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Quick Hits: A few standout performances highlight UMass football’s annual spring game -

April 21, 2017

Northampton cited as city choosing not to comply with ICE -

April 20, 2017

MASSPIRG hosts seminar on hunger and homelessness -

April 20, 2017

University Union hosts debate on Electoral College -

April 20, 2017

Stop fearing World War III -

April 20, 2017

UMass tennis gears up for weekend of Atlantic 10 matches -

April 20, 2017

UMass men’s lacrosse to clinch CAA tournament berth with win over No. 10 Hofstra -

April 20, 2017

UMass softball squeaks past Boston College 2-1 Wednesday afternoon -

April 20, 2017

UMass men’s lacrosse needs another big game from goalkeeper D.J. Smith against No. 10 Hofstra -

April 20, 2017

‘Your Name’ will defy your expectations -

April 20, 2017

‘Wilson’ is the weird neighbor who is worth a chance -

April 20, 2017

Online shopping may be easy, but retail stores are feeling the effects -

April 20, 2017

Fourth inning propels UMass baseball over Northeastern -

April 19, 2017

Fenway Park a unique change of scenery for UMass baseball -

April 19, 2017

Short-handed UMass baseball pitching staff provides quality work Wednesday in win over Northeastern -

April 19, 2017

DeJon Jarreau, Brison Gresham to transfer from UMass men’s basketball -

April 19, 2017

Panel discusses future of reproductive justice activism -

April 19, 2017

Don’t overlook South Sudan -

April 19, 2017

Students, faculty concerned about UMass Boston budget cuts -

April 19, 2017

Man who threatened to bomb Coolidge Hall attends court -

April 19, 2017

Particular U.S. Olympics Stars

Apollo Ohno was just featured on NBC, talking about various aspects of the games- the U.S. men’s team’s surprising success, his own success, and the possibility that he may have laced up his skates for the last time. As he trains close to the Canadian border, he said that he understands how much winning the gold meant to the host nation this afternoon, but he was pulling, of course, for his countrymen. He said that he was thinking about how proud the U.S. should be. Here’s the amazing part– the U.S. really should not have made it this far. They were a young team facing experts. Think about it- who are the NHL’s really great players? Do the names Gretsky, Lucic, Brodeur and Ovechkin ring any bells? They play for North American teams in the hockey league… yet none of them are American. So our boys were up against the best, and fought absolutely valiantly. The silver is nothing to scoff at!

This may well have been Ohno’s last games. He said he will be at Sochi, Russia, in 2014… but he may not be wearing his skates.

My prediction is that Bode Miller won’t be participating either. NBC just featured a spolight on him as well, a gold, silve and broze medal winner within the last two weeks. Snowboarder Shaun White, too, was featured, as well as late Georgian luger Nodar Kumaritashvili, who perished on a practice run shortly before the Opening Ceremonies.

While the games, then, started on a sad note, there are nothing but smiles today! The official Closing Ceremony is set to begin any minute now.

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