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The perfect soundtrack for a mellow coffee hour

Amherst Wire Staff November 15, 2021
Coffee shops are some of the most comforting and relaxing places to visit. Here's some music recommendations for all coffee-lovers and anyone searching for some good, soft music.
Poetry Jam guests attentively watching a performer by Tristan Smith

UMass Amherst BSU presents the 2021 Poetry Jam: A night of kinship, laughs and soul

The UMass Amherst Black Student Union hosted a successful Poetry Jam full of all kinds of talent.
Tristan Smith, Social Media Manager November 14, 2021
The UMass Amherst Black Student Union hosted a successful Poetry Jam full of all kinds of talent.
Beans Bops (Taylors Version)

Bean’s Bops (Taylor’s Version)

Emma Calnan November 13, 2021
Taylor Swift is the moment.
Astroworld Festival ends in disaster, killing eight and injuring hundreds

Astroworld Festival ends in disaster, killing eight and injuring hundreds

Investigators are desperate to understand how a crowd surge resulted in one of the deadliest events at a concert in U.S. history
Sean Dunham, Music Entertainment Editor November 10, 2021

Eight people were killed at Travis Scott’s annual “Astroworld Festival” on Friday, Nov. 5 at NRG Park in Houston, Texas. With hundreds of spectators injured and some still in critical condition,...

Ask UMass – Vibe Check

What are UMass Students listening to?
Ethan Brayall-Brown, Gabriella Merullo, and Kate Katz October 29, 2021

On this episode of Ask UMass, we asked students one simple question, "What are you listening to?" Students gave us the all sorts of genres, songs, artists and podcasts, so we decided to make a new series...

Beans Bops: Concerts and Coldplay

Bean’s Bops: Concerts and Coldplay

Emma Calnan October 29, 2021
Host Emma Calnan reviews the latest concerts and albums from some of her favorite bands.
A couple of Players, one in a condom costume. The Players ride around campus occasionally in the golf cart to give out condoms and spread the word about sexual health and NRPB. Image from their Facebook.

Not Ready for Bedtime Players to host: SEXpo

Their slogan, "Laugh, learn, explore sexual health resources, and have your voice heard" will be ever present at their SEXpo.
Abbie Gracie, Co-News Editor October 22, 2021

On Friday, Oct. 29th at 6:30 p.m., the Not Ready for Bedtime Players (NRBP) will be hosting a SEXpo in the Campus Center Auditorium.   NRBP is a comedy troop with a mission: make people laugh...

Cover art for Life of a DON (Complex)

The student of Travis Scott: Review of Don Toliver’s “Life of a DON”

With booming ratings and the confidence to prove it, the Texas native debuts his highly-anticipated sophomore album
Sean Dunham, Music/Entertainment Editor October 21, 2021

Singer-songwriter and rapper Don Toliver released his latest album, “Life of a DON” on Friday, Oct. 8. Following the launch of his successful project “Heaven or Hell” in March 2020, the artist’s...

Cover of MONTERO

How Lil Nas X has impacted a resurgence in gay culture

Ethan Knell, Contributor October 18, 2021
Over the past few years, music stars in the LGBTQ+ community have made their presence felt more across the industry. As a result, Lil Nas X's legacy has grown tremendously and his fans are all in for it.
UMass NAACP E-Board member Bamidele Osinubi speaking to the crowd, by Tristan Smith

UMass NAACP student activists march to the chancellors’ and deliver a list of demands

The UMass Amherst NAACP chapter held a march from the Student Union to the Whitmore Administration Building to make UMass leaders hear their demands, yet they still locked their doors even though they knew the march was going to occur.
Tristan Smith, Social Media Manager October 14, 2021
The UMass Amherst NAACP chapter held a march from the Student Union to the Whitmore Administration Building to make UMass leaders hear their demands, yet they still locked their doors even though they knew the march was going to occur.

“Products of our time, reflections of ourselves”: UMCA exhibit displays Nicole Eisenman’s prints

A mix of lithographs, etchings, woodcuts, paper pulp prints and monotypes sits in the UMCA as artist Nicole Eisenman displays her norn-defying art to the public.
Maddie Fabian, Writer October 14, 2021

  AMHERST - The University Museum of Contemporary Art (UMCA) at UMass Amherst currently features art by the internationally renowned artist Nicole Eisenman. It is the first UMCA exhibit open to...

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Wire Staff Playlist: The editing team shares their top-rated tunes

Amherst Wire Staff October 8, 2021
Featuring artists such as Billy Joel, Kehlani, Lil Nas X, and Frank Ocean, the latest collaborative playlist by the Amherst Wire Staff is definitely worth a listen.
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