Amherst Wire

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?"

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.

Tomorrow is the last day to register to vote in Massachusetts

Tomorrow is the last day to register to vote in Massachusetts

Alexandra Pigeon, Entertainment Editor

October 18, 2016


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

Wednesday, Oct. 19 is the last day to register to vote in Massachusetts in time for the 2016 presidential election.

#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.

Party loyalty and political values clash leading up to 2016 election

Party loyalty and political values clash leading up to 2016 election

Amy Russes, Contributor

October 7, 2016


Filed under Current Affairs, Politics, Showcase

George H.W. Bush won't vote Republican this time around.

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.

Clinton-Trump debate ignites social media

Clinton-Trump debate ignites social media

Stephanie Murray, Editor in Chief

September 27, 2016


Filed under Campus, Current Affairs, Multimedia, Politics, Showcase, Uncategorized

Using the hashtag #TheWireDebates, Amherst Wire readers joined the Twitter conversation as the first of three debates unfolded between Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton and Republican nominee Donald J. Trump.

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