Amherst Wire

The champs’ checkbook: a guide to Patriots’ free agency

The champs’ checkbook: a guide to Patriots’ free agency

Eric Cimino, Contributor

March 12, 2019


Filed under Current Affairs, Showcase, Sports

Sports writer Eric Cimino's take on how the Super Bowl champions will approach free agency.

The Divided World of the UMass Student Government Association

The Divided World of the UMass Student Government Association

Katherine Scott, Writer

March 8, 2019


Filed under Around the Valley, Campus, Current Affairs, Politics, Showcase, Student Life

The University of Massachusetts Amherst Student Government Associations has become the center of criticism over the past few months as the organization seemingly falls apart from within. As the student body at large pokes fun at the “dramatic” world of student politics though, the members within the organization are facing the real consequences of polarizing politics.

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s 70 Percent Tax Rate

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s 70 Percent Tax Rate

Nicholas Ponzio, Writer

March 6, 2019


Filed under Current Affairs, Opinion, Politics, Showcase

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s (D-NY) 70 percent tax rate on the ultra-wealthy in the United States has been debated heavily ever since she announced it.

Robson’s weekly pro sports roundup: 2/24-3/2

Robson’s weekly pro sports roundup: 2/24-3/2

Jacob Robson, Sports columnist

March 3, 2019


Filed under Current Affairs, Showcase, Sports

A former UMass star steals the show at Saturday's NFL Draft Combine.

Amherst braces for Blarney Weekend

Amherst braces for Blarney Weekend

Henry Brechter and Amelia Marceau

March 1, 2019


Filed under Campus, Current Affairs, Showcase, Student Life

With all the security measures in place on and around the UMass campus, this year's Blarney will most likely be safer than your average Saturday in Amherst.

What happened to Hampshire College?

What happened to Hampshire College?

Matt Berg, Assistant Campus News Editor

February 18, 2019


Filed under Around the Valley, Current Affairs, Showcase

For most of its existence, Hampshire College has experienced financial instability. However, this has only come to light after a turbulent month for the progressive college.

Student Union detours and renovation get mixed reactions

Student Union detours and renovation get mixed reactions

Abigail Gracie, Contributor

February 16, 2019


Filed under Campus, Current Affairs, Showcase, Student Life, Uncategorized

After a chilly first few weeks, students have mixed feelings on the detours around the Student Union.

Student organizations readjust after Student Union closing

Student organizations readjust after Student Union closing

Carina DiBella, Writer

February 13, 2019


Filed under Campus, Current Affairs, Showcase

With the Student Union now closed, a new round of student organizations make the transition to other spaces on campus.

Venezuela: Two Unofficial Presidents, One Country in Turmoil

Venezuela: Two Unofficial Presidents, One Country in Turmoil

Faith Cardoza, Writer

February 12, 2019


Filed under Current Affairs, Politics, Showcase

How did one of the richest and most democratic Latin American countries end up in such a state of turmoil?

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