Amherst Wire

Black Sheep Deli: Mixing local food with local politics

Black Sheep Deli: Mixing local food with local politics

Haley Bucelewicz, Contributor

March 1, 2016

Black Sheep owner Nick Seamon does not mind offending some customers with his passionate political views.

Hampshire College to host first annual hackathon

Hampshire College to host first annual hackathon

Katie Bowler, Campus Editor

February 25, 2016

The 24-hour Hamp Hack puts a twist on traditional hackathons.

‘Eat Ice Cream for Breakfast Day’ at Herrell’s benefits Whole Children

‘Eat Ice Cream for Breakfast Day’ at Herrell’s benefits Whole Children

Katie Bowler and Brilee Weaver

February 10, 2016

The shop opened at 9 a.m., offering a special breakfast-themed menu that included cider doughnut ice cream and fresh waffles.

The Victory Theatre: A palace of a playhouse

The Victory Theatre: A palace of a playhouse

Patrick Hoff, Contributor

December 15, 2015

The Holyoke theater gets a new look.

Northampton opens first medical marijuana dispensary in Western Mass.

Northampton opens first medical marijuana dispensary in Western Mass.

Isaac Burke and Katelyn Dube

December 8, 2015

In the midst of a national shift in opinions concerning marijuana use, Northampton has opened Western Massachusetts’ first medical marijuana dispensary called New England Treatment Access (NETA), bringing attention to the medicinal benefits of cannabis.

Herrell’s Ice Cream: Home of the “smoosh-ins”

Herrell’s Ice Cream: Home of the “smoosh-ins”

Katie Bowler, Campus Editor

December 2, 2015

Since Steve Herrell first founded the flagship store in Northampton, Mass. in 1980, there has always been a crowd of people waiting to taste the shop’s handmade ice cream. The store is known for its award-winning hot fudge, unique flavors, and “smoosh-ins,” chunks of cookies and candies mixed in.

STUDENTx speakers promote self-acceptance

STUDENTx speakers promote self-acceptance

Brilee Weaver, Managing Editor

November 19, 2015

Dasco's performance examines the public education system which she says interferes students' personal growth.

A college town’s last bookstore

A college town’s last bookstore

Kristin LaFratta, Writer

November 18, 2015

Amherst Books is the bibliophile's haven, providing an escape for a leisurely read or spontaneous book purchase. For others, it is a place to go to take photos of books they later buy on Amazon.

Community blooms at the Bridge of Flowers

Community blooms at the Bridge of Flowers

Erica Garnett, Travel Editor

November 12, 2015

People flock to the famous landmark to paint, revisit memories, relax, photograph, propose to spouses, and, of course, smell the flowers.

Cushman Market: Where creativity and breakfast are served all day

Cushman Market: Where creativity and breakfast are served all day

Frank Dutan, Contributor

November 3, 2015

The North Amherst market and café offers residents a taste of New York's famous "beatnik" neighborhood, the East Village. The neighborhood, home to a community of lower-class immigrants and the birthplace of contemporary artists Andy Warhol and Jean Basquiat, was a haven for artists, musicians, and working class people in the 1980's.

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