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On Wednesday, Oct. 13, the Supreme Court heard arguments regarding whether or not the death penalty should be reinstated for Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, one of the Boston Marathon bombers. Though the Court is currently divided on the issue, it appears as though they will ultimately decide to reinstat…

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In light of recent events on campus, the Mass Media spoke to members of various cultural organizations regarding their views on being a minority student, their experiences of racism on campus, and how they feel the university is handling said issues. The following centers and clubs were inte…

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As students returned to UMass Boston for the Fall 2021 semester, they were subjected to many new changes that have happened and are currently happening on campus due to ongoing construction.

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On Friday, Oct. 1, the Black Student Center held a demonstration addressing recent acts of racism on campus, and the administration’s lack of response to them. The demonstration occurred in the same space and at the same time as a scheduled safe space gathering hosted by the university and l…

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On Sunday, Oct. 3, UMass Boston’s Alumni Engagement is hosting their first in-person Beacon 5K. The event will be held on the Harborwalk as well as in a virtual capacity. All members of the campus community are invited.

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There is just over a month left before the COP26 U.N. Climate Change Conference takes place in Glasgow. However, there has been pushback from environmental groups who want the conference postponed due to concerns over COVID-19 safety, vaccine inequality and the expense of quarantine accommod…

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UMass Boston has been updating their COVID-19 numbers on the university website weekly, while other universities in the Boston area are updating their numbers daily. As of fall 2020, UMass Boston has a total of 16,259 students attending, including undergrad and graduate students (1). UMass B…

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The city of Boston is gearing up to elect a new mayor, and with the election just around the corner on Nov. 2, a preliminary election was held to see which two candidates would be moving on to become the two choices on the ballot in November. 

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Following a year of holding online events, UMass Boston’s Student Arts and Events Council is now holding its Welcome Week events in-person and on campus. The carnival-themed events began on Tuesday, Sept. 7, and will end on Wednesday, Sept. 22.

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On Sept. 14, the Boston mayoral preliminary election is set to take place. With several candidates in the running for the nonpartisan election, City Councilor Michelle Wu is in the lead by more than ten points, according to a recent poll. The poll was conducted by Suffolk University and the …

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On Tuesday, Sept. 7, Texas governor Greg Abbott signed Senate Bill One—a piece of legislation calling for numerous restrictions on voting in the state—into law. 

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Shawn DeVeau recently stepped down from his position as the Associate Dean of Students to take on the role of Interim Vice Chancellor of Student Affairs. The Mass Media talked with him about his new role, his former position, and how he feels about the University.

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As we step onto campus for the first time in over a year, we welcome a spirit of excitement into the 2021-2022 school year, and leave behind our first summer out of lockdown. Here are some of the biggest news stories from the Summer of 2021.

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As the fall 2021 semester begins, UMass Boston is in the process of launching Aira, a visual interpreting app for people who are blind or have low vision. When using Aira, a professional agent looks through a user’s smartphone camera at their surroundings, and helps to guide them through campus.

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Large amounts of rain fell on parts of the Northeast on Sunday, Aug. 22 as Hurricane Henri—which was downgraded to a tropical storm shortly before it made landfall—passed through New England. On Monday, Aug. 23, the storm progressed inland towards New York. The storm downgraded to a tropical…