Jose Antonio Vargas speaks on immigration, race and what it means to be an American

Pulitzer Prize winning journalist speaks at UMass.

People’s Market: Independent, cooperative, ‘radical-minded’

Co-managers promote advocacy in the community.

Black Student Union aims to be a strong voice for the African-American community on UMass’ campus

The group advocates for safe spaces for discussions about race and peaceful protests in the community.

You don’t have to walk alone

Emilia Beuger discusses her experiences with the UMass Walking Escort Service and why more students should be taking advantage of this incredible resource.

Small group of students study during Hatch’s ‘soft opening’

The newly re-opened student space closed was since 2014.

SLIDESHOW: Student Strike for Sanctuary

Students gathered in the Student Union on Friday to strike for UMass to become a sanctuary campus. Photos by Robert Rigo, Jong Man Kim, and Aakanksha Gupta.

The UMass Sanctuary Movement will be hosting a student strike this Friday

Strike will be in the Student Union from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

The Hatch will reopen this semester as a multi-purpose space

The Hatch will reopen as a place for UMass students to collaborate.

Party Smart program experiences success in first semester

Pilot program to reduce high-risk student drinking has yielded positive results so far.

SGA President announces opening of vice president position

Applications for the opening will be accepted until Dec. 11.

UMass protests president-elect and pushes for sanctuary campus

Hundreds of students marched from the Student Union to Whitmore in a demonstration Wednesday.

SLIDESHOW: Sanctuary Campus Walkout

Protestors walked from the Student Union to Whitmore on Wednesday to deliver letters for a “sanctuary campus.” Photos by Jessica Picard, Caroline O’Connor, Aakanksha Gupta and Judith Gibson-Okunieff.

Campus groups organize to engage students on Election Day

Across the University of Massachusetts campus Tuesday, students organized to inform voters and drum up Election Day excitement. Music blared on Haigis Mall yesterday as representatives from student groups distributed ballot information and directed students to the voter shuttle bus. Representatives from the Student Government Association, the Massachusetts Public Interest Research Group (MassPIRG) and the Cannabis Reform Coalition were present from 10 a.m.to 6:30 p.m. to hand out information about the voting process and inspire students to get to the polls. “We’re working to get people excited,” said MassPIRG chair Julia Seremba. “This is the last leg of our ‘get…

When the impossible comes: UMass students respond to a seemingly inevitable Trump victory

Shocked at results from swing states, five students expressed their shock at seeing a candidate they never took seriously take a tremendous lead.

UMass students impact outcome of Question 5 in local Amherst ballot

Although current students will likely not experience the effects of Question 5 first-hand, student voters registered in Amherst will help determine the future local elementary schools.

SGA expands composting with pilot program

The program will test the effectiveness of using more bins around the UMass campus, according to the SGA’s secretary of sustainability.

SLIDESHOW: Labor Center Rally

The Graduate Employee Organization held a rally for the labor center outside the student union on Monday afternoon. Photos by Jessica Picard, Judith Gibson-Okunieff, and Erica Lowenkron.

Sixty gather to rally in support of Labor Center

Speakers criticized cuts to the program and called for action to protect the rights of working class people.

President Anthony Vitale and Vice President Nick Rampone anticipate productive year at SGA

The SGA plans on addressing the Student Union, increasing student voter turnout and expanding its profile on campus.

Affirmative action debate highlights divisive approaches to topic of racism in American institutions

The University Union’s Affirmative Action Debate in the Student Union Ballroom Tuesday night highlighted divisive approaches to topic of racism in American institutions.