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Experienced Ohio State club too much for UMass hockey in 3-0 loss -

October 22, 2017

Season-high 29 saves from Matt Murray proves lone highlight in UMass hockey’s 3-0 shutout loss to Ohio State -

October 22, 2017

UMass football picks up first win of the season in blowout win over Georgia Southern -

October 21, 2017

Student in critical condition after pedestrian-vehicle accident on Friday -

October 21, 2017

UMass women’s soccer fails to secure spot in A-10 tournament with loss to Saint Louis -

October 21, 2017

Struggles with special teams sinks UMass hockey -

October 21, 2017

UMass hockey drops second of the year in 3-1 loss to Ohio State -

October 20, 2017

Amazon textbook contract ending in December 2018 -

October 19, 2017

UMass field hockey heads into crucial A-10 matchup -

October 19, 2017

2017 Hockey Special Issue -

October 19, 2017

International Relations Club tackles tough issues at ‘Foreign Policy Coffee Hour’ -

October 19, 2017

Sexual assault reports spike on campus -

October 19, 2017

Californian students react to wildfires back home -

October 19, 2017

‘My Little Pony: The Movie’ is a surprising animated treat, whether you’re a fan of the show or not -

October 19, 2017

With a young team, Carvel is preparing the UMass hockey team to thrive -

October 19, 2017

Letter: UMass hockey is great, but where are the students? -

October 19, 2017

Boino’s blast gives UMass men’s soccer sole possession of first place in the Atlantic 10 -

October 19, 2017

UMass freshmen look to play physical, make an impact and improve early on -

October 19, 2017

UMass hockey sets out to create new program, identity in 2017-18 -

October 19, 2017

Cale Makar: UMass hockey’s crown jewel -

October 19, 2017

Things to Do

AUDITIONS UMASS – Auditions for UTMG’s production of “And Then There Were None” will take place Friday, February 2 at 7 p.m. and Saturday, February 3 at 10 a.m. or 3 p.m., Campus Center room 165. For more information, call 545-0415. UMASS – Auditions for UTMG’s production of the musical “Hair” will take place Friday, February 9 at 6:30 p.m. or Saturday, February 10 at 10 a.m. or 3 p.m., Campus Center room 165. For more information, call 545-0415. GALLERY EXHIBITIONS UMASS – “Intertwined/Ever Collapsing.” Paintings by Sarah Walker concerned with psychological space, personal states of reverie and synthetic spatial…

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Car crash claims life of student

A University of Massachusetts student suffered fatal injuries after losing control of his car, crashing through a bridge guardrail into a brook late Sunday night, according to police. Officials at Holyoke Hospital pronounced Peter A. Jekanowski, a Junior majoring in Journalism and Political Science, dead shortly after his arrival. “A witness reported seeing Jekanowski heading toward Hadley from South Hadley on Route 47. After coming off a curve into a downhill, Jekanowski lost control [of his car] and headed into a guardrail on the Bachelor Brook Bridge,” According to South Hadley Police Lieutenant David LaBrie. Jekanowski’s car then traveled down…

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Amherst board receives financial aid

The Amherst Cinema Board received a $300,000 loan from the University of Massachusetts Foundation. The money from this loan is going to be used to turn the old Amherst Cinema building into a cultural arts center. The idea for this project was thought up by a group of Amherst residents who did not want this available space to turn into another club or bar. These citizens felt as though the center of Amherst created more of a Friday night atmosphere and wanted to have something centrally located that would appeal to all residents. “When the building was not showing movies…

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Wilson appointment spells green light for distance \ learning \

The University of Massachusetts system is moving forward with its distance learning initiatives after the appointment of Dr. Jack Wilson as chief executive officer of UMass Online. Wilson was appointed by President William Bulger and was chosen from an original list of approximately 80 candidates. A committee interviewed five finalists and then Wilson was chosen to head the new learning initiatives to officially be launched on Feb. 7. He will work out of the President’s office as a part-time consultant until May at which time he will assume a full time $235,000 a year position. ‘Thanks to the innovative work…

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How to survive the Berlinale festival

Whatever happens, don’t page Bond, James Bond at this year’s Berlinale Film Festival, because more than one dashing secret agent could come running. The 51st annual festival is highly regarded in Europe, usually placed below Cannes and on par with its peer in Venice. Fifteen feature films will be premiering at the event which begins on February 7th and many of Hollywood’s best and brightest will be on hand supporting there own releases. However, if anyone is thinking of attending the film spectacle there are a few things for any average traveler to remember. First, be very cautious that nobody…

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Kuiper joins forces with Mass Attack

The Massachusetts hockey team welcomed its newest addition to the squad over the Holiday Break. Freshman defenseman Nick Kuiper joined the team in mid-January and has appeared in five games on the blue line thus far. Kuiper will have three years of eligibility remaining following this season. In 32 games with the Hawkesbury Hawks of the Canadian Junior Hockey League this year, he had seven goals and 10 assists. ‘I was playing in Hawkesbury, and we were struggling a bit,’ Kuiper said. ‘I thought that it would be good to finish out the year here.’ The rookie made his debut…

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At least 20,000 dead in India so far \ Relief teams attempt to help Gujarat

The death toll continues to rise as more bodies are discovered in the rubble left by an earthquake that rocked the Gujarat province in northwestern India last Friday. The earthquake, measuring a 7.9 magnitude, devastated the province; not only wiping out the second most industrial region in the country, but also causing the death of from 7,000 to 20,000 people so far. Some officials predict the final tally to be upwards of 100,000. Tremors continue to shake the area. Along with the death toll, the number of homeless people also continues to rise as an estimated 200,000 people are left…

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THIEVES IN THE TEMPLE \ UMass steals road win from rival Owls

PHILADELPHIA – It seemed fitting somehow for a basketball game of this magnitude to be decided in four and a half seconds of action. For a battle fought so valiantly by both sides to come down to a foul shot rimming out and a whistle remaining silent between a referee’s teeth. That is precisely the scenario that unfolded Saturday afternoon at Temple’s Liacouras Center, when the Massachusetts men’s basketball team stunned the Owls of Temple 65-64 in overtime. UMass’ Kitwana Rhymer laid in a Monty Mack feed to give his team the lead with 26 ticks remaining, and the margin…

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Provost passed \ over for Iowa \ State position

Provost Cora Marrett won’t be President Marrett anytime soon. Chancellor Marrett is still a possibility. Marrett was a finalist in the Iowa State University President search. The Iowa Board of Regents announced last week that Gregory L. Geoffory, a senior administrator from the University of Maryland, got the nod. There is still no word from the President’s Office on any interim Chancellor for the Amherst campus. However, Marrett is considered a prime candidate, at least by the academic deans. The Campus Chronicle reported that the Deans sent a letter to the President’s office, endorsing the current Provost and Senior Vice…

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Minutewomen middle of the pack

The last month of action for the Massachusetts Minutewomen has been like a wild, never-ending roller coaster ride. Along with the ups came the downs that have left the Minutewomen in the middle of the pack in the race for the Atlantic 10 title. The Minutewomen now stand at 8-9 overall and 3-3 in the A-10 Conference. Head coach Joanie O’Brien has seen her team, at times, show that it could be one of the most dangerous teams in the Atlantic 10. However, at some points, this team has also shown the frustrations that come with a young team that…

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Acid, Eastcide, hardcore, and a final goodnight

Strength is a funny thing. I went to a show at the Elk’s Lodge in my hometown over break. It was a typical small-town rock show – one semi-known name, a couple of established local bands, and two hardcore bands made up of high school kids. I love going to shows like this, even if I am usually one of the oldest people there. To me, this is rock in its purest form. It is young, uncorrupted, and filled with unfeigned energy. Just kids doing it for the love. Unfortunately, I was not fated to have a flawless Plymouth Hardcore…

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Time for the Minutewomen to put it all together

It’s very easy to hate the teams that find themselves in the NCAA Tournament every time a new March rolls around. Take, for example, the Connecticuts, the Georgias and the Louisiana Techs of the women’s basketball world – at the end of every season, they’re packing their bags for Nike’s Bracketville. Somehow, they’ve all come across this golden ticket of sorts (Hint: Start buying those Wonka Bars). It’s even easier, however, to hate the teams who shouldn’t even be there. Note: Hampton lost to Connecticut, 116-45 in the first round of last year’s NCAA Tourney. Yup, that’s a 71-point shellacking…

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Editorial: Eminem

“My tea’s gone cold, I’m wondering why I got out of bed at all. The morning rain clouds up my window, and I can’t see at all. Be right if I could it’ll all be great. Put your picture on my wall. It reminds me that it’s not so bad. It’s not so bad…” Dear George, I wrote you but you still ain’t calling. I left my cell, my pager, and instructions on how to use the phone at the bottom. I sent two letters after inauguration. You must notta got em.’ There probably was a problem at the post…

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Badly Drawn Boy releases gem of indie-rock soulsearching \

Badly Drawn Boy, a.k.a. Damon Gough, has made an outstanding album with his debut The Hour of Bewilderbeast, but it’s as if he doesn’t want you to know it. Like splashing paint on the Mona Lisa causing onlookers to twist and squint to catch a glimpse of the beauty behind the mess, this album uses a variety of smokescreens to mask its brilliance. Everything from a bloated track list and running time to off-putting production methods act like a cloud that Gough’s beams of melody and songwriting skills are trying to shine through. Even the portrait of the artist is…

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America: where losers win

If you’re reading this, the hounds I heard scraping at the gate ten days ago haven’t broken through. Our nation still survives, despite desperate attempts otherwise. We’re now one tenth of the way towards a completed first 100 days, which means only another 1451 days to go until we have a different president, thank the good lord looking over us all. George W. Bush, despite his inane supporter’s claims that he’ll do something, anything, of value for this country, has already managed to oversee a steep decline in our economy, an inauguration with more protestors than any since Vietnam was…

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13 Days triumphs with historic drama \

Thirteen Days of history with unthinkable consequences. One-hundred and fifty minutes of film. Almost sheer brilliance. Director Roger Donaldson offers an ambitious, arty and absolutely gripping take on the Cuban missile crisis in the political thriller, Thirteen Days. Ambitious because of the scope and depth of the subject that he tries to cover. From the harrowing depiction of JFK and his personal assistant Kenny O’Donnell, to minor political figures involved, to the fighter pilot taking surveillance pictures of Cuba, Donaldson covers much ground without ever losing the film’s good pacing and inherent tension. Arty because Donaldson mixes actual newsreel footage…

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W takes office

Despite howls of protest from the most protestors since the Nixon presidency, George W. Bush was inaugurated as the 43rd President of the United States on Jan. 20. After a viciously contested election in which Democratic candidate Al Gore won the popular vote by more than half a million votes but lost the all important Electoral College vote by four votes, Bush called for unity in a speech that was considered short by most political pundits at only 12 minutes. In the rain and fog and snow of Washington on Jan, 20, Bush made moderate overtures, discussing the need to…

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Cast Away drifts off aimlessly

They say a picture is worth a thousand words. Well, sometimes, an actor can be worth millions of bodies in a theater. This would be the best assumption as to what the creators of the new Robert Zemeckis directed picture were thinking when the came up with Cast Away. First thing’s first. Tom Hanks is perfect. He has two Oscars, fifty-five Golden Globes, a couple of Pulitzers, a Nobel Peace Prize and a pant-load of gold stars from the principle. He is the epitome of acting greatness and can do no wrong. If he were a female I would want…

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Administrative changes at UMass

After Chancellor David K. Scott announced that he would be resigning at the end of the upcoming semester, the University of Massachusetts administration is undergoing further changes in the New Year. The Dartmouth campus’ interim Chancellor, Dr. Jean MacCormack, became President William Bulger’s selection to fill the role permanently. Bulger announced his choice on Dec. 29. In a released statement to the press, Bulger explained his decision. ‘Dr. MacCormack has been a superb leader since becoming interim chancellor 14 months ago and was strongly recommended by the search committee that reviewed the qualifications of the more than 50 candidates,’ the…

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Collective Soul dishes out more rock ‘ roll mediocrity

Collective Soul has long occupied one of the barely-outer orbits of mainstream rock, occasionally enjoying a radio hit, but seldom achieving startling critical praise or sales. Blender is their fifth studio effort, and, predictably, it gestures towards progressive trends in rock while remaining rooted in band leader Ed Roland’s largely forgettable songwriting. Blender kicks off with “Skin,” which in turn kicks off with a so-so guitar hook it refuses to abandon. The song’s raucous combination of “hey”s and heavy, percussive guitar attacks help to offset its one-chord monotony, but even that energy feels shallow, and the song loses its charm…

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