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Author, poet and ex-con gives talk on criminal justice reform -

September 29, 2016

Israeli writer Ari Shavit speaks at Integrative Learning Center -

September 29, 2016

Alex DeSantis continues strong play for UMass men’s soccer as season reaches midway point -

September 29, 2016

Andrew Ford looks to continue to lead UMass football’s torrid offensive passing attack -

September 29, 2016

Sunset Grill and Pizza adjusts as a new restaurant in Amherst -

September 29, 2016

UMass field hockey falls 8-1 to No. 1 UConn -

September 29, 2016

Offensive-oriented practices hold high hopes for UMass women’s soccer with A-10 opener Thursday -

September 29, 2016

Hyper-stress on college campuses: a culture of high achievement leads to increased rates of mental illnesses -

September 29, 2016

Race of candidates should not affect voter turnout -

September 29, 2016

Students share what keeps them happy during the fall -

September 29, 2016

Harvest’s millennial-pandering replacement to Chameleon Cold Brew leaves caffeine fans at a loss -

September 29, 2016

Guide to fall 5K races and beyond -

September 29, 2016

UMass Votes Coalition hosts voter registration event -

September 28, 2016

Brettell presents on U.S. immigration policies -

September 28, 2016

UMass field hockey team seeks revenge against undefeated UConn -

September 28, 2016

UMass running back Marquis Young looks to build off momentum gained against Mississippi State -

September 28, 2016

UMass hockey announces captains for 2016-17 season -

September 28, 2016

Andy Isabella finds his niche within the UMass football offense -

September 28, 2016

The EpiPen Crisis: How did this happen? -

September 28, 2016

Cymbals Eat Guitars evolve and impress on “Pretty Years” -

September 28, 2016

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,…