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Softball sweeps Saint Joseph’s to take over first place in the Atlantic 10 -

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Report: UMass men’s basketball lands Maryland transfer Jaylen Brantley -

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UMass baseball takes two out of three in weekend series with La Salle -

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UMass men’s lacrosse can’t keep pace with Hofstra in road loss -

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Senior Columns 2016-2017 -

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Q&A with UMass student app creator -

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UMass women’s lacrosse squeaks past George Mason 18-17 -

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Events in Turkey today echo patterns of Armenian genocide -

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LGBTQIA+ Seder discusses oppressed communities gaining insight for the future -

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Even crowd-pandering can’t dull the brilliance of Actress’ ‘AZD’ -

April 24, 2017

UMass Earth Day Festival focuses on local community -

April 24, 2017

Ten ways to save the environment that will not change your life -

April 24, 2017

Aakanksha Gupta reflects on her time at the Collegian and UMass -

April 24, 2017

The Collegian: A place of opportunity where I found home -

April 24, 2017

There’s no other organization on campus I’d rather be a part of -

April 24, 2017

Students and community members gather to celebrate science for Earth Day -

April 24, 2017

Quick Hits: A few standout performances highlight UMass football’s annual spring game -

April 21, 2017

Northampton cited as city choosing not to comply with ICE -

April 20, 2017

MASSPIRG hosts seminar on hunger and homelessness -

April 20, 2017

University Union hosts debate on Electoral College -

April 20, 2017

Rascal Flatts Soars

Tailgating, cowboy hats and Daisy Duke denim were out in full force Saturday night as the country trio, Rascal Flatts, brought their American Living Unstoppable Tour to the Comcast Center.

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Gossip Girl is back, with a Vengeance

You better be wearing last season’s Prada bag as you hold your breath for the highly anticipated return of the CW’s Gossip Girl. That’s right, the epitome of outrageous, the show which is detailed in the lives of Manhattan’s elite teens, those who live on the prestigious Upper East Side, is back.

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Singer-songwriter/comedian Bo Burnham thrills crowds

Bo Burnham and Amy Anderson lit up the stage with a comedy show at the Fine Arts Center on Saturday, September 12th.

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“Halloween II” cuts to the heart of exploitation

Shayna Murphy gives Halloween II a 2/5 stars. Somewhere between Quentin Tarantino’s witty, pop culture-infused banter and the sly commercial sleaze of the “Crank” series, people forgot what true exploitation cinema is like. Aggressive, offensive and always in poor taste, few modern filmmakers have the chutzpah to venture over such tough terrain.

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Bo Burnham’s Fake ID Tour hits UMass Saturday night

The University of Massachusetts will host its annual First Week comedy show this Saturday night at 9 p.m. in the Fine Arts Center Concert Hall. The show will feature two comedians, Amy Anderson and Bo Burnham.

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“Basterds” An Inglorious Effort by Tarantino

Brad Pitt stars in Quentin Tarantino’s latest film, “Inglourious Basterds.” A well written screenplay holds together an otherwise poorly executed WWII action flick.

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Red Summer Sun to play Monkey Bar

Red Summer Sun, a local band of high school friends, will be playing Friday Saturday 11, 2009 at the Monkey Bar. There is a $5 cover charge and doors open at 11pm.

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‘Jigga Man’ to jazz up Mullins Center

The last generation of UMass students was blessed with concerts that people still talk about today when bands such as the Foo Fighters, Red Hot Chili Peppers and Dave Matthews Band played in our home arena. On Oct. 25, the Jigga Man himself, Jay-Z will take over the Mullins Center.

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Drag me to the cinema: summer movies in review

This season’s films took us well beyond the thunderstorms of summer days – from the halls of Hogwarts to the bustling streets of 1950s France – and in some cases, brought us straight to hell. Here we break down the best (and worst) of the season.

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‘Half-Blood Prince’ brings audiences ‘Half-Way’ to a magical finale

“Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince,” the sixth installment in the Harry Potter franchise, opened July 15 and quickly secured its spot as a summer blockbuster. The film follows Harry Potter as he returns to Hogwarts after his climactic battle with Lord Voldemort at the end of “The Order of the Phoenix.”

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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.

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‘Hung’ Up on HBO’s Raunchy New Drama

It’s the world’s oldest profession, and cable TV’s newest topic du jour. Although prostitution is illegal in most places and frowned upon in others, it has become the subject of choice for many television shows and movies.

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Del Toro sinks his teeth into a new venue with ‘The Strain’

Within the plethora of angsty teenage vampire romance novels (cue the screaming legions of “Twilight” fans), enters “The Strain”: not exactly the anti-norm, but close to it.

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The Global Barcrawl

Mankind’s love affair with beer goes back a long way. The Daily Collegian’s own Andrew Sheridan recounts his travels across Europe – and the drinks he took along the way.

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Escape summer lulls with books

Whether killing time on a commuter train twice a day or relaxing at the beach, the endless hours of summer provides students with the opportunity to read for the pure joy of it … what a novel idea (no pun intended)!

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Breaking away from Boyfriends: On campus and single

My name is Jessica, and I’m a recovering addict. It’s not what you think – I don’t crave hard drugs or gamble excessively. I do drink, but I’m far from wanting to curb my quietly raging alcoholism.

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Nirvana by a 'Riverfront'

It doesn’t get much better than this for a music fan. The 2009 Newburyport Riverfront Music Festival had the perfect summertime festival vibe, taking place under warm, sunny skies; complete with blankets, coolers and red cups.

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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…

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This Week’s DVDs To See

            It’s the wee hours of the morning and I just got home from seeing the midnight, or should I say all-night, release of “Watchmen.” If you get chance, definitely go check it out. Just try to ignore the fact that Snyder’s interpretation of Nixon has a striking resemblance to Rocky Dennis, and that the movie is nearly three hours long. The movie was made for the big screen, so go see it at some point while it’s in theaters.  But, I digress. The only substantial DVD release this week is “Australia,” the extremely long epic…

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Dad on a Rampage: "Taken"

Ladies, when vacationing in Paris this summer, there are a few basic things one ought to know in order to prevent any mishaps from occurring. Tip one: After exiting the plane, proceed directly to the next available cab at your disposal. Try not to stop, or take pictures, or flirt with charming strangers that you meet along the way. Tip two: If you must flirt, try not to let said charming strangers know that you’re travelling the countryside by your lonesome. And tip three: Under no circumstances, whatsoever, should you allow said charming strangers to follow you to your fancy…

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