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Wednesday, Nov. 6, UMass Boston held its second annual campus-wide safety walk. The event began at 4:30 p.m. in a meeting room on the second floor of the Campus Center. Students and faculty all filed in, socializing and enjoying the Safety Walk refreshments. Refreshments included fruit, bott…

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On Wednesday, Oct. 30, I had the pleasure of interviewing Umama Moon, a first-generation student and current senior at UMass Boston. Umama is originally from Bangladesh, and she is a biology major on a pre-med track. She is currently working on getting into an MD/PHD program post-graduation,…

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The Dining Services team and the Office of Urban and Off-Campus Support Services (U-ACCESS) have partnered in order to create a program in which students can donate one of their Guest Meal swipes to a student in need of a meal. 

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The Red Flag Campaign is a campaign to raise awareness of domestic abuse and domestic violence in the everyday lives of people. On the first floor Campus Center Terrace on the wall directly next to the entrance hallway to the dining hall is a black and red art piece. Small red flags hang off…

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Monday, May 6—Interim Chancellor Katherine Newman announced before a small gathering of students that she would indeed be moving forward with Referendum Question 1, which adds a small, non-waivable fee to the undergraduate tuition for the purpose of increased MBTA subsidies.

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Friday, May 3—From 1 to 3 p.m., the Office of Housing and Residential Life at the University of Massachusetts Boston held the first ever Beacon Block Party, to celebrate the end of the first year of the Residence Halls being occupied.

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May 2—The 27th Annual Beacon Leadership Awards recognized the works of a multitude of students for their exemplary actions for the University of Massachusetts Boston over the past two semesters. In this historic year, they had 138 nominations total for the ten awards, and Vice Chancellor for…

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Run by the Student Arts and Events Council, Beacon Week is the annual school spirit week. Usually right before the end of each term, SAEC leads a week of sponsored events. Here's a summary of some of last week's Beacon Week events.

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Wednesday April 24—UMBeneath The Sheets had their debut performance in the Campus Center at the University of Massachusetts Boston. The show ran from 7 to 8 p.m. with a total run time of 45 minutes. UMBeneath The Sheets is a sex-positive theater troupe, aiming to educate students on campus a…

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Eli Valley is an acclaimed political cartoonist who caters to the wider audience of satire in the modern era. He’s been drawing comics for the majority of his life. Covering hot topic issues during the Donald Trump era, he’s been featured in many different publications such as The Nation, Th…

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Monday, April 22—On the third floor of the Campus Center in Ballroom C, Massachusetts Senator Edward J. Markey visited the University of Massachusetts Boston to talk about his Green New Deal that he is working with New York Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez on. The deal would help the …

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Over the past couple of weeks, the managing editor and I, the Editor-in-Chief of The Mass Media,have been working closely with Lisa Johnson, Vice Chancellor of Division of Enrollment Management to ensure that the First Amendment will never be infringed upon again by admissions staffers. I me…

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Tuesday, April 16—UMBWellness had their second session of “Let’s Talk About Masculinity: A Series on Society, Wellness and Sexuality.” For the month of April, University Health Services is having discussions about masculinity with subtopics on things like toxic masculinity, drinking culture …

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Last week, the University of Massachusetts Boston campus hosted three different events celebrating Asian culture and traditions: the 祭Japan! Festival on April 10, the Cambodian New Year on April 12, and Bollywood Night, which was also on Friday. Each celebration featured traditional dances,…

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The first held Student Town Hall, titled “Students First, Students Always,” had panelists: Interim Chancellor Katherine Newman, Vice Chancellor Gail DiSabatino, Undergraduate Student Government Katelyn Mitrano, Graduate Student Assembly President Yuechan Lu, and Student Trustee Sara Tariq to…

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April 11—Although not on a regular basis, the Division of Athletics and Recreation, Special Projects and Programs at the University of Massachusetts Boston threw another pool party and movie night. With Baywatch (2017) as the theme, there were plenty of pool floats and beach balls to go around.

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Thursday—Around 10:15 p.m., the West Residence Hall at the University of Massachusetts Boston was surrounded by two fire trucks from the Boston Fire Department, four police cars, and a Boston EMS ambulance in response to a Level 2 hazmat situation on the ninth floor of the building. The situ…

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As negotiations move forward in the fight for fair parking fees at the University of Massachusetts Boston, the Save UMB Coalition and PHENOM (Public Higher Education Network of Massachusetts) have convened again in their third rally to reopen the conversation on fair parking fees. This one f…

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Wednesday, March 20—Casa Latinx hosted Noche De Fuego, or Night of Fire, from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. in Ballroom A of the Campus Center. The event had an Eventbrite early bird fee of $2 and was $5 for guests who arrived at the door. The goal of the night was to show guests how to perform two tradi…