State funding restored for Amherst homeless shelter

Governor Baker restored $200,000 of state funding utilized to keep shelter operational.

Amherst’s Craig’s Place may be forced to close doors

Facing state budget cuts, Craig’s Place may be forced to close before the end of the winter.

Letter: Craig’s Place to fight against fatal budget cuts

To the Editor, Craig’s Place Emergency Shelter sits right on the edge of the University of Massachusetts campus, in the basement of the First Baptist Church. Standing on the front steps of the church, you can see the Southwest Residential Area towers against the horizon, and the Fine Arts Center and W.E.B. Du Bois Library poking through the trees to your right. From 8 a.m. to 9 p.m., the church is filled with Bible study classes, youth groups and community meetings. At 9 p.m., the basement of the church transforms into a homeless shelter. The kitchen staff cooks dinner, while…

An inside look at the UMass club baseball team

Members of club baseball talk about what it’s like to play for the club.

UMass students turn to crowdsourcing to pay for education expenses

Instead of taking out private loans that can carry high interest rates, some students are asking for people to donate to their education using websites like GoFundMe.

Women’s club soccer team excited for nationals after successful fundraising campaign

Coming off its most successful season, the Minutewomen will travel to Memphis, Tennessee to compete at a national level.