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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, 2016
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, 2016
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, 2016
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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Social media reacts to Trump’s unexpected triumph

Social media reacts to Trump’s unexpected triumph

Tommy Calautti, Contributor
November 9, 2016
Filed under Current Affairs, Politics, Showcase

Social media reacted as Donald Trump swept the nation in an upset victory become the 45th president of the United States.

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BREAKING: Donald Trump next president of United States

BREAKING: Donald Trump next president of United States

Amherst Wire Staff
November 9, 2016
Filed under Current Affairs, Politics, Showcase

In a sweeping upset, Republican candidate Donald Trump was declared the next president of the United States early Wednesday morning.

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Massachusetts voters mark their ballots Tuesday

Massachusetts voters mark their ballots Tuesday

Amherst Wire Staff
November 9, 2016
Filed under Around the Valley, Current Affairs, Politics, Showcase

“We both realize the importance of exercising our civic right to vote and for this election especially, were thrilled we could do it together and help create history.”

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Party loyalty and morality tie up voters in 2016 election

Party loyalty and morality tie up voters in 2016 election

Carson McGrath, Writer
November 8, 2016
Filed under Campus, Current Affairs, Politics, Showcase

Whether U.S. voters like it or not, the two-party system forces voters to choose between two major party candidates who have some of the highest unfavorability ratings in recent history.

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Police identify victim in bus stop crash, seek driver

Police identify victim in bus stop crash, seek driver

Morgan Hughes, Campus News Editor
November 8, 2016
Filed under Campus, Current Affairs, Showcase

Police are seeking the operator of the motor vehicle that hit a bus stop Sunday night, killing William E. Wanczyk.

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Emotions got the best of us this election, psychology professor says

Emotions got the best of us this election, psychology professor says

Morgan Hughes and Caeli Chesin
November 8, 2016
Filed under Campus, Current Affairs, Politics, Showcase

“You can think of anger as big picture stuff, and fear is detail-oriented."

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Top 10: Times the election made us LOL

Top 10: Times the election made us LOL

Alexandra Pigeon, Entertainment Editor
November 7, 2016
Filed under Current Affairs, Entertainment, Politics, Showcase

While the 2016 presidential election has made American politics the laughingstock of the world, least we were able to laugh along the way.

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Five College students stand in solidarity with #noDAPL

Five College students stand in solidarity with #noDAPL

Jon Decker, Writer
November 7, 2016
Filed under Campus, Current Affairs, Showcase

Students gathered Friday at a farmers market event to stand in solidarity with people protesting the Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL).

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Ratf**cked: Political author David Daley visits UMass to discuss new book

Ratf**cked: Political author David Daley visits UMass to discuss new book

Ian Munnelly, Writer
November 4, 2016
Filed under Campus, Current Affairs, Showcase

David Daley, the former editor in chief of Salon.com and publisher of the Connecticut News Project, discussed his new book “Ratf**ked: The True Story Behind the Secret Plan to Steal America’s Democracy,”

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