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Wire News Weekly – 3.1.20

Wire News Weekly - 3.1.20

Rebecca Duffy, Campus News Editor

March 2, 2020

In this episode of Wire News Weekly, Rebecca Duffy talks about Bernie Sanders hosting a rally in Springfield, Rapper Meek Mill being chosen to headline Mullins Live! and more. Plus, Nicole Biagioni shares Amherst's weather forecast for the week.

Meet Alec – the UMPD officer with four legs

Meet Alec - the UMPD officer with four legs

Nicole Biagioni, Reporter

February 26, 2020

UMass Police Department's newest officer loves to sniff out danger. Alec, a 22-month-old black lab, is a new K-9 officer at UMPD who searches for explosives and other harmful materials. Nicole Biagioni speaks with Alec's handler, Officer Gerald Perkins, about what a day is like for Alec when he is on the job.

The EIC Podcast: Sleep facts and misconceptions with Dr. Rebecca Spencer

(Jonathan Kermah and Patrick Kline/Amherst Wire)

Jonathan Kermah, Editor in chief

February 26, 2020

Dr. Rebecca Spencer joins the EIC Podcast to discuss her appearances on Netflix's "Babies" and PBS Nova's "Mysteries of Sleep," as well as sleep facts and misconceptions.

808s and Ankle Breaks featuring Jay Astro

808s and Ankle Breaks featuring Jay Astro

Jonathan Kermah and Trevor Wilson

February 24, 2020

Jonathan Kermah interviews Boston rapper Jay Astro on standing out in the pool of melodic trap artists and his latest single “Zoo.”

Professor Paul Collins on President Trump’s impeachment

(Jonathan Kermah and Patrick Kline/Amherst Wire)

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

Artwork by Kacey Connolly.

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.

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