Scrolling Headlines:

UMass women’s basketball handles Duquesne at home -

January 16, 2017

UMass men’s basketball’s late comeback falls short after blowing 15-point first-half lead -

January 15, 2017

UMass hockey outlasted at home against No. 6 UMass Lowell -

January 14, 2017

Hailey Leidel hits second buzzer beater of the season to give UMass women’s basketball win over Davidson -

January 13, 2017

UMass football hosts Maine at Fenway Park in 2017 -

January 12, 2017

UMass men’s basketball snaps losing streak and upsets Dayton Wednesday night at Mullins Center -

January 11, 2017

UMass women’s track and field takes second at Dartmouth Relays -

January 10, 2017

UMass hockey falls to No. 5 Boston University at Frozen Fenway -

January 8, 2017

UMass professor to make third appearance on ‘Jeopardy!’ -

January 8, 2017

UMass women’s basketball suffers brutal loss on road against Saint Joseph’s -

January 7, 2017

UMass men’s basketball drops thirds straight, falls to VCU 81-64 -

January 7, 2017

UMass men’s basketball drops tightly-contested conference matchup against George Mason Wednesday night -

January 4, 2017

Late-game defense preserves UMass women’s basketball’s win against rival Rhode Island -

January 4, 2017

AIC shuts out UMass hockey 3-0 at Mullins Center -

January 4, 2017

UMass professor to appear as contestant on ‘Jeopardy!’ Thursday night -

January 4, 2017

Penalties plague UMass hockey in Mariucci Classic championship game -

January 2, 2017

UMass men’s basketball falls in A-10 opener to St. Bonaventure and its veteran backcourt -

December 30, 2016

UMass woman’s basketball ends FIU Holiday Classic with 65-47 loss to Drexel -

December 29, 2016

UMass men’s basketball finishes non-conference schedule strong with win over Georgia State -

December 28, 2016

Brett Boeing joins UMass hockey for second half of season -

December 28, 2016

Hawk feasts on area squirrel, crowd gathers


Students gather to see what all the commotion is about.

Yesterday afternoon, it was apparent the hawks that inhabit the University of Massachusetts didn’t go home to their nests and have filling Thanksgiving dinners like the rest of us.

In the mundane routine of academic life, students traveling to and from Bartlett Hall found themselves observing survival of the fittest firsthand. Around 2:15 p.m., a hawk spotted a squirrel on the lawn of Bartlett and made quick decent to end the life of an unsuspecting Amherst animal. More tragically, or comically, was the amount of students there to witness the feasting.

The hawk was so adamant about finishing the dinner that the sounds of horror, laughing and disgust, along with flashes of cameras and swarms of people, had yet to deter the predator from the meal he dragged underneath the bush to the right of the building.

About 50 people congregated at the entrance to hear and see what all the attention was about on the lawn of Bartlett. What was another day in the life of a hawk turned out to be a half-hour reminder that in the season of finals, students don’t have it all that bad.

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