Massachusetts Daily Collegian

Facing food insecurity at home, he worked tirelessly to advocate for others in similar positions

Facing food insecurity at home, he worked tirelessly to advocate for others in similar positions

By Claire Healy, Assistant News Editor May 31, 2021
“In this society, where life is a delicate balance that can be thrown off by the slightest disturbance, something like the pandemic does that to a huge amount of people. Check in on your friends and make sure they're doing okay.”
The testing center and campus life: ‘It's really rewarding to help people, especially in a time like this’ 

The testing center and campus life: ‘It’s really rewarding to help people, especially in a time like this’ 

By Claire Healy, Assistant News Editor May 31, 2021
“It's just nice to have that interaction in a safe way, with masks on and stuff and to be able to feel like you're doing something during this time that we're living in.”
Motherhood, graduate school and a pandemic – all at once 

Motherhood, graduate school and a pandemic – all at once 

By Claire Healy, Assistant News Editor May 31, 2021
“This semester I juggled senate, I juggled classwork, I juggled a baby, I juggled my sorority ... At times, I would just feel like I was spreading myself thin. … then other times, doing all of that, while in the pandemic, it makes me push harder because I know that I can do it.”
The responsibility of nursing students, the “simpler joys” and an island in Maine

The responsibility of nursing students, the “simpler joys” and an island in Maine

By Claire Healy, Assistant News Editor May 31, 2021
When the pandemic broke out, Maddi took a job as a stay-in-help for a 90-year-old man living alone on an island in Maine. When she returned to campus, she worked at the Mullins Center and an assisted living facility, feeling firsthand the responsibility she had to the people around her in their time of need.
‘They’ve been denying entry to lots of people lately…Welcome to Trump’s America’

‘They’ve been denying entry to lots of people lately…Welcome to Trump’s America’

By Claire Healy, Assistant News Editor May 31, 2021
After being denied re-entry into the country and losing his student visa, Archie found himself spending the semester alone in an apartment in Paris – writing and making the most of his semester.
Glaciers and community farming in Alaska

Glaciers and community farming in Alaska

By Claire Healy, Assistant News Editor May 31, 2021
While the semester was defined for many by a unique separation from other students and loved ones, for one student it was spent building relationships in an entirely new community.
A trial in adulthood, air quality and NASA

A trial in adulthood, air quality and NASA

By Claire Healy, Assistant News Editor May 31, 2021
In one semester, Shruti Janardhanan found herself working and studying full time, moving to a new city alone, working at NASA and facing wildfires, all while the COVID-19 pandemic raged on around her. 
Photo of Esther Darfour by photographer Fadjy Valentin

Fire, advocacy, William Lee SIP research and entrepreneurship: ‘That’s what this semester was like, you got to either sink or swim’

By Claire Healy, Assistant News Editor May 31, 2021
"Everyone can use a little bit of support. We all should help one another live life together and be there for each other. And stop spreading so much hate with the world. That's what I wanted to do; I just want to make a difference.”
Ana Pietrewicz / Daily Collegian

UMass lifts facial covering and social distancing policy for fully vaccinated individuals

By Talia Heisey, Collegian Staff May 26, 2021
UMass will no longer require masks or social distancing beginning on May 29.
Judith Gibson-Okunieff / Daily Collegian

UMass research professor arrested on OUI charge

By Alex Genovese, Assistant News Editor May 24, 2021
Professor Tammy Haut Donahue was arraigned at the Eastern Hampshire District Court.
Ana Pietrewicz / Daily Collegian

UMass faces public scrutiny over three girls suspended for attending a party on ‘Blarney Blowout’ weekend

By Sophia Gardner and Talia Heisey May 18, 2021
Student suspended for participating in Blarney weekend slept on friend’s couch for two weeks after being removed from dorm.
Saliha Bayrak / Daily Collegian

Students for Justice in Palestine organize commencement-day drive-by to show solidarity with Palestine

By Saliha Bayrak, Assistant News Editor May 17, 2021
Demonstrators drove while waving Palestinian flags and drawing attention with honking, chanting “Free Palestine” and playing Palestinian music.
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