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The Revolution is Now

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Brianna Silva, Editor-In-Chief

July 1, 2020

Right now we are witnessing centuries worth of Black history and activism providing people with the tools to combat white supremacy. Right now we are observing society unfold and blossom. Right now we are experiencing the power of unity and the beauty of diversity

COVID-19 Update(s): What we know right now

COVID-19 Update(s): What we know right now

Joanna Buoniconti, Brianna Silva, and Talia Heisey

June 30, 2020

In-person classes have been suspended for the remainder of the semester. We'll provide daily updates from Whitmore and beyond.

The Student Perspective in Quarantine

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Brie Bristol, Writer

May 3, 2020

For students in higher education, the world today has drastically impacted their mental health as they struggle to continue with online courses, unemployed, homelessness, and possible illness. 

COVID-19: Our Social Safety Net is Failing Us

Jack Sheehy, Contributor

April 26, 2020

As the crisis has unfolded in the US one thing remains clear: our social safety net is failing us.

Quarantine reflection: An introvert’s guide to self-care

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Brianna Silva, Managing Editor

April 24, 2020

Life has become a series of unfinished paintings and I have lost all sense of time. Caught somewhere between happiness and fear, I spend most of my days gardening, painting and watching movies.

App of the week: DoorDash, Grubhub and Uber Eats

App of the week: DoorDash, Grubhub and Uber Eats

Emma Sammuli, Lifestyle Editor

April 23, 2020

During this time, with dining at restaurants completely out of the question, ordering through food delivery apps is a great way to support your favorite local eateries while still practicing social distancing.

Reforming an incarcerated America

Reforming an incarcerated America

Saliha Bayrak and Karen Kimble

April 12, 2020

The relationship between UMass and Hampshire County Jail is still in its infancy, but Professor Raymond hopes to cultivate it into a more well-established program that forms a direct “pipeline” between release from jail to enrollment at UMass — or even a class that regular UMass students take alongside students who are incarcerated.

Quarantine Reflection

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Amherst Wire Staff

April 10, 2020

When people think of New York City, they usually think of crowded subway cars, rude people and lots of traffic. They think of the city that never sleeps, where there’s always something to do. But only a fraction of the city is like that; Bayside is almost the exact opposite. It’s a quiet suburban town with good public schools, a healthy number of parks, and an easy commute into Manhattan and Long Island. The downtown area always has people milling about, riding their bikes or walking their dogs. But the downtown area is barren now; almost all the shops and restaurants are closed, and very few people are on the streets. Everyone on the sidewalk I did see was wearing face protection, glaring at me as they walked by.

Alpha Sigma Phi raises money for local businesses

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Abbie Gracie, Editor

April 7, 2020

Alpha Sigma Pi, a UMass fraternity, has organized a fundraiser through to raise money and lend a helping hand to the local Amherst businesses in need during this waiting period.

UMass journalism alumni covering news during a pandemic

UMass journalism alumni covering news during a pandemic

Jonathan Kermah, Editor in Chief

March 26, 2020

Three UMass journalism alumni discuss working on news coverage during a pandemic.

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