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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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White House Easter Egg Roll attracts thousands

White House Easter Egg Roll attracts thousands

James Villalobos, Writer
March 29, 2016
Filed under Broadcast News, Multimedia, WireTV

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xCm-y9qmDQM&feature=youtu.be President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama hosted their last Easter Egg Roll at the White House on Monday, March 28. Around 35,000 people showed up for the 138th annual celebration. Check out the White House's tweet about...

All-girls’ youth team breaks sports stereotypes

All-girls’ youth team breaks sports stereotypes

Kaitlin Boyer, Writer
March 25, 2016
Filed under Around the Valley, Multimedia, Sports, TV/Movies, WireTV

“It’s fun because usually hockey is considered as a boys sport and it’s cool that girls are doing it too,” 11-year-old skater Simone Robinson said.

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Following the Water: Spring Break in Flint

Following the Water: Spring Break in Flint

James Villalobos, Writer
March 13, 2016
Filed under Broadcast News, Current Affairs, Features, Multimedia, WireTV

It's all hands on deck in the effort to distribute bottled water to as many Flint, Mich., residents as possible.

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Ice cream in the ice cold

Ice cream in the ice cold

Julia Economou, Contributor
March 11, 2016
Filed under Around the Valley, Food/Health, Lifestyle, Multimedia, Travel, WireTV

“Ice cream should not be restricted to a certain season, if you love it, eat it!”

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Springfield resident collects bottled water for Flint, MI

Springfield resident collects bottled water for Flint, MI

James Villalobos, Writer
March 7, 2016
Filed under Around the Valley, Broadcast News, Current Affairs, Multimedia, WireTV

Since Feb. 19, Crystal Copeland has collected bottled water for Flint, MI residents who have been affected by the ongoing water crisis. Copeland said that for many, bottled water donations are how they have survived. Hundreds of bottles of water now fill the old gymnasium at the Dunbar Community...

All the Diggity Dogs

All the Diggity Dogs

Julia Economou, Contributor
February 22, 2016
Filed under Campus, Current Affairs, Multimedia, WireTV

"I just wanted to create an organization that was providing service dogs to people who were not otherwise able to get them."

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New NCAA rules impact men’s basketball

New NCAA rules impact men’s basketball

Kaitlin Boyer, Writer
February 19, 2016
Filed under Campus, Multimedia, Sports, WireTV

This season, the NCAA has changed the game. A look at the advantages of a shorter shot clock.

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Hold the door!

Hold the door!

Daniel Maldonado, Contributor
February 16, 2016
Filed under Multimedia, Voices

Maldonado talks to an etiquette expert on how to properly hold doors in his podcast.

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