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Student coalition to end rape culture petitions for assault survivors

Student coalition to end rape culture petitions for assault survivors

Katie Bowler, Writer

March 10, 2015


Filed under Campus, Current Affairs

The Coalition to End Rape Culture (CERC) hosted the rally to promote a Survivor’s Bill of Rights, which aims to protect, assist, and support victims of sexual assault and domestic violence.

UMass students walk-out for Ferguson

UMass students walk-out for Ferguson

December 3, 2014


Filed under Campus, Current Affairs

[slideshow_deploy id='9358'] by Editorial Staff Students and area residents gathered Monday afternoon in protest of the decision not to indict officer Darren Wilson made in Ferguson, Missouri last week. Students were encouraged to leave classes for the protest and gather in front of the Student...

UMass Belly Dance Club: 2014’s RSO of the Year

UMass Belly Dance Club: 2014’s RSO of the Year

Andrea Comerford, Writer

November 18, 2014


Filed under Campus, Current Affairs

The bond between the members of the club cannot go unnoticed. However, it wasn’t always this way.

Inside Marriott Meals at UMass

Inside Marriott Meals at UMass

Jason Kotoch, Writer

November 18, 2014


Filed under Campus, Current Affairs

Behind two large swinging doors, UMass students and teachers dressed in white chef coats and hats prepare entrées, plate desserts and wash dishes as part of the school's restaurant operations management course.

‘The Mysterious Southerner in Mirror Shades’: Charles Wright, America’s Next Poet Laureate

‘The Mysterious Southerner in Mirror Shades’: Charles Wright, America’s Next Poet Laureate

Hannah Depin, Contributor

November 12, 2014


Filed under Campus, Current Affairs

He’s soft-spoken and contemplative yet sharply witty. He’s exceedingly humble, but has won nearly every award a poet can win.

The perfect pitch: at the UMass Innovation Challenge, some really big ideas

The perfect pitch: at the UMass Innovation Challenge, some really big ideas

Nia Decaille, Writer

November 5, 2014


Filed under Campus, Current Affairs

You’ve got your spiel down to 60 seconds, you've polished your pitch phrase, and you've practiced making eye contact with the judges because that's where the money is.

Five tips for UMass students moving off campus

Five tips for UMass students moving off campus

Brilee Weaver, Managing Editor

November 3, 2014


Filed under Campus, Current Affairs

What do you need to know before you make the leap from Southwest to Brandywine?

Drawing from the past, new black student group fights racism

Drawing from the past, new black student group fights racism

Jason Kotoch, Writer

October 9, 2014


Filed under Campus, Current Affairs

Over the past month, the OBLU has worked in coordination with Student Bridges and Student Government to organize two rallies addressing local and national racial issues.

Students gather to protest racism and police brutality

Students gather to protest racism and police brutality

Kristin LaFratta, Writer

October 3, 2014


Filed under Campus, Current Affairs

A group of more than 40 students gathered in the rain outside the Campus Center on Wednesday, Oct. 1 to support “UMass Speaks Out: Rally Against Racism and Police Brutality.”

Farewell from the Amherst Wire team

Farewell from the Amherst Wire team

May 5, 2014


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by Elizabeth Geffre Dear Amherst Wire reader, “Do I even enjoy writing?’ I think to myself as I start typing. You’d think that the years I’ve devoted to my journalism major would have told you, yes, yes I do. Sometimes I don’t think that’s true. I like to think that that I can,...

First Annual UMass Amherst Women in Media Conference

First Annual UMass Amherst Women in Media Conference

May 5, 2014


Filed under Campus, Current Affairs

by Kate Ferrante Rows of chairs were aligned opposite a panel of women setting down their bags and reviewing their notes. Each chair had a pen and notepad placed on top, inscribed with the conference’s title in pink that read " UMass Amherst Women in Media Conference." The first annual conference...

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