Amherst Wire

Ask UMass — Vaping Ban

Ask UMass — Vaping Ban

November 18, 2019

In this week's episode of Ask UMass, Rebecca Duffy and Meghan Carney ask students about the controversial topic of vaping and what they think of Governor Charlie Baker's ban on vaping and vape-related products.

Ask UMass — End of the decade fashion

Ask UMass — End of the decade fashion

Meghan Carney and Nicole Biagioni

November 10, 2019

With 2020 quickly approaching, the Amherst Wire video team will be asking students about key trends from the last ten years in our "End of the decade" series. In this episode, Meghan Carney and Nicole Biagioni ask students about the best and worst fashion choices since 2010.

Ask UMass — Halloween

Ask UMass -- Halloween

Rachel Swansburg, Rebecca Duffy, and Meghan Carney

October 31, 2019

UMass students talk about their plans for Halloween.

Amazon contract ending will impact local businesses

The UMass contract with Amazon will end in December 2018 (Amanda Levenson/Amherst Wire).

Amanda Levenson, Video Editor

November 15, 2017

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

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

West Cemetery does not see an increase in trespassers and vandalism around Halloween.

Amanda Levenson, Video Editor

October 30, 2017

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.

Turning up the demand for vinyl

(Amanda Levenson/Amherst Wire)

Amanda Levenson, Video Editor

October 23, 2017

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

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

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.

Just add water: Stockbridge students explore the future of farming

Greens flourish under LED lights during the evening at the Clark Hall Greenhouse.

Maria Manning, Writer

October 19, 2017

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.

How Elliot Kalb went from undergrad to MLB statistician

Michael Antonellis sits down with MLB Network's Elliott Kalb

Michael Antonellis, Contributor

May 7, 2017

"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."

Graduate students march for wage increase, benefits

UMass GEO rally on Friday, April 28, 2017.(Maria Manning/Amherst Wire)

Maria Manning, Writer

May 2, 2017

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.

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

McCall speaks at the University of Massachusetts Amherst after being named head coach of men's basketball (Dave Roback/AP)

Cameron Merritt, Writer

April 3, 2017

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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