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Heads Up: How a concussion feels

Heads Up: How a concussion feels

Julie Shamgochian, Managing Editor
May 1, 2017
Filed under Campus, Multimedia, Showcase, Sports

Students who have suffered from concussions describe a loss of consciousness and a "fuzzy-brained" feeling.

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Undergraduates build Hydrofarm for sustainable agriculture

Undergraduates build Hydrofarm for sustainable agriculture

Jack Danberg and Charlotte Ehrhardt
May 1, 2017
Filed under Campus, Current Affairs, Showcase

At the crossroads of nutrition, food systems and climate change, the University of Massachusetts Amherst's Hydrofarm is a small greenhouse adjacent to Clark Hall in the Central Residential Area that is taking action to provide a more sustainable future.

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Supercuts Soccerfest set to return to UMass

Supercuts Soccerfest set to return to UMass

Cameron Merritt, Writer
April 28, 2017
Filed under Campus, Current Affairs, Showcase, Sports

On April 29, the soccer fields behind McGuirk Stadium will be alive and kicking as they host the annual Supercuts Soccerfest tournament.

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Inside an ROTC field training exercise

Inside an ROTC field training exercise

Jon Decker, Writer
April 27, 2017
Filed under Campus, Features, Showcase

Their destination: Fort Devens, where a massive joint field exercise (JFTX) involving over 250 cadets from a variety of New England schools was to take place.

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’13 Reasons Why’ is a haunting and worthwhile show

’13 Reasons Why’ is a haunting and worthwhile show

Thomas Calautti, Video Editor
April 27, 2017
Filed under Entertainment, Showcase, TV/Movies

If you watch or read only one thing about depression, this show is your answer.

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What it’s like having all white friends at UMass

What it’s like having all white friends at UMass

Hannah Tran-Trinh, Contributor
April 26, 2017
Filed under Opinion, Showcase, Voices

Having all white friends at UMass is like hiding your brown skin behind a white mask while your pale friends are out getting spray tans.

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Sexual harassment isn’t normal behavior

Sexual harassment isn’t normal behavior

Amy Russes, Assistant Politics/Op-Ed Editor
April 26, 2017
Filed under Opinion, Showcase, Voices

What gets me is that some of us see the problem, while others fail to acknowledge its existence.

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Food science seniors prepare for ice cream competition

Food science seniors prepare for ice cream competition

Matthew Hachisu, Writer
April 25, 2017
Filed under Campus, Current Affairs, Food/Health, Showcase

The basement of Chenoweth Laboratory has been filled with the sweet aroma of vanilla, cocoa and luscious fruits as seniors in the food science department gear up for the annual ice cream competition.

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Hip-hop artist Logic’s new album drops next week

Hip-hop artist Logic’s new album drops next week

Geoff Warren, Contributor
April 25, 2017
Filed under Entertainment, Music, Showcase

On Wednesday, Def Jam Records signee and Visionary Music Group frontman, Logic, released the trailer for his third studio album and announced its release date, set for May 5.

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#NowPlaying at Amherst Wire

#NowPlaying at Amherst Wire

Liam O'Connor, Assistant Entertainment Editor
April 24, 2017
Filed under Entertainment, Music, Showcase, Uncategorized

Here are a few of the songs we've been bumping at the Amherst Wire this month.

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What to wear to flatter your figure

What to wear to flatter your figure

Chanel Connor, Contributor
April 24, 2017
Filed under Fashion, Lifestyle, Showcase

Chanel Connor provides tricks and tips for dressing to flatter your shape.

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UMass Got Talent winner Friends at the Falls to open at Spring Concert

UMass Got Talent winner Friends at the Falls to open at Spring Concert

Caeli Chesin, Assistant Travel Editor
April 23, 2017
Filed under Campus, Current Affairs, Entertainment, Music, Showcase

Friends at the Falls, a band of five friends who grew up down the street from one another, will open the 2017 Spring Concert.

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