Amherst Wire

Professor Paul Collins on President Trump’s impeachment

Professor Paul Collins on President Trump’s impeachment

Faith Cardoza, Writer

February 20, 2020

New podcast: Faith Cardoza is joined by Professor Paul M. Collins Jr. to get some of his insight into the impeachment of President Trump and what it means in today’s context.

TransAtlantic Soccer Podcast: Hrefna Petursdottir on life as an international student athlete

TransAtlantic Soccer Podcast: Hrefna Petursdottir on life as an international student athlete

Alejandro Winsor and Jacob Robson

February 17, 2020

Jake and Alejandro interview Hrefna Petursdottir from the UMass Women’s Soccer team about life as an international student athlete.

Ask UMass – Valentine’s Day

Ask UMass – Valentine’s Day

Nicole Biagioni, Rebecca Duffy, Video Reporters

February 14, 2020

Happy Valentine's Day! On this episode of Ask UMass, Nicole Biagioni and Rebecca Duffy ask UMass students what their Valentine's Day plans are and how they feel about the holiday.

Penny For Your Thoughts: Monogamy, polyamory and the importance of grades

Penny For Your Thoughts: Monogamy, polyamory and the importance of grades

Deirdre Carberry and Elena Babson

February 13, 2020

Deirdre and Elena discuss the history and misconceptions of non-monogamy and polyamory. They give their personal thoughts on the topics and finish up with a discussion on the importance of grades.

Wire News Weekly – 2.9.20

Wire News Weekly – 2.9.20

Rebecca Duffy, Campus News Editor

February 10, 2020

In this episode of Wire News Weekly, Host Rebecca Duffy talks about a Smith College student's potential exposure to the coronavirus, the UMass Store selling roses for Valentine's Day and more news. Nicole Biagioni reports on Amherst's weather forecast.

From “America’s sweetheart” to “Miss Americana,” Taylor Swift is at her most vulnerable in latest Netflix documentary

From “America’s sweetheart” to “Miss Americana,” Taylor Swift is at her most vulnerable in latest Netflix documentary

Joanna Buoniconti, Copy Editor

February 7, 2020

Taylor Swift released her first album at the age of 16, and has grown up under the glare of the spotlight. In her latest Netflix documentary, Swift opens up unlike ever before about struggles that she's encountered within her career and how that has transformed her into the influential woman she is today.

The EIC Podcast: The UMass Brotherly Union looks to empower and promote unity amongst men of color

The EIC Podcast: The UMass Brotherly Union looks to empower and promote unity amongst men of color

Jonathan Kermah, Editor in Chief

February 5, 2020

Jonathan Kermah is joined by UMass junior and public relations officer of the UMass Brotherly Union Benjy Celestin and sophomore outreach and fundraising officer of the UMass Brotherly Union Kenny Amoah to discuss the union's objectives and the state of black student organizations and the UMass administration.

TransAtlantic Soccer Podcast: Preview to the transfer window

TransAtlantic Soccer Podcast: Preview to the transfer window

Alejandro Winsor and Jacob Robson

February 3, 2020

In Episode 6 of the TransAtlantic Soccer Podcast, Alejandro and Jake catch up on the major soccer news that happened over the Winter break, pay tribute to Kobe Bryant and make their Champions League predictions.

Former MIT Civic Media Lab director Ethan Zuckerman proposes an innovative solution

Former MIT Civic Media Lab director Ethan Zuckerman proposes an innovative solution

Talia Heisey, Writer

February 2, 2020

Manipulation, disinformation and fake news were all topics Zuckerman discussed at the highly attended talk last week.

Ask UMass — Super Bowl LIV

Ask UMass — Super Bowl LIV

Nicole Biagioni and Mike McHugh

January 31, 2020

The Kansas City Chiefs and San Francisco 49ers are going head-to-head in Super Bowl LIV this Sunday. Find out who UMass students think will win and how they will be watching.

(Fake) Blonde Moment: The 2020 Grammy Awards, Justin Bieber and celebrity break ups

(Fake) Blonde Moment: The 2020 Grammy Awards, Justin Bieber and celebrity break ups

Grace Sherwood and Chad Douty

January 30, 2020

Chad and Grace are back for more shenanigans! In the first episode of the semester, they discuss the 2020 Grammy Awards, Justin Bieber’s (questionable) new music, celebrity heartbreaks, hookups and also give some coveted advice in a new segment.

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