Amherst Wire

Meet the local farmers behind the country’s best dining halls

Meet the local farmers behind the country’s best dining halls

Julie Harrington, Contributor

October 10, 2018

A look into the local farms that supply the award-winning food at Umass Amherst.

Is Plan B easily accessible at UMass?

Is Plan B easily accessible at UMass?

Elizabeth Donoghue, Contributor

October 3, 2018

One former student described her experience purchasing Plan B at UHS as “unfriendly and awkward.”

Top five: Northampton cafes for a sweeter coffee break

Top five: Northampton cafes for a sweeter coffee break

Isabel Fowler, Lifestyle Editor

September 21, 2018

Break out of the college-town bubble and try these great Northampton cafes.

The rainbow diet: Surviving anorexia and gay body expectations

The rainbow diet: Surviving anorexia and gay body expectations

Brian Choquet, Writer

May 11, 2018

When he came out as gay in the latter half of his middle school career, Russian felt pressured to find acceptance in his newly joined community — the hope being he could find a place where he belonged. This then became the basis for what grew into his eating disorder.

Top 5: Ways to live your best life during finals

Top 5: Ways to live your best life during finals

Alexandra Pigeon, Co-editor in Chief

December 12, 2017

If you want to come out of finals week with your sanity still intact and grades you’re happy with, it’s important to make self-care a priority.

Frugal Foodie: Pork tenderloin, roasted butternut squash and green beans

Frugal Foodie: Pork tenderloin, roasted butternut squash and green beans

Mackenzie Webb, Writer

October 16, 2017

Fall is in the air. That means it's time for apples, squash and all things pumpkin spice. This dinner is the epitome of fall and perfect for a crisp autumn evening.

At Simple Gifts Farm, local food is a year-round affair

At Simple Gifts Farm, local food is a year-round affair

Nicole DeFeudis, Contributor

October 12, 2017

Simple Gifts Farm in North Amherst offers a chance to buy organic produce in a small-farm setting. And you can get there by bus.

Frugal Foodie: Orange chicken

Frugal Foodie: Orange chicken

Mackenzie Webb, Contributor

September 25, 2017

I think most people would agree that Chinese takeout-style orange chicken is a universal guilty pleasure. Here is a quick and healthier version you can make at home.

Food science seniors prepare for ice cream competition

Food science seniors prepare for ice cream competition

Matthew Hachisu, Writer

April 25, 2017

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.

Depression 101

Depression 101

Faith Gregory, Writer

April 20, 2017

A guide for students with depression, by a student with depression.

Funky food and hidden treasures: The Amherst guide to San Francisco

Funky food and hidden treasures: The Amherst guide to San Francisco

Danielle Aihini, Travel Editor

March 30, 2017

You're in a new, unfamiliar city. You know there are a million things to do but you don't know where to start.

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