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Five LGBTQ books to add to your reading list

Books everyone should read this spring
Maggie Norton, Writer April 8, 2022
Explore five interesting and imaginative LGBTQ books that should be added to your bookshelf immediately.
Forrest at the protest holding a sign she made of a sunflower, the flower of Ukraine. Photo courtesy of Presley Forrest.

UKRAINIAN STUDENT FEATURE: PRESLEY FORREST ‘23

Student Presley Forrest stands up for Ukraine while living at UMass.
Christina Loberti , Writer April 4, 2022
Sophomore Presley Forrest (she/her) discussed in an interview the hardships that her and her family have faced since Russia launched its attack on Ukraine on Feb. 24. 
Photo courtesy of Maddie Fabian

Surge in free YCMP swipes

An in-depth explainer into extra YMPC swipes and an empty-looking Harvest
Katie Katz February 18, 2022
Any student who visited retail dining locations such as Blue Wall, Roots Cafe, Peet's Coffee and more between Jan. 24 and Feb. 13 can attest to how busy these places were. Students emptied out one spot in particular, Harvest Market, and lines for specialty dining were out the door. 
UMass students decorate Valentines Day cookies at the W.E.B. Du Bois Library during a food writing journalism class.

A celebration of all things pink: Single students talk about love

Rosa Vogel, Writer February 14, 2022
Valentine's Day can be special for those of us who are not in relationships, too.
Five of the best places near UMass to take a first date

Five of the best places near UMass to take a first date

Looking for first date ideas but not sure where to start? Keep reading for five local hotspots.
Julie Harrison, Writer November 19, 2021
It’s Friday night and the person you’ve been talking to has finally asked or agreed to go on a date. After hours of getting ready, finding the perfect outfit, and you wonder, “where should we go?” Don’t worry, I have you covered. 
Photo Cred: Seagrape Apothecary on Instagram

Five witch-owned businesses for your Halloween shopping needs

Spooky online shops that are worth haunting
Chelsea Staub, Lifestyle Editor October 23, 2021

Halloween, arguably the best holiday, arrives in just under a week, making now the perfect time to place an online order for some spooky décor and hauntingly good occult products.  Whether you’re...

Five ethical crystal shops to keep your spiritually sustainable

Five ethical crystal shops to keep your spiritually sustainable

The corruption of crystal mining isn’t all love and light
Emilee Klein, Podcast Editor October 19, 2021
When I found out the truth behind crystal healing a year ago, I became dedicated to finding sustainable and ethical crystal shops, as well as building up the best practices to getting crystals.

“Products of our time, reflections of ourselves”: UMCA exhibit displays Nicole Eisenman’s prints

A mix of lithographs, etchings, woodcuts, paper pulp prints and monotypes sits in the UMCA as artist Nicole Eisenman displays her norn-defying art to the public.
Maddie Fabian, Writer October 14, 2021

  AMHERST - The University Museum of Contemporary Art (UMCA) at UMass Amherst currently features art by the internationally renowned artist Nicole Eisenman. It is the first UMCA exhibit open to...

Five clubs you may not have heard about

Five clubs you may not have heard about

Check out these five clubs if you are looking for new groups of people to meet up with!
Taylor Lee, Sports Editor September 24, 2021

The tumultuous 2020-2021 academic year is over, and the student population has finally returned to something more akin to normalcy. Clubs can now meet again in person and the changes they had to make last...

Protester in front of Theta Chi by Abbie Gracie

UMass protests to ban Theta Chi after alleged assault

Amid allegations of a woman being roofied at the fraternity, UMass students took the streets to protest against frat culture.
Abbie Gracie and Zach Steward, Editors September 20, 2021
Amid allegations of a woman being roofied at the fraternity, UMass students took the streets to protest against frat culture.
A UMass tailgate courtesy of Google Images

UMass cancels first tailgate of the 2021 football season

Increase in positive cases forces UMass to cancel the first tailgate of the season
Nicole Biagioni, Co-News Editor September 9, 2021
Increase in positive cases forces UMass to cancel the first tailgate of the season
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Inside SmashUMA: the past, present and future of smash

A peek into the famous platform fighters club here at UMass
Ethan Brayall-Brown, Writer May 7, 2021
SmashUMA is a university club that was approved by the Registered Student Organization back in 2013 with the intention of just getting a group to play some smash. But with COVID-19, arguably the most fun part of the game was taken away; the in-person couch play.
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