Amherst Wire

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

“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.

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.

A new Faculty Senate proposal could end the SBS Global Education requirement

A new Faculty Senate proposal could end the SBS Global Education requirement

Abigail Desvergnes, Writer

November 10, 2017


Filed under Campus, Current Affairs, Student Life

The Faculty Senate has made a proposal to get rid of the Global Education requirement in the College of Social and Behavioral Sciences.

 Zeta Beta Tau exemplifies brotherly love with GoFundMe for sick brother

 Zeta Beta Tau exemplifies brotherly love with GoFundMe for sick brother

Brian Choquet, Photo Editor

November 10, 2017


Filed under Campus, Current Affairs, Showcase, Student Life

UMass fraternity Zeta Beta Tau has started a GoFundMe campaign for their sick brother, Jonathan Townsend.

Propelled by local talent, UMass Men’s Soccer wins league

Propelled by local talent, UMass Men’s Soccer wins league

Cameron Merritt, Writer

November 5, 2017


Filed under Campus, Current Affairs, Showcase, Sports

Some of the same kids who watched the UMass Minutemen win the Atlantic 10 season title nine years ago are now playing for the Minutemen, and have done just the same thing.

Kids invade Northeast Residential Area for spooky tricks and sweet treats

Kids invade Northeast Residential Area for spooky tricks and sweet treats

Rachel Symes, Contributor

November 2, 2017


Filed under Campus, Showcase, Uncategorized

While some children wandered their neighborhoods knocking on strangers' doors for candy on Tuesday evening, others ran up and down the residence halls of Northeast Residential Area, knocking on any door with a “Trick-or-Treaters Welcome” sign.

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