who you can learn from and who will expand your musical taste."

Bandcamp broadens opportunity for emerging artists

Bandcamp broadens opportunity for emerging artists

Brett Reardon, Writer

September 15, 2016


Filed under Entertainment, Music, Showcase, Technology

Websites like Bandcamp challenge the idea of needing professional producers to enter the music industry by providing independent musicians a platform to release and sell their work independently.

Diversity in video games should not be an afterthought

Diversity in video games should not be an afterthought

Colin McGinnis, Webmaster

April 27, 2016


Filed under Entertainment, Opinion, Showcase, Technology

The fact that games don't actually represent the player base is needlessly discriminatory.

Doing the unthinkable: My week without social media

Doing the unthinkable: My week without social media

Alexandra Pigeon, Writer

April 25, 2016


Filed under Lifestyle, Technology

I needed a break from the time I waste recreating my ‘look’ on Pinterest, taking ridiculous BuzzFeed quizzes, and obsessing over photoshopped Instagram models.

Uber executives share their stories and look to the future

Uber executives share their stories and look to the future

Stephanie Murray, Writer

April 12, 2016


Filed under Campus, Current Affairs, Technology

Three Uber executives, all UMass alumni, gathered for a panel on Monday night to share their experiences with the successful app.

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).

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.

Twenty years of catchin’ ’em all

Twenty years of catchin’ ’em all

Andrew Kratochwil, Entertainment Editor

February 26, 2016


Filed under Entertainment, Showcase, Technology

Seventeen years later, and I am still hooked. I may have a job, my undergraduate classes and a girlfriend, but I also still have Pokémon.

Globalizing the struggle: Angela Davis talks social media and social justice

Globalizing the struggle: Angela Davis talks social media and social justice

Nia Decaille, Writer

April 1, 2015


Filed under Campus, Current Affairs, Technology

Civil rights activist Angela Davis spoke at UMass Amherst on Monday at 7 pm.

Top Five news apps for millennials

Top Five news apps for millennials

Ruthann Barry, Writer

March 25, 2015


Filed under Entertainment, Technology, Top Five

"In a world where everyone is glued to smartphones and iPads, news consumption should be at an expected all-time-high, right? Wrong."

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