Amherst Wire

Students hold demonstration for ban on plastic bottles

Students hold demonstration for ban on plastic bottles

Caeli Chesin and Brian Choquet

November 19, 2019

In a given year, UMass blows through an estimated 11,280,000 single-use plastic bottles. Most of which aren't recycled.

“Who lit the match?”

“Who lit the match?”

Xenia Arinez, Contributor

November 18, 2019

The politics behind one of Bolivia's most devastating wildfires

YKCC spreads awareness on Southeast Asian deportation

YKCC spreads awareness on Southeast Asian deportation

Brian Choquet, Campus News Editor

November 18, 2019

“They're really being brought back with no autonomy when they go back. No family connections, no financial security and really no familiarity with the culture.”

SGA subcommittee launches impeachment investigation into President Timmy Sullivan

SGA subcommittee launches impeachment investigation into President Timmy Sullivan

Rachel Swansburg

November 1, 2019

The subcommittee will have 30 days to deliberate and submit a report to the SGA senate.

Beacon Hill is beginning to look like Capitol Hill

Beacon Hill is beginning to look like Capitol Hill

Vincent Rossi, Writer

October 31, 2019

Last week, a series of bills were proposed by state representatives, senators and Boston city councilors that were pretty embarrassing, to say the least.

Presidential candidate Andrew Yang: Not left. Not right. Forward.

Presidential candidate Andrew Yang: Not left. Not right. Forward.

Vincent Rossi, Writer

October 21, 2019

“Not left. Not right. Forward.” has become one of the campaign slogans that indicates his disinterest in playing sides during a very hyper-partisan time in our country.

SGA declares climate emergency at latest meeting

SGA declares climate emergency at latest meeting

Faith Cardoza, Writer

October 19, 2019

The latest SGA meeting saw unanimous support for declaring a climate emergency in response to the UMass climate strike on Sept. 20, which coincided with the worldwide strike.

Former NBA commissioner talks China controversy at UMass

Former NBA commissioner talks China controversy at UMass

Chase Purrington, Sports Editor

October 17, 2019

While the NBA boils in social conflict, David Stern delivered a lecture on Wednesday night, in part to discuss social responsibility. 

What is impeachment and how does it work?

What is impeachment and how does it work?

Amelia Marceau, Writer

October 17, 2019

President Trump's term may be over before impeachment proceedings begin.

Housing inequality in Amherst

Housing inequality in Amherst

Quinn Breen, Contributor

October 11, 2019

Amherst residents are being pushed out of the housing market to make room for students who are being forced to move off-campus.

Why the Kennedy name is no longer enough

Why the Kennedy name is no longer enough

Amelia Marceau, Writer

October 10, 2019

Kennedy versus Markey is the Democratic match-up many around the country have been watching

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