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After back-and-forth negotiations, Elon Musk finally succeeded to buy Twitter for $44 billion. Unpredictability was the name of the game when he initially purchased a 9 percent stake in the social media giant but refused to sit on the board of the company. Wall Street bankers are now betting…

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Many people tend to overlook it, but one of the most important aspects of business, in reference to market appeal and the ability to persuade customers to buy into a product, is through the effective use of graphic design. Of course, Photoshop is extremely vital to graphic design, which also…

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In the world of fashion, we can see the comeback of the nostalgic Y2K fashion trends. Low-rise jeans are now back in and so are trendy hair clips and styles. Mainstream social media platforms such as TikTok, Instagram and many more have helped Y2K fashion quickly emerge with the use of tags …

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One of the biggest staples of a typical college campus is a bookstore. For students attending UMass Boston, the school was thoughtful to provide the bookstore in a convenient place. Commuter students have a long way to go—about 100 feet off the Route 1 or Route 3 bus—to step foot into the st…

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For many New Englanders, much pride comes from the local food. Dunkin’, Friendly’s, seafood from Cape Cod or Maine, and even Ben and Jerry’s have become core parts of the New England diet and a source of pride for many locals. However, for many chains, cities are seen as an easy cash grab, a…

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The University of Massachusetts Institution will be hiking its tuition across some of its campuses, which are Amherst, Lowell, Boston, UMass Law and UMass Chan Medical School. The hike has been imposed because of a two-year freeze in tuition hikes, which President of UMass Marty Meehan state…

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The University of Massachusetts Boston has a vastly diverse student body. Many students are native to Massachusetts, some from Boston itself, others from different regions of New England. I moved around a lot before deciding on UMass Boston—I was born and raised in Chicago, then moved to ups…

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During a time where technology is taking over the world and people are increasingly trying to voice their opinions and life experience for the sake of putting them out into the limelight, it seems like journalism is a perfect fit for a college major that helps bring these stories and stances…

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Michelle Wu, the first woman of color elected to be the mayor Boston, has been predictably facing a lot of thinly veiled racist and sexist vitriol from some certain groups of constituents. There is certainly no shortage of “F--- Wu” stickers plastered over subway maps or badly spray painted …

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On March 29, UMass Boston student Justice of Palestine launched a petition to boycott the famous brand, Sabra, from UMass Boston dining services. This move wasn't born in just a moment, rather it was a step up to a justified campaign that was launched at the beginning of the semester. Just w…

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From April 1 to April 30, it is Autism Awareness and Acceptance Month. Part of autism awareness and acceptance is listening to autistic people in their experiences and how they feel about representation of autism. Many autistic people have spoken out against Autism Speaks, a self-described a…

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COVID-19 has always been a topic of concern lately, even when it was believed to be in its dying stages. Wastewater has been tested and brought under surveillance in many states, including Massachusetts. Wastewater surveillance is also called wastewater-based epidemiology. What makes it such…

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The United States House of Representatives passed the Marijuana Opportunity Reinvestment and Expungement, or MORE act, on Friday, April 1, and followed up on this bill with the passage of the Medical Marijuana Research Act the following Monday, inching the country one step closer to decrimin…

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Every student who is an owner of a common house pet such as a cat, dog or rabbit should consider investing in pet insurance to save themselves money in the long run. Animals can be very expensive to care for—between vet visits, food, supplies such as a leash and collar, and more—it is an inv…

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On Monday, March 28, the university shifted to an optional indoor mask policy. This came after the CDC announced that mask policies could be loosened for vaccinated individuals in Massachusetts. The City of Boston lifted its indoor mask mandate, and the university followed suit. Masks are st…

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The average "workplace" in the U.S. has undergone significant changes in the last 100 years, and we are in the midst of one of these more significant changes. Faced with a perpetually changing virus, local and federal COVID-19 restrictions and employers’ reaction to both the former and latte…

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While witnessing the war in Ukraine in disbelief right now, one can only imagine that, as in years past, if heaven forbid the war were to escalate at an even worse rate than it is already at, people would be going to war at the age of 18 in the United States and across the world. Not only th…

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This year’s Oscars was probably one of the most entertaining, with fantastic films and actors receiving their well-deserved awards. But the only problem was that the awards weren’t the only thing being handed out this year. What started out as friendly humor turned into anger, as Hollywood l…

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The month of March is proclaimed to be titled Women’s History Month by the President of the United States, and is celebrated as such in the U.S., across the pond in the U.K. and down under in Australia. With the courage and bravery that women hold for their sacrifices that date back centurie…

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Boston’s North End restaurant owners participated in a program during the pandemic that allowed them to apply for a temporary license which would allow them to offer outdoor dining services. However, from May 1, these restaurants will be paying a hefty $7,500, along with a $458 charge per mo…

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Too Good to Go is an app designed to reduce food waste and hunger, tackling two large-scale issues that the nation has faced throughout recent years. The app works in connection with local businesses and restaurants, listing “surprise bags” each day that customers can pick up during a design…