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Student life and social media stardom: It’s a balance for UMass student Nickole Kugel

Student life and social media stardom: It’s a balance for UMass student Nickole Kugel

Julie Harrington, Writer
May 10, 2017
Filed under Fashion, Lifestyle, Profiles, Showcase

"“It’s like having schoolwork. When I write down my homework in my agenda, I write down all the videos I have to film, all the videos I have to edit, the emails I have to respond to, the companies I need to contact, things like that. I need to kind of be my own boss."

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Land of the rising sun — and whacky potato chips

Land of the rising sun — and whacky potato chips

Kyle Olsen, Writer
May 10, 2017
Filed under Features, Showcase, Study Abroad, Travel

"Of all the crazy things the Japanese have managed to produce, nothing can really capture their spirit and love for the unnecessary like potato chips can. Nowhere else in the world can you find such a variety of useless flavors and so many people willing to buy them."

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Hey UMass, how do you say Eduroam?

Hey UMass, how do you say Eduroam?

Jayare Alvarado and Jimmy Bedingfield
May 10, 2017
Filed under Showcase, Uncategorized

Audience Engagement Editor Jayare Alvarado asked UMass students how they pronounce popular phrases.

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Springfield High School of Commerce fosters student creativity

Springfield High School of Commerce fosters student creativity

Danielle Rivera, Contributor
May 9, 2017
Filed under Around the Valley, Music, Showcase

Students from Springfield's High School of Commerce are embracing the school’s creativity mantra.

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#NowPlaying: Graduation playlist

#NowPlaying: Graduation playlist

Amherst Wire Staff
May 8, 2017
Filed under Music, Showcase

Graduating seniors, this one's for you.

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How Elliot Kalb went from undergrad to MLB statistician

How Elliot Kalb went from undergrad to MLB statistician

Michael Antonellis, Contributor
May 7, 2017
Filed under Broadcast News, Showcase, Sports, Student Life, WireTV

"They call me 'Mr. Stats' and I made my living as a statistician ... Sometimes I tell a story through stats, sometimes it's through interviewing athletes, sometimes it's just adding perspective."

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Linda Sarsour talks intersectional organizing, resistance at UMass

Linda Sarsour talks intersectional organizing, resistance at UMass

Cameron Merritt, Writer
May 4, 2017
Filed under Campus, Current Affairs, Showcase

One of the Women’s March co-chairs, civil rights activist Linda Sarsour, gave a lecture at the University of Massachusetts on Friday on organizing successful and intersectional resistance movements in the modern political climate.

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Husband and wife bring Xi’an cuisine to Amherst

Husband and wife bring Xi’an cuisine to Amherst

Benjamin Keefe, Contributor
May 4, 2017
Filed under Campus, Current Affairs, Showcase, Uncategorized

Li “Lili” Jia and Naitian Wang are the married couple behind Lili’s Restaurant in Amherst Center, a small eatery specializing in traditional Chinese cooking.

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Kendrick Lamar’s new album a bold take on black life in America

Kendrick Lamar’s new album a bold take on black life in America

Jaylene Lopez, Writer
May 2, 2017
Filed under Entertainment, Music, Showcase

In these times of political hysteria, “DAMN.” offers a compilation of black power, an assertion of dominance and insight on Lamar’s personal life.

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Graduate students march for wage increase, benefits

Graduate students march for wage increase, benefits

Maria Manning, Writer
May 2, 2017
Filed under Broadcast News, Campus, Current Affairs, Showcase

The UMass GEO is asking the university to increase wages by 18 percent over three years, reduce health and childcare costs, eliminate graduate fees and create broader anti-discrimination protections.

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Adopted UMass students share stories of struggle and triumph

Adopted UMass students share stories of struggle and triumph

Tiffany Khuu, Contributor
May 1, 2017
Filed under Campus, Current Affairs, Showcase

On a cold winter day, a young child was suddenly taken from her home by police and instructed to cut off all contact with her mother.

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Heads Up: How concussions are changing the game

Heads Up: How concussions are changing the game

Sarah Corso, Contributor
May 1, 2017
Filed under Campus, Showcase, Sports

As knowledge of the consequences of concussions in contact sports deepens, debilitating ties between concussions and contact sports are changing everything from in-game rules to concussion protocols. And athletes at all levels are playing a new game.

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