The Power of Paws: Therapy Dogs Proven to Boost Mental Health
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The Power of Paws: Therapy Dogs Proven to Boost Mental Health

The stress of college weighs heavily on the mental health of many students. Therapy dogs can provide the answer for stress relief and self-care at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. Through the Paws Program, Bright Spot Therapy Dogs, a group that places well-trained therapy dog teams in programs around New England, visits the Student Union … Continue reading

Twin History Teachers Combat Under-Performance in Springfield School
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Twin History Teachers Combat Under-Performance in Springfield School

SPRINGFIELD, Mass–At Springfield’s High School of Commerce, two teachers are strikingly similar to one another. Both men are new hires teaching U.S. History in classrooms located along the same brightly lit hallway. Born in 1992, by 1999 the pair moved with their family from Chicago to Massachusetts. After graduating from Westfield State University they found … Continue reading

Former NAACP president speaks at UMass
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Former NAACP president speaks at UMass

AMHERST — Former President and Chief Executive Officer of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) Ben Jealous spoke on Thursday to a crowd of 100 in the University of Massachusetts Amherst Student Union Ballroom. The lecture, “The Forgotten Origins and Consequences of Race in America” came at a time of uncertainty … Continue reading