March 30, 2015

Scrolling Headlines:

Hird appointed dean of College of Social and Behavioral Sciences -

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UMass women’s lax cruises to 17-7 win over George Mason -

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Earl Sweatshirt explores his dark side on great sophomore album -

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East Village explosion painful, revealing -

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Courtney Barnett offers unique outlook on life on debut album -

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Lessons learned from a boy band -

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Angela McMahon earns 100th career win in UMass women’s lacrosse’s win over George Mason -

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Cornell professor explores education, politics and inequality -

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UMass softball swept by St. Joseph’s -

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Kendrick Lamar’s ‘To Pimp a Butterfly’ is a wild, unpredictable masterpiece -

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UMass baseball falls 8-0 to VCU in series finale -

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UMass men’s lacrosse’s win streak snapped in battle with No. 18 Towson -

Saturday, March 28, 2015

Closing arguments presented, jury deliberations begin Friday in first of four 2012 gang rape trials -

Friday, March 27, 2015

UMass library opens groundbreaking 3D printing lab -

Thursday, March 26, 2015

Defendant in 2012 gang rape case says accuser consented to sex -

Thursday, March 26, 2015

For the love of the craft: UMass Juggling Club -

Thursday, March 26, 2015

UMass lacrosse looks for fourth straight victory versus Towson -

Thursday, March 26, 2015

The dark, twisty special on Robert Durst proves that, yet again, humanity’s biggest “Jinx” is hubris -

Thursday, March 26, 2015

Law and order, UMass style -

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Hillel fails to represent all Jewish students -

Thursday, March 26, 2015

General Education courses should not be required

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Elise Martorano argues why general education courses should not be required.

End the Helen Keller jokes

Helen Keller is shown in a graduation photo from Radcliff College in 1904. Her book "The Story of my Life" was once an inspiration for many but has fallen off many school reading lists. (gsb) 2003 (Diversity)

Elise Martorano explains why the common distasteful Helen Keller jokes undermine the historic figure’s accomplishments as a political activist and human being.

Awards shows should not honor abusers

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Elise Martorano explains how honoring abusers at award shows gives off the dangerous notion that talent is a justification for ignoring violent behavior.

Healthy eating is more important than exercise

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Elise Martorano explains why nutritious eating is more important than exercise when it comes to a healthy mind and body.

Job discrimination based on body modification is outdated

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Elise Martorano deconstructs the outdated reasons behind societal discrimination of people with body modifications.

Happiness should be students’ priority

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Elise Martorano urges college students to focus on their true passions in an effort to create happier lives.

Honors housing insults intelligence of non-honors students

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Elise Martorano argues that the new honors college residential area creates the dangerous illusion of student hierarchy on campus.

Gender socialization causes women to feel inadequate

Elise Martorano condemns the unfair standards placed on women at the hands of gender socialization.

iStudiez Pro essential productivity app for students

Elise Martorano reviews the smartphone and laptop application.

Studying what you love

Elise Martorano explains why it’s important for college students to major in a field they’re passionate about rather than a field that is more likely to get them a job.

‘American Horror Story: Coven’ iffy but promising

The third season in the “American Horror Story” series will have to prove itself as a separate, but equally as dramatic, entity from its prior series.

Effects of sleep deprivation on teenage brain

Elise Martorano encourages parents and teachers of high school students to be mindful of a teenager’s physical need for an adequate amount of sleep.

High school English stifles creativity

Elise Martorano explores the approach to English education in the United States and its crippling effects on creativity.

10 tips to get a better night’s sleep

Avoiding fluids and caffeine before bed are just two ways to help yourself have a better night’s sleep.

Perspectives on a summer job in retail

Elise Martorano describes how her experiences working at a retail job has opened her eyes to the difficulties of the employee-consumer relationship.

‘Books you don’t need in a place you can’t find’

Elise Martorano explores a hidden gem in the Pioneer Valley.

Analysis of a celebrity meltdown

Elise Martorano wants you to leave Amanda Bynes (and Britney) alone, for everyone’s sake.

MTV Video Music Awards expose racism and sexism in music industry

Elise Martorano exposes the race issues and sexual objectivism of Miley Cyrus and Robin Thicke’s VMA performance.

Simple but essential college necessities

A chair, duct tape and a fan are among the essentials every college student needs to make the most of their collegiate experience.

Seven tips for a fulfilling freshman year

Elise Martorano breaks down how to make the most of your first year of college.