Amherst Wire

UMass FTK Dance Marathon raises over $200,000 for local hospital

UMass FTK Dance Marathon raises over $200,000 for local hospital

Michael Connors, Assistant Campus News Editor

April 23, 2018


Filed under Campus, Current Affairs, Showcase, Student Life

“The atmosphere when you walk into this event is unlike anything you will experience anywhere else on campus," said UMass senior Brady Sharon.

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Did Cardi B ruin Tinder? UMass students weigh in

Did Cardi B ruin Tinder? UMass students weigh in

Brian Choquet, Photo Editor

April 19, 2018


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

Rapper Cardi B took over Tinder during the #SwipeOff competition, but the reviews are mixed on whether that was a good or bad thing.

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UMass wins Tinder #SwipeOff challenge, free Cardi B concert

UMass wins Tinder #SwipeOff challenge, free Cardi B concert

Cameron Merritt, Travel Editor

April 18, 2018


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

After nearly a month of rigorous right swiping on their Tinder accounts, students at the UMass Amherst have earned their chance to party with Cardi.

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MXCC hosts third annual Afro hair braiding competition

MXCC hosts third annual Afro hair braiding competition

Wei Cai, Contributer

April 11, 2018


Filed under Campus, Current Affairs, Showcase, Student Life

The contest, held March 23, promoted awareness and increased education on braids and the cultural values they represent.

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Free Cardi B concert still a possibility for UMass right-swipers

Free Cardi B concert still a possibility for UMass right-swipers

Jack Hamm, Writer

April 10, 2018


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

Get on the Tinder finger treadmill, UMass Amherst, because enough right swipes could bring the colorful Cardi B to campus for a free concert April 25.

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Jake Tapper to speak at 2018 UMass Amherst commencement

Jake Tapper to speak at 2018 UMass Amherst commencement

Michael Connors, Assistant Campus News Editor

March 22, 2018


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

The University of Massachusetts Amherst announced the pick on Thursday.

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Success within government shutdown: Changes to child welfare

Success within government shutdown: Changes to child welfare

Ian Munnelly, Politics/Op-Ed Editor

February 28, 2018


Filed under Current Affairs, Politics, Showcase

Bi-partisan legislation tucked into Trump's continuing resolution may be the most fundamental change in recent U.S. child welfare.

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Alone in the crowd: A family of color living in a world of white

Alone in the crowd: A family of color living in a world of white

Sarah Heinonen, Contributor

February 28, 2018


Filed under Around the Valley, Current Affairs, Showcase, Voices

Massachusetts is often seen as a bastion of liberal inclusivity, a point of pride for many Bay Staters. And while Boston, Worcester, Springfield and other large cities are fairly diverse, many of the small towns are anything but.

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The opioid epidemic: UMass faculty and students strive to educate the community

The opioid epidemic: UMass faculty and students strive to educate the community

Julie Harrington, Writer

February 23, 2018


Filed under Campus, Current Affairs, Showcase, Student Life

Students and faculty at UMass work together to educate the public about the realities of the opioid epidemic sweeping the nation.

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UMass Design Building on track for LEED certification

UMass Design Building on track for LEED certification

Geoff Warren, Contributor

February 15, 2018


Filed under Campus, Current Affairs, Showcase

UMass' Design Building — a $52 million, 87,500 square-foot structure — is made almost entirely of wood, features unique sustainability features, and produces half the carbon emissions for a building its size. “It’s the most technologically advanced mass timber building that we have in the United States right now,” says Tom Chung, lead project manager.

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The beauty in fabric: Headwrapping tutorials celebrating Black History Month hosted by UMass SoCA, iMOSÉ, AACE

The beauty in fabric: Headwrapping tutorials celebrating Black History Month hosted by UMass SoCA, iMOSÉ, AACE

Brian Choquet, Photo Editor

February 13, 2018


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

“We really wanted to kick [Black History Month] off with something that was central to the black community but could also fit in line with our mission, which is to spread the influence of the Caribbean,” said SoCA President and UMass junior Cassandra Georges.

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Getting involved: How to run for election with the UMass SGA

Getting involved: How to run for election with the UMass SGA

Elissa Borden, Campus News Editor

February 6, 2018


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

Thinking about running in the Student Government Association election this semester? Here's a guide on how to get started.

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