Amherst Wire

Image Cred: Sean Krajacic from Getty Images

Whiteness as a License to Kill

White supremacy is alive and well, and the verdict in Kenosha, Wisconsin proves that.
Zach Steward, Politics/Op-ed Editor November 29, 2021
Make no mistake: if he were Black, Rittenhouse would have been murdered on sight, not being given the benefit of the doubt that white people are given all the time.
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.
Photo cred: Bleacher Report on Twitter

Op-Ed: Derrick Henry is yet another example of the system failing running backs

Running back contracts in the NFL are feeling riskier than ever and even the top players at the position don’t get long-term security.
Taylor Lee, Sports Editor November 9, 2021
This doesn’t include the variety of B-tier running backs across the league who teams can sign at great value and get modest production out of. Until rookie contracts are shortened for running backs, they will continue to get stiffed on big contracts and only be able to get one huge deal, if any, during their short career.
Dylan Landman raises his hands to signal his teams completion. Photo by Tristan Smith

UMass Terrible Design Contest: Students create the worst designs imaginable

This terrible design contest invited people of all artistic capabilities to create the worst and most useless designs they could.
Tristan Smith, Social Media Manager November 8, 2021
This terrible design contest invited people of all artistic capabilities to create the worst and most useless designs they could.
Small Victories are Still Victories

Small Victories are Still Victories

While my experiences with social anxiety are hard, there are ways that I have learned to cope with it and still live a fulfilling life.
Michelle Silveira, Contributor November 4, 2021

Sometimes it feels like my brain is conspiring against me and my social life. Constantly racing with random thoughts and assigning extra attention to arbitrary topics, my reaction time for simple tasks...

Hacks to manage stress during exam week

Hacks to manage stress during exam week

Guest author Claire Westbrook of LSAT Prep Hero gives her advice on how to get the most out of studying, while still taking care of yourself.
Claire Westbrook, Contributor November 3, 2021

Every college student knows how stressful exam week tends to be. A student typically has a bunch of huge assignments and exams that happen in a relatively short period, and most people know all too well...

They Dont Care, & it Shows

They Don’t Care, & it Shows

Chancellor Subbaswamy must ensure that Black students are heard, seen, and respected on campus, regardless of the repercussions.
Zach Steward, Politics/Op-ed Editor November 2, 2021

What does safety look like on a college campus? It definitely doesn’t mean more cops, more military-grade weapons and an increased surveillance state that would crack down on marginalized groups on campus,...

Docket Talk: Pilot

Docket Talk: Pilot

Celina Rivernider November 1, 2021
Welcome to Docket Talk, the podcast that covers the Supreme Court's game plan.
Afro-Am Students Demand Change

Afro-Am Students Demand Change

In the spirit of past student movements, students of the illustrious W.E.B. Du Bois Department of African-American Studies make their voices and demand the university make changes.
Black students on this campus: we see you, we hear you, we affirm your experiences on this campus. We want to collaborate and redefine how we can actively be in solidarity with each other.
Representation Matters: Even in Cuisine

Representation Matters: Even in Cuisine

Christmaelle Vernet, Contributor October 27, 2021

As a student at Umass, it is obvious to state you probably have eaten at least once at one of the four main dining halls on campus. Most of us have heard the phrase “we were voted number one for dining...

College on a Budget

College on a Budget

Colleges need to do more and increase financial aid for underrepresented communities so that they are able to have a quality education without worrying about financial barriers.
Christmaelle Vernet, Contributor October 27, 2021

Choosing to attend college is one of the biggest financial decisions one can make in their young adult life. Higher education is truly an investment and it is important to know how to manage your money...

UMass is Getting Good at Covering Up their Issues

UMass is Getting Good at Covering Up their Issues

Does the UMass administration truly care about doing what's right or are they keeping up for appearances?
Aliana Liz Tavares, Writer October 24, 2021

It's no secret that UMass is currently deep in hot water. Since the start of the semester Black students have been the target of recent hate crimes including the situation with Black student organizations...

Load More Stories
Activate Search
Opinion