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Slow start sinks Minutemen against URI -

January 17, 2018

UMass three-game win streak snapped in Rhode Island humbling -

January 17, 2018

Trio of second period goals leads Maine to 3-1 win over UMass hockey -

January 16, 2018

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

Hockey prepares for pair against Bears

Two seasons ago, the No. 4 ranked Maine hockey team walked into the William D. Mullins Center and encountered a blue collar UMass squad that captured three out of a possible four points from the Black Bears. This weekend, the reigning Hockey East tournament champions will invade Amherst once again for the first weekend pair in the Bay State since the meetings during the 1998-99 season. Game time is slated for 7 p.m. tonight and tomorrow night. Naturally, the Minutemen are looking to produce similar results against coach Shawn Walsh’s crew this weekend. UMass currently sits in eighth place in…

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UMass sets for spring opener

After a solid 6-1 record in their fall campaign, the Massachusetts men’s tennis squad is hoping to make some noise in the Atlantic 10 this spring. Its ultimate goal is to be the first team in UMass men’s tennis history to win the conference tournament. This weekend it begins with a warm-up which will aid them in their quest: The Cornell Invitational. The other schools involved in this all-weekend event are Marist, Assumption, Cornell, Binghamton College, the University of Buffalo, St. Bonaventure and Ithaca. Led by No. 1 Steve Prisco in flight A along with freshman sensation Brent Davis at…

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Ski team looks for lift

Entering an unprecedented fortieth season with the Massachusetts ski program, coach Bill MacConnell has seen it all. The trophies and plaques that fill his office walls are a testament to his success both as a leader and as an instructor. Yet, with more than half of the regular season elapsed, all eyes will be watching to see whether MacConnel can push his squad past fourth and fifth place results. So far, the highest team ranking has been provided by the women. They finished third in the slalom at the UMass Winter Carnival held on Jan. 20 in Charlemont. Erica Olson…

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Minutewomen return to action this weekend

When a team is coming off of a 31-8 overall season and a fifth place finish overall in the country, repeating past success, let alone improving, is quite a task to undertake. This is the situation that the Massachusetts women’s water polo team faces this year, and they begin their task this weekend as they play three matches this weekend in the Princeton Invitational. The Minutewomen face off against Michigan at 1:20 p.m. and Villanova at 7:20 on Saturday, with the weekend’s final contest being held at 1 p.m. on Sunday against UC Santa Cruz. The Minutewomen, who finished last…

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Minutewomen sailing as A-10 tourney nears

Last weekend, in a commanding win over Fordham, one of the youngest teams in Massachusetts’ swimming history became one of the most successful. The Minutewomen swam circles around the not so buoyant Fordham Rams, en route to a school record-tying tenth win of the season and first place in the Atlantic 10. Never before has such a young and inexperienced team survived the desperate journey that is the A-10 regular season. However, with a talented core of juniors and an exciting, ambitious group of underclassmen, UMass was able emerge from the rough waters of the conference with first place in…

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Editorial: Notes from Below Frat Row

“I am a sick man…I am a spiteful man. An unattractive man. I think that my liver hurts.” -Fyodor Dostoevsky, Notes from Underground While most of my fellow UMass scholars were cavorting about the happy burghs of Olde Amherst and Northamptowne, I spent the weekend cloistered in my third-floor bedroom behind frat row (yes, I AM that naked guy in the window) with the Riverside Shakespeare, my rubber plant Stinky and a copy of Machiavelli’s The Prince. With little to distract me from my studies aside from the lure of Internet porn, my coffee machine and a tank of nitrous…

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Campus screening chronicles the struggle of strippers

Writer and filmmaker Julia Query presented the film ‘Live Nude Girls Unite,’ a story about the struggle to unionize an exotic dance club, last night in Mahar Auditorium. ‘I never dreamed that my first attempt at labor unionization would be as a stripper,’ Query explained in her film. ‘Even though I had always been strong and feisty… if I hadn’t been part of a union I would have no say over my working conditions.’ The production, the winner of best documentary at the San Francisco International film festival, chronicled the struggle of exotic dancers at the Lusty Lady strip club…

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Editorial: Snow day

A snow day highlights so many things about the UMass campus. For one thing, it proves conclusively, once and for all, that no one likes classes. People would rather be covered in the most horrible substance in the universe and smothered in cold than attend classes and broaden their minds. This is fine with me. Also, there are definite differences between the different living areas on campus, all stereotypes. In Southwest, revelers created anatomically correct snowmen engaging in extremely explicit acts of coitus, carved the word ‘penis’ on the roof of a DC in such a way as to be…

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Editorial: Inaugurating one man’s disillusion

The 20th of January was an interesting day, a day that for most Americans normally marks the peaceful transfer of power. It is a day that is supposed to signify a contrast to many other nations of the world that our government exists and changes without the need for violence. So while Venture Capitalists sat at home and wondered how long it would take George W to wipe out capital gains, and the religious right bet on how long till their organizations gained federal funding, I stayed in my home and protested the whole debacle. I sat in my room…

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UMass, MassPIRG join protest against artic drilling

On Friday February 9th, from 2-4 p.m. in Amherst Center, UMass students and MassPIRG students from the Five College area with be protesting against BP-Amoco, ExxonMobil and Chevron and Phillips plans to drill in the Artic National Wildlife Refuge. The refuge consists of 19 million acres of pristine wilderness along the northern coastal plane of Alaska. The purpose is to educate the public on the oil companies’ plans to drill in the Artic and the dangers of doing so. This is the kickoff event in western Massachusetts for the PIRG’s National Campaign to protect Alaska’s Wilderness. Alaska supports dozens of…

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News Analysis: President Bush

One can’t tune into a television news program these days without seeing an amiable President George W. Bush chumming it up with Capital Hill Democrats – even ones named Kennedy. But while the President has created the veneer and image of bipartisanship in an attempt to fulfill his campaign pledge to be ‘a uniter not a divider,’ his actual agenda has failed to fulfill that promise. Whether it be in his cabinet appointments, his plan to coordinate Federal social service activity with faith-based charity work, or in signing an executive order eliminating federal funding for groups that provide abortion counseling…

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Carribean Society to hold carnival

The English Speaking Caribbean Society will be holding its cultural celebration Carnival Again tomorrow in the Student Union Ballroom. According to Dionne Stennett, the vice-president of the organization, the event is a tradition that is intended to celebrate economic stability and to bring West Indian countries together. ‘This is kind of similar to Mardi Gras, but it has Caribbean roots involved in it,’ Stennett said about the party-type atmosphere to the event. The event will feature speakers from both the University and from the Office of ALANA Affairs, and will also include rhythms dancing and dancing by the African Student…

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Hogarth hard to classify, easy to like

THADDEUS HOGARTH Trying to Believe Spinning Records Thaddeus Hogarth’s new album Trying to Believe is a music critic’s classification nightmare. Does he bring some sort of neo-recent jazz to his popish songs, or is that the slide of a funk riff we’re hearing behind his soft-spoken lyrics? Is he revisiting the smooth 70’s, or is that the influence of Nirvana? Was that a circa long-hair Paul Simon looking over Hogarth’s shoulder as he was composing, or is he sitting at a musical loom, weaving from all of these different sources? Curses. Classification’s aside, Hogarth’s Trying to Believe is a fun…

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Penn ‘ Teller trick UMass

PENN ‘ TELLER Fine Arts Center February 6, 2001 To call Penn ‘ Teller magicians or comedians would be confining them to a specific category. They are entertainers in every sense of the word. Showing the audience that all magic tricks are just different tricks, lies and scams, Penn ‘ Teller perform to and for the audience and leave them wanting more. Whether they be stuffing a bunny into a wood chipper, bringing back the ghost of Harry Houdini or firing a bullet into each others mouths from thirty feet away, Penn ‘ Teller find the humor in everything and…

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Nicholson carries The Pledge

THE PLEDGE Directed by Sean Penn Starring Jack Nicholson Playing at AMC Mountain Farms 4 It is common sense that people don’t like to be upset or made to think unnecessarily, especially when going to the movies. Movies have always been a way to escape from daily life, and films that probe (and sometimes rattle) the human mind do not often prosper as well as more upbeat and lighthearted ones. Last year’s highest grossing film, Erin Brockovich, won over audiences and critics alike because of its schmaltzy and optimistic storytelling, while people were less likely to praise darker, more brooding…

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Decline of ALANA more then a Black and White issue \

There is a real problem here at UMass: not only is there a decreasing number of ALANA students, but there also seems to be a refusal to address this worrying trend. Many factors need to be taken into account as to why this problem exists. However, the truth of the matter is that it all depends on whom you speak to. ALANA includes all people of color, such as American Indian, Alaskan Native, Asian, Pacific Islander, Non-Hispanic Black, Cape Verdean, Hispanic and Multi-racial students. According to a Factbook, printed by the Office of Institutional Research (OIR), the numbers, and more…

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Northeast/Sylvan residents to have funfest

A Northeast Area and Sylvan Area government collaboration, ‘The Fun Fest’ takes place this Thursday from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. in the Totman Gym. Northeast Area governor Mike McCarthy, a sophomore History major, describes the purpose of the event as a chance ‘for people to chill out and forget about classes for awhile, and its all free.’ Activities include massage lessons, a basketball tournament, open swim, and open volleyball. The Sylvan Area Government conceived the idea. ‘It was their idea, their project,’ explained McCarthy. ‘We’re sponsoring the event with them, and helping them cover some of the cost. Hopefully,…

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From marksmen to masons: \ Big stars fizzle in Loss

You live by your big stars, and you die by your big stars. The Massachusetts men’s basketball team doesn’t have an endless bench like Florida, Illinois or North Carolina. Coach James ‘Bruiser’ Flint can’t make substitutions at will and beat any given opponent with eight to 10 different guys. He has a handful (barely) of talented impact players, and a bunch of solid ‘team’ guys who know their roles and how they can chip in to the Maroon and White effort. So when the Minutemen are savoring victory, it’s usually the same two or three guys who are consistently making…

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New Students program welcoming

With the spring semester in full effect, students have the opportunity to look forward to the summer. Many found themselves bored at home over break, and counting the days until they could arrive on campus. What is going to happen over the summer when students are at home for a long three-month break? Some students have solved their summer boredom problems by getting jobs on campus over the summer. While this may sound completely boring and totally insane to some, staying on campus has many positive benefits. The New Students Program is one of the most vied for summer positions….

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All Good things must come to an end

Yesterday’s game against Dayton University meant a lot to the Massachusetts men’s basketball team. Not only were the Minutemen riding a six game winning streak, but they were also attempting to jump above the .500 mark for the first time since the opening game of the year. It could even be safe to say that UMass was playing as well as it ever had in the five years head coach James ‘Bruiser’ Flint had been at the helm in Amherst, and his team knew that it had to continue playing well if it had any chance of playing in the…

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