Should they stay or should they go? Psychologists weigh in on value of freshman-only dorms
Writing in the Wild

Should they stay or should they go? Psychologists weigh in on value of freshman-only dorms

Originally published on Amherst Wire Allyson Morin, Writer | December 9, 2016 (Morgan Hughes/Amherst Wire) AMHERST — At the University of Massachusetts Amherst, first-year students are typically placed in freshman-only residential halls. Some say this experience helps to form friend groups and make connections. Others say that freshman-only dorms can breed a problematic atmosphere for the … Continue reading

“It’s hard to imagine what a college town would look like without a bookstore”
Stories of Strangers

“It’s hard to imagine what a college town would look like without a bookstore”

Amazon@UMass enters its second school year with the university to mixed reaction, announces new locations across nation for 2016.   On Tuesday Sept. 15, Blake Simon accidentally ordered The Republic instead of Republic from Amazon for his political science class. It was a mistake that could have left him bookless as required reading piled up. … Continue reading