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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
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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WATCH: High school students stage walkout to address Trump’s impact

WATCH: High school students stage walkout to address Trump’s impact

Caeli Chesin, Writer
November 15
Filed under Current Affairs, Multimedia, Showcase

“It’s to show the community, the world and anyone that will listen that just because we’re kids and we can’t vote, that doesn’t mean our voices aren’t going to be heard,” said Abigail Morris, event coordinator and Amherst-Pelham High School Junior.

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WATCH: Students gather for anti-Trump protest

WATCH: Students gather for anti-Trump protest

University of Massachusetts students gathered on Goodell lawn to protest bigotry and hate on Nov. 11, 2016.

Video by Joshua Murray
Reporting by Caeli Chesin

Joshua Murray, Photography Editor
November 11
Filed under Multimedia, Showcase

Students gathered Friday on the lawn at Goodell Hall and marched to the center of Amherst for an anti-Trump protest.

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Election Night! Watch our first-ever Facebook Live broadcast

Election Night! Watch our first-ever Facebook Live broadcast

Amherst Wire Staff
November 9
Filed under Campus, Multimedia, Politics, Showcase, WireTV

Amherst Wire broadcasts live from the UMass Department of Political Science election watch party, 'Election Night!'

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Voter Videos: Republicans, Democrats and third-party voters make their case

Voter Videos: Republicans, Democrats and third-party voters make their case

Amherst Wire Staff
November 8
Filed under Campus, Multimedia, Politics, Showcase, WireTV

Local voters sat for video interviews with University of Massachusetts Amherst journalism students in the weeks leading up to the election.

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Glass Half Full Podcast: Beginner’s guide to yoga

Glass Half Full Podcast: Beginner’s guide to yoga

Avalon G. Lustick, Podcaster
November 7
Filed under Food/Health, Multimedia, Podcasts, Showcase

Podcaster Avalon G. Lustick discusses different types of yoga, the history of yoga and cultural appropriation.

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A day and night with the cadets of the Minuteman Battalion

A day and night with the cadets of the Minuteman Battalion

Jon Decker, Contributor
October 31
Filed under Campus, Multimedia, Showcase, Student Life

Jon Decker embedded with the UMass Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC) Minuteman Battalion for a field training exercise.

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Clinton-Trump debate ignites social media

Clinton-Trump debate ignites social media

Stephanie Murray, Editor in Chief
September 27
Filed under Campus, Current Affairs, Multimedia, Politics, Showcase, Uncategorized

Using the hashtag #TheWireDebates, Amherst Wire readers joined the Twitter conversation as the first of three debates unfolded between Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton and Republican nominee Donald J. Trump.

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Part of a community

Part of a community

Shannon Broderick, Travel Editor
May 5
Filed under Campus, Current Affairs, Multimedia, Showcase

“To be able to come to college, and have experiences with their non-disabled peers — it’s very vital in students feeling that they are a part of this campus community."

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One guitar out of a 100

One guitar out of a 100

Ron Garza, Contributor
May 3
Filed under Around the Valley, Broadcast News, Multimedia, Profiles, Showcase, WireTV

“When I heard about the guitar being stolen, I could hear it in her voice. She really was devastated.”

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