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UMass Belly Dance Club: 2014’s RSO of the Year

UMass Belly Dance Club: 2014’s RSO of the Year

Andrea Comerford, Writer
November 18, 2014
Filed under Campus, Current Affairs

The bond between the members of the club cannot go unnoticed. However, it wasn’t always this way.

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Inside Marriott Meals at UMass

Inside Marriott Meals at UMass

Jason Kotoch, Writer
November 18, 2014
Filed under Campus, Current Affairs

Behind two large swinging doors, UMass students and teachers dressed in white chef coats and hats prepare entrées, plate desserts and wash dishes as part of the school's restaurant operations management course.

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‘The Mysterious Southerner in Mirror Shades’: Charles Wright, America’s Next Poet Laureate

‘The Mysterious Southerner in Mirror Shades’: Charles Wright, America’s Next Poet Laureate

Hannah Depin, Contributor
November 12, 2014
Filed under Campus, Current Affairs

He’s soft-spoken and contemplative yet sharply witty. He’s exceedingly humble, but has won nearly every award a poet can win.

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The perfect pitch: at the UMass Innovation Challenge, some really big ideas

The perfect pitch: at the UMass Innovation Challenge, some really big ideas

Nia Decaille, Writer
November 5, 2014
Filed under Campus, Current Affairs

You’ve got your spiel down to 60 seconds, you've polished your pitch phrase, and you've practiced making eye contact with the judges because that's where the money is.

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Five tips for UMass students moving off campus

Five tips for UMass students moving off campus

Brilee Weaver, Managing Editor
November 3, 2014
Filed under Campus, Current Affairs

What do you need to know before you make the leap from Southwest to Brandywine?

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Drawing from the past, new black student group fights racism

Drawing from the past, new black student group fights racism

Jason Kotoch, Writer
October 9, 2014
Filed under Campus, Current Affairs

Over the past month, the OBLU has worked in coordination with Student Bridges and Student Government to organize two rallies addressing local and national racial issues.

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Students gather to protest racism and police brutality

Students gather to protest racism and police brutality

Kristin LaFratta, Writer
October 3, 2014
Filed under Campus, Current Affairs

A group of more than 40 students gathered in the rain outside the Campus Center on Wednesday, Oct. 1 to support “UMass Speaks Out: Rally Against Racism and Police Brutality.”

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Farewell from the Amherst Wire team

Farewell from the Amherst Wire team

May 5, 2014
Filed under Campus, Current Affairs

by Elizabeth Geffre Dear Amherst Wire reader, “Do I even enjoy writing?’ I think to myself as I start typing. You’d think that the years I’ve devoted to my journalism major would have told you, yes, yes I do. Sometimes I don’t think that’s true. I like to think that that I can,...

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...

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...

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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