Amherst Wire

Part of a community

Part of a community

Shannon Broderick, Travel Editor

May 5, 2016


Filed under Campus, Current Affairs, Multimedia, Showcase

“To be able to come to college, and have experiences with their non-disabled peers — it’s very vital in students feeling that they are a part of this campus community."

One guitar out of a 100

One guitar out of a 100

Ron Garza, Contributor

May 3, 2016


Filed under Around the Valley, Broadcast News, Multimedia, Profiles, Showcase, WireTV

“When I heard about the guitar being stolen, I could hear it in her voice. She really was devastated.”

UMass Quidditch gives back

UMass Quidditch gives back

Julia Economou, Contributor

April 29, 2016


Filed under Broadcast News, Campus, Multimedia, Showcase, WireTV

At UMass, campus organizations must commit to community service throughout the semester. The Quidditch team decided to give back at the Sunderland Library.

Watch The Help House episode 5

Watch The Help House episode 5

Amherst Wire Staff

April 27, 2016


Filed under Multimedia, Showcase, Web Series, WireTV

It's already the end of the semester and they all survived living together.

The Trash Monster

The Trash Monster

Kate Ferrante, WireTV Managing Editor

April 26, 2016


Filed under Broadcast News, Campus, Current Affairs, Multimedia, Showcase, WireTV

The overall purpose of this project was to cut down on the excessive use of to-go containers.

Watch The Help House episode 4

Watch The Help House episode 4

Amherst Wire Staff

April 20, 2016


Filed under Multimedia, Web Series, WireTV

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G7HKIYf7rJM Brett throws a Halloween party at the house.

New rules for Uber and Lyft

New rules for Uber and Lyft

Sionan Barrett, Contributor

April 20, 2016


Filed under Campus, Current Affairs, Multimedia, WireTV

According to USA Taxi manager Andrew Herbert, “What the taxi industry is seeking is equal protection under the law. If taxi drivers need to be fingerprinted, so should Uber drivers.”

To drink or not to drink?

To drink or not to drink?

Julia Economou, Contributor

April 18, 2016


Filed under Broadcast News, Campus, Food/Health, Multimedia, Student Life, WireTV

In a study done in 2012 at the University of Illinois at Chicago, psychologists found that drinking alcohol actually helps in the brain's creative thinking process.

A sign of good marketing?

A sign of good marketing?

Kate Ferrante, WireTV Managing Editor

April 15, 2016


Filed under Around the Valley, Broadcast News, Multimedia, WireTV

Car horns and shouting filled the air at the corner of College and South East Street in Amherst, but not because of reckless driving or road rage. Instead, it is because of Wen Jeng and his unique job.

The woodburning man and his sun

The woodburning man and his sun

Ron Garza, Contributor

April 14, 2016


Filed under Campus, Current Affairs, Multimedia, Profiles, WireTV

Nickolas Maynard has been burning wood since he was a child. But instead of using an electric woodburning pen, Maynard prefers a more unorthodox method.

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