Amherst Wire

Survey: Your opinion of Blarney Blowout 2014

Survey: Your opinion of Blarney Blowout 2014

March 10, 2014


Filed under Campus, Student Life

As rumors and accusations of UMass students and the infamous Blarney Blowout continue to spread, we want to see what our student body actually has to say about it. Take our survey and let us know how you really feel. Click here to take the survey.   Photo credit: Taylor Theodore ...

Journalism Major Chris Doherty talks NESN, UMass and Red Sox with Jenny Dell

Journalism Major Chris Doherty talks NESN, UMass and Red Sox with Jenny Dell

March 3, 2014


Filed under Campus, Current Affairs

Senior journalism major and WMUA Sports Director Chris Doherty had the opportunity to interview NESN on-air talent and UMass alum Jenny Dell. Dell graduated from UMass in 2008 with a Bachelors Degree in Individual Concentration in Sport Event Marketing and Operations. At the time of the interview, Dell...

How are you preparing for your future?

How are you preparing for your future?

March 3, 2014


Filed under Campus, Student Life

by Elizabeth Geffre A handful of college students submitted answers to an online google survey about how they were preparing for their post-college future. Check it out below! ...

Reddit Co-Founder Alexis Ohanian visits UMass

Reddit Co-Founder Alexis Ohanian visits UMass

March 3, 2014


Filed under Campus, Current Affairs

by Allee Graziano Hailed as “Mayor of the Internet” in 2012 by a magazine you may have heard of called Forbes, Alexis Ohanian has made some significant life accomplishments to say the least. Ohanian has founded three successful companies, one which was conceptualized at a Waffle House and built in hi...

A night to remember: The 86th Annual Oscars

A night to remember: The 86th Annual Oscars

March 3, 2014


Filed under Campus, Current Affairs

by Jessica Troland It was a golden night for the silver screen. The red carpet dazzled with designer dresses and the show inside was the perfect medley of sincere acceptance speeches, star-studded performances and moments that made instant headlines. It was Oscar night, 2014, and not even Twitter...

10 Tips for Blarney Blowout

10 Tips for Blarney Blowout

March 3, 2014


Filed under Campus, Student Life

by Kate Ferrante Although calendars say St. Patrick’s Day is on Monday, March 17th, UMass students say otherwise. Because spring break falls on the actual holiday, Blarney Blowout, a highly anticipated substitution, happens on the weekend before the long vacation. It is rumored that Blarney Blo...

Sexual consent on and off campus

Sexual consent on and off campus

March 3, 2014


Filed under Campus, Student Life

by Mitchell Scuzzarella Two-dozen students are sitting in the basement of UMass’ Crampton Hall. Only five minutes before, they were laughing and joking about the conquests of the weekend. Now they sit in silence, uncomfortable to be talking about the same subject. The event, No Blurred Lines: G...

Amherst Wire goes to Hits 94.3

Amherst Wire goes to Hits 94.3

March 3, 2014


Filed under Campus, Student Life

Watch in 1080p for HD! A few of the Amherst Wire editors went over to Hits 94.3 radio station in Northampton to record a promo! Check out the experience and see some behind the scenes footage that you probably won't hear on the radio!...

ESPN’s Fainaru brothers talk investigative journalism, NFL and “League of Denial”

ESPN’s Fainaru brothers talk investigative journalism, NFL and “League of Denial”

March 2, 2014


Filed under Campus, Current Affairs

By Marc Jean-Louis Steve Fainaru and Mark Fainaru-Wada, ESPN investigative correspondents and co-authors of the book “League of Denial,” were hosted at UMass on Thursday, Feb. 20 to discuss their book, investigative journalism and their work in exposing the concussion crisis within the NFL. “L...

Coffee on campus: Perfectly average

Coffee on campus: Perfectly average

Jason Kotoch, Writer

February 17, 2014


Filed under Campus, Student Life

I’m not a coffee snob. I can’t tell you about the regional characteristics of different beans or the time it takes a good barista to produce a perfect pour-over, but I know when I’ve had a good cup of coffee.

Humanities and Fine Arts concerned with leaving Bartlett

Humanities and Fine Arts concerned with leaving Bartlett

February 17, 2014


Filed under Campus, Current Affairs

by Veronica Stracqualursi AMHERST, Mass.  – Constructed in 1960, Bartlett Hall is nearing the end of its days. Asbestos grows on the crumbling walls and ceiling. Its classrooms and offices are unbearably hot during the summer and cold in the winter, mostly due to the heat not working. There have...

The Hatch: what do you think?

The Hatch: what do you think?

February 17, 2014


Filed under Campus, Student Life

We all know that UMass has been really pushing construction upon the campus over the past year. First, the campus becomes destroyed, then all of our walkways are diminished, and now students can't eat at the infamous Blue Wall. The Hatch has opened up a new room and has extended its hours to 8am to 11pm...

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