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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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Should President Trump get his news from Breitbart?

Should President Trump get his news from Breitbart?

Léa Aliberti and Alvin Buyinza
March 9, 2017
Filed under Politics, Showcase, Voices

Let's ask ourselves: Should the man with the most intelligence access in the world be getting his news from a partisan news and opinion website?

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The splendid spontaneity of my spring break

The splendid spontaneity of my spring break

Isaac Simon, Contributor
March 8, 2017
Filed under Entertainment, Features, Music, Showcase, Travel

Then, one night, as I was hosting a soiree at my house, I took my phone out and made the executive decision of all executive decisions. I was going to take Jeremy and myself to see Drake in London. I bought two tickets, texted him and it was done. It happened about as fast as the idea originated. The only thing I needed to think about next was how I was going to get there.

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Amherst Wire 360: The new Design Building

Amherst Wire 360: The new Design Building

Matthew Saburo Hachisu, Contributor
March 7, 2017
Filed under Campus, Current Affairs, Multimedia, Showcase, Technology

A new Design Building on the campus of the University of Massachusetts Amherst officially opened last week.

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LoveTap: Relationship analyzed, relationship improved

LoveTap: Relationship analyzed, relationship improved

Rachel Ayotte, Lifestyle Editor
March 7, 2017
Filed under Lifestyle, Showcase, Technology

An app designed to analyze your texts, so you don't have to.

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Reporter S.P. Sullivan speaks about the ethics of covering sexual assault

Reporter S.P. Sullivan speaks about the ethics of covering sexual assault

Juhi Dasrath, Contributor
March 7, 2017
Filed under Campus, Current Affairs, Showcase

Reporter at NJ.com and University of Massachusetts Amherst journalism alum S.P. Sullivan spoke to a group of journalism students about ethical coverage of his recent piece on sexual assault inside a New Jersey prison.

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One arrest, two medical transports over ‘Blarney Blowout’ weekend

One arrest, two medical transports over ‘Blarney Blowout’ weekend

Wei Cai, Writer
March 6, 2017
Filed under Campus, Showcase, Student Life

'Blarney Blowout' generated excitement for some and disappointment for others.

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‘Moving to Boston 101’ offers tips on moving to the city

‘Moving to Boston 101’ offers tips on moving to the city

Faith Gregory, Contributor
March 6, 2017
Filed under Campus, Showcase

The University of Massachusetts Amherst Alumni Association hosted a panel Thursday to give students tips for moving to metropolitan areas like Boston and New York City.

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