Amherst Wire

Brett Kavanaugh is a Supreme Court Justice. Now what?

Brett Kavanaugh is a Supreme Court Justice. Now what?

Elizabeth Donoghue, Writer

October 12, 2018


Filed under Campus, Current Affairs, Politics, Showcase

Twenty-seven years after Anita Hill’s testimony, history repeated itself.

Nike campaign refuels Kaepernick debate

Nike campaign refuels Kaepernick debate

Matthew DiPesa, Contributing Writer

October 10, 2018


Filed under Current Affairs, Opinion, Politics, Showcase, Sports

Kaepernick has responded to an onslaught of hatred not with words, but with commitment to fighting against injustice.

Everything you need to know about the political crisis in Barcelona

Everything you need to know about the political crisis in Barcelona

Jordan Reisman, Contributor

October 6, 2018


Filed under Current Affairs, Showcase, Study Abroad, Travel, Uncategorized

Is there still an ongoing conflict in Barcelona? Yes. Should you stay home to avoid it? No. What you can do, though, is educate yourself.

At UMass, Jackson Katz seeks ‘paradigm shift’ in how we understand sexual assault

At UMass, Jackson Katz seeks ‘paradigm shift’ in how we understand sexual assault

Matthew DiPesa, Contributor

October 4, 2018


Filed under Campus, Current Affairs, Showcase

Katz explained how sexual assault is commonly considered a “women’s issue,” despite the fact that men are the perpetrators of an overwhelming majority of sexual assaults. This removes accountability for these crimes, and in turn leaves much of the responsibility for solving the problem to women, who are most often the victims of gender violence.

Is Plan B easily accessible at UMass?

Is Plan B easily accessible at UMass?

Elizabeth Donoghue, Contributor

October 3, 2018


Filed under Campus, Current Affairs, Food/Health, Relationships

One former student described her experience purchasing Plan B at UHS as “unfriendly and awkward.”

Students of color unwind after racist incidents at UMass

Students of color unwind after racist incidents at UMass

Brian Choquet, Photo Editor

October 2, 2018


Filed under Campus, Current Affairs, Showcase, Student Life

The jovial environment was a far cry from the anger and sadness that many students of color have expressed in the past week.

Jackson Katz ‘82 to discuss men and #MeToo at UMass

Jackson Katz ‘82 to discuss men and #MeToo at UMass

Elizabeth Donoghue, Contributor

October 1, 2018


Filed under Campus, Current Affairs, Showcase

Jackson Katz returns to UMass to discuss how men can support gender equality and be effective allies.

Entertainment winners, losers of the week

Entertainment winners, losers of the week

Amherst Wire Entertainment staff

October 1, 2018


Filed under Current Affairs, Entertainment, Showcase

With so much happening on social media, it's hard to keep up. Here are the highs and lows of the week, selected by the Amherst Wire Entertainment staff.

How to make your vote count: A guide to voting in college

How to make your vote count: A guide to voting in college

Katherine Scott, Contributor

September 29, 2018


Filed under Campus, Current Affairs, Politics, Showcase

Some common questions — and answers — to help you prepare for Nov. 6.

UMass employees showcase their artwork at Building Bridges gallery

UMass employees showcase their artwork at Building Bridges gallery

Olivia Amato, Contributor

September 28, 2018


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

The mixed-media showcase is bringing together people who would usually not interact in everyday life.

What it’s like to live in one of the converted common rooms at UMass

What it’s like to live in one of the converted common rooms at UMass

Abigail DesVergnes, Writer

September 26, 2018


Filed under Campus, Current Affairs, Student Life

To accommodate the Class of 2022, the university assigned students to common rooms converted into quads.

The digital-first, student-run magazine of the University of Massachusetts Amherst Journalism Department
Current Affairs