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Voters nix slots parlor ballot referendum

Voters nix slots parlor ballot referendum

Wei Cai, Writer
November 14
Filed under Campus, Current Affairs, Politics, Showcase

The results are in, and there will not be a new slots parlor casino in Massachusetts.

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Students gather on Goodell Lawn to stand in solidarity against Trump win

Students gather on Goodell Lawn to stand in solidarity against Trump win

Carson McGrath, Writer
November 14
Filed under Campus, Current Affairs, Showcase

Students and community members gathered Friday afternoon on Goodell Lawn in solidarity. It was a time for people to express themselves in response to Donald Trump's presidential victory.

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Fear, outrage and shock — UMass students react to Trump’s victory

Fear, outrage and shock — UMass students react to Trump’s victory

Bryan Bowman and Morgan Hughes
November 11
Filed under Campus, Current Affairs, Showcase

As it became apparent Republican candidate Donald Trump would be named the next president of the United States — despite enormous odds — a telling quiet enveloped campus.

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Springfield students feel less overwhelmed about college, thanks to GEAR UP

Springfield students feel less overwhelmed about college, thanks to GEAR UP

Karly Dunn, Writer
November 11
Filed under Campus, Showcase, Uncategorized

The GEAR UP program helps students think about their futures amidst the pressures to perform well in school and at home.

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‘Ignite Your Right: Humanity Against Trump’ protest Friday at UMass

‘Ignite Your Right: Humanity Against Trump’ protest Friday at UMass

Bryan Bowman, Campus News Editor
November 10
Filed under Campus, Current Affairs, Showcase

A demonstration in response to Donald Trump's presidential victory will be held at the University of Massachusetts Amherst Friday at 1 p.m. on the lawn outside of Goodell Hall.

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Amherst residents hold community vigil in wake of Trump victory

Amherst residents hold community vigil in wake of Trump victory

Ian Munnelly, Writer
November 10
Filed under Campus, Current Affairs, Showcase

More than 100 people held flickering candles on Wednesday evening in the Amherst Common at a Vigil for Love and Unity held in the wake of Donald Trump’s presidential victory.

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As Question 3 passes, UMass students react with mixed emotions

As Question 3 passes, UMass students react with mixed emotions

Caeli Chesin, Writer
November 9
Filed under Campus, Current Affairs, Showcase

The town of Amherst voted against the referendum by a final tally of 2,740 against 1,575 in favor.

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Massachusetts voters turn down charter school expansion

Massachusetts voters turn down charter school expansion

Summer Kaeppel, Writer
November 9
Filed under Campus, Politics, Showcase

More than 62 percent of Massachusetts voters opposed Question 2.

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Election Night! Watch our first-ever Facebook Live broadcast

Election Night! Watch our first-ever Facebook Live broadcast

Amherst Wire Staff
November 9
Filed under Campus, Multimedia, Politics, Showcase, WireTV

Amherst Wire broadcasts live from the UMass Department of Political Science election watch party, 'Election Night!'

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College students reflect on Trump upset at downtown bar

College students reflect on Trump upset at downtown bar

Stephanie Murray and Julie Shamgochian
November 9
Filed under Campus, Politics, Showcase, Uncategorized

Some 15 people crowded college bar McMurphy's on Tuesday night to drink and watch election results roll in.

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