A couple of weeks ago, I had a friendship that was bringing me immense anxiety. I wasn’t sure where exactly this feeling was coming from, but something felt wrong. After a period of serious self-reflection and deep conversations, I realized I needed a boundary. 

During winter break, the women’s basketball and ice hockey teams slowly got into a hopeful groove when they played over the New Year and began their run of Conference games. Women’s Basketball reached the last day of fall classes at a record of 6–5, needing some breathing room to say the least.   

The following letters come from the Classified Staff Union members of UMass Boston. The CSU aims to provide fair and safe working conditions for its members, as well as negotiate in order to improve these conditions—and advance the well-being—for these members.