Amherst Wire

Convicted rapist Brock Turner to speak out against promiscuity

Convicted rapist Brock Turner to speak out against promiscuity

Justine O'Brien, Contributor

September 30, 2016


Filed under Current Affairs, Opinion, Showcase, Voices

Contributor Justine O'Brien takes issue with Brock Turner, a convicted rapist and former Stanford student, returning to college campuses to speak about the dangers of "drinking and promiscuity" after serving half his prison sentence.

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High school football player kneels during anthem, joins national conversation

High school football player kneels during anthem, joins national conversation

Musawir Chaudhry, Contributor

September 26, 2016


Filed under Opinion, Showcase, Sports, Voices

High school football player Michael Oppong joined a national conversation when he knelt during the national anthem earlier this month.

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How to read presidential polls

How to read presidential polls

Kevin Kim, Writer

September 22, 2016


Filed under Current Affairs, Opinion, Showcase, Voices

Understanding presidential polls can be confusing. Here’s how to navigate your way through the numbers.

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Why we need to change the way we talk about UMass football

Why we need to change the way we talk about UMass football

Bryan Bowman, Campus Editor

September 16, 2016


Filed under Opinion, Showcase

Rome wasn’t built in one day, and for a Massachusetts football program still in its Division I infancy, we can’t expect them to run before they can crawl. In just their fifth season in Division I after making the jump from Division IAA, UMass is hoping to fight through growing pains from a challenging...

UMass students react poorly to “The Triggering” panel

UMass students react poorly to “The Triggering” panel

Léa Aliberti, Writer

April 29, 2016


Filed under Campus, Current Affairs, Opinion, Politics, Showcase

Hundreds of people piled into Bowker Auditorium at the University of Massachusetts Amherst on Monday for the eagerly awaited controversial debate titled, “The Triggering: Has Political Correctness Gone Too Far?” that was hosted by the UMass College Republicans Club. The debate panel consisted of ...

Diversity in video games should not be an afterthought

Diversity in video games should not be an afterthought

Colin McGinnis, Webmaster

April 27, 2016


Filed under Entertainment, Opinion, Showcase, Technology

The fact that games don't actually represent the player base is needlessly discriminatory.

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I am not my illness

I am not my illness

Katie Charbonneau, Contributor

April 13, 2016


Filed under Opinion, Voices

Up until my diagnosis, I didn’t date, rarely went to parties and suffered in silence. I assumed this was just how I was: a bookish homebody who would rather not be around people. I didn’t realize this was my illness, not who I was.

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I’m college athlete and you should drug test me

I’m college athlete and you should drug test me

Hannah Farrell, Contributor

April 13, 2016


Filed under Campus, Current Affairs, Opinion, Voices

As a Division One athlete now in my third year of college, I have played in three conference championship games, two NCAA tournaments and I'm currently field hockey captain. I have still never been drug tested.

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Dear College Students: Vote with your wallet

Dear College Students: Vote with your wallet

Haley Bucelewicz, Writer

February 29, 2016


Filed under Campus, Opinion, Politics

Before you cast your votes in the upcoming presidential primary, consider which candidate has your best interest in mind.

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Bernie shirts that say the words we can’t

Bernie shirts that say the words we can’t

Sarah Robertson, Contributor

February 29, 2016


Filed under Opinion, Politics

We don't have the words. We just have the shirts.

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Whiteout: Life as a black student at UMass Amherst

Whiteout: Life as a black student at UMass Amherst

Ellanjé Ferguson, Lifestyle Editor

February 24, 2016


Filed under Campus, Current Affairs, Opinion

From that point on, I became aware of my blackness, and aware of what it means to be black at this school.

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