Amherst Wire

BREAKING: Donald Trump next president of United States

BREAKING: Donald Trump next president of United States

Amherst Wire Staff

November 9, 2016


Filed under Current Affairs, Politics, Showcase

In a sweeping upset, Republican candidate Donald Trump was declared the next president of the United States early Wednesday morning.

College students reflect on Trump upset at downtown bar

College students reflect on Trump upset at downtown bar

Stephanie Murray and Julie Shamgochian

November 9, 2016


Filed under Campus, Politics, Showcase, Uncategorized

Some 15 people crowded college bar McMurphy's on Tuesday night to drink and watch election results roll in.

Massachusetts voters mark their ballots Tuesday

Massachusetts voters mark their ballots Tuesday

Amherst Wire Staff

November 9, 2016


Filed under Around the Valley, Current Affairs, Politics, Showcase

“We both realize the importance of exercising our civic right to vote and for this election especially, were thrilled we could do it together and help create history.”

Party loyalty and morality tie up voters in 2016 election

Party loyalty and morality tie up voters in 2016 election

Carson McGrath, Writer

November 8, 2016


Filed under Campus, Current Affairs, Politics, Showcase

Whether U.S. voters like it or not, the two-party system forces voters to choose between two major party candidates who have some of the highest unfavorability ratings in recent history.

Voter Videos: Republicans, Democrats and third-party voters make their case

Voter Videos: Republicans, Democrats and third-party voters make their case

Amherst Wire Staff

November 8, 2016


Filed under Campus, Multimedia, Politics, Showcase, WireTV

Local voters sat for video interviews with University of Massachusetts Amherst journalism students in the weeks leading up to the election.

Emotions got the best of us this election, psychology professor says

Emotions got the best of us this election, psychology professor says

Morgan Hughes and Caeli Chesin

November 8, 2016


Filed under Campus, Current Affairs, Politics, Showcase

“You can think of anger as big picture stuff, and fear is detail-oriented."

Before you vote: Amherst Wire’s guide to the state ballot questions

Before you vote: Amherst Wire’s guide to the state ballot questions

Joshua Murray, Photo Editor

November 7, 2016


Filed under Politics, Showcase, Uncategorized

From charter schools to legal pot, Massachusetts voters have a lot to decide Tuesday. Here is a quick guide to the four ballot measures that appear on the ticket this time around. Question 1: Should Massachusetts Gaming Commission issue an additional slot machines license? A yes vote would: ...

Top 10: Times the election made us LOL

Top 10: Times the election made us LOL

Alexandra Pigeon, Entertainment Editor

November 7, 2016


Filed under Current Affairs, Entertainment, Politics, Showcase

While the 2016 presidential election has made American politics the laughingstock of the world, least we were able to laugh along the way.

What will be the economic impact of marijuana legalization?

What will be the economic impact of marijuana legalization?

Stephanie Murray, Editor in Chief

November 3, 2016


Filed under Campus, Politics, Showcase

Marijuana legalization would bring a boost the state economy, but it would leave a number of unintentional costs in its wake.

Election 2016: Why swing states matter

Election 2016: Why swing states matter

Amy Russes, Writer

November 3, 2016


Filed under Politics, Showcase

Eleven states could seal the country's fate on Nov. 8.

Election 2016: what do UMass students think?

Election 2016: what do UMass students think?

Justine O'Brien, Writer

October 24, 2016


Filed under Current Affairs, Politics, Showcase

"What are your thoughts on this election in two sentences or less?"

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