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Do you have the right to do drugs? Experts debate at UMass

Do you have the right to do drugs? Experts debate at UMass

Bryan Bowman, Campus News Editor
March 23, 2017
Filed under Campus, Showcase

This question was debated by Dr. David Murray, a former chief scientist for the federal government's Office of National Drug Control Policy under president George W. Bush, and Dr. Jeffrey Miron, a libertarian economist at Harvard University.

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Can’t Swim’s ‘Fail You Again’ whips energy dynamic on pop rock tightrope

Can’t Swim’s ‘Fail You Again’ whips energy dynamic on pop rock tightrope

Fitzgerald Pucci, Writer
March 22, 2017
Filed under Entertainment, Music, Showcase

Incorporating destruction, a recurring theme of drowning and a one-way magnifying glass towards the self, “Fail You Again” creates a typical “me-first” narrative focusing on love and women.

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UMass students safe after London attack, officials say

UMass students safe after London attack, officials say

Morgan Hughes, Campus News Editor
March 22, 2017
Filed under Current Affairs, Showcase, Study Abroad, Uncategorized

University of Massachusetts Amherst spokesperson Ed Blaguszewski released a statement saying university officials are in the process of confirming the safety of students studying abroad in the London area after an attack.

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Did political scientists fail us?

Did political scientists fail us?

John Coakley, Writer
March 22, 2017
Filed under Current Affairs, Opinion, Politics, Showcase

While nearly everyone and their Facebook friends failed to predict a Trump victory, many political scientists accurately predicted this shocking outcome. The problem is that they widely rejected their own findings.

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Professors and Politics: Musgrave and Curtis

Professors and Politics: Musgrave and Curtis

Amherst Wire Staff
March 21, 2017
Filed under Showcase, WireTV

Professors Paul Musgrave and Diane Curtis discuss politics and policy in the era of Trump.

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‘John Wick: Chapter 2’ plays its strengths

‘John Wick: Chapter 2’ plays its strengths

John Coakley, Contributor
March 21, 2017
Filed under Entertainment, Showcase, TV/Movies

While the sequel is perhaps inferior to the original, it is a genuinely fun adventure that sets up an intriguing premise for another sequel.

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Study Abroad: The most vulnerable four months of my life

Study Abroad: The most vulnerable four months of my life

Nujhat Purnata, Contributor
March 20, 2017
Filed under Features, Showcase, Study Abroad, Travel

Studying abroad might not be the easiest four months of your life, it might not even be the best, but it sure is a thrilling rollercoaster which requires solid optimism.

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Logan is the best superhero movie since ‘The Dark Knight’

Logan is the best superhero movie since ‘The Dark Knight’

Thomas Calautti, TV Editor
March 20, 2017
Filed under Entertainment, Showcase, TV/Movies

It trades in bombast and spandex in exchange for simplicity and intimacy.

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Pending lawsuit and Kellogg’s firing not related, athletic director says

Pending lawsuit and Kellogg’s firing not related, athletic director says

Bryan Bowman, Campus News Editor
March 19, 2017
Filed under Campus, Showcase, Sports

University of Massachusetts Amherst Athletic Director Ryan Bamford said in a statement released on Tuesday that there is “absolutely no connection” between the recent firing of Men’s Basketball Coach Derek Kellogg and a lawsuit filed in December implicating four current and former members of the team’s coaching staff.

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Amherst Wire 360: The Botanic Garden of Smith College

Amherst Wire 360: The Botanic Garden of Smith College

Morgan Hughes and Joshua Murray
March 19, 2017
Filed under Around the Valley, Current Affairs, Showcase, Travel

Free and open to the public, anyone can visit the Botanic Gardens of Smith College and walk from greenhouse to greenhouse to explore the exotic rainforests, crisp tulip gardens and rows of precious succulents.

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The Derek Kellogg era at UMass comes to a close

The Derek Kellogg era at UMass comes to a close

Cameron Merritt, Writer
March 10, 2017
Filed under Campus, Current Affairs, Showcase, Sports

Derek Kellogg's nine-season stint as the head coach of University of Massachusetts Amherst men's basketball is over

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Anti-Semitism in America

Anti-Semitism in America

Isaac Simon, Writer
March 10, 2017
Filed under Showcase, Voices

People are coming to understand that these acts are not individual or anecdotal, but part of a larger trend.

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