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Whose American Dream? -

June 24, 2017

Man who threatened to bomb Coolidge Hall taken into ICE custody -

June 24, 2017

Cale Makar drafted by Colorado Avalanche in first round of 2017 NHL Entry Draft -

June 24, 2017

Conservatives: The Trump experiment is over -

June 17, 2017

UMass basketball lands transfer Kieran Hayward from LSU -

May 18, 2017

UMass basketball’s Donte Clark transferring to Coastal Carolina -

May 17, 2017

Report: Keon Clergeot transfers to UMass basketball program -

May 15, 2017

Despite title-game loss, Meg Colleran’s brilliance in circle was an incredible feat -

May 14, 2017

UMass softball loses in heartbreaker in A-10 title game -

May 14, 2017

Navy sinks UMass women’s lacrosse 23-11 in NCAA tournament second round, ending Minutewomen’s season -

May 14, 2017

UMass softball advances to A-10 Championship game -

May 13, 2017

UMass basketball adds Rutgers transfer Jonathan Laurent -

May 13, 2017

UMass women’s lacrosse gets revenge on Colorado, beat Buffs 13-7 in NCAA Tournament First Round -

May 13, 2017

Meg Colleran dominates as UMass softball tops Saint Joseph’s, advances in A-10 tournament -

May 12, 2017

Rain keeps UMass softball from opening tournament play; Minutewomen earn A-10 honors -

May 11, 2017

Former UMass football wide receiver Tajae Sharpe accused of assault in lawsuit -

May 10, 2017

Justice Gorsuch can save the UMass GEO -

May 10, 2017

Minutemen third, Minutewomen finish fifth in Atlantic 10 Championships for UMass track and field -

May 8, 2017

UMass women’s lacrosse wins A-10 title for ninth straight season -

May 8, 2017

Dayton takes two from UMass softball in weekend series -

May 8, 2017

UMass psychologist exploring infants’ ability to recognize and differentiate faces, objects

Two studies by a UMass psychology lab are investigating an infant’s development of face and object recognition.

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Students learn how to get sex ‘right’ at lecture

At a Wednesday lecture, students were treated to a discussion on how to have positive, rewarding sexual experiences by Joyce Joseph, the former clinical director of the Human Sexuality Institute.

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UMass group to host bone marrow drive today and tomorrow

The UMass DKMS Americas, a branch of a national bone marrow recruitment agency, will be hosting a bone marrow drive today and tomorrow in an effort to try to garner more donators for those in need.

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UMass expands support and therapy groups to counter stress, anxiety

New support and therapy groups have been established at University Health Services this semester.

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Premature balding may be a precursor to prostate cancer

A recent study by French researchers found that premature balding may be linked to an increased risk of developing prostate cancer.

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Energy drinks may pose potential dangers

Recent research shows that popular energy drink may pose harmful effects to the body.

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Consumers ask Taco Bell, “Where’s the beef?”

“Where’s the beef?” was once a slogan of the fast-food restaurant chain Wendy’s, in regards to the quality of meat of their competitors’ products. Now, some consumers are asking just that of Taco Bell. An Alabama law firm has filed a class-action law suit against the fast-food company, that claims the “seasoned beef” served in its products does not contain enough beef to be considered beef, seasoned or otherwise. According to the lawsuit, only 35 percent of the beef filling served in tacos was actual beef, with the remaining 65 percent consisting of ingredients including: water, isolated oat product, wheat…

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UMass professor studies Salmonella scare of 2008

You say tomato, I say Salmonella. Between 1996 and 2008, 14 of 84 produce-related outbreaks of food-borne illness were linked to tomatoes, according to a report released by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in 2009. Although the popular fruit was proven innocent during the Salmonella scare of 2008, in which 1,440 people fell ill (the likely culprit: jalapeño peppers), it’s been linked to 20 Salmonella outbreaks since 1990, according to the website for the Center for Science in the Public Interest. Lynne McLandsborough of the University of Massachusetts department of food science wants to find out why – and…

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Medical system can’t pay attention to what it’s prescribing

One University of Massachusetts student felt she “held her doctor in the palm of her hand,” when she went to her primary care physician to get a referral to a psychiatrist who “tests” for ADD (Attention Deficit Disorder).

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Adderall used for recreation and study on UMass campus

Adderall and other “study drugs” are becoming the drugs of choice for college students across America, for both academic assistance and recreational use.

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Are students turning to Adderall to get A’s?

Students are increasingly turning to prescription study drugs around finals time to give themselves that extra edge, but University Health Services’ Diane Fedorchak cautions that abuse of such substances can have consequences.

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Distractology 101: Arbella Insurance donates new driving research facility to UM

The Department of Engineering at the University of Massachusetts and Arbella Insurance of Quincy, Mass., have teamed up to create the Distractology 101 program, which guides drivers through a simulator, throwing at them different scenarios where they may be distracted.

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Disability Services helps students get the accommodations they need

The University of Massachusetts’ Office of Disability Services helps provide “full access” for people with a range of disabilities.

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Merger strengthens campus counseling services

The new Center for Counseling and Psychological Health (CCPH) was formed when Counseling and Assessment Services (CAS) became part of the mental health department at University Health Services (UHS) earlier this semester.

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Students get involved in giving blood

Last year’s American Red Cross-sponsored blood drive attracted large crowds of students and faculty alike to the campus center to donate the life-saving fluid. Donors included both students and faculty, several of whom have been donating for years.

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Study traces reasons why students feel suicidal

A recent study in the Journal of Affective Disorders has shown that a lack of positive social life and symptoms of depression have spurred suicidal thoughts in some college students.

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The Norwottuck Trail finds itself a pain in the glass and planning

The 11-mile Norwottuck Rail Trail is currently in progress for renovations due to glass and root problems. In light of the trail’s fragile state, a design submission will be reviewed by the Massachusetts Environmental Policy Act (MEPA) regarding plans for a large-scale reconstruction.

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Are UMass students paying too much for health insurance

Unless they already have existing insurance coverage, UMass students must pay $2,322 per year for University-provided health care through Aetna Student Health, but are we really getting our money’s worth?

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University Health Services receives three-year honor

Following an extensive review process, University Health Services at the University of Massachusetts has been certified by the Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care, recognizing the organization’s excellence in offering high-quality healthcare services.

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New study finds sororities have a negative impact on body image

A new study suggests that rushing sororities may have profoundly negative effects on body image and self esteem, as optimistic pledges are often evaluated predominantly on their outward appearance, putting a great deal of pressure on them to look hot to find a spot.

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