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Springfield resident collects bottled water for Flint, MI

Springfield resident collects bottled water for Flint, MI

James Villalobos, Writer

March 7, 2016

Since Feb. 19, Crystal Copeland has collected bottled water for Flint, MI residents who have been affected by the ongoing water crisis. Copeland said that for many, bottled water donations are how they have survived. Hundreds of bottles of water now fill the old gymnasium at the Dunbar Community...

Rattling the cages at ZooMass

Blarney 2014

Sam Holzman, Contributor

March 4, 2016

With Blarney Blowout approaching this Saturday, March 5, the university looks to continue separating itself from the notorious, riotous celebrations that have plagued its reputation in the past.

Hillary Clinton’s campaign stop in Springfield

Hillary Clinton's campaign stop in Springfield

Stephanie Murray, Writer

March 2, 2016

In case you missed it: Hillary Clinton brought her presidential campaign to the Pioneer Valley on Monday, Feb. 29, drawing a crowd big enough to fill the Wood Museum of Springfield History to capacity.

Super Tuesday in Amherst

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Stephanie Ramirez, Audience Engagement Editor

March 2, 2016

Otherwise known as SEC Primary, Super Tuesday is the day when the highest number of states hold presidential primary elections.

Oliver Wyeth makes a splash at UMass Amherst

Oliver Wyeth makes a splash at UMass Amherst

Alexandra Francisco, Contributor

March 1, 2016

"For whatever reason, I never quit. And the first time I did finally compete, I won. Once I got a taste of winning, and more of my friends started to do swimming, I began to enjoy it."

Hampshire College to host first annual hackathon

(Robert Rigo/Amherst Wire)

Katie Bowler, Campus Editor

February 25, 2016

The 24-hour Hamp Hack puts a twist on traditional hackathons.

Whiteout: Life as a black student at UMass Amherst

Whiteout: Life as a black student at UMass Amherst

Ellanjé Ferguson, Lifestyle Editor

February 24, 2016

From that point on, I became aware of my blackness, and aware of what it means to be black at this school.

All the Diggity Dogs

All the Diggity Dogs

Julia Economou, Contributor

February 22, 2016

"I just wanted to create an organization that was providing service dogs to people who were not otherwise able to get them."

UMass Foundation takes first step to divest from fossil fuel industry

UMass Foundation takes first step to divest from fossil fuel industry

Sarah Robertson, Contributor

December 10, 2015

How is UMass doing in the global battle for climate justice?

CERC rallies for Survivor’s Bill of Rights

CERC rallies for Survivor's Bill of Rights

Beatrice Genco, Writer

December 7, 2015

Members of the Coalition to End Rape Culture (CERC) at the University of Massachusetts Amherst rallied alongside sexual assault survivors on Friday, Dec. 4 and demanded the immediate institution of a Survivor’s Bill of Rights at the university.

Syrian refugee crisis sparks discussion on campus

(Robert Rigo/Amherst Wire)

Stephanie Murray, Writer

December 4, 2015

The Student Union buzzed with discourse at a panel that addressed the conflict in Syria and Gov. Baker’s decision to deny Syrian refugees in Massachusetts.

UMass holds third campus forum to address diversity

(Robert Rigo/Amherst Wire)

Mark Dunphy, Contributor

December 4, 2015

The University of Massachusetts Amherst first listened, then they answered, and now, they acted.

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