Amherst Wire

Are e-cigarettes actually ‘safe?’

Are e-cigarettes actually ‘safe?’

Amelia Marceau, Writer

September 13, 2019

According to the Center for Disease Control, over 3.6 million high school students used an e-cigarette in the past 30 days last year.

UMass students hold sit-in at State House

UMass students hold sit-in at State House

Brian Choquet, Campus News Editor

May 18, 2019

“If there are no student voices in the discussion, then how well are you doing your job.”

Distinguished UMass Political Science Professor Sheldon Goldman discusses the Supreme Court

Distinguished UMass Political Science Professor Sheldon Goldman discusses the Supreme Court

Vadim Trubetskoy, Writer

May 3, 2019

Goldman stresses the fact that a more conservative Supreme Court can reverse landmark cases like Roe vs. Wade

Andrew Puzder, former Hardee’s and Carls Jr. CEO, discusses capitalism at UMass

Andrew Puzder, former Hardee’s and Carls Jr. CEO, discusses capitalism at UMass

Amelia Marceau, Writer

May 1, 2019

Andrew Puzder, CEO of CKE Restaurants Holdings, Inc., spoke to students on campus this past week about the differences between capitalism and socialism.

Joe Biden: The Reality Behind “Good Ol’ Uncle Joe”

Joe Biden: The Reality Behind “Good Ol’ Uncle Joe”

Vadim Trubetskoy, Writer

April 24, 2019

Biden was born 1942 in Scranton, Pennsylvania which would make him the second oldest candidate in the race at 76 years of age. Biden was elected to the New Castle County Council in 1970 at 27. Two years later, he pulled off an impressive victory to unseat the Republican incumbent Caleb Boggs and was elected to the U.S. Senate. He would go on to represent the state of Delaware for 36 years in the Senate, serving as both chair of the Judiciary Committee and the Foreign Relations Committee in that timespan.

Pete Buttigieg: mayor turned presidential candidate

Pete Buttigieg: mayor turned presidential candidate

Nicholas Ponzio, Writer

April 23, 2019

Buttigieg is a 37 year old, two-term mayor of South Bend, Indiana. Buttigieg is a Harvard Graduate and Afghanistan War veteran who can speak seven languages. He is hoping to win the candidacy as the youngest and first homosexual President in U.S. history. As of right now Buttigeig winning the nomination is unlikely, he’s gained considerable traction with Democratic hopefuls, accumulating national media attention and recognition.

How Benjamin Netanyahu won a historic fifth term

How Benjamin Netanyahu won a historic fifth term

Vadim Trubetskoy, Writer

April 17, 2019

The U.S. has had a profound role in shaping Israel’s politics and the ties between the two countries remain stronger than ever.

The Mueller Report: What’s next for Democrats?

The Mueller Report: What’s next for Democrats?

Faith Cardoza, Writer

April 8, 2019

Attorney General Bill Barr "exonerated" Trump, since Robert S. Mueller III neither confirmed nor denied possible obstruction of justice.

The curious case of Beto O’Rourke

The curious case of Beto O’Rourke

Vadim Trubetskoy, Writer

April 3, 2019

It’s very clear that O'Rourke has a much more moderate position than many other Democratic candidates.

The Catholic Church’s child molestation cover-up

The Catholic Church’s child molestation cover-up

Vadim Trubetskoy, Writer

April 1, 2019

The Catholic Church has been aware of and engaging in the cover-up of its clerics abusing children for hundreds of years.

The Divided World of the UMass Student Government Association

The Divided World of the UMass Student Government Association

Katherine Scott, Writer

March 31, 2019

The University of Massachusetts Amherst Student Government Associations has become the center of criticism over the past few months as the organization seemingly falls apart from within. As the student body at large pokes fun at the “dramatic” world of student politics though, the members within the organization are facing the real consequences of polarizing politics.

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