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A couple of Players, one in a condom costume. The Players ride around campus occasionally in the golf cart to give out condoms and spread the word about sexual health and NRPB. Image from their Facebook.

Not Ready for Bedtime Players to host: SEXpo

Their slogan, "Laugh, learn, explore sexual health resources, and have your voice heard" will be ever present at their SEXpo.
Abbie Gracie, Co-News Editor October 22, 2021

On Friday, Oct. 29th at 6:30 p.m., the Not Ready for Bedtime Players (NRBP) will be hosting a SEXpo in the Campus Center Auditorium.   NRBP is a comedy troop with a mission: make people laugh...

UMass NAACP E-Board member Bamidele Osinubi speaking to the crowd, by Tristan Smith

UMass NAACP student activists march to the chancellors’ and deliver a list of demands

The UMass Amherst NAACP chapter held a march from the Student Union to the Whitmore Administration Building to make UMass leaders hear their demands, yet they still locked their doors even though they knew the march was going to occur.
Tristan Smith, Social Media Manager October 14, 2021
The UMass Amherst NAACP chapter held a march from the Student Union to the Whitmore Administration Building to make UMass leaders hear their demands, yet they still locked their doors even though they knew the march was going to occur.

“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...

Donda vs. Certified Lover Boy: Drake and Kanye West go head-to-head with new releases

Donda vs. Certified Lover Boy: Drake and Kanye West go head-to-head with new releases

The two highly-praised artists clash against one another after a summer of rumors and anticipation from the public.
Ethan Knell, Contributor October 3, 2021
The two highly-praised artists clash against one another after a summer of rumors and anticipation from the public.
This week in pictures: Multiple protests occurred amidst sexual assault allegations against Theta Chi

This week in pictures: Multiple protests occurred amidst sexual assault allegations against Theta Chi

After a sexual assault allegation arose against the Theta Chi fraternity on the night of Sept. 18, students took to the streets and the administration buildings by storm in support of sexual assault victims and to disband Theta Chi.
Abbie Gracie, Campus News Editor October 2, 2021

Photo by Carol Lollis for the Daily Hampshire Gazette

Amherst celebrates India and Pakistan’s 75th Independence Day

It was an hour full of culture, arts, joy and celebration at Amherst Commons to commemorate India and Pakistan’s independence from England.
Abbie Gracie, Co-News Editor October 2, 2021

AMHERST--Last Friday, Sept. 24 from 4 to 5 p.m., Town Councilor Shalini Bahk-Milne and her town sponsors/event organizers, Dr. Ambreem Bawa, Dr. Sanjay Nawalkha and Alina Durrani put together a celebration...

Second day of demonstrations continue over Theta Chi allegations at UMass

Following Sunday’s protests, Monday consisted of another two peaceful protests, both bringing extremely supportive crowds.
Talia Heisey and Ethan Brayall-Brown September 21, 2021

On Monday Sept. 20, at 12 p.m , over 60 students from UMass met at the Whitmore Administration building for a sit-in at the Dean of Students office’s waiting area. They gathered to protest against...

UMass Amherst to pursue investigation into sexual assault allegation

After Chancellor Subbaswamy sent an email Monday night about Sunday's protests amid sexual assault allegations at Theta Chi, an investigation is taking place, per UMass Communications Director.
Tristan Smith, Social Media Manager September 21, 2021

After two days of protests and demonstrations led by University of Massachusetts-Amherst students in response to a sexual assault allegation made against the Theta Chi fraternity, university officials...

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A conversation with Sonya Epstein, the former SGA president who didn’t rerun

Sonya Epstein wanted to create a new path for the Student Government Association, instead they found a confrontational Senate and a dismissive administration: Part one of two
Talia Heisey, Writer April 22, 2021
While the past academic year has been well known for its administrative failings, behind the scenes of the Student Government Association, now former President Sonya Epstein, experienced a difficult and tumultuous relationship with members of the SGA. The mental health difficulties of dealing with these confrontations, as well as SGA members spreading rumors about them, eventually led to their decision not to run again despite being only a junior.
Image Cred. Getty Images

“Fearless (Taylor’s Version)” better depicts the country artist’s musical identity

13 years later Swift reclaims her breakout album in this recent re-recording
Isabel Guilmette, Writer April 18, 2021
The pop star’s re-recording of her 2008 albumi is one that is both nostalgic and tacitly introspective.
(Elvert Barnes / Wikimedia Commons)

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
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