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Joseph Kennedy III and Jim McGovern host ‘Your Vote, Your Voice’ talk Monday -

October 25, 2016

Douglas Bolender hosts talk about Vikings settlements in North America -

October 25, 2016

Defensive play will be critical for UMass hockey against No. 6 Quinnipiac -

October 25, 2016

UMass hockey faces tough task in traveling to No. 6 Quinnipiac -

October 25, 2016

Notebook: UMass men’s swimming and diving picks up first win of season, tennis ends fall schedule -

October 25, 2016

Why is nobody talking about the jails? -

October 25, 2016

A theory on why drunk people smash things -

October 25, 2016

Vote “No” on local Question 5 -

October 25, 2016

‘Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children’ is a passable fantasy affair -

October 25, 2016

‘The Get Down’ showcases the birth of hip-hop -

October 25, 2016

The day my friend lit my soul on fire -

October 24, 2016

Police raid 81-year-old’s property to confiscate a single pot plant -

October 24, 2016

Overtime goal lifts Massachusetts’ soccer over VCU -

October 24, 2016

Sarah-Violet Bliss and Charles Rogers lead ‘Search Party’ at UMass -

October 24, 2016

Nobel Prize recipient Amartya Sen gives talk about closing the economic gap -

October 24, 2016

Greek 101 event hosted by Greek Health Advisors -

October 24, 2016

The UMass men’s soccer team is lifted by the strong play by Josh Jess at both ends of the field in 1-0 victory of VCU -

October 24, 2016

UMass women’s soccer crushes VCU 3-0 Sunday afternoon -

October 24, 2016

The NFL is too lenient on abusers -

October 24, 2016

UMass field hockey comes away with weekend split in Philadelphia -

October 24, 2016

Follow the cheese

Editor-in-Chief Nick Bush weighs in one more final time and reflects on his last four years in college.

Trading four-leaf clovers for iPhones

Seeing the younger generation already dependent on technology has left Nick Bush to wonder about the effects it has on development.

Robert Caret ready to take helm as UMass system president

Robert Caret will take over as UMass system president for Jack Wilson this June. He comes to the Bay State from Towson University with a unique record of problem-solving.

On the way out: Campus Center vendors vent as UMass changes policy

After more than three decades of vendors selling their goods – including jewelry, hats, clothing and countless other handcrafted items – the practice of open-table vending in the Campus Center is coming to a close at the end of the semester.

Olver faces off against challengers Gunn and Engel in First District race

As voters go to the polls this week those who are casting their ballots in Amherst will find two new names in the First Congressional District race, as Republican candidate Bill Gunn and Independent Michael Engel campaign to unseat well-established Democratic incumbent John Olver.

Former UMass president Knapp dies at 82

Former University of Massachusetts president Dr. David C. Knapp died on Tuesday at the age of 82. Knapp forged the direction of the University for more than 12 years, serving as president from 1978 to 1990 – a critical time of growth for the UMass system.

CampusLIVE launches new personalized video chat service

VideoChat, which launches today on, seeks to connect college students from campuses across the country via a live, online video chat platform.

Amherst police arrest two brothers in connection to stolen veterans’ plaques

On the night of Feb. 8, 2010, the caretakers of North Amherst Cemetery on East Pleasant St. found dozens of brass veterans’ plaques stolen from burial sites at the cemetery site, which lies less than a mile from the University of Massachusetts campus.

Amherst Select Board votes to recommend higher alcohol fines

The Town of Amherst Select Board voted unanimously last night to recommend raising fines for drinking-related bylaws to the state maximum of $300 at the annual Town Meeting this spring.

Black Sheep finds support in its flock during tough economy

Many small businesses are finding credit hard to come by since the recession hit American banks, but the owner of the Black Sheep Deli in Amherst has taken a unique approach to raising money for renovations, and one that relies on the establishment’s most consistent supporters – its everyday patrons.

Vice chancellor candidate Michael R. Laliberte makes his case

Michael R. Laliberte of Boise State University made the case for becoming the University of Massachusetts’ next vice chancellor of student affairs in two open sessions with students and faculty yesterday.

Obama calls for new jobs in State of the Union address Wednesday

In Barack Obama’s first State of the Union address, nationally televised before a joint session of Congress, the president hoped to restore plummeting confidence among Americans that Washington can work effectively to produce a cure for the current economic downturn.

Gov. Patrick releases 2011 budget; UMass spared cuts

With the release of Mass. Gov. Deval Patrick’s 2011 budget Tuesday, it appears as if the University of Massachusetts has been spared any major cuts to funding, and has actually received a revenue boost.

UMass engineering students lend a hand to the disabled

Four University of Massachusetts engineering students found a way to lend a helping hand to individuals with disabilities eager to spend more time in the great outdoors.

Amherst Police receive $17,000 grant

Amherst Police Chief Scott P. Livingstone announced on Tuesday, Nov. 24 that the Amherst Police Department has been named the recipient of a $17,000 grant from the federal Executive Office of Public Safety and Security’s Highway Safety Division.

Fate of UMass SGA online voting referendum now in the hands of Student Judiciary

The second referendum question in the fall 2009 Student Government Association election regarding moving voting online has generated more questions than answers so far. After an undoubtedly contentious history, the SGA finds itself again debating whether or not to throw out its most recent push for election reform, with the Student Judiciary poised to possibly rule against online voting’s newest incarnation.

ACORN founder Rathke speaks at Gordon Hall amid small protest

Wade Rathke, founder of Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now (ACORN) and author of Citizen Wealth: Winning the Campaign to Save Working Families, gave a speech at Tuesday evening at University of Massachusetts’ Gordon Hall to promote his new book.

UMass students react to Senate debate at Bowker Auditorium

With a varied field of candidates currently hoping to fill the Commonwealth’s vacant U.S. Senate seat in the Dec. 8 primary, hundreds of students and locals turned out for Sunday night’s panel discussion at the University of Massachusetts Bowker Auditorium to get a better understanding of those in the race.

Belchertown resident arrested in alleged home invasion in Townhouses

The Amherst Police Department announced on Tuesday the arrest of Belchertown resident Jayson Stinson following an alleged altercation in the Townhouse Apartments on Sunday, Oct. 25. According to a press release distributed by the Amherst Police yesterday, officers responded to a home invasion at 39 Townhouse Apartments at 3:58 p.m. Sunday, and found evidence that 26-year-old suspect Stinson had entered the apartment of a Townhouse resident and his girlfriend, and threatened the two 20-year-olds with a knife later recovered by police.

Governor Deval Patrick speaks in Student Union Ballroom

Gov. Deval Patrick spoke Wednesday afternoon in a panel discussion as part of a young adult community meeting in the ballroom at the Campus Center.