March 30, 2015

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Hird appointed dean of College of Social and Behavioral Sciences -

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UMass women’s lax cruises to 17-7 win over George Mason -

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Earl Sweatshirt explores his dark side on great sophomore album -

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East Village explosion painful, revealing -

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Courtney Barnett offers unique outlook on life on debut album -

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Lessons learned from a boy band -

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Angela McMahon earns 100th career win in UMass women’s lacrosse’s win over George Mason -

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Cornell professor explores education, politics and inequality -

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UMass softball swept by St. Joseph’s -

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Kendrick Lamar’s ‘To Pimp a Butterfly’ is a wild, unpredictable masterpiece -

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UMass baseball falls 8-0 to VCU in series finale -

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UMass men’s lacrosse’s win streak snapped in battle with No. 18 Towson -

Saturday, March 28, 2015

Closing arguments presented, jury deliberations begin Friday in first of four 2012 gang rape trials -

Friday, March 27, 2015

UMass library opens groundbreaking 3D printing lab -

Thursday, March 26, 2015

Defendant in 2012 gang rape case says accuser consented to sex -

Thursday, March 26, 2015

For the love of the craft: UMass Juggling Club -

Thursday, March 26, 2015

UMass lacrosse looks for fourth straight victory versus Towson -

Thursday, March 26, 2015

The dark, twisty special on Robert Durst proves that, yet again, humanity’s biggest “Jinx” is hubris -

Thursday, March 26, 2015

Law and order, UMass style -

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Hillel fails to represent all Jewish students -

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The wild world of ‘The Wolf of Wall Street’

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Martin Scorsese’s latest makes “Spring Breakers” look like “Frozen.”

‘August: Osage County,’ a test of cinematic endurance

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The movie “August: Osage County” rewards those up to the challenge.

‘Devil’s Due’ is diabolically disappointing

This found footage flick only presents a cure for insomnia.

“Killing Them Softly” receives mixed reviews

From the outside ‘Killing Them Softly’ looks like any other gangster film, but director Andrew Dominik attempted to take a different approach.

Sinister burns Bughuul into audiences

Derrickson’s “Sinister” is an entertaining horror movie that dabs a little too often into horror movie clichés for safety as well as comic relief.

Few bright spots in blockbuster filled summer

Collegian staff writer Kevin Romani reviews the summer in movies, selecting his top 5 films from a season of otherwise lackluster productions

Lackluster sequels plague summer cinemas

In a summer of Hollywood duds, staff writer Kevin Romani picks the dullest, noting that the sequels to several popular films were probably left better unmade.

No holiday cheer, but “Everybody’s Fine” here

Kirk Jones and company definitely did something right when they made this season’s newest family film, “Everybody’s Fine.” The director, known for “Nanny McPhee,” adapted his new film from 1990’s Italian flick “Stanno Tutti Bene” by Giuseppe Tornatore. The biggest difference, disregarding the obvious language disparity, is the all-star cast Jones has put together.

Goats Beware: Clooney new tricks up his sleeve that may cause your heart to stop

George Clooney brings audiences back in time with his new film, “The Men Who Stare at Goats.” Humor is aplenty in this wonderfully crafted film by Grant Heslov, based on the nonfiction book by Jon Ronson which follows journalist Bob Wilton as he goes to Iraq in order to find his next big story.

“The Box” puts the fear back into the unknown

In a time when the unknown can become known in seconds thanks to modern technology, “The Box” puts the fear back into that which is not known.

“A Serious Man” is a Serious Success

The figure of the “nebbish” has had a long and proud history in film. Ranging from Woody Allen’s entire pre-Mia Farrow divorce output to Paul Giamatti’s portrayal of Harvey Pekar, the neurotic Jewish male has long held interest for filmmakers.

‘Sorority Row’ offers stab at legitimacy for talentless Hollywood offspring

It starts with an accidental death, followed by threats, gory deaths and a disguised killer. Sound familiar? These traits can be attributed to countless horror films made in the last two decades. Yet Stewart Hendler’s “Sorority Row” brings a few new elements into the mix.

‘Jennifer’s Body’ hosts plenty of laughs, few horrors

Let’s get something straight: Diablo Cody is a comedy writer. Best known for her Oscar-winning script for “Juno,” its evident that Cody is sharp, witty and up on her culture.

“Basterds” An Inglorious Effort by Tarantino

Brad Pitt stars in Quentin Tarantino’s latest film, “Inglourious Basterds.” A well written screenplay holds together an otherwise poorly executed WWII action flick.