Amherst Wire

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?

Julián Castro: The San Antonio Dark Horse making a 2020 run

Julián Castro: The San Antonio Dark Horse making a 2020 run

Katherine Scott, Writer

February 8, 2019


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

With a solid foundation of Democratic ideals, experience in both local and federal government, and a passionate base of Texans and Hispanic voters, it’s surprising Castro hasn’t gained more national media attention.

Hampshire College votes not to accept additional students for fall 2019

Hampshire College votes not to accept additional students for fall 2019

Matt Berg, Assistant Campus News Editor

February 3, 2019


Filed under Current Affairs, Politics, Showcase

After a rocky few weeks for Hampshire College, administrators have decided to forgo accepting more students for its fall 2019 semester.

The town of Amherst – what’s in a name?

The town of Amherst – what’s in a name?

Matt Berg, Assistant Politics Editor

January 28, 2019


Filed under Campus, Current Affairs, Showcase

Amherst is home to 28,000 college students—many of whom are unfamiliar with the history of their new surroundings.

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