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Migos at the top of the charts with ‘Culture’

Migos at the top of the charts with ‘Culture’

Jack Hamm, Contributor
February 22
Filed under Entertainment, Music, Showcase

The Migos may not give you the culture you want, but it’s the culture we have from the nucleus of North Atlanta — “DAT WAY!”

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NPR’s Eric Westervelt discusses DeVos, education accessibility

NPR’s Eric Westervelt discusses DeVos, education accessibility

Sabrina Negron, Contributor
February 21
Filed under Campus, Politics, Showcase

Eric Westervelt, education correspondent at National Public Radio (NPR) discussed issues of education policy under the Trump administration in conversation with University of Massachusetts Amherst Professor Dr. Stephen Sireci at the university’s Commonwealth Honors College Event Hall on Friday, Feb. 17.

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Amherst mourns death of citizen journalist Larry Kelley

Amherst mourns death of citizen journalist Larry Kelley

Morgan Hughes, Campus News Editor
February 21
Filed under Around the Valley, Current Affairs, Showcase

Roughly 30 friends, family and community members gathered Monday in the Amherst Town Common to mourn the loss of the established town figure, who died Friday afternoon in a car crash.

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What is the future of the Democratic Party?

What is the future of the Democratic Party?

John Coakley, Contributor
February 20
Filed under Opinion, Politics, Showcase

Whether it’s Sanders or someone else, the Democratic Party needs a new hope.

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The ugly side of the songs we love

The ugly side of the songs we love

Fitzgerald Pucci, Contributor
February 20
Filed under Music, Opinion, Showcase, Voices

Wrapping up ugly lyrics in sweet and repeated layers of sound makes for catchy hooks people learn to sing before understanding.

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Why H-1B visas are important

Why H-1B visas are important

Olivia Laramie, Writer
February 16
Filed under Opinion, Showcase, Voices

" H-1B visas provide a better livelihood for our fellow human beings. Who cares if they are not from our country? The pursuit of happiness is not reserved only for Americans."

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WATCH: UMass ROTC hosts cyber warfare expert

WATCH: UMass ROTC hosts cyber warfare expert

Jon Decker, Writer
February 16
Filed under Campus, Current Affairs, Showcase, Technology

The UMass ROTC Minuteman Battalion saw a new light shined on the new and growing battle ground of cyberspace by Andre Golden, a force integration specialist of the U.S. Army’s new cyber division.

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Big Sean’s latest album ‘I Decided’ is his best project yet

Big Sean’s latest album ‘I Decided’ is his best project yet

Jonathan Kermah, Contributer
February 16
Filed under Entertainment, Music, Showcase

The Detroit rapper's latest album shines with iconic Motown influence.

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UMass students to walk out, strike Friday for a Sanctuary Campus

UMass students to walk out, strike Friday for a Sanctuary Campus

Wei Cai, Writer
February 16
Filed under Broadcast News, Campus, Current Affairs, Showcase

On Friday, Feb. 17, students and community will go on strike at the University of Massachusetts Amherst’s in hopes of having the campus become a Sanctuary Campus.

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Live broadcast from ‘They Hate Us But They Need Us: Journalistic Failure and Redemption in the Era of President Donald Trump’

Live broadcast from ‘They Hate Us But They Need Us: Journalistic Failure and Redemption in the Era of President Donald Trump’

Amherst Wire Staff
February 16
Filed under Current Affairs, Showcase, Uncategorized, WireTV

Watch our live broadcast of "They Hate Us But They Need Us: Journalistic Failure and Redemption in the Era of President Donald Trump."

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Campus magician auditions for America’s Got Talent

Campus magician auditions for America’s Got Talent

My Ninh, Contributor
February 16
Filed under Campus, Profiles, Showcase

"I literally could not speak at one point, and my friend had to calm me down. I’ve never been that nervous in my life,” said Salant.

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