Amherst Wire

Folks with Jokes presents: Thankfulla’ Sh*t

Folks with Jokes performing at their

Alexandra Pigeon, Entertainment Editor

November 30, 2016

Music blasts over the murmur of conversation as about 80 students sit in the darkness of a half-filled Herter auditorium staring at a chalkboard that reads, “Thankfulla’ Shit."

Trigger warnings and safe spaces on college campuses spark emotional discourse

Trigger warnings and safe spaces on college campuses spark emotional discourse

Sarah Spencer, Contributor

November 4, 2016

Trigger warnings and safe spaces are an emotional issue for both professors and students alike.

A look at technology in Amherst and Springfield high schools

HP laptops sit in a charging station at Springfield’s High School of Commerce.

Devin Thompson, Contributor

November 3, 2016

Twenty-five miles apart, but worlds away.

New buildings on campus reflect changing academic styles

The exterior design for the Isenberg Business Innovation Hub. (Photo/Isenberg Website)

Julie Shamgochian, Managing Editor

November 1, 2016

The Design Building, South College, Physical Sciences Building and Isenberg Business Innovation Hub are very different learning spaces. What's inside?

A coffee renaissance in Florence, Italy

A coffee renaissance in Florence, Italy

Julie Shamgochian, Lifesyle Editor

April 12, 2016

In Italy, it's normal to see locals standing at the wooden bar surface for a quick morning cappuccino, but what may seem untraditional is finding café-goers seated, enjoying a long coffee break.

A generation of young farmers grows at UMass

The UMass Research and Education Farm in South Deerfield.

Danielle Aihini, Contributor

April 11, 2016

While the average American farmer is 57 years old, a younger generation learns the trade in a wide variety of farming courses at UMass Amherst, a birthplace for young farmers in Massachusetts.

Slydde works its way to Amherst

Courtesy of Slydde

Katie Bowler, Campus Editor

April 6, 2016

In the spring of 2015, University of Massachusetts Amherst alum Peter Levin sought to change the local bar scene. After he graduated the previous December, Levin developed Slydde, a mobile application that allows users to order, pay and tip for drinks, in hopes of eliminating time spent waiting in line at bars.

Massachusetts’s first drive-thru wedding chapel

Massachusetts's first drive-thru wedding chapel

Kyle Olsen, Contributor

March 30, 2016

"I’ve married people of all faiths. I’ve married students. I’ll go to Cape Cod or Boston. I’ve even married people on motorcycles. I’ve made a lot of people happy, I’ve had a lot of people come up and thank me for marrying them and I love it."

Following the Water: Spring Break in Flint

Following the Water: Spring Break in Flint

James Villalobos, Writer

March 13, 2016

It's all hands on deck in the effort to distribute bottled water to as many Flint, Mich., residents as possible.

Joanne Keller: Not all heroes wear capes

Joanne Keller: Not all heroes wear capes

Kate Ferrante, WireTV Managing Editor

March 10, 2016

This is UMass's favorite omelet lady.

UMass alumna Sarah Hill: The matchmaker of NYC real estate

UMass alumna Sarah Hill: The matchmaker of NYC real estate

Stephanie Murray, Writer

March 8, 2016

She matches roommates, shows apartments and offers advice to clients coming to the area for the first time. Recent college graduates are her main focus.

A night in Seoul: How to drink soju

A night in Seoul: How to drink soju

TK Hwang, Contributor

March 8, 2016

Soju translates to "burn liquor" and has been declared the largest-selling alcohol in the world, with sales of 71 million cases worldwide in 2014. So, why haven't you tried it?

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