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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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‘Blade Runner’: A revisit before 2049

‘Blade Runner’: A revisit before 2049

Kevin Rogers, Contributor
February 23, 2017
Filed under Entertainment, Showcase, Technology, TV/Movies

Let the ominous noir world of this cyberpunk film consume you.

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WATCH: UMass ROTC hosts cyber warfare expert

WATCH: UMass ROTC hosts cyber warfare expert

Jon Decker, Writer
February 16, 2017
Filed under Campus, Current Affairs, Showcase, Technology

The UMass ROTC Minuteman Battalion saw a new light shined on the new and growing battle ground of cyberspace by Andre Golden, a force integration specialist of the U.S. Army’s new cyber division.

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From UMass to Silicon Valley: An interview with ‘Everipedia’ founders

From UMass to Silicon Valley: An interview with ‘Everipedia’ founders

Bryan Bowman, Campus News Editor
December 7, 2016
Filed under Campus, Profiles, Showcase, Technology

Just four months after graduating from the University of Massachusetts Amherst, Dave Liebowitz left his home in Northern New Jersey and ventured some 3,000 miles to Los Angeles in pursuit of his dream job.

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UMass students launch their own businesses

UMass students launch their own businesses

Nicole DeFeudis, Contributor
November 2, 2016
Filed under Campus, Technology, Uncategorized

UMass students have created their own businesses, supplying product like a speaker that can be carried like a suitcase, a bottle of liquid energy and a belt that lasts a lifetime.

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New buildings on campus reflect changing academic styles

New buildings on campus reflect changing academic styles

Julie Shamgochian, Managing Editor
November 1, 2016
Filed under Campus, Features, Showcase, Student Life, Technology

The Design Building, South College, Physical Sciences Building and Isenberg Business Innovation Hub are very different learning spaces. What's inside?

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Cymbal: The app where music talks

Cymbal: The app where music talks

Jordan Allen, Entertainment Editor
October 7, 2016
Filed under Entertainment, Music, Showcase, Technology

"Cymbal is about expressing yourself musically, and finding like-minded people who you can learn from and who will expand your musical taste."

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Bandcamp broadens opportunity for emerging artists

Bandcamp broadens opportunity for emerging artists

Brett Reardon, Writer
September 15, 2016
Filed under Entertainment, Music, Showcase, Technology

Websites like Bandcamp challenge the idea of needing professional producers to enter the music industry by providing independent musicians a platform to release and sell their work independently.

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Diversity in video games should not be an afterthought

Diversity in video games should not be an afterthought

Colin McGinnis, Webmaster
April 27, 2016
Filed under Entertainment, Opinion, Showcase, Technology

The fact that games don't actually represent the player base is needlessly discriminatory.

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Doing the unthinkable: My week without social media

Doing the unthinkable: My week without social media

Alex Pigeon, Writer
April 25, 2016
Filed under Lifestyle, Technology

I needed a break from the time I waste recreating my ‘look’ on Pinterest, taking ridiculous BuzzFeed quizzes, and obsessing over photoshopped Instagram models.

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