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UMass alumni reunite for Homecoming Weekend, almost 30 years later

UMass alumni reunite for Homecoming Weekend, almost 30 years later

Sifa Kasongo, Contributor

October 24, 2017


Filed under Campus, Showcase

They met in Southwest in 1985, graduated in 1989 and some even have kids who go to UMass. Still, they continue to get together frequently almost 30 years after graduating.

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3,000 miles away: UMass student from California speaks about wildfire devastation

3,000 miles away: UMass student from California speaks about wildfire devastation

Michael Connors, Writer

October 24, 2017


Filed under Campus, Current Affairs, Showcase

UMass sophomore Anthony Newman tells us what it's like having loved ones in Northern Calif., which is fighting severe wildfires.

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Free Keys project brings painted pianos to campus

Free Keys project brings painted pianos to campus

Jordan Allen, Entertainment Editor

October 23, 2017


Filed under Campus, Entertainment, Music, Showcase, Student Life, Uncategorized

The Free Keys Project is bringing music and visual art to the University of Massachusetts campus.

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University lifts Theta Chi suspension

University lifts Theta Chi suspension

Nicole DeFeudis, Managing Editor

October 23, 2017


Filed under Campus, Current Affairs, Showcase

The party is back on at Theta Chi. As of Oct. 23, the University of Massachusetts fraternity is off interim suspension and once again recognized by the university, according to university spokesman Ed Blaguszewski.

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SGA stands against plastic water bottles at large campus events

SGA stands against plastic water bottles at large campus events

Brian Choquet, Writer

October 23, 2017


Filed under Campus, Showcase, Student Life

In a letter written to the Chancellor’s Sustainability Advisory Committee, the UMass SGA suggests eco-friendly alternatives to UMass-branded plastic water bottles.

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Hip-hop artists NliteN, Warren the Alchemist perform at ‘ZooMass Takeover’ show

Hip-hop artists NliteN, Warren the Alchemist perform at ‘ZooMass Takeover’ show

Liam O'Connor, Assistant Entertainment Editor

October 22, 2017


Filed under Campus, Entertainment, Music, Showcase, Student Life

“Everyone agreed that we’re bringing an authentic culture and energy that should be shared with more people,” Tolbert said.

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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


Filed under Broadcast News, Campus, Showcase, Student Life, Technology, Uncategorized, WireTV

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.

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Just add water: Stockbridge students explore the future of farming

Just add water: Stockbridge students explore the future of farming

Maria Manning, Writer

October 19, 2017


Filed under Broadcast News, Campus, Showcase, Uncategorized, WireTV

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.

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‘My ear still hurts’: Easthampton man talks about alleged assault at Phi Sigma Kappa last month

‘My ear still hurts’: Easthampton man talks about alleged assault at Phi Sigma Kappa last month

Abigail Desvergnes, Nicole DeFeudis, and Stephanie Murray

October 18, 2017


Filed under Campus, Showcase, Uncategorized

A series of events unfolded that landed Diovanni Aquino and his sister in the hospital, left Aquino missing part of his ear and led Phi Sigma Kappa to face disciplinary action from the university.

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Can a universal basic income work? Experts weigh in

Can a universal basic income work? Experts weigh in

Bryan Bowman, Senior Reporter

October 18, 2017


Filed under Campus, Current Affairs, Politics, Showcase

With the threat of automation looming, the concept of universal basic income (UBI) is increasingly gaining traction across the political spectrum, both in the United States and around the world.

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Community members march to celebrate Indigenous Peoples’ Day

Community members march to celebrate Indigenous Peoples’ Day

Michael Connors, Writer

October 18, 2017


Filed under Campus, Current Affairs, Showcase

NASA’s goal for the march was not solely to challenge the lack of recognition of Indigenous People’s Day by the university. Rather, participants at the event were more interested in honoring both unity and community.

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UMass Journalism alumni share wisdom with undergrads

UMass Journalism alumni share wisdom with undergrads

Abigail Desvergnes, Writer

October 16, 2017


Filed under Campus, Showcase

A panel of seven distinguished University of Massachusetts Amherst journalism alumni — from The Washington Post to Yahoo! Sports — shared advice and personal stories with journalism majors and faculty in the Old Chapel on Thursday evening.

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