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Santiago Vidales: A person of action

Santiago Vidales: A person of action

Maria Manning, Contributor
February 1
Filed under Campus, Current Affairs, Profiles, Showcase

Santiago Vidales, 28, is a key player in activism at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, bolstering support for a sanctuary campus and leading the Graduate Employee Organization (GEO) union as co-chair.

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UMass Amherst rapper NliteN releases music video for ‘Lite It Up’

UMass Amherst rapper NliteN releases music video for ‘Lite It Up’

Jaylene Lopez, Writer
February 1
Filed under Entertainment, Features, Music, Showcase

Growing up in the inner-city, NliteN shares his experiences with racism, violence, absentee fathers, drugs and alcohol through his music.

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‘We are still just praying he can get on a plane’: Immigration ban blocks 3 from UMass

‘We are still just praying he can get on a plane’: Immigration ban blocks 3 from UMass

Bryan Bowman and Nicole DeFeudis
January 31
Filed under Campus, Current Affairs, Showcase

Mohsen Hosseini, an Iranian graduate student at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, returned to Iran over winter break to get married. Whether or not he will ever return to Amherst — to his work, his friends, his car, his home — remains uncertain.

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The Women’s March on Washington is a call for unity

The Women’s March on Washington is a call for unity

Emilia Billett, Contributor
January 31
Filed under Current Affairs, Opinion, Showcase, Voices

There can be a space where individuals of all races can see a crowd of peers chanting, “Black lives matter,” where individuals of all sexual orientations can see political friends with signs reading, “Love is love is love,” where all privileged people can see all of the pain and resilience of those that are oppressed.

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Russian-American journalist Masha Gessen offers insight on Trump and Putin

Russian-American journalist Masha Gessen offers insight on Trump and Putin

Bryan Bowman, Campus News Editor
January 30
Filed under Campus, Current Affairs, Showcase

Gessen is an outspoken critic of Russian President Vladimir Putin and is “widely regarded as Russia’s leading LGBTQ activist,” according to Kathrine Epstein, a dean of faculty and event organizer at Amherst College.

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From D.C. to Dublin: A first-hand look at Women’s Marches around the world

From D.C. to Dublin: A first-hand look at Women’s Marches around the world

Amherst Wire Staff
January 23
Filed under Current Affairs, Showcase, Uncategorized

Amherst Wire reporters turned out to cover marches across the globe, from the nation's capital to Dublin, Ireland.

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Women’s March unites millions across the globe

Women’s March unites millions across the globe

Morgan Hughes, Campus News Editor
January 21
Filed under Current Affairs, Showcase

Women and their allies united in cities across the globe following President Donald J. Trump's inauguration to sound off against past and future discriminatory rhetoric.

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Glass Half Full Podcast: Gratitude

Glass Half Full Podcast: Gratitude

Avalon G. Lustick, Podcaster
December 21
Filed under Lifestyle, Podcasts, Showcase

Learn about how being grateful can impact much more than yourself.

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‘Not Ready For Bedtime Players’ reinvents health class on campus

‘Not Ready For Bedtime Players’ reinvents health class on campus

Caeli Chesin, Writer
December 21
Filed under Campus, Current Affairs, Profiles, Showcase

“I thought I was so comfortable with myself and confident, and then when you get on stage and have to talk about things like this, you realize there is a whole new level of confidence you have to bring through,” says freshman troupe member Gabrielle Farulla-Bastian.

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VIDEO: Protesters chained to TD Bank doors risk arrest

VIDEO: Protesters chained to TD Bank doors risk arrest

Jon Decker, Writer
December 19
Filed under Around the Valley, Campus, Current Affairs, Showcase

Protesters arrived in the frigid morning temperatures at 8:00 a.m. Five members occupied the two entryways to the bank, securing their bodies with heavy steel chains and padlocks to the door handles, making entrance to the business all but impossible.

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