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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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WATCH: Students gather for anti-Trump protest

WATCH: Students gather for anti-Trump protest

University of Massachusetts students gathered on Goodell lawn to protest bigotry and hate on Nov. 11, 2016.

Video by Joshua Murray
Reporting by Caeli Chesin

Joshua Murray, Photography Editor

November 11, 2016


Filed under Multimedia, Showcase

Students gathered Friday on the lawn at Goodell Hall and marched to the center of Amherst for an anti-Trump protest.

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Election Night! Watch our first-ever Facebook Live broadcast

Election Night! Watch our first-ever Facebook Live broadcast

Amherst Wire Staff

November 9, 2016


Filed under Campus, Multimedia, Politics, Showcase, WireTV

Amherst Wire broadcasts live from the UMass Department of Political Science election watch party, 'Election Night!'

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Voter Videos: Republicans, Democrats and third-party voters make their case

Voter Videos: Republicans, Democrats and third-party voters make their case

Amherst Wire Staff

November 8, 2016


Filed under Campus, Multimedia, Politics, Showcase, WireTV

Local voters sat for video interviews with University of Massachusetts Amherst journalism students in the weeks leading up to the election.

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Glass Half Full Podcast: Beginner’s guide to yoga

Glass Half Full Podcast: Beginner’s guide to yoga

Avalon G. Lustick, Podcaster

November 7, 2016


Filed under Food/Health, Multimedia, Podcasts, Showcase

Podcaster Avalon G. Lustick discusses different types of yoga, the history of yoga and cultural appropriation.

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A day and night with the cadets of the Minuteman Battalion

A day and night with the cadets of the Minuteman Battalion

Jon Decker, Contributor

October 31, 2016


Filed under Campus, Multimedia, Showcase, Student Life

Jon Decker embedded with the UMass Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC) Minuteman Battalion for a field training exercise.

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