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Wire News Round Up - 4.6.21

Wire News Round Up – 4.6.21

Updates on the 2021 Commencement ceremony, weather and more
Updates on the 2021 Commencement ceremony, weather and more.
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AAPI students denounce on-campus racism, express dismay with administrative complacency

“UMass doesn’t make racists, but people bring their prejudices into this environment and the school doesn’t force them to confront what’s wrong with their prejudices”
Rebeca Pereira and Talia Heisey April 1, 2021
“UMass doesn’t make racists, but people bring their prejudices into this environment and the school doesn’t force them to confront what’s wrong with their prejudices.”
Jess Chevalier

The Pandemic Chronicles: Is it worth staying on campus during a pandemic?

One student's decision to leave campus and finish her semester at home
Ethan Brayall-Brown, Writer March 23, 2021
One student's decision to leave campus and finish her semester at home
Photo by Stephanie DiCarlo

Salvaging a semester: SGA, a COVID calamity and where we go from here

A frustrated student body and fatigued Amherst community turns to the Student Government Association as trust in administrators runs its course
Rebeca Pereira, Writer February 19, 2021
A frustrated student body and fatigued Amherst community turns to the Student Government Association as trust in administrators runs its course.
Rebecca Duffy

Package delivery limit lifted to acommodate on-campus students during self-sequester

Previous package delivery limit left students waiting for textbooks and necessities
Rebecca Duffy, Campus News Editor February 10, 2021
Self-sequester and package delivery limit left students waiting for necessities. Residential Life warned those who did not comply.
UMass implements stricter guidelines as COVID-19 cases rise

UMass implements stricter guidelines as COVID-19 cases rise

New email by Jeffery Hescock reveals new plan going forward
Ethan Brayall-Brown, Writer February 5, 2021
With the rising number of cases, the operational posture of the campus has been changed to elevated. This means that there are a number of stricter rules students must follow.
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Should Christmas music be listened to before Thanksgiving?

A highly-debated topic in a year unlike any other
Ethan Brayall-Brown, Writer November 19, 2020
A highly-debated topic in a year unlike any other.
(Patrick Kline/Amherst Wire)

Students grapple with mental health as first fully-remote semester draws to a close

UMass has reported 321 cases of COVID-19 since August 6
Rebeca Pereira, Writer November 18, 2020
College students at UMass Amherst, many of whom expected nothing more than a two-week extension of spring break at the onset of remote learning, were thrust into a purgatory of uncertainty commandeered by a novel contagion. 
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Governor Charlie Baker’s new COVID-19 guidelines and its implications on UMass

Guidelines include a stay-at-home advisory and restrictions on business' operating hours
Ethan Brayall-Brown, Writer November 6, 2020
Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker announced a new stay-at-home advisory along with other measures to fight back against COVID-19 cases. These measures go into effect on Nov. 6. This comes amidst a surge of COVID-19 cases. As of Nov. 4, there were 1,629 new cases, making a total of 103,066 COVID-19 cases in the Commonwealth.
Life

Life “upside-down”: How international students have taken UMass abroad

How international students are coping with the pandemic and classes, when they live on the other side of the world
Rebeca Pereira, Contributing Writer October 28, 2020
Public universities and the college towns they are situated in rely on their ability to accommodate international students, but the fate of international students is only one of many considerations in the race to reopen.
Five safe fall activities to do around Amherst 

Five safe fall activities to do around Amherst 

With these outdoor activities, you can still enjoy the fall season
Christine Feeley , Contributor September 29, 2020
These 5 fun activities are perfect for the new season, and can still be done during a pandemic.
Virtual community forum held to discuss UMass and Town efforts to reduce spread of COVID-19

Virtual community forum held to discuss UMass and Town efforts to reduce spread of COVID-19

Panelists discussed plans for spring semester, resources for students who test positive and more
Rebecca Duffy, Campus News Editor September 4, 2020
With the number of COVID-19 cases rising at universities across the country, officials from UMass and the Town of Amherst held a virtual community forum to discuss how they are working to reduce the spread of COVID-19.
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