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Amherst mourns death of citizen journalist Larry Kelley

Amherst mourns death of citizen journalist Larry Kelley

Morgan Hughes, Campus News Editor
February 21
Filed under Around the Valley, Current Affairs, Showcase

Roughly 30 friends, family and community members gathered Monday in the Amherst Town Common to mourn the loss of the established town figure, who died Friday afternoon in a car crash.

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WATCH: UMass ROTC hosts cyber warfare expert

WATCH: UMass ROTC hosts cyber warfare expert

Jon Decker, Writer
February 16
Filed under Campus, Current Affairs, Showcase, Technology

The UMass ROTC Minuteman Battalion saw a new light shined on the new and growing battle ground of cyberspace by Andre Golden, a force integration specialist of the U.S. Army’s new cyber division.

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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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Live broadcast from ‘They Hate Us But They Need Us: Journalistic Failure and Redemption in the Era of President Donald Trump’

Live broadcast from ‘They Hate Us But They Need Us: Journalistic Failure and Redemption in the Era of President Donald Trump’

Amherst Wire Staff
February 16
Filed under Current Affairs, Showcase, Uncategorized, WireTV

Watch our live broadcast of "They Hate Us But They Need Us: Journalistic Failure and Redemption in the Era of President Donald Trump."

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People’s Market pushes for dining dollars as The Hatch looms

People’s Market pushes for dining dollars as The Hatch looms

Liam O'Conor, Assistant Entertainment Editor
February 15
Filed under Campus, Current Affairs, Showcase

It is not unusual for new customers at People’s Market to walk away from their first transaction empty-handed after learning they cannot use their meal plan.

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UMass professor gives lecture on drinking water

UMass professor gives lecture on drinking water

Mackenzie Webb, Contributor
February 12
Filed under Campus, Current Affairs, Showcase

Reckhow advocated for a more decentralized system for water supply and treatment.

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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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Students, area residents respond to Patriots comeback victory on social media

Students, area residents respond to Patriots comeback victory on social media

Maria Manning, Contributor
February 7
Filed under Campus, Current Affairs, Showcase, Sports

UMass students and locals took to social media after the Patriots snagged a surprise win in the 2017 Super Bowl.

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Southwest erupts as 3,000 gather to celebrate Patriots Super Bowl Victory

Southwest erupts as 3,000 gather to celebrate Patriots Super Bowl Victory

Morgan Hughes, Campus News Editor
February 6
Filed under Campus, Current Affairs, Showcase, Sports

Over 1,000 students gathered to chant, crowd-surf and climb poles in Southwest.

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ATG treasurer gets jail time for embezzling over $130,000

ATG treasurer gets jail time for embezzling over $130,000

Amanda Levenson, Contributor
February 3
Filed under Around the Valley, Campus, Current Affairs, Uncategorized

ATG alumni Christopher Estes, 53, was sentenced to one year in jail Monday morning for embezzling $133,000 from the fraternity.

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