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Amazon contract ending will impact local businesses

Amazon contract ending will impact local businesses

Amanda Levenson, Video Editor

November 15, 2017


Filed under Broadcast News, Showcase, Uncategorized

Before students searched Amazon for textbooks, they searched through bookshelves. Amherst Wire’s Amanda Levenson tells us how this shift impacted a local bookstore.

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Halloween hype doesn’t impact local cemeteries; but homeless do

Halloween hype doesn’t impact local cemeteries; but homeless do

Amanda Levenson, Video Editor

October 30, 2017


Filed under Around the Valley, Broadcast News, Showcase, Uncategorized, WireTV

West Cemetery is a peaceful landscape. The space is quiet except for the sound of chirping birds, and empty except for the occasional resident passing through as they walk their dog — perfect for those who want to veer away from the public eye.

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Turning up the demand for vinyl

Turning up the demand for vinyl

Amanda Levenson, Video Editor

October 23, 2017


Filed under Around the Valley, Broadcast News, Features, Music, Showcase, WireTV

Of all the trends the 21st century has brought, consider the revival of vinyl the one thing grandma won’t complain about.

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W.E.B. Du Bois Library takes on the digital age

W.E.B. Du Bois Library takes on the digital age

Meghan Parsons, Contributor

October 20, 2017


Filed under Broadcast News, Campus, Showcase, Student Life, Technology, Uncategorized, WireTV

A library without books was once unthinkable, now it seems inevitable. Amherst Wire’s Meghan Parsons explains how college libraries adapt to the digital age.

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Just add water: Stockbridge students explore the future of farming

Just add water: Stockbridge students explore the future of farming

Maria Manning, Writer

October 19, 2017


Filed under Broadcast News, Campus, Showcase, Uncategorized, WireTV

In the past two years, the University of Massachusetts Amherst took great strides to invest in sustainability on campus. Its most recent investment? A student organized hydroponic farm.

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How Elliot Kalb went from undergrad to MLB statistician

How Elliot Kalb went from undergrad to MLB statistician

Michael Antonellis, Contributor

May 7, 2017


Filed under Broadcast News, Showcase, Sports, Student Life, WireTV

"They call me 'Mr. Stats' and I made my living as a statistician ... Sometimes I tell a story through stats, sometimes it's through interviewing athletes, sometimes it's just adding perspective."

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Graduate students march for wage increase, benefits

Graduate students march for wage increase, benefits

Maria Manning, Writer

May 2, 2017


Filed under Broadcast News, Campus, Current Affairs, Showcase

The UMass GEO is asking the university to increase wages by 18 percent over three years, reduce health and childcare costs, eliminate graduate fees and create broader anti-discrimination protections.

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Third time’s the charm: UMass hires Matt McCall as head coach

Third time’s the charm: UMass hires Matt McCall as head coach

Cameron Merritt, Writer

April 3, 2017


Filed under Broadcast News, Campus, Showcase, Sports, WireTV

University of Massachusetts Amherst Athletic Director Ryan Bamford welcomed Matt McCall their third men's basketball coach of the month at a press conference Thursday night.

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WATCH: UMass students strike for sanctuary campus last week

WATCH: UMass students strike for sanctuary campus last week

Jon Decker, Writer

February 23, 2017


Filed under Broadcast News, Campus, Current Affairs, Showcase

Students at the University of Massachusetts Amherst held a strike to further demand the UMass system become sanctuary campuses.

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Southwest Express halts delivery service

Southwest Express halts delivery service

Michael Hickey, Contributor

February 23, 2017


Filed under Broadcast News, Campus, Current Affairs, Showcase, Student Life

In a sudden upset move, Southwest Café’s delivery service Southwest Express has been discontinued, leaving some on-campus students unhappy.

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UMass students to walk out, strike Friday for a Sanctuary Campus

UMass students to walk out, strike Friday for a Sanctuary Campus

Wei Cai, Writer

February 16, 2017


Filed under Broadcast News, Campus, Current Affairs, Showcase

On Friday, Feb. 17, students and community will go on strike at the University of Massachusetts Amherst’s in hopes of having the campus become a Sanctuary Campus.

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VIDEO: Berkshire DC serves Super Bowl-inspired menu

VIDEO: Berkshire DC serves Super Bowl-inspired menu

Morgan Hughes, Campus News Editor and UMass News Now Producer

February 8, 2017


Filed under Broadcast News, Campus, Food/Health, Showcase, Uncategorized, WireTV

Hear about a Super Bowl special menu from Berk staff and hungry students in this video by UVC-TV19 News Now staff Jackson Cote and Morgan Hughes.

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