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One guitar out of a 100

One guitar out of a 100

Ron Garza, Contributor
May 3
Filed under Around the Valley, Broadcast News, Multimedia, Profiles, Showcase, WireTV

“When I heard about the guitar being stolen, I could hear it in her voice. She really was devastated.”

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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
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...

From class to the club: The life of a student stripper

From class to the club: The life of a student stripper

Katie Bowler, Campus Editor
May 2
Filed under Campus, Profiles, Showcase, Student Life

Skye, 19, sits at Anthony’s Gentlemen's Club, her arm draped across a man’s shoulder, both of her legs crossed over his.

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UMass Quidditch gives back

UMass Quidditch gives back

Julia Economou, Contributor
April 29
Filed under Broadcast News, Campus, Multimedia, Showcase, WireTV

At UMass, campus organizations must commit to community service throughout the semester. The Quidditch team decided to give back at the Sunderland Library.

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UMass students react poorly to “The Triggering” panel

UMass students react poorly to “The Triggering” panel

Léa Aliberti, Writer
April 29
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 ...

How to maintain a healthy long-distance relationship

How to maintain a healthy long-distance relationship

Tom Mulherin, Contributor
April 28
Filed under Lifestyle, Relationships, Showcase, Voices

The good news is that relationships can last through the separation. But you have to be careful with what you do while apart. Check out these guidelines from my and others' personal experiences to help you maintain a healthy long-distance relationship. It's not only tips on what you should do, but what you should avoid doing as well.

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Diversity in video games should not be an afterthought

Diversity in video games should not be an afterthought

Colin McGinnis, Webmaster
April 27
Filed under Entertainment, Opinion, Showcase, Technology

The fact that games don't actually represent the player base is needlessly discriminatory.

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Watch The Help House episode 5

Watch The Help House episode 5

Amherst Wire Staff
April 27
Filed under Multimedia, Showcase, Web Series, WireTV

It's already the end of the semester and they all survived living together.

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The life of UMass student firefighters

The life of UMass student firefighters

Nicole Defeudis, Joseph Carstairs, and Phoebe Zaslav
April 26
Filed under Campus, Current Affairs, Showcase

Twenty-six UMass student firefighters volunteer with the Amherst Fire Department, juggling life as a student and life at the station.

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The Trash Monster

The Trash Monster

Kate Ferrante, WireTV Managing Editor
April 26
Filed under Broadcast News, Campus, Current Affairs, Multimedia, Showcase, WireTV

The overall purpose of this project was to cut down on the excessive use of to-go containers.

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Beauty dwells in an old place at the Montague Bookmill

Beauty dwells in an old place at the Montague Bookmill

Connor Spach, Contributor
April 4
Filed under Around the Valley, Showcase, Travel

Chairs are sun-faded and tattered from the many visitors who have worn them in. Students slump into comfortable worn cushions and gaze out the windows to procrastinate from studying.

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