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Pat Kelsey informs UMass AD Ryan Bamford of change of heart just 35 minutes before scheduled press conference -

March 23, 2017

Past and present UMass football players participate in 2017 Pro Day Thursday -

March 23, 2017

Pat Kelsey reportedly backs down from UMass men’s basketball coaching position -

March 23, 2017

Students react to new fence around Townehouses -

March 23, 2017

‘Do You Have The Right To Do Drugs?’ debate held in Bowker Auditorium -

March 23, 2017

UMass men’s lacrosse looks to build on three-game winning streak against Brown -

March 23, 2017

UMass softball riding five-game win streak into first Atlantic 10 showdown -

March 23, 2017

Sanzo: Inability to win close games has hurt UMass baseball -

March 23, 2017

Hannah Murphy scores 100th career goal in UMass women’s lacrosse 16-9 win over Harvard -

March 23, 2017

Old age does no harm to indie rock legends The Feelies -

March 23, 2017

A track-by-track breakdown of Drake’s new project -

March 23, 2017

When a president lies -

March 23, 2017

Let them eat steak, and other gender norms I hate -

March 23, 2017

Dissecting Science: Episode Two -

March 22, 2017

Holy Cross 10-run eighth inning sinks UMass baseball -

March 22, 2017

UMass students react to Spring Concert lineup -

March 22, 2017

Letter: Vote yes for Amherst -

March 22, 2017

You don’t have to walk alone -

March 22, 2017

Tyler Bogart and D.J. Smith lead UMass men’s lacrosse during three game win streak -

March 22, 2017

UMass women’s lacrosse emphasizes defense in approaching games as its key to gaining momentum for conference play -

March 22, 2017

The Road goes ever on and on

Pete Rizzo discusses his experiences with various organizations on campus in his senior column.

Hold Steady have no “Rock ‘n Roll Problems” in NoHo

The Hold Steady is not a typical band. Its April 6 show at Pearl Street in Northampton was packed to the brim with fans openly discussing not just the band’s music but also their personal homemade comic books based on the band’s material, often while debating such topics as whether or not the band’s 2005 album “Separation Sunday” would make a better book or movie.

MGMT’s latest deserving of “Congratualtions”

After the striking success of their first album, MGMT has grappled with questions about what it means to be rock stars in the 21st century, where bands get chewed up and spit out like breath mints. With their latest album release, MGMT may have found the blueprint for success, and it comes as a relief for everyone who had their fingers crossed for them not to eat the dirt like so many other one album wonders.

A sheep in wolf’s clothing

The Collegian’s Pete Rizzo went to the 2010 Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC), bringing back a tale of the new conservatives and how they’re looking for their new identity.

Ninth Annual Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival Rocks Fans in High Summer

In the spirit of Woodstock, music festivals have risen to prominence over the last decade. There is, perhaps, no better example of this feat than the Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival. The annual event, held over the last nine years in Manchester, Tenn., has become one of the premier destinations for music enthusiasts.

Bonnaroo Day 4: Sunday

Rumors With Sunday came the anticipation for a large finale. With Phish closing out the weekend, as well as an appearance by The Dead’s Warren Haynes with Gov’t Mule speculation ran wild that with the slew of guest appearances, a Grateful Dead and Phish union would be in order. Dillinger Escape Plan The New Jersey hardcore band, which had joined Nine Inch Nails on stage the previous night opened up a slew of metal performances for the day, which would later include Shadows Fall and Coheed & Cambria gracing the same stage. Despite playing earlier the band riled the crowd…

Bonnaroo Day 3: Saturday

Caption Wilco rock Bonnaroo’s main stage with a rousing rendition of A Ghost Is Born era staple, “Handshake Drugs” BON IVER By Saturday afternoon the sun had begun to spill its unforgiving heat upon the masses, the extreme temperatures causing set difficulties and delays, as even those seeking shelter underneath the shaded tents found little relief. Opening with fan favorite “Skinny Love,” Bon Iver provided a strong show from an unlikely cast. Lead singer Justin Vernon hulked over his guitar bellowing out notes with pinpoint accuracy with his backing group providing a steady dose of rippling accents. The group rattled…

Bonnaroo Day 2: Friday

Caption The Decemberists’ Colin Meloy and Jenny Conlee talk backstage by Steven Smith of Fuse’s “Steven’s Untitled Rock Show” RUMORS Friday brought much needed relief in the form of bright skies and high temperatures as a slew of big stars descended on the fields of Manchester, Tennessee. With the new day a new set of rumors emerged, The Superjam, a Bonnaroo staple that brings together diverse artists for a free form jam had yet to be scheduled and as of Saturday morning was revealed to be canceled for the 2009 year. However Jimmy Buffet has been confirmed via Facebook to…

Bonnaroo 2009: Thursday Day 1

Caption Cloudy skies and rain cast a shadow over the festival’s first day If the first night was highlighted mostly by sporadic weather, Thursday night’s attractions were met with similarly uneven results. The forecast ranging from bands that generated the high voltage of Tennessee lightning to ones that barely generated the excitement of a passing shower. Despite Kanye West’s infamous set problems last year, hip-hop regenerated in full force Thursday night with high-energy shows from festival newcomers, MURS and People Under the Stairs. Both emcees were successful at integrating the crowd early and succeeded at keeping the drenched festival-goers dancing…

Neil Patrick Harris & The Second Life of Celebrities

Harold & Kumar Escape from Guantanamo Bay, the second in the film franchise, contains ten minutes of epic cinema gold. While stranded in the wilderness the perpetually daft duo attempt to hitchhike only to be picked up by none other than Neil Patrick Harris (Doogie Howser MD). What follows is Neil Patrick Harris acting as Neil Patrick Harris. As in the characters in the movie are aware that he is a person from real life with acting experience, when in fact he is playing an exaggerated version of himself on film. One that quite hilariously is prone to boozing, tripping,…