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UMass IT program showcases new tech at annual summit

UMass IT program showcases new tech at annual summit
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Caeli Chesin, Assistant Travel Editor
April 3, 2017
Filed under Campus, Current Affairs, Showcase

Information technology. The incredible world that makes it possible to print miniature Pikachus, laser-engrave a name onto a mug in seconds and walk into a house before it’s even built.

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Third time’s the charm: UMass hires Matt McCall as head coach

Third time’s the charm: UMass hires Matt McCall as head coach

Cameron Merritt, Writer
April 3, 2017
Filed under Broadcast News, Campus, Showcase, Sports, WireTV

University of Massachusetts Amherst Athletic Director Ryan Bamford welcomed Matt McCall their third men's basketball coach of the month at a press conference Thursday night.

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Stolas defies overwhelming odds, releases encapsulating self-titled album

Stolas defies overwhelming odds, releases encapsulating self-titled album

Fitzgerald Pucci, Writer
March 31, 2017
Filed under Entertainment, Music, Showcase

"Stolas" is riddled with power moments. The instrumentation is tighter and cleaner than ever. Even without screams, the band manages to preserve contagious, maddening energy in a way only Stolas can.

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The Hatch reopens as a ‘freeform’ space for students

The Hatch reopens as a ‘freeform’ space for students

Amanda Levenson, Writer
March 30, 2017
Filed under Campus, Current Affairs, Showcase, Student Life

The Hatch has resurrected after being unused for years, once again becoming a home for students rather than storage.

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Funky food and hidden treasures: The Amherst guide to San Francisco

Funky food and hidden treasures: The Amherst guide to San Francisco

Danielle Aihini, Travel Editor
March 30, 2017
Filed under Features, Food/Health, Showcase, Travel

You're in a new, unfamiliar city. You know there are a million things to do but you don't know where to start.

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Drake’s ‘More Life’ — Would less have been more?

Drake’s ‘More Life’ — Would less have been more?

Jonathan Kermah, Writer
March 29, 2017
Filed under Entertainment, Music, Showcase

There’s just so much content in “More Life” that it becomes hard to take in, however, there's so much diversity in the sound throughout the project that there's at least something most viewers will enjoy.

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Loss, heritage and the artist’s life of Alvilda Sophia Anaya-Alegría

Loss, heritage and the artist’s life of Alvilda Sophia Anaya-Alegría

Jackson Cote, Contributor
March 29, 2017
Filed under Around the Valley, Current Affairs, Profiles, Showcase

As a native of Guayama, Puerto Rico, culture is a major influence in the art of Anaya-Alegría.

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Ellison, McGovern discuss future of progressivism and the Democratic Party

Ellison, McGovern discuss future of progressivism and the Democratic Party

Bryan Bowman, Campus News Editor
March 27, 2017
Filed under Campus, Showcase

Rep. Keith Ellison (D-Mn.), the deputy chair of the Democratic National Committee, joined local congressman Jim McGovern Saturday night at the University of Massachusetts Amherst for an even titled “Progressive Politics in the Age of Trump

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Amherst Wire Office Chat: Mongabay Editor Erik Hoffner

Amherst Wire Office Chat: Mongabay Editor Erik Hoffner

Amherst Wire Staff
March 27, 2017
Filed under Showcase, Uncategorized, WireTV

Amherst Wire spoke with Erik Hoffner of Mongabay on Facebook Live.

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Deconstructing ‘Decasia’: A UMass Production

Deconstructing ‘Decasia’: A UMass Production

Sarah Strangie, Contributor
March 27, 2017
Filed under Around the Valley, Features, Music, Showcase, Student Life, Travel

Director Bill Morrison’s experimental film is a 70-minute series of decomposing film stock played alongside composer Michael Gordon’s original score.

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When it comes to UMass athletics, apathy breeds mediocrity

When it comes to UMass athletics, apathy breeds mediocrity

Bryan Bowman, Campus News Editor
March 27, 2017
Filed under Campus, Opinion, Showcase, Sports

The problem, of course, is that the students and alumni, by and large, simply don’t care.

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Pat Kelsey era over before it starts

Pat Kelsey era over before it starts

Cameron Merritt, Writer
March 24, 2017
Filed under Campus, Showcase, Sports, Uncategorized

Just 35 minutes before he was scheduled to be unveiled as the next coach of the University of Massachusetts Men’s basketball team, Pat Kelsey, citing personal reasons, backed out.

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