SLIDESHOW: Best of October 2016

The best photos of October of 2016, including fall sports, hockey, Halloween and other campus events. Photos by Sam Anderson, Judith Gibson-Okunieff, Aakanksha Gupta, Erica Lowenkron, Jong Man Kim, Katherine Mayo, Mayank Mishra, Caroline O’Connor, Jessica Picard, Christina Yacono and Alec Zabrecky.

Arrest warrant issued for Southpoint shooter

Injured man from shooting said to be recovering.

SLIDESHOW: Amherst Block Party

The Amherst Business Improvement District’s 5th annual block party was held September 15 from 5-9 p.m. in downtown Amherst. Photos by Jessica Picard, Chris O’Keefe, Judith Gibson-Okunieff, Jediah Zuraw-Friedland, Grace Gulick, Jenn Desmond, and Jill Drummy.

SLIDESHOW: Football vs BC

UMass Football lost to Boston College 26-7 at Gillette Stadium on Saturday September 10, 2016. Photos by Judith Gibson-Okunieff and Christina Yacono.

SLIDESHOW: Best of Welcome Week 2016

Photos from Welcome Week 2016 including BBQ, UFest, move-in, UMass Night Out, New2U Tag Sale and poster sale from September 2nd to September 9th. Photos by Katherine Mayo, Judith Gibson-Okunieff, Sam Anderson, Jessica Picard and Erica Lowenkron.

SLIDESHOW: Back to School Sports

Photos from UMass sports from the weekend of Sept. 11 to Sept. 14, 2015.

SLIDESHOW: Back to School

Students arrive back to campus for the fall 2015 semester. Photos by Amanda Creegan, Robert Rigo and Judith Gibson-Okunieff.

Over 1,000 University officials required to take online Title IX and Clery Act training

Under federal law, schools must train faculty and staff to understand their crime reporting and sexual harassment and misconduct reporting responsibilities.

The Ballroom Dance Club grooves its way into UMass’ heart at Valentine’s Day social

The Ballroom Dance Club looks to grow and expand its numbers and host more competitions.

Minutewomen hit the road for pair of conference games

UMass women’s basketball continues stretch against tough competition this week with games against Fordham and Richmond.

UMass Basketball faces a St. Joe’s team in a similar situation

After having national success last season, the Minutemen and Saint Joseph’s are experiencing some growing pains with the loss of key plays and a tough non-conference schedule.

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UMass cheerleaders are dedicated and talented.

Melanie Kreusch receives A-10 Rookie of the Week honors

Melanie Kreusch’s first career goal led the Minutewomen to a victory against Maine and propelled her to Atlantic 10 Rookie of the Week honors.

Pasta E Basta’s authentic Italian cuisine keeps students coming back for more

Pasta E Basta’s authentic Italian cuisine makes it a favorite eatery for local students.

New SGA leaders spend summer preparing for fall semester

SGA President Vinayak Rao and Vice President Jacob Schissel have already begun working toward their goals for the upcoming year.

Devin O’Neill looks to start new chapter in UMass men’s soccer

Following the death of longtime head coach Sam Koch, interim coach Devin O’Neill looks to bring experience and familiarity to the position.

Mullins Center renovations aimed at improving fan experience

UMass’ entertainment and sports complex will feature new LED sports lighting and seating improvements for the 2014 sports season.

J.T. Blyden is earning the respect and trust of his teammates

UMass freshman running back J.T. Blyden is quickly rising up the depth chart and gaining admiration from teammates in the process

The vilification of police in America

Columnist Steven Gillard argues that while racism exists in police departments, ascribing racism to all law enforcement or Darren Wilson, shooter of Michael Brown in Ferguson, is premature and counterproductive.

No. 10 Minutewomen swept in the “Conference Cup” to open the season

Despite playing tough games against No. 1 Maryland and Temple, the UMass field hockey team lost both matchups to open the season.