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#FollowFriday: Five people to follow on Twitter before the next presidential debate

#FollowFriday: Five people to follow on Twitter before the next presidential debate

Carson McGrath, Writer
October 7, 2016
Filed under Current Affairs, Opinion, Politics, Showcase, Voices

Here is a treasure trove of feminists, reporters and writers. Give them a follow to get your Twitter feed in shape for Sunday's presidential debate.

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A feminist reflects on Hillary Clinton

A feminist reflects on Hillary Clinton

Carson McGrath, Writer
October 5, 2016
Filed under Opinion, Politics, Showcase, Voices

Clinton deserves credit where credit is due. She crushed it on that stage Monday night, says Amherst Wire writer Carson McGrath.

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Clinton-Trump debate ignites social media

Clinton-Trump debate ignites social media

Stephanie Murray, Editor in Chief
September 27, 2016
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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Trump’s maternity leave proposal is nothing short of ironic

Trump’s maternity leave proposal is nothing short of ironic

Amy Russes, Contributor
September 21, 2016
Filed under Current Affairs, Politics, Showcase, Voices

Contributor Amy Russes evaluates Republican candidate Donald Trump's new maternity leave proposal.

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Election 2016: Who does this country hate less?

Election 2016: Who does this country hate less?

Léa Aliberti, Politics/Voices/Op-Ed Editor
September 20, 2016
Filed under Current Affairs, Politics, Showcase, Voices

In only a few short weeks, we — as a nation — will head to the polls to vote for the next president of the United States. And if we've learned anything from this election, it's that pretty much anything goes.

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Green Party nominee Jill Stein to visit Northampton

Green Party nominee Jill Stein to visit Northampton

Carson McGrath, Writer
September 17, 2016
Filed under Campus, Current Affairs, Politics, Showcase

Green Party presidential candidate Jill Stein will speak at First Churches of Northampton Sunday evening.

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Politics Weekend Wrap-Up: Remembering 9/11 on the 15th anniversary

Politics Weekend Wrap-Up: Remembering 9/11 on the 15th anniversary

Léa Aliberti, Politics/Voices/Op-Ed Editor
September 12, 2016
Filed under Current Affairs, Politics, Showcase

Here's what happened in politics over the weekend. Hillary caught in the heat Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton unexpectedly left the 9/11 memorial service in New York Sunday morning. Her campaign explained Clinton was diagnosed with pneumonia two days prior to the event, and “she ...

Politics Weekend Wrap-up: Clinton and Trump see triumph on the horizon

Politics Weekend Wrap-up: Clinton and Trump see triumph on the horizon

Léa Aliberti, Writer
May 2, 2016
Filed under Campus, Current Affairs, Politics, Showcase

Here’s what happened over the weekend in politics. Trump: "Yes, it's over." Leading GOP candidate Donald Trump claims it's all over. Trump went on Fox News Sunday and said, "it's already over" in reference to the Republican U.S. presidential nomination. He is confident that Texas Senator Te...

UMass students react poorly to “The Triggering” panel

UMass students react poorly to “The Triggering” panel

Léa Aliberti, Writer
April 29, 2016
Filed under Campus, Current Affairs, Opinion, Politics, Showcase

Hundreds of people piled into Bowker Auditorium at the University of Massachusetts Amherst on Monday for the eagerly awaited controversial debate titled, “The Triggering: Has Political Correctness Gone Too Far?” that was hosted by the UMass College Republicans Club. The debate panel consisted of ...

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