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During Thanksgiving break, the leasers of club and student organizations received a notice in their emails that, over winter break, the offices on the third floor of campus center would be “refreshed.” In other words, completely revamped and reorganized.

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In the days following this year’s midterm elections, anyone reading the news likely saw one of many similar headlines describing how “Young voters delivered for Democrats,” or how the “2022 election proves that the youth vote is here to stay.” Most of the experts and pundits out there agree …

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When I first came to UMass Boston to visit the campus, what immediately captured my eye was the modern complexion of the dorm buildings, the vibrant and sage green that resembles home and the view of the city to wake up to. I imagined meeting my roommate for the first time, getting breakfast…

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One thing that has always bothered me about UMass Boston is the somewhat limited course selection that we are stuck with. It’s not the subjects of the courses that are offered—most of our professors offer some really fascinating and niche courses, tying into their own expertise. This is actu…

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In my time at UMass Boston, I have only heard one person have anything nice to say about our Writing Proficiency requirement. During my first semester here, I would have been counted among the masses; I hated every aspect of it. It seemed like nothing more than a pointless inconvenience to m…

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This past spring, with almost no media coverage, the Massachusetts House of Representatives passed a measure that would require UMass Amherst to study the feasibility of establishing a new school of public health—specifically the “Massachusetts school of health sciences education and center …

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Last week, I had the opportunity to sit down with Reverend Valeria Schmidt of UMass Boston’s Interfaith Ministry. I know most of you reading probably have no idea what the Interfaith Ministry is. Neither did I until I met Valeria: “I usually introduce myself as ‘Reverend Valeria’ just to mak…

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About three weeks ago, several members of an evangelical Christian organization from North Carolina, known as Christ Reformed Fellowship, came to visit our campus. Armed with signs, a megaphone and a whole supply of anti-abortion, anti-LGBTQ+ and evolution-denialist rhetoric, they came with …

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You know, contrary to what some may believe, I don’t relish having to lambast our administration or talk disparagingly about our school. I really do love it here—though mostly because of the students and professors. It would make me so happy to talk about how great our administration is or h…

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Last Thursday, I attended a demonstration organized by UMass Unions United—made up of the Professional Staff Union, Classified Staff Union and Faculty Staff Union—outside of the administration offices on the second floor of Quinn Administration. Over the years, the united unions have had man…

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So, the campus construction. There’s a lot to unpack here. Supposedly, we’re going to be able to use our new quad come the spring semester, but honestly that seems like quite the pipe dream. Why? Well, I recently attended the Campus Update Meeting via Zoom, and someone asked why Healey Libra…

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During another Red Line shutdown last week, I noticed something almost as disturbing as the fatal situation that stopped the trains. The steps leading down from the elevated walkway at JFK/UMass Station—which had been closed off for weeks, up to that very morning—were opened to crowds of peo…

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Scientists say that the brain peaks at age 30, and then starts to slowly decline, with some brains declining faster than others. 

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When I transferred from Middlesex Community College, I didn’t quite know what to expect when it came to grabbing food at UMass Boston. At MCC’s Bedford campus, there was one cafeteria that served food not too different from my high school—fried chicken, fries, pizza, burgers, pasta and more.…

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When first enrolling at UMass Boston, students—unless they are undecided on their career choice—declare their major prior to picking their classes. Of course, anyone is allowed to change their major throughout their time at UMass Boston, but there is another route that students can take as w…

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The walk from McCormack to Healey Library…I could write about a thousand words about that situation alone, but I’m sure you all share the frustration. Even beyond the construction disruption, I cannot fathom why the original architect thought that building a library in the center of campus w…

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With add/drop come and gone and the class selection process for students basically being set in stone, now is the time to make use of the resources and activities the campus provides. As the semester progresses, students will have the chance to join clubs, square away financial aid and even …

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For new arrivals to the country, stepping out of Logan International Airport and feeling that chilly breeze grazing one’s face is an extravagant feeling. At this point, one will have to figure what to do next as the student’s next phase of life has officially begun. For students who have sta…

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As a 26-year-old undergraduate, I know that it can seem like a bit of an awkward age to be enrolled at a traditional university without a graduate degree. For me, the fact that I am older than a majority of other undergraduates, but younger than students making a late-in-life career change, …

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There are two subgroups of workers at UMass Boston, faculty staff and graduate student workers. How much they have in common varies from person to person, but one thing they all agree on is that the UMass Boston administration is not giving them a fair deal.

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As the semester of Fall 2022 kicks off, new students may be wondering what types of extra activities and other forms of recreation are available at the UMass Boston campus. I’m happy to say that there is no lack of recreational activities at UMass Boston, and one can find students indulging …

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Over the past two decades, UMass Boston has been growing at a constant rate, and it’s only the start of something special on Columbia Point. Since the initial construction of the Campus Center in 2004, the university has transformed with the building of University Hall, all while further tur…

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It’s the beginning of September and you know what that means! Not only is it the beginning of a new academic year here at UMass Boston, but it’s also move in week. Whether it’s freshmen moving into their dorm rooms and meeting new friends each day, or a new lease in one of the many apartment…