Scrolling Headlines:

Dear UMass Administration: Practice what you preach -

February 9, 2016

Student-run political groups gear up for the Massachusetts primary -

February 9, 2016

UMass prepares for matchups with AIC, Northeastern -

February 9, 2016

Football, social Goods, and choice -

February 9, 2016

Rihanna makes her biggest artistic statement on ‘Anti’ -

February 9, 2016

Berthiaume Center recognized with top entrepreneurship award -

February 9, 2016

Massachusetts club hockey holds on for 5-4 victory over Montclair State -

February 9, 2016

A-10 Notebook: Davidson, George Washington earn conference wins -

February 9, 2016

Amherst hires new interim town manager -

February 9, 2016

Man arrested for possession of heroin with intent to distribute -

February 9, 2016

David Bowie makes his death a spectacle in ‘Blackstar’ -

February 8, 2016

Sia’s ‘This is Acting’ is simply that: acting. -

February 8, 2016

The art of perseverance -

February 8, 2016

UMass hockey to participate in 2016 Friendship Four tournament in Belfast, Northern Ireland -

February 8, 2016

‘It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia’ maintains charm in 11th season -

February 8, 2016

IT Forum held to outline updates in new security policies -

February 8, 2016

No need to keep the light on for lackluster horror ‘The Boy’ -

February 8, 2016

Hockey East Notebook: UNH upsets No. 8 UMass Lowell -

February 8, 2016

UMass Poll results place Sanders, Trump at top going into NH primary -

February 8, 2016

Herrell’s ‘Eat Ice Cream for Breakfast Day’ event a sweet success -

February 8, 2016

Get to know Southwest

Southwest residential area may not be the most pleasing to the eye, but it definitely pleases the students who live there.  Designed by renowned architect Hugh A. Stubbins Jr. in the 1960s, the five 22-story towers and 11 low-rise halls are home to approximately 5,500 students.  The buildings all resemble the brutalist style which was popular from the 1950s to the 1970s.

Southwest houses two dining halls; Berkshire and Hampshire respectively, as well as the Southwest Café and a convenient store.  There is a large horseshoe complete with two basketball courts and a large grassy area commonly referred to as “the beach,” which is overflowing with students on warm, sunny days.

The dense, urban feel that the residential area provides is a large reason why Southwest is so popular.  Southwest is the most racially and ethnically diverse place on campus, as well as the most social.

“I always am meeting new people, seeing new faces,” says student Lauren Taber.  “It’s different. It’s a fun atmosphere, plus the dining halls are amazing.”

So any student looking for good times, good food, and an overall excellent dormitory experience will discover that Southwest has it all.

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News-2-Know is a blog created by B.J. Roche’s Journalism 301 class. Every weekday, an author will write about a topic that is newsworthy and provide links on additional resources. To read the rest of the entries, click here.

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