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Unique places you should visit this summer

Unique places you should visit this summer

Now that classes are over, it’s time to explore some local must-sees
Rosa Vogel, Writer May 14, 2022
Looking to create some new memories with the onset of summer break? These special spots around the Pioneer Valley are perfect for a day trip or a quick visit with your family and friends. 
Green River Music Festival 2021 (Music Festival Wizard)

A guide for local music festivals this summer

With concert season quickly approaching, here’s some recommendations for shows that you simply cannot miss!
Sean Dunham, Music Editor May 7, 2022
Buy your tickets fast, as these six music festivals are coming soon.

Local house concert ends with floor caving in

House full of UMass students and three local bands had floor cave in but didn't leave anyone hurt
Ethan Brayall-Brown and Ethan Goodman, Writers April 18, 2022
House full of UMass students and three local bands had floor cave in but didn't leave anyone hurt
Ask UMass: Mask Mandate Lift

Ask UMass: Mask Mandate Lift

Ethan Brayall-Brown, Assistant News Editor March 28, 2022
On this episode of Ask UMass, students tell Ethan Brayall-Brown their thoughts and opinions on the lifted mask mandate here at UMass.
Photo by Ryan Scott Creative Commons

UMass releases their seventh email of the semester on COVID-19 testing data

Testing data from March 2-8 continues to show a decrease in cases, and a reminder on the updated mask mandate
Olivia Capriotti, Writer March 13, 2022
Testing data from March 2-8 continues to show a decrease in cases, and a reminder on the updated mask mandate
Students and parents petition for safer campus following crash on Mass. Ave.

Students and parents petition for safer campus following crash on Mass. Ave.

UMass addresses pedestrian safety concerns
Maddie Fabian, Writer March 10, 2022
Two online petitions are calling on UMass to make pedestrian safety a higher priority after a student was struck and killed crossing Massachusetts Avenue.
The Public Health Sciences Building.
Photo credit John Phelan Wikimedia Commons

UMass to lift mask mandate for most indoor spaces Wednesday, March 9

In an email from the Co-Directors of the Public Health Promotion Center, the university will lift the indoor mask mandate starting tomorrow
Ethan Brayall-Brown and Olivia Capriotti March 8, 2022
In an email from the Co-Directors of the Public Health Promotion Center, the university will lift the indoor mask mandate starting tomorrow
Photo Credit University of Massachusetts Amherst

UMass releases their fifth email of the semester on COVID-19 testing data

Testing data from Feb.16-22 shows decrease in positive cases, and vaccine clinics continue to be available through March 10
Olivia Capriotti, Writer February 25, 2022
Testing data from Feb.16-22 shows decrease in positive cases, and vaccine clinics continue to be available through March 10
“A hug is sometimes all you need”

“A hug is sometimes all you need”

An anonymous Student offers free hugs on Valentine’s Day
Maddie Fabian, Writer February 14, 2022
For many, Valentine’s Day is a day full of love and romance, but for others, it can be lonely and difficult.
COVID-19 Hits Home: How the Pandemic Has Affected Small Businesses in Amherst

COVID-19 Hits Home: How the Pandemic Has Affected Small Businesses in Amherst

Small businesses have taken a particularly hard hit here in Amherst due to the COVID-19 pandemic, but the town has been building itself up again piece by piece.
Gabbie Merullo, Contributor December 6, 2021
Small businesses have taken a particularly hard hit here in Amherst due to the COVID-19 pandemic, but the town has been building itself up again piece by piece.

Ask UMass

November 25, 2021

On this Episode of Ask UMass, students tell Amherst Wire Reporters what their Thanksgiving traditions are and mention some of their favorite foods.   Reporters: Ethan Brayall-Brown, Gabriella...

Former Coach Walt Bell with members of the UMass Football team courtesy of Massachusetts Athletics on Flickr

UMass football head coach fired

Walt Bell has been fired following his 35-22 Saturday loss against URI.
Shanti Furtado, Contributor November 16, 2021
Walt Bell has been fired following his 35-22 Saturday loss against URI.
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