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UMass students barred from studying abroad in wake of arrests at October sit-in
01-04-2024 9:02 PM


AMHERST — At least one of three UMass Amherst students denied the chance to study abroad next semester after being arrested for participating in the October sit-in protests against the war in Gaza has raised the possibility of bringing a federal...

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Chalk Talk: When kids turn work in late: Navigating the tricky balance of deadlines and support for students
02-29-2024 2:20 PM


It’s March again, which means that in many high schools a new semester is well underway. At the end of every grading period, the same conversation starts making the rounds in teaching circles, on social media, in the teacher’s lounge, all sharing a...

Sharing the giving spirit: Deerfield elementary students donate food, raise money for Amherst Survival Center 
12-22-2023 2:17 PM


AMHERST — As the holiday season comes to a close in the next few weeks, students from Deerfield Elementary School’s Out-of-School-Time Program have gotten into the giving spirit themselves.Earlier this month, students put together small, handmade...

A new life: UMass welcomes students to campus
09-01-2023 2:23 PM


AMHERST — Moving triplets into three separate dorms all in one day is no easy task, but the Lawn family did just that on Thursday, when first-year students were welcomed to the University of Massachusetts on a sunny and breezy move-in day.“We’re...

‘Helping babies breathe’ in Ghana: Local group fighting infant mortality by training midwives 
08-28-2023 10:40 AM


EASTHAMPTON — In November, a local group of medical professionals and researchers will travel to Ghana to hold a training conference for Ghanaian midwives from rural health centers.The trip is an effort of the Midwifery Exchange in Ghana, a group that...

Students focus on peers’ struggles: Getting to Y pilot program at Easthampton High seeks to address concerns raised in health survey
05-31-2023 4:37 PM


EASTHAMPTON — A yearlong pilot program called “Getting to Y” is helping a group of city high school students gain a better understanding of what their peers are going through when it comes to a variety of health-related concerns, ranging from suicidal...

Arts Briefs: Student art in Northampton, photos of rural post offices in Williamsburg, and more
04-27-2023 1:24 PM

Invasion of the student artistsNORTHAMPTON — Young artists from JFK Middle School and Northampton High School will have their chance to shine in May as two city galleries exhibit their work.Starting May 4 at the A.P.E. Gallery, a tradition continues...

Slam it: Academy of Music to host its first Youth Poetry Slam 
04-22-2023 5:14 PM


There are poetry readings, the workshop leader said, and then there are poetry slams — and it’s important to know the difference.“Slam poetry,” said Lyrical Faith, “is about winning. It’s a very competitive sport.”Faith should know. She began...

Smith Vocational students 1st in state to try Army National Guard’s Fatal Vision marijuana-impairment goggles
02-17-2023 5:07 PM

By Emily Thurlow

NORTHAMPTON — Navigating on a pedal kart through a makeshift dirt obstacle course marked off with cones and LED lights indicating which direction to take wasn’t too challenging for 17-year-old Madison Gorrell, that is, until she strapped on a pair of...

‘The door opener’: Longtime University Museum of Contemporary Art Director Loretta Yarlow to step down
01-30-2023 9:11 PM


AMHERST — After nearly 18 years at the helm of the largest art gallery at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, Loretta Yarlow will step down from the University Museum of Contemporary Art (UMCA) at the end of June.Yarlow, who came to the Valley...

200 years of learning: Amherst College history marked by growth and change
09-04-2021 7:35 PM


AMHERST — It began as a one-building school, with a few dozen students, a tiny handful of faculty, and a curriculum based around math, Latin, oratory, philosophy and, above all, piety. The school’s founders wanted to provide a classical education for...

UMass students face charges for post-Super Bowl riot
02-13-2018 11:22 AM


BELCHERTOWN — Six University of Massachusetts students were arraigned Tuesday morning on charges related to a post-Super Bowl riot Sunday night in the Southwest Residential Area of campus. A seventh student was arraigned Monday.“It was a difficult and...

Speaker gives HRHS students tips on making good decisions
05-18-2017 11:25 PM


WESTHAMPTON — Students filling the auditorium at Hampshire Regional High School closed their eyes as motivational speaker Cara Filler asked them to think of the most important person in their life.Many friends and family members popped into the their...

UMass grad student wage woes: Union presses demands as contract talks begin
04-29-2017 4:46 PM


AMHERST — Mishka Murad, a doctoral candidate at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, often wonders whether the groceries she is buying are going to prevent her from making it to her next paycheck. So she collects coupons, doesn’t own a car and...

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