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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, 2016
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, 2016
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, 2016
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, 2016
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, 2016
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, 2016
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, 2016
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, 2016
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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“Broad City” redefines the hangout comedy

“Broad City” redefines the hangout comedy

Brett Reardon, Contributor
March 3, 2016
Filed under Entertainment, TV/Movies

With the smooth dialogue between its two protagonists that hardly misses a beat, "Broad City" shows that its true merit is the best-friend relationship between the two.

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“The Gang” is still here

“The Gang” is still here

Adam London, Contributor
March 3, 2016
Filed under Entertainment, TV/Movies

The comedy series debuted its 11th season Jan. 6, closing in on 124 episodes.

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Eric the Ratt: Expressions from the ‘Dark World’

Eric the Ratt: Expressions from the ‘Dark World’

Frank Dutan, Contributor
March 2, 2016
Filed under Entertainment, Features, Music

Together, this close-knit family of sonic innovators has created some of the weirdest hip-hop music the Valley has ever heard.

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Twenty years of catchin’ ’em all

Twenty years of catchin’ ’em all

Andrew Kratochwil, Entertainment Editor
February 26, 2016
Filed under Entertainment, Showcase, Technology

Seventeen years later, and I am still hooked. I may have a job, my undergraduate classes and a girlfriend, but I also still have Pokémon.

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