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Third-generation UMass student lobbies for funding

Third-generation UMass student lobbies for funding

Sïonan Barrett, Contributor

April 12, 2016

With the looming state budget coming to a vote in a few months, Hochberg and nearly 100 other students traveled to the Massachusetts State House to ask for a larger investment in public higher education. Unfortunately, all three offices Hochberg visited weren't much help.

White House Easter Egg Roll attracts thousands

White House Easter Egg Roll attracts thousands

James Villalobos, Writer

March 29, 2016

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xCm-y9qmDQM&feature=youtu.be President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama hosted their last Easter Egg Roll at the White House on Monday, March 28. Around 35,000 people showed up for the 138th annual celebration. Check out the White House's tweet about...

Following the Water: Spring Break in Flint

Following the Water: Spring Break in Flint

James Villalobos, Writer

March 13, 2016

It's all hands on deck in the effort to distribute bottled water to as many Flint, Mich., residents as possible.

Springfield resident collects bottled water for Flint, MI

Springfield resident collects bottled water for Flint, MI

James Villalobos, Writer

March 7, 2016

Since Feb. 19, Crystal Copeland has collected bottled water for Flint, MI residents who have been affected by the ongoing water crisis. Copeland said that for many, bottled water donations are how they have survived. Hundreds of bottles of water now fill the old gymnasium at the Dunbar Community...

Amherst tax hike to cost residents hundreds more in fiscal 2016

Amherst tax hike to cost residents hundreds more in fiscal 2016

Sïonan Barrett, Contributor

December 21, 2015

"A community runs every year the same way as a business, and expenses go up every year."

Frohnapfel discusses experiences as UMass quarterback and future plans

Quarterback Blake Frohnapfel

Kaitlin Boyer, Writer

December 11, 2015

"Sometimes I am thinking, ‘This is pretty tough,’ but, I know it’s all worth it.”

Students volunteer at the Freedom Cafe to help victims of human trafficking

(Robert Rigo/Amherst Wire)

Sïonan Barrett, Contributor

December 10, 2015

General Manager Dan Johnson said educating the community is a primary goal of the café.

Jovan Santos-Knox reflects on UMass football career

Jovan Santos-Knox reflects on UMass football career

Kaitlyn Boyer, Writer

November 27, 2015

Linebacker Jovan Santos-Knox took the field in his uniform for the last time on Friday, Nov. 27, 2015. He has played a key role on the team for all four years.

UMass Football remains positive despite another loss

(Robert Rigo/Amherst Wire)

Kaitlin Boyer, Writer

November 13, 2015

It's been a tough season for University of Massachusetts Amherst football, and things don't seem to be getting any better.

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