The digital-first, student-run magazine of the University of Massachusetts Amherst Journalism Department

Amherst Wire

Students rally against Charlottesville violence and for DACA recipients

Students rally against Charlottesville violence and for DACA recipients

Morgan Hughes, Campus News Editor

September 13, 2017


Filed under Campus, Current Affairs, Showcase

Following violence in Charlottesville and uncertainty around the fate of DACA recipients, over 100 students and activists gathered Tuesday afternoon in front of the Student Union to speak out about moving forward from these “injustices.”

Read more »

Campus Design and Copy is more than a business for student managers

Campus Design and Copy is more than a business for student managers

Caeli Chesin, Travel Editor

September 11, 2017


Filed under Campus, Features, Showcase, Student Life

"Campus Design and Copy, CD&C, is one of UMass’ seven student-run businesses and the only one to offer print and design services. While there are printing options all over the UMass campus, from the campus library to various learning commons, CD&C is distinct."

Read more »

What’s your favorite Flayvor?

What’s your favorite Flayvor?

Cameron Merritt and Amanda Albelin

September 10, 2017


Filed under Around the Valley, Campus, Showcase

Nestled between the scenic fields and mountains of Western Massachusetts, Flayvors of Cook Farm is a local, family-run dairy farm and ice cream stand.

Read more »

Locals ‘Cross the Divide’ in GroundTruth panel

Locals ‘Cross the Divide’ in GroundTruth panel

Faith Gregory, Writer

September 10, 2017


Filed under Around the Valley, Campus, Current Affairs, Showcase, Uncategorized

Locals affected by divisive differences in the community spoke passionately about their personal experiences living and working in the Pioneer Valley in a panel by the GroundTruth Project on Wednesday in the Old Chapel.

Read more »

UMass officials blast Trump DACA decision, pledge support for immigrant students

UMass officials blast Trump DACA decision, pledge support for immigrant students

Stephanie Murray, Editor in Chief

September 7, 2017


Filed under Campus, Current Affairs, Showcase

UMass officials blasted President Trump’s plan to end Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), a policy change they say threatens the university’s values.

Read more »

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."

Read more »

Linda Sarsour talks intersectional organizing, resistance at UMass

Linda Sarsour talks intersectional organizing, resistance at UMass

Cameron Merritt, Writer

May 4, 2017


Filed under Campus, Current Affairs, Showcase

One of the Women’s March co-chairs, civil rights activist Linda Sarsour, gave a lecture at the University of Massachusetts on Friday on organizing successful and intersectional resistance movements in the modern political climate.

Read more »

Husband and wife bring Xi’an cuisine to Amherst

Husband and wife bring Xi’an cuisine to Amherst

Benjamin Keefe, Contributor

May 4, 2017


Filed under Campus, Current Affairs, Showcase, Uncategorized

Li “Lili” Jia and Naitian Wang are the married couple behind Lili’s Restaurant in Amherst Center, a small eatery specializing in traditional Chinese cooking.

Read more »

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.

Read more »

Adopted UMass students share stories of struggle and triumph

Adopted UMass students share stories of struggle and triumph

Tiffany Khuu, Contributor

May 1, 2017


Filed under Campus, Current Affairs, Showcase

On a cold winter day, a young child was suddenly taken from her home by police and instructed to cut off all contact with her mother.

Read more »

Heads Up: How concussions are changing the game

Heads Up: How concussions are changing the game

Sarah Corso, Contributor

May 1, 2017


Filed under Campus, Showcase, Sports

As knowledge of the consequences of concussions in contact sports deepens, debilitating ties between concussions and contact sports are changing everything from in-game rules to concussion protocols. And athletes at all levels are playing a new game.

Read more »

Heads Up: How a concussion feels

Heads Up: How a concussion feels

Julie Shamgochian, Managing Editor

May 1, 2017


Filed under Campus, Multimedia, Showcase, Sports

Students who have suffered from concussions describe a loss of consciousness and a "fuzzy-brained" feeling.

Read more »

The digital-first, student-run magazine of the University of Massachusetts Amherst Journalism Department
Campus