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Small-ball lineup sparks UMass men’s basketball comeback over Saint Joseph’s -

January 14, 2018

UMass men’s basketball tops St. Joe’s in wild comeback -

January 14, 2018

UMass women’s track and field have record day at Beantown Challenge -

January 14, 2018

UMass women’s basketball blows halftime lead to Saint Joseph’s, fall to the Hawks 84-79. -

January 14, 2018

UMass hockey beats Vermont 6-3 in courageous win -

January 13, 2018

Makar, Leonard score but UMass can only muster 2-2 tie with Vermont -

January 13, 2018

Pipkins breaks UMass single game scoring record in comeback win over La Salle -

January 10, 2018

Conservative student activism group sues UMass over free speech policy -

January 10, 2018

Report: Makar declines invite from Team Canada Olympic team -

January 10, 2018

Prince Hall flood over winter break -

January 10, 2018

Minutemen look to avoid three straight losses with pair against Vermont -

January 10, 2018

Men’s and women’s track and field open seasons at Dartmouth Relays -

January 10, 2018

Turnovers and poor shooting hurt UMass women’s basketball in another conference loss at St. Bonaventure -

January 8, 2018

Shorthanded, UMass men’s basketball shocks Dayton with 62-60 win -

January 7, 2018

Northampton City Council elects Ryan O’Donnell as new council president -

January 7, 2018

UMass power play stays hot but Minutemen lose 8-3 to UMass Lowell -

January 7, 2018

UMass hockey falls to UMass Lowell in 8-3 blowout -

January 7, 2018

UMass hockey falls short against Yale in 5-3 loss Friday -

January 5, 2018

Otis Livingston II, George Mason drop UMass men’s basketball 80-72 -

January 3, 2018

Johnston: UMass fails to earn first conference win against George Mason -

January 3, 2018

The Bar Scene….Part II

Last week we introduced the unfamiliar, or helped to remind the experienced, of the array of bars in uptown Amherst. This week we’ve spread our gaze to the other liquor license leashing establishments in downtown. We at the collegian hope this guide acts as an elucidating tool for those who want to sample a different type of drinking experience. Our nominal title of downtown, like that employed generically by any metropolitan aficionado, does not solely refer to the bars down the road from the densely distributed area surrounding the geographic center. Our linguistic construction implies a certain diversity of ethos…

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Dream on

‘I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin, but by the content of their character.’ -MLK Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. He is quite possibly one of the best public speakers of the 20th Century. When Dr. King first uttered this famous line in front of the Lincoln Memorial in 1963, America was in the middle of the Civil Rights Movement. African-Americans and other minority groups were fighting for racial equality. Their struggles of almost 40 years ago have not…

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Latest Aerosmith Release doesn’t live up to usual standards

There have been a number of revolutionizing rock n’ roll bands to come from my hometown of Boston, but Aerosmith is one of the most long-lived ones yet. To put it in perspective, Beantown’s bad boys were selling out stadiums prior to the band Boston or New Kids On the Block and even my conception. All these years later, Aerosmith is still a staple in the music industry, evidenced by their induction into The Rock N’ Roll Hall of Fame this Spring. Coinciding with that highly monumental event is the release of their latest album Just Push Play. We last…

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If the bathroom blues have got you down, Here are some cheap and easy solutions

It may be the smallest room in your house, but it is by far the best. All of your most cherished time is spent in your bathroom (no details needed), so why not put a little bling bling into your shower and sink? Below are a few tips and transformations to get you singin’ every morning. Use your own creative taste to apply these hints to the room that needs them most. Shower Power: If your shower curtain resembles a beach ball or your grandma’s bingo outfit – take this tip. Replace it with a classy piece of fabric, or…

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Senior slinger Guitar Jr. Stings the Iron Horse

Luther “Guitar Jr.” Johnson delivered two solid sets of West Side soul and Chicago blues Saturday night in Northampton. Touring behind a hot new release, “Talkin’ About Soul” (2001, Telarc), Johnson and his band, The Magic Rockers, laid down over two hours of deep blues at the Iron Horse, a club Johnson first played in 1981. The Magic Rockers took the stage first, kicking things off with a boogie-woogie intro from keyboardist Travis “Babyface” Colby. Rhythm man Big Jack Ward jumped in with sweet seventh chords on his semi-hollow six-string, and the party was underway. Ward then led the band…

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Boston hands in the air for Outkast

BOSTON – In a word, krunk. In another word, Spottiottidopalicious. No matter how you describe it, Sunday night’s Outkast show at the Orpheum was as high-energy as their single “Bombs over Baghdad.” The stage was hidden by the same black and white American flag that serves as the backdrop for their latest album, Stankonia. However, as soon as the lights went down, the flag was pulled back, revealing an underground lair with three back-up singers, two electric guitarists, four dancers, one DJ and two ATLiens; Andre 3000 and Big Boi (a.k.a. Daddy Fat Sax). Though the recent Rolling Stone review…

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Admiration for Bruiser

The University of Massachusetts did not only lose its head men’s basketball coach Monday – it lost a quality individual. James “Bruiser” Flint was one of the most likeable sideline patrollers in college basketball. Flint spent 12 years at UMass, seven as an assistant to John Calipari and five as the main man for the Minutemen, and has developed great relationships in his time in Amherst. “When you’re here for 12 years you build a lot of friendships – true friendships,” Flint said. “I’ll always come back.” He will be back because the man is class personified. But will he…

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Minutewomen kick off spring

Even though the 2000 fall season ended a little over four months ago, the bitter ending to that campaign still seems to be fresh in the mind of the Massachusetts women’s soccer team. Now, as the Minutewomen work diligently in the midst of their spring season, all signs are indicating a quest for excellence. Of course, UMass took a positive step last weekend when it won its own UMass/All Sport Arena Invitational in Northampton. However, what made the win even more gratifying was that it came on the heels of a tough-luck inaugural indoor outing. The Minutewomen dominated their opponents…

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Women’s lacrosse

After falling to Harvard in the season opener 9-8, the Massachusetts women’s lacrosse team knew that it would have to play much better if it were going to upset No. 15 Penn State. The Nittany Lions had already lost twice this year, at the hands of No. 7 James Madison and No. 13 Cornell, and were looking to enact revenge on the Minutewomen. Against JMU, Penn State fell behind early and was unable to catch up, so when UMass traveled to Pennsylvania for a 3:30 p.m. matchup yesterday afternoon, it made sure to try and jump on the competition. And…

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Homophobic graffiti brings vandalism

A hate crime incident and the appearance of homophobic graffiti were handled by the University of Massachusetts police department this week. On Monday, the vandalizing of a truck in Lot 49 was reported. According to Jim Lyons, spokesman for the UMPD, racial graffiti was scratched on the hood and trunk of the vehicle. “There were extensive key scratches down the passenger and driver’s side doors, and there were also obscenities scratched into the side and the doors,” Lyons said. “Because of the nature of the obscenities, the graffiti was anti-hispanic and the car owner was Hispanic, this is also being…

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Issues arise as SGA meets tonight; Worries of inner political squabbling loom

Last week’s conflict of interest over the appointed Administrative Affairs [A.A.] chair position in the Student Government Association Senate has left many questioning what will come of tonight’s Senate meeting. Speaker Jim Eltringham’s decision to appoint Jennifer Teixeira to the A.A. chair raised several issues over the final vote. Last week Senator Aaron Saunders expressed concern and disgust over the fact that the vote was broken by Eltringham, and felt that he had extended his vote improperly. However, Eltringham declared that this was untrue, and that he broke the tie based on experience, not on personal biases. SGA members have…

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Chancellor lays out 10-year investment plan before few students

Chancellor David K. Scott laid out his 10-year Investment Plan before a sparse audience yesterday just after 8:30am in the Campus Center Auditorium while members from the Student Coalition Against Racist and Classist Education (SCARCE) silently lined the wall in protest of low numbers amongst students of color and low income at the University of Massachusetts. In a recent news release, SCARCE wrote, “This meeting [was] held purposely at 8:30 in the morning in the hopes that students [would] not attend.” Twenty-two representatives from SCARCE came to the demonstration. In his welcoming speech, Scott commented that the future investment plan…

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Flint a class act, right to the end

James ‘Bruiser’ Flint said from day one of this season that he is proud of his accomplishments at the University of Massachusetts. Yesterday, he proved it. Ever the class act, Flint kept his head high even as he was forced to resign from his position as head coach of the men’s basketball team. The 35-year old father retained an air of optimism as he reflected on the joys of guiding the Minutemen and the promise of coaching again somewhere else. ‘I’ve had a fantastic time here,’ Flint said. ‘It’s been an enjoyable ride; I hope my ride’s not over.’ Using…

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Modern greed and SUVs \

I was driving to Springfield yesterday morning. It was 5:00 in the morning; I had friends who had to catch an awfully early train. There was an inch of ice on the road. I passed a sport utility vehicle. Now, I think it’s important to realize that I drive an old Subaru and I’m from south of here. There’s no reason why I should have passed anyone, nevermind a Massachusetts-plated beautiful blue SUV. But I did. I motored right by the damn thing. In the ice. If someone’s going to drop $40,000 on a gas guzzling road danger, at least…

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Confessions of a liberal

It’s common wisdom that Liberals have greater compassion for the poor and downtrodden than their conservative counterparts. They champion public policy initiatives to give the less fortunate access to a better education, quality health care, and a whole host of other social services to prevent them from sliding through the cracks of our society. Liberals want to create true equality in this country, where everyone – regardless of race, class, gender, or creed – has the same opportunities at the starting line in the marathon of life. Liberals speak for the common man. Meanwhile, conservatives – we’re so often told…

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Choosing poverty?

A few weekends ago, my roommate and I went to a party in her friend’s room. The boys on that floor are known to be a little conservative, but they’re friendly. We were laughing, singing silly drinking songs, and having a good time until one of the guys shouted, ‘Fine, I’ll get my own beer. I don’t take handouts like a lazy welfare mom.’ None of them knew that I had been on food stamps when I was younger. None of them knew that growing up in Chicopee, my best friends had all been on welfare with mothers who, like…

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The Man Who Ate Einstein’s Brain,” hits

Albert Einstein is undeniably one of the greatest geniuses of our time. How far would a person go to be as smart as he? Would a person who was willing to eat Einstein’s brain be as intelligent as the man himself? That is the question asked in the hilarious one-act play, ‘The Man Who Ate Einstein’s Brain,’ which was performed at the Hillel House these past Sunday and Monday nights. The play, written by Louis Phillips, is about the brain laboratory of Dr. Moran (Daniel Dworkin), where Einstein’s brain is at rest in a large jar under lock and key….

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Ukrainian professors to discuss life in former USSR

Two Ukrainian professors and administrators are on a delegation to Amherst, and will give an intriguing glimpse into contemporary Ukrainian student life tonight, at 7 p.m. in Herter 114 at the University of Massachusetts. After the talk, they will answer questions about their Universities and ask questions about life in the Valley. Food and refreshments will be served. All are welcome to attend. The professors are from some of the most prestigious universities in Ukraine. They will talk about the issues that concern college students in the former USSR.Professor Andriy Svitlyuk (Yulianovich) is Rector (Chancellor) of the academic programs at…

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Snow-Mart

Snow. The very word strikes fear in the heart of grocery store customers everywhere. With last week’s much-hyped blizzard striking fear in the hearts of consumers, all hell broke loose in the fine South Hadley grocery store establishment that I work in. You know all those articles that said grocery stores everywhere were empty? They were no joke. Let me guide you through my weekend. Bright and early Saturday morning, I get up for work. Not at 8:00 a.m., or even 7:00. My sorry butt is out of bed at 5:15 a.m. (and people wonder why I don’t stay on…

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UMass has a wealth of sports talent

Bruiser Flint is no longer the head coach of the Massachusetts men’s basketball team. This resignation ends months of speculation, media attention, and fan ire. The team can now get a fresh start. So what? The fact that the hoops team garnered so much attention because it was so bad is an insult to the rest of the sports teams on this campus who do so very well, yet receive little or no support or attention from the student body. Bruiser Flint is gone because his team was terrible. The fact that the student body cares more about basketball when…

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