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What makes comedy troupe Mission: IMPROVable unstoppable

What makes comedy troupe Mission: IMPROVable unstoppable

Alexa Rockwell, Contributor
September 29
Filed under Campus, Entertainment, Showcase, Student Life

The rehearsal room for student improv group Mission: IMPROVable is nothing but a classroom with desks and a chalkboard ... But with their imaginations, the actors transform it into whatever they want.

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New art exhibit on campus draws from the past, looks to the future

New art exhibit on campus draws from the past, looks to the future

Caeli Chesin, Writer
September 23
Filed under Campus, Entertainment, Showcase, Student Life, Uncategorized

The Wednesday opening of “Human Animals: The Art of Cobra” and “Cobra: Contemporary Legacy” drew more than 200 guests.

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Carinae returns to Hadley with a style all their own

Carinae returns to Hadley with a style all their own

Luis Fieldman, Contributor
September 22
Filed under Around the Valley, Entertainment, Music, Profiles, Showcase

The band's performance at The Black Sheep Deli was a treasure trove of unrecorded, unreleased songs.

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Bandcamp broadens opportunity for emerging artists

Bandcamp broadens opportunity for emerging artists

Brett Reardon, Writer
September 15
Filed under Entertainment, Music, Showcase, Technology

Websites like Bandcamp challenge the idea of needing professional producers to enter the music industry by providing independent musicians a platform to release and sell their work independently.

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Diversity in video games should not be an afterthought

Diversity in video games should not be an afterthought

Colin McGinnis, Webmaster
April 27
Filed under Entertainment, Opinion, Showcase, Technology

The fact that games don't actually represent the player base is needlessly discriminatory.

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Watch The Help House episode 5

Watch The Help House episode 5

Amherst Wire Staff
April 27
Filed under Multimedia, Showcase, Web Series, WireTV

It's already the end of the semester and they all survived living together.

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Watch The Help House episode 4

Watch The Help House episode 4

Amherst Wire Staff
April 20
Filed under Multimedia, Web Series, WireTV

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G7HKIYf7rJM Brett throws a Halloween party at the house.

“The Sopranos,” the gift that keeps on givin’

“The Sopranos,” the gift that keeps on givin’

Brett Reardon, Contributor
April 19
Filed under Entertainment, TV/Movies

David Chase’s epic television drama, “The Sopranos,” is a 17-year-old show that continues to have cultural and cinematic relevance and influence in the modern day television landscape.

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Watch The Help House episode 3

Watch The Help House episode 3

Amherst Wire Staff
April 13
Filed under Multimedia, Web Series, WireTV

In the third episode, "Meddling," Tiffany uncovers a house romance.

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Watch The Help House episode 2

Watch The Help House episode 2

Amherst Wire Staff
April 6
Filed under Multimedia, Web Series, WireTV

In the second episode of The Help House, Brett brings his roommates to a frat party.

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Amherst Wire proudly presents The Help House

Amherst Wire proudly presents The Help House

Amherst Wire Staff
March 30
Filed under Multimedia, Web Series, WireTV

The Help House tells the story of five students living together in an off-campus house. Conflict and hilarity ensue.

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Empire is NOT just another lame musical

Empire is NOT just another lame musical

Haley Bucelewicz, Writer
March 9
Filed under Entertainment, TV/Movies

I challenge you to watch the first episode of "Empire" and not get hooked. The singing of the Timbaland-produced songs might turn you off at first, but this is certainly not your typical musical.

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