Amherst Wire

Over the Decade: The rise and falls of cable news and online media

Amaka Agozino freshman political science major scrolls through online news site

Bella Damiecki , Writer

December 10, 2019

A look at President Trump and the prevalence of his Twitter account.

Local smoke shops struggle to survive Massachusetts’ vape ban

(Shiloh Clark/Amherst Wire)

John Burke, Contributor

December 9, 2019

The ban may come to a close, but has the damage already been done?

Rep. Neal denies signature to strikers demanding climate change reform

Students march in Springfield, MA to demand that Representative Richard Neal signs both the Green New Deal and the No Fossil Fuel Money Pledge

Lily Robinson, Contributor

December 9, 2019

Even under renewed community pressure, Neal refuses to sign on to the Green New Deal or the No Fossil Fuel Money Pledge.

Combatting sexual assault on college campuses from the inside out

(Patrick Kline/ Amherst Wire)

Katherine Kelley, Writer

December 6, 2019

More than half of campus sexual assaults take place between August to November.

Tweet like a First Lady: Former press secretary of Michelle Obama, Kelsey Donohue, speaks on White House experiences

(Patrick Kline/ Amherst Wire)

Brian Choquet, Campus News Editor

November 20, 2019

The former assistant press secretary gave students an inside look at working inside the White House.

Penny For Your Thoughts: Mental health, Victorious and billionaires

Artwork by Kacey Connolly.

Deirdre Carberry and Elena Babson

November 20, 2019

Tune in to hear Deirdre and Elena's takes on billionaires and why they shouldn't exist.

The EIC Podcast: Students call for ban on plastic bottles, Brie Bristol on her new podcast “A Race to Interacial” and dating

(Jonathan Kermah and Patrick Kline/Amherst Wire)

Jonathan Kermah, Co-editor in Chief

November 19, 2019

Jonathan Kermah is joined by Amherst Wire news editors Brian Choquet and Caeli Chesin to discuss yesterday's student demonstration calling for a ban on single-use plastic on campus. Later in the show, Rebirth Project PR director Brie Bristol joins the show to talk about her new podcast "A Race to Interacial" and what qualifies as a date.

Students hold demonstration for ban on plastic bottles

Caeli Chesin and Brian Choquet

November 19, 2019

In a given year, UMass blows through an estimated 11,280,000 single-use plastic bottles. Most of which aren't recycled.

“Who lit the match?”

Xenia Arinez, Contributor

November 18, 2019

The politics behind one of Bolivia's most devastating wildfires

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