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Small fire in Kennedy dorm prompts police and fire response

Small fire in Kennedy dorm prompts police and fire response

Jayare Alvarado, Audience Engagement Editor

Amherst Police and the Amherst Fire Department were called to the sixteenth floor of Kennedy Hall at the University of Massachusetts for a trash fire Tuesday morning.

Undergraduates build Hydrofarm for sustainable agriculture

Undergraduates build Hydrofarm for sustainable agriculture

Jack Danberg and Charlotte Ehrhardt

At the crossroads of nutrition, food systems and climate change, the University of Massachusetts Amherst's Hydrofarm is a small greenhouse adjacent to Clark Hall in the Central Residential Area that is taking action to provide a more sustainable future.

Students rally against Charlottesville violence and for DACA recipients

Students rally against Charlottesville violence and for DACA recipients

Morgan Hughes, Campus News Editor

Following violence in Charlottesville and uncertainty around the fate of DACA recipients, over 100 students and activists gathered Tuesday afternoon in front of the Student Union to speak out about moving forward from these “injustices.”

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Kendrick Lamar’s new album a bold take on black life in America

Kendrick Lamar’s new album a bold take on black life in America

Jaylene Lopez, Writer

In these times of political hysteria, “DAMN.” offers a compilation of black power, an assertion of dominance and insight on Lamar’s personal life.

’13 Reasons Why’ is a haunting and worthwhile show

’13 Reasons Why’ is a haunting and worthwhile show

Thomas Calautti, Video Editor

If you watch or read only one thing about depression, this show is your answer.

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Student life and social media stardom: It’s a balance for UMass student Nickole Kugel

Student life and social media stardom: It’s a balance for UMass student Nickole Kugel

Julie Harrington, Writer

"“It’s like having schoolwork. When I write down my homework in my agenda, I write down all the videos I have to film, all the videos I have to edit, the emails I have to respond to, the companies I need to contact, things like that. I need to kind of be my own boss."

What to wear to flatter your figure

What to wear to flatter your figure

Chanel Connor, Contributor

Chanel Connor provides tricks and tips for dressing to flatter your shape.

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Top Five: Affordable Valentine’s Day dates

(Kate Ter Haar/Flickr)

Top Five: Affordable Valentine’s Day dates

Shayla Costa, Contributor

Since Valentine’s Day happens to be on a Tuesday, you know what that means — “$5 Tuesday!” Finally, you and your date will get to see Fifty Shades Darker or the Lego Batman Movie for only $10.

Top Five: Must-watch Netflix movies to get you in the holiday spirit

Top Five: Must-watch Netflix movies to get you in the holiday spirit

Top Five: Ways to stay in the holiday spirit during finals

Top Five: Ways to stay in the holiday spirit during finals

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Amherst Wire 360: The new Design Building

Amherst Wire 360: The new Design Building

Matthew Saburo Hachisu, Contributor

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

LoveTap: Relationship analyzed, relationship improved

LoveTap: Relationship analyzed, relationship improved

‘Blade Runner’: A revisit before 2049

‘Blade Runner’: A revisit before 2049

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Being the ‘Didgeridude’

Being the ‘Didgeridude’

Cameron Merritt, Writer

The man behind the didgeridoo is Andrew Peters, also known as the “didgeridoo guy.” Or, as he prefers, the “Didgeridude.”

Student life and social media stardom: It’s a balance for UMass student Nickole Kugel

Student life and social media stardom: It’s a balance for UMass student Nickole Kugel

Loss, heritage and the artist’s life of Alvilda Sophia Anaya-Alegría

Loss, heritage and the artist’s life of Alvilda Sophia Anaya-Alegría

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