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Boston Band Ski Club opens their set with a long, instrumental rock song. Photo by Emilee Klein

WMUA’s Fall Concert rocks Amherst with Massachusetts bands

Emilee Klein, Podcast Editor November 29, 2022
Complete with The Drake's disco ball and dancing!
Dating as a Woman of Color at UMass Sucks

Dating as a Woman of Color at UMass Sucks

Raksha Pokharel, Writer November 14, 2022
Navigating the dating scene has its challenges for everyone, but this process can be especially arduous for women of color at predominantly white institutions (PWI) like UMass. All women face similar issues, but it's often heightened for women of color. Issues of cultural differences, existing outside of the beauty standard, and oversexualization are problems too familiar to WOC. 
Midnights Album Cover (Spotify)

Pop Taylor Swift is back!

Mohit Ahuja, Contributor October 27, 2022
With the release of "Midnights," Swift broke the all-time record for the largest streaming week for an album by a female artist.
Being Funny in a Foreign Language Album Cover (Pitchfork)

The 1975’s “Being Funny in a Foreign Language” deserves a standing ovation

Sean Dunham, Music Editor October 26, 2022
Lead singer Matty Healy opens up about hardships with love and how to heal from the pain in a masterpiece of an album.
Dorm Tours: UMass students give an inside peek at living on-campus

Dorm Tours: UMass students give an inside peek at living on-campus

Sami Power, Contributor October 25, 2022
UMass sophomore Sami Power interviews students, showing off a wide variety of living arrangements and setups here at UMass. Watch students tour their dorms in Z-rooms, economy triples, and corner rooms in the Southwest towers.
Hold The Girl Album Cover (Pitchfork)

New Music Roundup: What I Listened to This Week

Eric Strong, Contributer October 6, 2022

Rina Sawayama - Hold The Girl Rina Sawayama’s breakout album, “SAWAYAMA”, was one of my favorites of 2020 and positioned her as a rising star in the pop scene. Her announcement of a new album had...

Matt Shultz made sure to engage with all sides of the audience. Pictured here standing on a speaker reaching out to the right side of the crowd. (Cass Salot)

Sea.Hear.Now Festival in New Jersey brings live music to the sand for a star-studded fourth year

Cass Salot, TV/Film Editor September 28, 2022

The budding Sea.Hear.Now festival kicked off its fourth year in Asbury Park this past weekend with fans crawling from all over to see this year's star-studded lineup.  Stevie Nicks, Green Day, Cage...

Green River Music Festival 2021 (Music Festival Wizard)

A guide for local music festivals this summer

Sean Dunham, Music Editor May 7, 2022
Buy your tickets fast, as these six music festivals are coming soon.
Forrest at the protest holding a sign she made of a sunflower, the flower of Ukraine. Photo courtesy of Presley Forrest.


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. 
Album Cover (Complex)

Anticipated Album: Rex Orange County’s “WHO CARES?”

Sean Dunham, Music Editor April 1, 2022
The title of the album says it all. Rex addresses what it feels like to be single again, how to cope with bad thoughts, and appreciating the parts of life that we often take for granted.
Ask UMass: Mask Mandate Lift

Ask UMass: Mask Mandate Lift

Ethan Brayall-Brown, Assistant News Editor March 28, 2022
On this episode of Ask UMass, students tell Ethan Brayall-Brown their thoughts and opinions on the lifted mask mandate here at UMass.
Pusha T (The Guardian)

Pusha T retaliates against McDonald’s in his new single, “Spicy Fish Diss Track”

Patrick Shea, Contributor March 27, 2022
The artist has made his voice heard over social media, saying he has not received credit for past projects that featured his own ideas.
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