The digital-first, student-run magazine of the University of Massachusetts Amherst Journalism Department

Amherst Wire

Portrayal of depression in the cinema

Portrayal of depression in the cinema

Jaylene Lopez, Writer
April 18, 2017
Filed under In-Depth, Showcase, The Weight They Carry

When done correctly, films that address mental illnesses can be informative, powerful tools of advocation and normalization.

Read more »

Living with depression in Japan

Living with depression in Japan

Matthew Saburo Hachisu, Writer
April 18, 2017
Filed under In-Depth, Showcase, The Weight They Carry, Voices

As a Japanese native who grew up confronting questions of undiagnosed depression and anxiety, Matthew Saburo Hachisu experienced first hand how hard it is to ask for help.

Read more »

Physical Plant employees caught reporting fraudulent hours

Physical Plant employees caught reporting fraudulent hours

Tiffany Khuu, Contributor
April 17, 2017
Filed under Campus, Current Affairs, Showcase

Employees had been purposely misreporting extra employment hours and misusing campus resources.

Read more »

‘Doomsday clock’ close to midnight, Noam Chomsky tells audience at UMass Amherst

‘Doomsday clock’ close to midnight, Noam Chomsky tells audience at UMass Amherst

Bryan Bowman, Campus News Editor
April 17, 2017
Filed under Campus, Current Affairs, Showcase

Noam Chomsky, a renowned linguist and intellectual, gave a lecture titled, “Prospects For Survival” to a crowd of several thousand people at the Mullins Center.

Read more »

Hadley man arraigned following alleged bomb threat in Coolidge Hall

Hadley man arraigned following alleged bomb threat in Coolidge Hall

Morgan Hughes, Campus News Editor
April 13, 2017
Filed under Campus, Current Affairs, Showcase

“There are always ‘what if’s’ in situations like this,” Adara North said.

Read more »

Minuteman Marching Band to perform at Tournament of Roses Parade

Minuteman Marching Band to perform at Tournament of Roses Parade

Caeli Chesin, Assistant Travel Editor
April 13, 2017
Filed under Campus, Current Affairs, Showcase, Student Life

For the first time in University of Massachusetts Amherst history, the Minuteman Marching Band will be performing in the Tournament of Roses Parade in Pasadena, California.

Read more »

Journalist Jose Antonio Vargas talks immigration reform at UMass

Journalist Jose Antonio Vargas talks immigration reform at UMass

Faith Gregory, Writer
April 12, 2017
Filed under Campus, Current Affairs, Showcase

Jose Antonio Vargas, a Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and undocumented immigrant rights activist, spoke to University of Massachusetts Amherst students, faculty and community members 4 p.m. Tuesday, April 12, in the Student Union Ballroom.

Read more »

U.S. strikes back at Assad for use of chemical weapons

U.S. strikes back at Assad for use of chemical weapons

John Coakley, Writer
April 11, 2017
Filed under Politics, Showcase

The United States launched 59 tomahawk cruise missiles at a Syrian airfield late Thursday night, targeting “Syrian fighter jets and other infrastructure.”

Read more »

The partisan battle for the U.S. Supreme Court is just getting started

The partisan battle for the U.S. Supreme Court is just getting started

John Coakley, Writer
April 6, 2017
Filed under Politics, Showcase

Despite attempts by Congressional Democrats to approve President Barack Obama’s nominee Merrick Garland last year, the highest court in the United States remains a member short.

Read more »

Adulting isn’t easy: My very first trip to the laundromat

Adulting isn’t easy: My very first trip to the laundromat

Danielle Aihini, Travel Editor
April 5, 2017
Filed under Features, Lifestyle, Showcase, Student Life, Travel

With that my first laundromat experience had come to an end. I was not proud of my performance, but I’m determined to do better next time. I drove myself home and immediately went to my bed to take a nap because, well, being an adult is tiring.

Read more »

Professors and Politics: Sheldon Goldman discusses civil liberties

Professors and Politics: Sheldon Goldman discusses civil liberties

Amherst Wire Staff
April 4, 2017
Filed under Campus, Showcase, WireTV

Professors discuss politics and policy in the era of Trump.

Read more »

Elizabeth Warren to speak at 2017 UMass Amherst commencement

Elizabeth Warren to speak at 2017 UMass Amherst commencement

Morgan Hughes, Campus News Editor
April 3, 2017
Filed under Campus, Current Affairs, Showcase

U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Massachusetts, has been named the 2017 University of Massachusetts Amherst commencement speaker.

Read more »

The digital-first, student-run magazine of the University of Massachusetts Amherst Journalism Department
Showcase