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Eden Racing: Revolutionizing the longboard

Eden Racing: Revolutionizing the longboard

May 5, 2014
Filed under Campus, Student Life

by Justin Surgent The board is small, sharply built, basically a plank of wood with wheels on it. The parts are loose and it’s been created for casual riding, lacking the mechanical precision needed to bomb down hills at close to 30 miles per hour. But a 14 year old Russell Phelan doesn’t know th...

First Annual UMass Amherst Women in Media Conference

First Annual UMass Amherst Women in Media Conference

May 5, 2014
Filed under Campus, Current Affairs

by Kate Ferrante Rows of chairs were aligned opposite a panel of women setting down their bags and reviewing their notes. Each chair had a pen and notepad placed on top, inscribed with the conference’s title in pink that read " UMass Amherst Women in Media Conference." The first annual conference...

Inseparable UMass Minutewomen: The Farnham twins

Inseparable UMass Minutewomen: The Farnham twins

May 5, 2014
Filed under Campus, Student Life

by Nathalie Sczublewski The sun shone over McGuirk Stadium as the University of Massachusetts women’s lacrosse team took on George Mason on April 13th. The Minutewomen bench has a diverse group of girls. All from different backgrounds, some have freckles on their cheeks, others have dark hair and ...

The other side of Autism Speaks: Protesting a “cure”

The other side of Autism Speaks: Protesting a “cure”

April 14, 2014
Filed under Campus, Current Affairs

by Rebecca Humphrey As runners and walkers in support of the 6th Annual Autism Speaks U 5k/3k waited at the starting line, so did protesters. The fundraising event, which took place at Kendrick Park in Amherst on Sunday, April 6. was hosted by Autism Speaks U as well as collaborating sororities and frat...

14 Things to put on your senior bucket list

14 Things to put on your senior bucket list

April 14, 2014
Filed under Campus, Student Life

We, the Class of 2014, have but a mere month left at UMass Amherst. While you’re wrapping your head around the idea, here is a list of fourteen things (class of 2014, 14 things...get it?) that every senior should have on his or her bucket list suggested by other seniors. So start cramming all these th...

Mountain View Farm aids food bank produce

Mountain View Farm aids food bank produce

Jason Kotoch, Writer
April 14, 2014
Filed under Campus, Current Affairs

Farmers Liz Adler and Ben Perrault are busy at work, starting seeds in preparation for a growing season that they hope will produce 100,000 pounds of produce for the Food Bank of Western Massachusetts.

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Who has the best pizza in Amherst?

Who has the best pizza in Amherst?

April 14, 2014
Filed under Campus, Student Life

by Elizabeth Geffre Check out two of our Amherst Wire editors as they test out cheese pizza slices from the most popular pizza places around town! Dan and Rose travel to Amherst House of Pizza, Sub & Pizza, and Antonio's! Tweet us your comments @AmherstWire! Elizabeth Geffre can be reache...

The Center for Women & Community holds celebratory flash mob

The Center for Women & Community holds celebratory flash mob

April 9, 2014
Filed under Campus, Student Life

by Nia Decaille A sea of black t-shirts that read, “lead, educate, support, transform,” were worn by flash mob members that congregated around Haigis Mall at the University of Massachusetts Amherst.  The event, which took place Wednesday, April  2, was to spread awareness about the Center...

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 ...

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