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Meet the Major: Afro-American Studies

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Chayanne Chataigne is a senior here at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. A resident of Worcester, MA, she decided on UMass Amherst due to its proximity to home and financial aid offerings. Chayanne was initially a psychology major, but during the fall of her first year she took a general education course on Afro-American history from 1619 to 1860. In the spring, she took Introduction to Black Studies. Eventually, she made the decision to add the Afro-American Studies major to enrich her academic path. She is soon graduating with a dual degree in psychology and Afro-Am Studies.

Letter to my Past Self

Photo of Jessie wearing a University of Massachusetts tshirt and text reading: Dear High School Self, Don't Stress too much ultimately you'll end up loving where you go, and it'll work out in the end. I know change can be really scary but it'll be a lot easier than you think!

Right now you’re busy with preparing for the next step in your life: filling out scholarship applications, revisiting your top schools, watching videos on how to prepare for college, and deciding on where to spend your next four years. Take a deep breath, try not to stress too much, because I’m here to assure you everything is going to work out. 

You’re probably really stressed right now about the college decision process, as you don’t want to make the “wrong” choice. Ultimately you’ll end up loving where you go, and it’ll work out in the end. I know change can be really scary but it’ll be a lot easier than you think! 

A Letter to my High School Self

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Dear Maddie,

Hey me my senior year of high school, I’m writing to you three years later as a junior in college! I know you’re probably super stressed right now from juggling school, extracurriculars and choosing where to go to college but I hope that by writing you this letter, as a junior in college now, I could ease your stress a little and give you a few tips.

How My Wellbeing Wednesday Turned Into a Wellbeing Weekend

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Due to the COVID-related changes to the academic calendar, the University of Massachusetts Amherst implemented two Wellbeing Wednesdays in lieu of the spring break and long weekends that usually occur during spring semester. On February 24 and April 14, classes are cancelled, encouraging students to take care of their mental health and wellness in the midst of the pandemic. Here's a recap of my experience with the first of the two Wellbeing Wednesdays, which ultimately culminated into a wellbeing weekend for me!

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