Amherst Wire

Small fire in Kennedy dorm prompts police and fire response

Small fire in Kennedy dorm prompts police and fire response

Jayare Alvarado, Audience Engagement Editor

September 19, 2017


Filed under Campus, Current Affairs, Showcase

Amherst Police and the Amherst Fire Department were called to the sixteenth floor of Kennedy Hall at the University of Massachusetts for a trash fire Tuesday morning.

Undergraduates build Hydrofarm for sustainable agriculture

Undergraduates build Hydrofarm for sustainable agriculture

Jack Danberg and Charlotte Ehrhardt

September 14, 2017


Filed under Campus, Current Affairs, Showcase

At the crossroads of nutrition, food systems and climate change, the University of Massachusetts Amherst's Hydrofarm is a small greenhouse adjacent to Clark Hall in the Central Residential Area that is taking action to provide a more sustainable future.

Students rally against Charlottesville violence and for DACA recipients

Students rally against Charlottesville violence and for DACA recipients

Morgan Hughes, Campus News Editor

September 13, 2017


Filed under Campus, Current Affairs, Showcase

Following violence in Charlottesville and uncertainty around the fate of DACA recipients, over 100 students and activists gathered Tuesday afternoon in front of the Student Union to speak out about moving forward from these “injustices.”

Locals ‘Cross the Divide’ in GroundTruth panel

Locals ‘Cross the Divide’ in GroundTruth panel

Faith Gregory, Writer

September 10, 2017


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

Locals affected by divisive differences in the community spoke passionately about their personal experiences living and working in the Pioneer Valley in a panel by the GroundTruth Project on Wednesday in the Old Chapel.

UMass officials blast Trump DACA decision, pledge support for immigrant students

UMass officials blast Trump DACA decision, pledge support for immigrant students

Stephanie Murray, Editor in Chief

September 7, 2017


Filed under Campus, Current Affairs, Showcase

UMass officials blasted President Trump’s plan to end Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), a policy change they say threatens the university’s values.

Linda Sarsour talks intersectional organizing, resistance at UMass

Linda Sarsour talks intersectional organizing, resistance at UMass

Cameron Merritt, Writer

May 4, 2017


Filed under Campus, Current Affairs, Showcase

One of the Women’s March co-chairs, civil rights activist Linda Sarsour, gave a lecture at the University of Massachusetts on Friday on organizing successful and intersectional resistance movements in the modern political climate.

Husband and wife bring Xi’an cuisine to Amherst

Husband and wife bring Xi’an cuisine to Amherst

Benjamin Keefe, Contributor

May 4, 2017


Filed under Campus, Current Affairs, Showcase, Uncategorized

Li “Lili” Jia and Naitian Wang are the married couple behind Lili’s Restaurant in Amherst Center, a small eatery specializing in traditional Chinese cooking.

Graduate students march for wage increase, benefits

Graduate students march for wage increase, benefits

Maria Manning, Writer

May 2, 2017


Filed under Broadcast News, Campus, Current Affairs, Showcase

The UMass GEO is asking the university to increase wages by 18 percent over three years, reduce health and childcare costs, eliminate graduate fees and create broader anti-discrimination protections.

Adopted UMass students share stories of struggle and triumph

Adopted UMass students share stories of struggle and triumph

Tiffany Khuu, Contributor

May 1, 2017


Filed under Campus, Current Affairs, Showcase

On a cold winter day, a young child was suddenly taken from her home by police and instructed to cut off all contact with her mother.

Supercuts Soccerfest set to return to UMass

Supercuts Soccerfest set to return to UMass

Cameron Merritt, Writer

April 28, 2017


Filed under Campus, Current Affairs, Showcase, Sports

On April 29, the soccer fields behind McGuirk Stadium will be alive and kicking as they host the annual Supercuts Soccerfest tournament.

Food science seniors prepare for ice cream competition

Food science seniors prepare for ice cream competition

Matthew Hachisu, Writer

April 25, 2017


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

The basement of Chenoweth Laboratory has been filled with the sweet aroma of vanilla, cocoa and luscious fruits as seniors in the food science department gear up for the annual ice cream competition.

UMass Got Talent winner Friends at the Falls to open at Spring Concert

UMass Got Talent winner Friends at the Falls to open at Spring Concert

Caeli Chesin, Assistant Travel Editor

April 23, 2017


Filed under Campus, Current Affairs, Entertainment, Music, Showcase

Friends at the Falls, a band of five friends who grew up down the street from one another, will open the 2017 Spring Concert.

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