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WATCH: UMass students strike for sanctuary campus last week

WATCH: UMass students strike for sanctuary campus last week

Jon Decker, Writer
February 23
Filed under Broadcast News, Campus, Current Affairs, Showcase

Students at the University of Massachusetts Amherst held a strike to further demand the UMass system become sanctuary campuses.

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Southwest Express halts delivery service

Southwest Express halts delivery service

Michael Hickey, Contributor
February 23
Filed under Broadcast News, Campus, Current Affairs, Showcase, Student Life

In a sudden upset move, Southwest Café’s delivery service Southwest Express has been discontinued, leaving some on-campus students unhappy.

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UMass students to walk out, strike Friday for a Sanctuary Campus

UMass students to walk out, strike Friday for a Sanctuary Campus

Wei Cai, Writer
February 16
Filed under Broadcast News, Campus, Current Affairs, Showcase

On Friday, Feb. 17, students and community will go on strike at the University of Massachusetts Amherst’s in hopes of having the campus become a Sanctuary Campus.

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VIDEO: Berkshire DC serves Super Bowl-inspired menu

VIDEO: Berkshire DC serves Super Bowl-inspired menu

Morgan Hughes, Campus News Editor and UMass News Now Producer
February 8
Filed under Broadcast News, Campus, Food/Health, Showcase, Uncategorized, WireTV

Hear about a Super Bowl special menu from Berk staff and hungry students in this video by UVC-TV19 News Now staff Jackson Cote and Morgan Hughes.

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VIDEO: Patriots fans rush Southwest following Super Bowl win

VIDEO: Patriots fans rush Southwest following Super Bowl win

Morgan Hughes
February 7
Filed under Broadcast News, Campus, Current Affairs, Showcase, Sports, WireTV

In this video by UVC-TV19 News Now staff Morgan Hughes and Jackson Cote, Southwest residents react to the Super Bowl victory.

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One guitar out of a 100

One guitar out of a 100

Ron Garza, Contributor
May 3
Filed under Around the Valley, Broadcast News, Multimedia, Profiles, Showcase, WireTV

“When I heard about the guitar being stolen, I could hear it in her voice. She really was devastated.”

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UMass Quidditch gives back

UMass Quidditch gives back

Julia Economou, Contributor
April 29
Filed under Broadcast News, Campus, Multimedia, Showcase, WireTV

At UMass, campus organizations must commit to community service throughout the semester. The Quidditch team decided to give back at the Sunderland Library.

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The Trash Monster

The Trash Monster

Kate Ferrante, WireTV Managing Editor
April 26
Filed under Broadcast News, Campus, Current Affairs, Multimedia, Showcase, WireTV

The overall purpose of this project was to cut down on the excessive use of to-go containers.

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To drink or not to drink?

To drink or not to drink?

Julia Economou, Contributor
April 18
Filed under Broadcast News, Campus, Food/Health, Multimedia, Student Life, WireTV

In a study done in 2012 at the University of Illinois at Chicago, psychologists found that drinking alcohol actually helps in the brain's creative thinking process.

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A sign of good marketing?

A sign of good marketing?

Kate Ferrante, WireTV Managing Editor
April 15
Filed under Around the Valley, Broadcast News, Multimedia, WireTV

Car horns and shouting filled the air at the corner of College and South East Street in Amherst, but not because of reckless driving or road rage. Instead, it is because of Wen Jeng and his unique job.

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