Amherst Wire

Out of focus: Adderall abuse at UMass Amherst

Out of focus: Adderall abuse at UMass Amherst

Amanda Levenson, Video Editor

December 7, 2017


Filed under Campus, Showcase, Student Life

For seven days straight, Bailey took Adderall to help study for finals. She has never been diagnosed with any type of attention deficit disorder, but chooses to use the prescription drug to enhance her academic performance.

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UMass International Socialist Organization protest GOP tax bill

UMass International Socialist Organization protest GOP tax bill

Brian Choquet, Photo Editor

December 7, 2017


Filed under Campus, Current Affairs, Politics, Showcase

As sprinkles of rain soaked their “Tax the Rich” signs, almost a dozen members of the University of Massachusetts Amherst International Socialist Organization held a rally outside the Student Union to protest the recent approval of the Republican federal tax plan in the U.S. Senate.

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Climb into the world of bouldering

Climb into the world of bouldering

Jonathan Kermah, Writer

December 6, 2017


Filed under Campus, Showcase, Student Life

While the Western Mass Bouldering Club is still growing and evolving, it has already received the SAMMY award for Outstanding Recreational Club.

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Research says working 30+ hours in college doesn’t pay off — some UMass students disagree

Research says working 30+ hours in college doesn’t pay off — some UMass students disagree

Alexandra Pigeon, Co-editor in Chief

December 6, 2017


Filed under Campus, Showcase, Student Life

Although there are advantages to working so much, such as gaining valuable time management skills and making more money, research from Georgetown University Director of the Center on Education and the Workforce Anthony Carnevale suggests long-term effects might be more harmful than beneficial.

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Kevin Hart to perform at UMass

Kevin Hart to perform at UMass

Elissa Borden, Campus News Editor

December 4, 2017


Filed under Campus, Current Affairs, Entertainment, Showcase, Student Life

The popular comedian will perform at the Mullins Center in March 2018.

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UMass student referendum to determine future of Student Union

UMass student referendum to determine future of Student Union

Faith Gregory, Writer

December 1, 2017


Filed under Campus, Showcase

The referendum, which will take place on Campus Pulse from Dec. 4 to Dec. 7, will ask students if they would be willing to accept an increase to the Student Activity Trust Fund (SATF) fee from $65.50 per semester to $115.50.

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Meningitis B ‘outbreak’ declared, UMass UHS to hold vaccination clinics

Meningitis B ‘outbreak’ declared, UMass UHS to hold vaccination clinics

Cameron Merritt, Writer

November 28, 2017


Filed under Campus, Current Affairs, Showcase

UHS announced that four large-scale vaccination clinics will be held in the Cape Cod Lounge at the Student Union from 12 p.m. to 6 p.m. on Nov. 30, Dec. 1, Dec. 4 and Dec. 5., and no student will be turned away from receiving the vaccine.

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A bit of light in the darkness: refugees in the Pioneer Valley

A bit of light in the darkness: refugees in the Pioneer Valley

Bryan Bowman, Senior Reporter

November 16, 2017


Filed under Campus, Showcase, Uncategorized

As Donald Trump turns his back on refugees, local professionals, activists and volunteers across the Pioneer Valley are working to make a difference for the world’s most vulnerable people.

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Second student confirmed to have serogroup B infection

Second student confirmed to have serogroup B infection

Nicole DeFeudis, Co-Editor in Chief

November 15, 2017


Filed under Campus, Current Affairs, Showcase, Uncategorized

In an email to students on Wednesday, University Health Services confirmed that the second case of meningococcal disease on campus is a serogroup B infection.

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Second case of meningococcal disease diagnosed at UMass

Second case of meningococcal disease diagnosed at UMass

Cameron Merritt, Writer

November 14, 2017


Filed under Campus, Current Affairs, Showcase

An email was sent out to students on Tuesday as a result of a second case of meningococcal disease diagnosis.

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“Runaways: The Musical” leaves an impression at UMass

“Runaways: The Musical” leaves an impression at UMass

Jill Webb, Contributor

November 11, 2017


Filed under Campus, Current Affairs, Entertainment, Showcase

The UMass Theater Department's newest show, "Runaways," played at Rand Theater.

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Weathering the storm: This is the Puerto Rican spirit

Weathering the storm: This is the Puerto Rican spirit

Sabrina Negrón, Contributor

November 10, 2017


Filed under Campus, Current Affairs, Showcase, Travel

This is the Puerto Rican spirit. It's the refusal to let disasters, natural or otherwise, make us feel powerless.

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