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From D.C. to Dublin: A first-hand look at Women’s Marches around the world

From D.C. to Dublin: A first-hand look at Women’s Marches around the world

Amherst Wire Staff
January 23, 2017
Filed under Current Affairs, Showcase, Uncategorized

Amherst Wire reporters turned out to cover marches across the globe, from the nation's capital to Dublin, Ireland.

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Women’s March unites millions across the globe

Women’s March unites millions across the globe

Morgan Hughes, Campus News Editor
January 21, 2017
Filed under Current Affairs, Showcase

Women and their allies united in cities across the globe following President Donald J. Trump's inauguration to sound off against past and future discriminatory rhetoric.

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‘Not Ready For Bedtime Players’ reinvents health class on campus

‘Not Ready For Bedtime Players’ reinvents health class on campus

Caeli Chesin, Writer
December 21, 2016
Filed under Campus, Current Affairs, Profiles, Showcase

“I thought I was so comfortable with myself and confident, and then when you get on stage and have to talk about things like this, you realize there is a whole new level of confidence you have to bring through,” says freshman troupe member Gabrielle Farulla-Bastian.

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VIDEO: Protesters chained to TD Bank doors risk arrest

VIDEO: Protesters chained to TD Bank doors risk arrest

Jon Decker, Writer
December 19, 2016
Filed under Around the Valley, Campus, Current Affairs, Showcase

Protesters arrived in the frigid morning temperatures at 8:00 a.m. Five members occupied the two entryways to the bank, securing their bodies with heavy steel chains and padlocks to the door handles, making entrance to the business all but impossible.

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Podcast: UMass students tell first-hand stories of Standing Rock protests

Podcast: UMass students tell first-hand stories of Standing Rock protests

Carson McGrath, Writer
December 19, 2016
Filed under Campus, Current Affairs, Podcasts, Showcase

In this podcast, two senior University of Massachusetts Amherst students, Victoria Carrier and James Frank, describe in detail their times at Standing Rock last month.

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How prescription opioids helped fuel the Massachusetts heroin epidemic

How prescription opioids helped fuel the Massachusetts heroin epidemic

Bryan Bowman, Nicole Defeudis, and Jacqueline Pollock
December 13, 2016
Filed under Campus, Current Affairs, Multimedia, Showcase

Rob Lelacheur was prescribed OxyContin in 12th grade after breaking his ankle. He had no idea at the time that this would mark the beginning of a long-term battle with opioid addiction that nearly took his life.

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State budget cuts may force Amherst homeless shelter to close

State budget cuts may force Amherst homeless shelter to close

Wei Cai, Writer
December 13, 2016
Filed under Campus, Current Affairs, Showcase

Without funding, the shelter is in jeopardy of closing, forcing dozens of its patrons onto the streets in the dead of winter.

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After legalization, cannabis reform activist says there is still work to be done

After legalization, cannabis reform activist says there is still work to be done

Jon Decker, Writer
December 8, 2016
Filed under Campus, Current Affairs, Showcase

Massachusetts voted to legalize the use and commercial sale of marijuana on Nov. 8, but the federal government still classifies it as a Schedule I drug. Devork said that while there’s been enormous progress made so far, there’s still a long way to go for cannabis activists.

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Chancellor Subbaswamy responds to demands for ‘sanctuary campus’

Chancellor Subbaswamy responds to demands for ‘sanctuary campus’

Caeli Chesin, Writer
November 18, 2016
Filed under Campus, Current Affairs, Showcase

Chancellor Kumble R. Subbaswamy emailed a statement to the campus community in response to demands for a ‘sanctuary campus’ and immigrant protections at a walkout on Wednesday.

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‘Election 2016: What happened? What is likely to happen?’

‘Election 2016: What happened? What is likely to happen?’

Allyson Morin, Writer
November 18, 2016
Filed under Campus, Current Affairs, Showcase

In the wake of a difficult and polarizing election, a panel discussion featuring professors from a diverse range of disciplines was held at the University of Massachusetts Amherst Wednesday night.

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UMass students and staff join nationwide walkout to demand ‘sanctuary campus’

UMass students and staff join nationwide walkout to demand ‘sanctuary campus’

Danielle Haley, Contributor
November 17, 2016
Filed under Campus, Current Affairs, Showcase

Becoming a sanctuary campus would mean turning the university into a safe haven to protect students at risk of being deported in light of President-elect Donald Trump's proposed policies.

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Whitmore bathroom occupation susupended following agreement with administration

Whitmore bathroom occupation susupended following agreement with administration

Bryan Bowman, Camps News Editor
November 17, 2016
Filed under Campus, Current Affairs, Showcase

All returned to normal Wednesday after leaders of GLU met with members of UMass administration and came to an agreement.

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