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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, 2016
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, 2016
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, 2016
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, 2016
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, 2016
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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Coo-coo for coconuts

Coo-coo for coconuts

Alex Pigeon, Writer
March 2, 2016
Filed under Food/Health, Lifestyle, Showcase

What does coconut oil do, you may ask? Well, the better question is, what doesn't it do?

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Twenty years of catchin’ ’em all

Twenty years of catchin’ ’em all

Andrew Kratochwil, Entertainment Editor
February 26, 2016
Filed under Entertainment, Showcase, Technology

Seventeen years later, and I am still hooked. I may have a job, my undergraduate classes and a girlfriend, but I also still have Pokémon.

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Bernie Sanders speaks to thousands at UMass Amherst rally

Bernie Sanders speaks to thousands at UMass Amherst rally

James Villalobos, Contributor
February 23, 2016
Filed under Campus, Politics, Showcase

Amherst Wire's James Villalobos reports from inside the Mullins Center during Sanders's "A Future to Believe In" rally.

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Antonio’s: Stories by the slice

Antonio’s: Stories by the slice

Brilee Weaver, Managing Editor
April 30, 2015
Filed under Around the Valley, Campus, Showcase, Travel

The North Pleasant Street storefront with the perpetual line out the door is the well-loved icon of Amherst — the college town institution that students remember and talk about long after they flip their graduation cap tassel and move on to the "real world."

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