Amherst Wire

Why H-1B visas are important

Why H-1B visas are important

Olivia Laramie, Writer

February 16, 2017


Filed under Opinion, Showcase, Voices

" H-1B visas provide a better livelihood for our fellow human beings. Who cares if they are not from our country? The pursuit of happiness is not reserved only for Americans."

Thoughts on President Trump’s agenda

Thoughts on President Trump’s agenda

Jack Danberg, Contributor

February 8, 2017


Filed under Opinion, Politics, Showcase, Voices

"From restricting the government’s immigration policy to renewing its support for the Keystone Pipeline, Americans have taken their resistance to his policies from Facebook to the streets."

The Women’s March on Washington is a call for unity

The Women’s March on Washington is a call for unity

Emilia Billett, Contributor

January 31, 2017


Filed under Current Affairs, Opinion, Showcase, Voices

There can be a space where individuals of all races can see a crowd of peers chanting, “Black lives matter,” where individuals of all sexual orientations can see political friends with signs reading, “Love is love is love,” where all privileged people can see all of the pain and resilience of those that are oppressed.

Millennial’s beef with Donald Trump

Millennial’s beef with Donald Trump

Amy Russes, Writer

November 28, 2016


Filed under Opinion, Showcase, Voices

Go on, keep whining about how much millennials whine.

We need to talk to each other, not censor

We need to talk to each other, not censor

Amy Russes, Writer

October 31, 2016


Filed under Opinion, Showcase, Voices

You don't have to shut out opposing opinions — question them instead.

Election 2016: What’s at stake

Election 2016: What’s at stake

Amy Russes, Writer

October 21, 2016


Filed under Current Affairs, Opinion, Politics, Showcase

The 2016 presidential race seems more like a reality television show than the process to find our next head of state.

Why UMass should encourage more student-run publications

Why UMass should encourage more student-run publications

Justine O'Brien, Contributor

October 12, 2016


Filed under Opinion, Showcase, Voices

Working for student-run publications are beneficial for budding journalists who want to further hone their craft, but it's not only about journalism — everyone has a story to tell or a picture to share.

#FollowFriday: Five people to follow on Twitter before the next presidential debate

#FollowFriday: Five people to follow on Twitter before the next presidential debate

Carson McGrath, Writer

October 7, 2016


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

Here is a treasure trove of feminists, reporters and writers. Give them a follow to get your Twitter feed in shape for Sunday's presidential debate.

A feminist reflects on Hillary Clinton

A feminist reflects on Hillary Clinton

Carson McGrath, Writer

October 5, 2016


Filed under Opinion, Politics, Showcase, Voices

Clinton deserves credit where credit is due. She crushed it on that stage Monday night, says Amherst Wire writer Carson McGrath.

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.

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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