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Question 1: Another slots parlor in Massachusetts?

Question 1: Another slots parlor in Massachusetts?

Wei Cai, Writer

October 27, 2016


Filed under Around the Valley, Campus, Current Affairs, Showcase

Question 1 could allow a second Category 2 slots parlor to be opened.

Top Five: Local places to experience fall

Top Five: Local places to experience fall

Caitlin Cooke, Assistant Photography Editor

October 18, 2016


Filed under Around the Valley, Showcase, Travel

"With expansive mountains, beautiful bodies of water and miles of farmland, Western Massachusetts has some of the most spectacular views during fall."

Tomorrow is the last day to register to vote in Massachusetts

Tomorrow is the last day to register to vote in Massachusetts

Alexandra Pigeon, Entertainment Editor

October 18, 2016


Filed under Around the Valley, Current Affairs, Politics, Showcase, Student Life

Wednesday, Oct. 19 is the last day to register to vote in Massachusetts in time for the 2016 presidential election.

Will Mill 180 Park be the park of the future?

Will Mill 180 Park be the park of the future?

Joshua Murray, Photo Editor

October 13, 2016


Filed under Around the Valley, Lifestyle, Showcase, Travel

"What is unique about Mill 180 Park is that we are using hydroponics aesthetically. Not just to grow food, but to grow plants to give people the sense that they are in the middle of nature."

Potato Fest unearths a community of produce lovers

Potato Fest unearths a community of produce lovers

Morgan Hughes, Assistant Campus News Editor

October 4, 2016


Filed under Around the Valley, Campus, Food/Health, Showcase

Smiarowski Farms hosted the festival to meet local friends, families and farmers and talk about the significance and quality of Smiarowski spuds.

Carinae returns to Hadley with a style all their own

Carinae returns to Hadley with a style all their own

Luis Fieldman, Contributor

September 22, 2016


Filed under Around the Valley, Entertainment, Music, Profiles, Showcase

The band's performance at The Black Sheep Deli was a treasure trove of unrecorded, unreleased songs.

One guitar out of a 100

One guitar out of a 100

Ron Garza, Contributor

May 3, 2016


Filed under Around the Valley, Broadcast News, Multimedia, Profiles, Showcase, WireTV

“When I heard about the guitar being stolen, I could hear it in her voice. She really was devastated.”

A sign of good marketing?

A sign of good marketing?

Kate Ferrante, WireTV Managing Editor

April 15, 2016


Filed under Around the Valley, Broadcast News, Multimedia, WireTV

Car horns and shouting filled the air at the corner of College and South East Street in Amherst, but not because of reckless driving or road rage. Instead, it is because of Wen Jeng and his unique job.

A generation of young farmers grows at UMass

A generation of young farmers grows at UMass

Danielle Aihini, Contributor

April 11, 2016


Filed under Around the Valley, Campus, Features, Food/Health, Student Life

While the average American farmer is 57 years old, a younger generation learns the trade in a wide variety of farming courses at UMass Amherst, a birthplace for young farmers in Massachusetts.

Beauty dwells in an old place at the Montague Bookmill

Beauty dwells in an old place at the Montague Bookmill

Connor Spach, Contributor

April 4, 2016


Filed under Around the Valley, Showcase, Travel

Chairs are sun-faded and tattered from the many visitors who have worn them in. Students slump into comfortable worn cushions and gaze out the windows to procrastinate from studying.

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