No. 1 in the Polls
During November, UMass defeated three ranked teams with a home-and-home sweep of No. 4/3 Providence (both 3–2 wins) and a non-league victory over No. 18 Princeton, 3–2, in overtime. The Minutemen also logged their first win at UNH since 2006 and completed a sweep of the Wildcats with a 4–2 win at the Mullins Center on Nov. 18. UMass picked up a 3-1 road victory at Holy Cross on Nov. 16.
Target: Breast Cancer
University of Massachusetts Amherst senior Ashley Olafsen has already decided on her post-graduation plans. She wants to be the Bill Nye of wellness programs for middle and high school students. And her dream is already taking shape in the form of a business she started in high school: MOVE, a series of workshops on self-esteem, body image, mental health, and relationships to help ease the angst of teenage girls.
Stand United. Fight Hate.
Acting with Purpose
Lopes’s distinguished summer began with a production of Romeo and Juliet with the Billy Shakes Company, owned by undergraduate Jasmine Goodspeed ’19. The innovative casting of Romeo and Juliet was gender-indifferent to who played what roles, so long as they were the best for the part—and also to show that “queer people belong in these old texts, they just weren’t represented,” Lopes explains.
When the Earth Moves
Your Community, Your UMass
Swing into Spring
The action starts Thursday with music and dance performances—continuing all day Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, with more performances, intercollegiate athletic competitions, student competitions and celebrations, the UMass Powwow, QuadFest, and Soulfest, and concludes with the annual Spring Concert featuring Khalid & Lil Yachty.
Thursday, April 12