The digital-first, student-run magazine of the University of Massachusetts Amherst Journalism Department

Amherst Wire

2016-2017 Staff

Stephanie Murray

Editor in Chief

"Either write something worth reading or do something worth writing."   [email protected]

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Julie Shamgochian

Managing Editor

"Create yourself." 

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Morgan Hughes

Campus News Editor

"Whatever you are, be a good one."   [email protected]

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Bryan Bowman

Campus News Editor

"Buy the ticket, take the ride."

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Nicole DeFeudis

Assistant Campus News Editor

"One day or day one. You decide."

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Liam Byrne

Audience Engagement Editor

"There may be people who have more talent than you, but there's no excuse for anyone to work harder than you do — and I believe that." 

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Jayare Alvarado

Audience Engagement Editor

"Life is tough, my darling, but so are you."

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Thomas Calautti

WireTV Editor

"It's not who I am underneath, but what I do that defines me."

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Joshua Murray

Photography Editor

"Wherever you go, there you are."

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Alex Pigeon

Entertainment Editor

"Be fearless in pursuit of what sets your soul on fire."

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Liam O'Connor

Assistant Entertainment Editor

"Happy New Year to all, including to my many enemies and those who have fought me and lost so badly they just don't know what to do. Love!" - President Donald Trump

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Danielle Aihini

Travel Editor

“For every minute you are angry, you lose sixty seconds of happiness.” 

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Caeli Chesin

Assistant Travel Editor

"Anyone lived in a pretty how town" - E.E. Cummings

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Léa Aliberti

Politics/Voices/Op-Ed Editor

"So what do we do with our lives? We leave only a mark. Will our story shine like a light? Or end in the dark? Give it all or nothing."

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Amy Russes

Assistant Politics/Voices/Op-Ed Editor

"The greater our knowledge increases the more our ignorance unfolds."

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