Amherst Wire

808s and Ankle Breaks Podcast: Episode 6

808s and Ankle Breaks Podcast: Episode 6

Jonathan Kermah and Trevor Wilson

April 19, 2018


Filed under Entertainment, Multimedia, Music, Podcasts, Showcase

"If you're listening to J.Cole everyday, something is wrong with you."

Promising potential of the Pioneer Valley in the viticulture world: What makes Western Mass. grapes special

Jack Hamm, Writer

April 13, 2018


Filed under Around the Valley, Multimedia, Showcase, Travel, Uncategorized

No longer do you need to travel for a fantastic glass of wine. Experts Ian Modestow and Elsa Petit elaborate on the promising potential of Western Massachusetts' burgeoning wine industry.

Local talent: Going cuckoo for Cuckoo Baby

Local talent: Going cuckoo for Cuckoo Baby

Jonathan Kermah, Assistant Entertainment Editor

April 5, 2018


Filed under Entertainment, Multimedia, Music, Showcase

The local pop band will be competing in UMass Got Talent this Friday, with a chance to be the opening act of this year's Spring Concert.

808s and Ankle Breaks Podcast: Episode 1

808s and Ankle Breaks Podcast: Episode 1

Jonathan Kermah and Trevor Wilson

March 3, 2018


Filed under Entertainment, Multimedia, Music, Podcasts, Showcase, Sports, Uncategorized

Tune in for some hot takes on the latest singles, projects and stories in hip-hop, as well as big performances and trending topics of the week in basketball.

10 shows to binge watch during winter break

10 shows to binge watch during winter break

Sifa Kasongo, Contributor

December 19, 2017


Filed under Entertainment, Multimedia, Showcase, Top Five, TV/Movies

These 10 shows might not be as popular as "Game of Thrones" or "Stranger Things," but they're definitely worth checking out.

An open letter: Calcutta’s distinctive mark

An open letter: Calcutta’s distinctive mark

Isha Mahajan, Contributor

November 27, 2017


Filed under Multimedia, Showcase, Travel

I visited Calcutta this summer after graduating from high school. I decided to explore the city that was on top of my travel bucket list.

ABC’s ‘Black-ish’ is more than just your average sitcom

ABC’s ‘Black-ish’ is more than just your average sitcom

Sifa Kasongo, Writer

November 6, 2017


Filed under Current Affairs, Entertainment, Multimedia, Politics, TV/Movies

We can count on this show to tackle complex topics in a meaningful way that other shows shy away from.

Heads Up: How a concussion feels

Heads Up: How a concussion feels

Julie Shamgochian, Managing Editor

May 1, 2017


Filed under Campus, Multimedia, Showcase, Sports

Students who have suffered from concussions describe a loss of consciousness and a "fuzzy-brained" feeling.

Amherst Wire 360: The new Design Building

Amherst Wire 360: The new Design Building

Matthew Saburo Hachisu, Contributor

March 7, 2017


Filed under Campus, Current Affairs, Multimedia, Showcase, Technology

A new Design Building on the campus of the University of Massachusetts Amherst officially opened last week.

How prescription opioids helped fuel the Massachusetts heroin epidemic

How prescription opioids helped fuel the Massachusetts heroin epidemic

Bryan Bowman, Nicole Defeudis, and Jacqueline Pollock

December 13, 2016


Filed under Campus, Current Affairs, Multimedia, Showcase

Rob Lelacheur was prescribed OxyContin in 12th grade after breaking his ankle. He had no idea at the time that this would mark the beginning of a long-term battle with opioid addiction that nearly took his life.

WATCH: High school students stage walkout to address Trump’s impact

WATCH: High school students stage walkout to address Trump’s impact

Caeli Chesin, Writer

November 15, 2016


Filed under Current Affairs, Multimedia, Showcase

“It’s to show the community, the world and anyone that will listen that just because we’re kids and we can’t vote, that doesn’t mean our voices aren’t going to be heard,” said Abigail Morris, event coordinator and Amherst-Pelham High School Junior.

The digital-first, student-run magazine of the University of Massachusetts Amherst Journalism Department
Multimedia