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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.”

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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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