The digital-first, student-run magazine of the University of Massachusetts Amherst Journalism Department

Amherst Wire

Former New England Patriot Matt Light comes to Amherst

Former New England Patriot Matt Light comes to Amherst

April 4, 2014
Filed under Campus, Current Affairs

by Christina Gregg and Alex Lane Whether it's football, philanthropy or vodka, Matt Light always seems to find the balance. The three time Super Bowl Champion and former offensive lineman for the New England Patriots came to Amherst, Mass., Tuesday to promote KEEL Vodka. KEEL is a New England ba...

Protect Our Breasts: Bringing prevention to the forefront

Protect Our Breasts: Bringing prevention to the forefront

April 1, 2014
Filed under Campus, Current Affairs

by Tanya Loss When Cynthia Barstow founded the Protect Our Breasts chapter at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, she had a mission. She found a group of seven UMass women of public health or business majors who were leaders and motivators and they started something much bigger than themselves ...

A recap: The house that Kellogg built

A recap: The house that Kellogg built

March 31, 2014
Filed under Campus, Student Life

by Chris Podymaitis and Marc Jean-Louis After being bounced from the first round of the 2013 NIT Tournament by the Stony Brook Seawolves, talks of a return to the NCAA tournament had already begun with the UMass men’s basketball team. “Hopefully some of the young guys have a taste in their...

College regrets for the Millennial generation

College regrets for the Millennial generation

March 31, 2014
Filed under Campus, Student Life

by Dean Allsopp As new research finds college educated Millennials to be the most regretful generation ever, I decided to look at what UMass seniors would have done differently. What would you have changed? The millennial generation, often described as lazy, entitled, and technology obsessed, can now ...

Bring former New England Patriot Matt Light to Amherst

Bring former New England Patriot Matt Light to Amherst

March 26, 2014
Filed under Campus, Student Life

by Christina Gregg UMass seniors Catherine Owen and Robbie Bergquist need your help. Owen and Bergquist are working with former New England Patriot Matt Light to get him to Amherst. Light spent his entire ten-year NFL career as an offensive tackle with the Patriots and is now an NFL analyst w...

Blarney Backlash: Student’s voices are heard

Blarney Backlash: Student’s voices are heard

March 13, 2014
Filed under Campus, Student Life

) Video by Elizabeth Geffre by Rebecca Humphrey “What do we want? ‘Student rights!’ When do we want them? ‘Now!’” The chants of passionate students could be heard across the UMass Amherst campus on Tuesday, March 11, as approximately 150 students marched a half mile from the Student U...

Survey: Your opinion of Blarney Blowout 2014

Survey: Your opinion of Blarney Blowout 2014

March 10, 2014
Filed under Campus, Student Life

As rumors and accusations of UMass students and the infamous Blarney Blowout continue to spread, we want to see what our student body actually has to say about it. Take our survey and let us know how you really feel. Click here to take the survey.   Photo credit: Taylor Theodore ...

Journalism Major Chris Doherty talks NESN, UMass and Red Sox with Jenny Dell

Journalism Major Chris Doherty talks NESN, UMass and Red Sox with Jenny Dell

March 3, 2014
Filed under Campus, Current Affairs

Senior journalism major and WMUA Sports Director Chris Doherty had the opportunity to interview NESN on-air talent and UMass alum Jenny Dell. Dell graduated from UMass in 2008 with a Bachelors Degree in Individual Concentration in Sport Event Marketing and Operations. At the time of the interview, Dell...

How are you preparing for your future?

How are you preparing for your future?

March 3, 2014
Filed under Campus, Student Life

by Elizabeth Geffre A handful of college students submitted answers to an online google survey about how they were preparing for their post-college future. Check it out below! ...

Reddit Co-Founder Alexis Ohanian visits UMass

Reddit Co-Founder Alexis Ohanian visits UMass

March 3, 2014
Filed under Campus, Current Affairs

by Allee Graziano Hailed as “Mayor of the Internet” in 2012 by a magazine you may have heard of called Forbes, Alexis Ohanian has made some significant life accomplishments to say the least. Ohanian has founded three successful companies, one which was conceptualized at a Waffle House and built in hi...

A night to remember: The 86th Annual Oscars

A night to remember: The 86th Annual Oscars

March 3, 2014
Filed under Campus, Current Affairs

by Jessica Troland It was a golden night for the silver screen. The red carpet dazzled with designer dresses and the show inside was the perfect medley of sincere acceptance speeches, star-studded performances and moments that made instant headlines. It was Oscar night, 2014, and not even Twitter...

10 Tips for Blarney Blowout

10 Tips for Blarney Blowout

March 3, 2014
Filed under Campus, Student Life

by Kate Ferrante Although calendars say St. Patrick’s Day is on Monday, March 17th, UMass students say otherwise. Because spring break falls on the actual holiday, Blarney Blowout, a highly anticipated substitution, happens on the weekend before the long vacation. It is rumored that Blarney Blo...

The digital-first, student-run magazine of the University of Massachusetts Amherst Journalism Department
Campus