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With the holiday season taking off in full swing, and with people returning from Thanksgiving and prepping for upcoming winter holiday travels, concerns about a new variant of the COVID-19 virus are emerging. The World Health Organization classified the Omicron variant, following the Greek a…

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In the eyes of many, small scale businesses are a necessary part of Boston’s economy, serving the needs of the cultural communities living in the neighborhood. Not only do these businesses provide job opportunities and community meeting places, but they also reflect the rich diversity and cu…

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UMass Boston’s Graduate Employee Organization is currently in contentious, collective bargaining with a team from the university’s Human Resources department. The Human Resources team represents the university and the Board of Trustees. As of now, the GEO is working under a contract that has…

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The Cambridge Dictionary defines “hostile architecture” in the following manner: “the design of public spaces in a way that stops unwanted behaviour." In the previous issue, The Mass Media incorrectly identified anti-skateboarding metal dividers as anti-homeless architecture. This was a resu…

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The University of Massachusetts Boston holds a partnership with local high schools to allow students with intellectual disabilities and autism to become involved in a complete college experience. The program is called the Mass Inclusive Concurrent Enrollment Initiative, and it is held throug…

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On the evening of Thursday, Nov. 18, the McCormack Graduate School’s Department of Public Policy and Public Affairs held a panel on Zoom with UMass Boston MPA students who are masters of public administration practitioners. The panel focused its discussion on how the COVID-19 pandemic impact…

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As rain beat down upon them, roughly 50 students from universities all across Boston demonstrated in Boston Common to demand that their institutions divest from fossil fuels. Student representatives for climate justice organizations at Harvard, Northeastern, Boston University, Boston College…

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Michelle Wu has recently made history by becoming the first woman, as well as the first person of color, to win a Boston mayoral election. Her representation of change and of the wants of the new generation doesn’t end there, however; at the forefront of Wu’s agenda is a Green New Deal for t…

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Posters lined the first floor terrace of Campus Center briefly on a bright Wednesday, Nov. 10. The posters were summaries of research that were completed by students who were a part of the Beacon Student Success Fellowship. The Beacon Student Success Fellowship is a funding opportunity for u…

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On Nov. 16, Michelle Wu will be sworn in as Boston’s first female and person of color mayor. Wu won nearly two-thirds of the vote in a race against Annissa Essaibi George on Nov. 2. Here’s what to know about Boston’s new mayor:

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On Tuesday, Nov. 2, Boston elected progressive candidate Michelle Wu as the city’s next mayor. Wu will be the first elected female and person of color to serve as mayor in the city of Boston.

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On Thursday, Oct. 28, Boston city workers began work on tearing down tents along Boston’s Massachusetts Avenue and Melnea Cass Boulevard. As of Monday, Nov. 1, people that were living along the street were ordered to clear out. 

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On Friday, Oct. 29, from 7 to 8 p.m., Boston mayoral candidates Annissa Essaibi George and Michelle Wu graced the Boston Student Mayoral Forum at the Howard Thurman Centre for Common Ground.

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On Oct. 8, 2021, an apartment located on South Point Drive in the Harbor Point on the Bay apartment complex was broken into and burglarized. In the apartment at the time of the burglary were seven UMass Boston students, who had thousands of dollars worth of items robbed from them. Reported s…

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On the set of Alec Baldwin’s film "Rust", a gun went off injuring the director and killing one of the cinematographers on set.  Director Joel Souza was injured, and cinematographer Halyna Hutchins, 42, was killed when a gun handled by Alec Baldwin went off in an accident. 

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On Nov. 1, UMass Boston held its second annual Black Lives Matter Day. The events of the day included breakout sessions with community leaders, a panel and a keynote address, as well as a mural and memorial presentation and call to action. The event was open to all.

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On Thursday, Nov. 4, the UMass Boston Office of Career Services and Internships is hosting its Virtual Internship Expo from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Throughout the week, several workshops will be held in order to prepare students for the expo. 

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When one stands at the edge of the water, looking out across the harbor from the Harbor Walk on campus or from the JFK Museum, they can see an array of colorful shipping containers over in South Boston near Castle Island. These shipping containers contain a variety of goods, from vehicles to…