Amherst Wire

UMass graduate students rally for livable wages

UMass graduate students rally for livable wages

Elissa Borden, Assistant Campus News Editor

November 1, 2017


Filed under Campus, Student Life

The UMass Graduate Employees Organization staged a protest at Whitmore Tuesday afternoon to demand an 18 percent wage increase for graduate students.

Dragging it out: Justin Petrie works to expand drag culture at UMass

Dragging it out: Justin Petrie works to expand drag culture at UMass

Jill Webb, Contributor

October 31, 2017


Filed under Campus, Current Affairs, Showcase, Student Life

Justin Petrie’s first attempt at painting his face was awful. Petrie, 19 at the time, slathered special effect makeup all over his face in preparation for a night out on the Providence, Rhode Island drag scene.

The grass is always greener for Ainsley Brosnan-Smith

The grass is always greener for Ainsley Brosnan-Smith

Brian Choquet, Writer

October 29, 2017


Filed under Campus, Showcase, Student Life

UMass student and SGA Secretary of Sustainability Ainsley Brosnan-Smith works hard within the UMass community to create a sustainable campus.

Greeno Sub Shop’s Halloween series showcases student talent

Greeno Sub Shop’s Halloween series showcases student talent

Sifa Kasongo, Writer

October 29, 2017


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

Greeno Sub Shop is hosting “Spooktacular,” a three-day event to get everyone in the Halloween spirit.

UMass senior raises money and collects resources for Puerto Rico

UMass senior raises money and collects resources for Puerto Rico

Faith Gregory, Writer

October 27, 2017


Filed under Campus, Showcase, Student Life

UMass senior Bahati Nkera has been working tirelessly to help relief efforts in Puerto Rico.

First annual [email protected] kicks off

First annual Sustainathon@UMass kicks off

Brian Choquet, Writer

October 27, 2017


Filed under Campus, Showcase, Student Life

For 24 hours, students teamed up to solve sustainability issues facing UMass at the first ever [email protected]

New York Times columnist Paul Krugman reflects on triumphs and failures of economics

New York Times columnist Paul Krugman reflects on triumphs and failures of economics

Bryan Bowman, Senior Reporter

October 27, 2017


Filed under Campus, Current Affairs, Showcase

Nobel Prize-winning economist and New York Times columnist Paul Krugman delivered the annual Philip Gamble Memorial Lecture in the Mullins Center at the University of Massachusetts Amherst on Thursday evening.

UMass officials identify driver who struck pedestrian on Eastman Lane

UMass officials identify driver who struck pedestrian on Eastman Lane

Morgan Hughes, Campus News Editor

October 24, 2017


Filed under Campus, Showcase

Just days after a university-wide email about the dangers of solar glare, a pedestrian was struck by a vehicle on Eastman Lane, and police believe solar glare played a part.

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.

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.

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.

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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