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Finding Comfort in the Minority

Finding Comfort in the Minority

Aliana Liz Tavares, Managing Editor December 8, 2022

“It definitely angered me—not just that it was done—it was done in the protection of the night,” said Clement Boaheng, a third year graduate student in Health Policy and Management at the University...

Lorusso doing someone’s makeup

A peek into student-run small businesses at UMass Amherst

Christina Loberti, Writer November 24, 2022

UMass is home to many entrepreneurs and creative-minded individuals. Specifically, students Elaina Lorusso ’23, Nola Minogue ’24 and recent graduate Kelley Almada ’21 have each run a small business...

UMass Student Farmer’s Market Emphasizes Community and Sustainability

UMass Student Farmer’s Market Emphasizes Community and Sustainability

Maddie Fabian and Julie Punzak November 11, 2022
The UMass Student Farmers’ Market, a collaboration between the Permaculture Initiative and the UMass Student Farm, fosters weekly community connections over farm-fresh food, handmade crafts and secondhand clothing.
The UMass Permacultures Franklin garden currently grows over 300 species of plants.

UMass Permaculture Garden grows space for community

Andoni Zervoglos, Contributor November 8, 2022

In the early fforagall Months, many New England farmers begin to collect their harvest from the past year. Farmers harvest their apples, pumpkins, and other crops before the winter settles. Meanwhile,...

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Wire Staff Recommendations: Childhood Classic

Amherst Wire Staff November 8, 2022

Every kid has grown up with their favorite childhood movies, whether they were introduced to them by their parents or they watched it in school for the first time. Even when you're an adult, those movies...

Pictured:Outside of the Econo Lodge

The Reality of Transfer Students Living in the Econo Lodge

Katie Katz and Ethan Brayall-Brown October 22, 2022
When transferring into a new school students expect to finally feel like they are in their forever home. No one could predict the isolation that UMass transfer students are undergoing this semester. Not even UMass administration fully grips the reality of the situation.
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What Didn’t Happen at the 2022 Primetime Emmy Awards?

Cass Salot, TV/Film Editor September 19, 2022

The 2022 Primetime Emmy Awards aired on Monday Sept. 12, with host and long-time Saturday Night Live cast member Kenan Thompson hosting. Thompson is a change in pace from three-time host Jimmy Kimmel,...

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Finding strength through Kate Bush

Chelsea Staub, Lifestyle Editor September 8, 2022

With sweat beading down my forehead, I walked home on a hot June afternoon, quickly trying to escape the summer heat. A car surged past me with speakers blaring this season’s most favored song: Kate...

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Students reflect on UMass administration’s support during Ramadan

Christina Loberti, Writer April 22, 2022
Being in college, one might find it difficult to uphold their cultural and religious obligations in a setting outside their home. For junior Melisa Avdic and sophomore Taqdees Ahmad, celebrating Ramadan at UMass has come with both positive and negative aspects. 
Offical Poster for the O-Hill Festival. Courtesy of Sawyer Phillips

A Look Inside The O-Hill Music Festival

Shanti Furtado, Writer April 15, 2022
Though this school year is quickly coming to a close, one thing is for certain: the music scene is not.


Maddie Fabian, Writer April 12, 2022
Following Russian President Vladmir Putin’s invasion of Ukraine on Feb. 24, Ukrainian students spoke with Amherst Wire about how the evolving conflict has impacted their lives while at UMass. Here’s English and Psychology sophomore Lara Stecewycz’s, story.
“A hug is sometimes all you need”

“A hug is sometimes all you need”

Maddie Fabian, Writer February 14, 2022
For many, Valentine’s Day is a day full of love and romance, but for others, it can be lonely and difficult.
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