Amherst Wire

UMass Democrats host Sen. Elizabeth Warren, gubernatorial candidate Jay Gonzalez

Sen. Elizabeth Warren speaks at the 2016 Democratic National Convention.

Katherine Scott, Writer

November 5, 2018

Elizabeth Warren and Jay Gonzalez discuss their policies and the upcoming election.

How the 2018 midterm elections could affect you

How the 2018 midterm elections could affect you

Nicholas Ponzio, Writer

November 5, 2018

Here's what could happen, depending on who wins in the House and Senate.

Assembling millennial activists: Three ways to start your own political revolution

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Darian Barlow, Contributor

November 2, 2018

Whether you have been “woke” for years or are just now opening your eyes to the big and scary world, you can follow these universal steps to take our country's future into our own hands.

Anonymous writing: treason or resistance?

Anonymous writing: treason or resistance?

Amelia Marceau, Contributing Writer

October 15, 2018

Is the New York Times anonymous op-ed an act of treason, or an act of resistance against the Trump administration?

Turn your fall semester from a 2007 Britney to a raging success

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Darian Barlow, Contributor

October 15, 2018

Avoid a Britney-level meltdown with these tips from a fellow college student on how to be your best self this semester.

Nike campaign refuels Kaepernick debate

Nike campaign refuels Kaepernick debate

Matthew DiPesa, Contributing Writer

October 10, 2018

Kaepernick has responded to an onslaught of hatred not with words, but with commitment to fighting against injustice.

Catcalling: Not a compliment

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Emma Sammuli, Contributor

October 3, 2018

A walk or a jog down the street can invite endless catcalls and unwanted attention. Despite popular opinion, ignoring it is not the answer.

The state of legalization: Effects of marijuana dispensaries on state welfare

The state of legalization: Effects of marijuana dispensaries on state welfare

Harry Ortof, Assistant Politics/Op-Ed Editor

May 2, 2018

With the opening of a new dispensary in North Amherst, let's look at how legalization impacts a state's welfare.

The kids are not alright: How the Parkland survivors are reshaping the gun control conversation

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Harry Ortof, Contributor

March 23, 2018

After almost every mass shooting in America, a usual course of action would follow. It was a familiar cycle until the survivors of the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School shooting got involved.

These Oscar nominees are likely to win — but should they?

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Hayley Solomon and Jordan Allen

March 2, 2018

Who is likely to take home the golden statues this year? And more importantly — who should?

UMass Football needs to join a conference

In order to take the next step forward, UMass football needs to join a conference. (Clint Mickel/ Creative Commons).

Daniel Morrison, Contributor

December 17, 2017

It’s difficult to determine what the best conference option for UMass is. But in order to improve recruiting, gain more fans, and increase revenue, UMass needs to join a conference immediately.

“Penn Face:” The ugly truth about mental health on college campuses

“What Made Maddy Run” by Kate Fagan tells the story of a college student's struggles with mental health. (Image courtesy of Pesky Librarians via Flickr).

Harry Ortof, Contributer

December 12, 2017

What needs to change so that administrators and students alike can recognize when someone is depressed or suicidal?

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