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Lorusso doing someone’s makeup

A peek into student-run small businesses at UMass Amherst

Christina Loberti, Writer November 23, 2022

UMass is home to many entrepreneurs and creative-minded individuals. Specifically, students Elaina Lorusso ’23, Nola Minogue ’24 and recent graduate Kelley Almada ’21 have each run a small business...

Being Funny in a Foreign Language Album Cover (Pitchfork)

The 1975’s “Being Funny in a Foreign Language” deserves a standing ovation

Sean Dunham, Music Editor October 26, 2022
Lead singer Matty Healy opens up about hardships with love and how to heal from the pain in a masterpiece of an album.
Hold The Girl Album Cover (Pitchfork)

New Music Roundup: What I Listened to This Week

Eric Strong, Contributer October 6, 2022

Rina Sawayama - Hold The Girl Rina Sawayama’s breakout album, “SAWAYAMA”, was one of my favorites of 2020 and positioned her as a rising star in the pop scene. Her announcement of a new album had...



Maddie Fabian, Writer April 12, 2022
Following Russian President Vladmir Putin’s invasion of Ukraine on Feb. 24, Ukrainian students spoke with Amherst Wire about how the evolving conflict has impacted their lives while at UMass. Here’s English and Psychology sophomore Lara Stecewycz’s, story.
Forrest at the protest holding a sign she made of a sunflower, the flower of Ukraine. Photo courtesy of Presley Forrest.


Christina Loberti , Writer April 4, 2022
Sophomore Presley Forrest (she/her) discussed in an interview the hardships that her and her family have faced since Russia launched its attack on Ukraine on Feb. 24. 
A plaque memorializing the nine names of youths who have been killed by the Israeli defense force within the past two weeks.

On the Steps of the Student Union lies a Vigil for Palestinian Youth

Emilee Klein and Isabel Guilmette March 12, 2022
Students for Justice in Palestine emerge from the pandemic with a vigil in protest of violence by the IDF.
Ruth E. Carter speaks to students in the Bowker Auditorium. Photo courtesy Brianna Alexander

Ruth E. Carter Shows UMass an Afrofuturist Fashion Show

Emilee Klein, Podcast Editor February 18, 2022
Oscar-winning “Black Panther” costume designer Ruth E. Carter brought Afrofuturism from movie screens to UMass Amherst on Feb. 17 with her Black Heritage Month keynote speech about the powerful activism behind visualizing Black heritage in a technological context.
“A hug is sometimes all you need”

“A hug is sometimes all you need”

Maddie Fabian, Writer February 14, 2022
For many, Valentine’s Day is a day full of love and romance, but for others, it can be lonely and difficult.
Bella Hadids Instagram post on mental health

UMass students respond to Bella Hadid’s Instagram post

Liesel Nygard, Writer January 25, 2022

On Nov. 9, 2021, Bella Hadid shared her struggles with mental health through Instagram by posting eight photos of her crying, one photo of an IV in her arm and a video from Willow Smith. In the video,...

COVID-19 Hits Home: How the Pandemic Has Affected Small Businesses in Amherst

COVID-19 Hits Home: How the Pandemic Has Affected Small Businesses in Amherst

Gabbie Merullo, Contributor December 6, 2021
Small businesses have taken a particularly hard hit here in Amherst due to the COVID-19 pandemic, but the town has been building itself up again piece by piece.
Poetry Jam guests attentively watching a performer by Tristan Smith

UMass Amherst BSU presents the 2021 Poetry Jam: A night of kinship, laughs and soul

Tristan Smith, Social Media Manager November 14, 2021
The UMass Amherst Black Student Union hosted a successful Poetry Jam full of all kinds of talent.
Photo Cred: Seagrape Apothecary on Instagram

Five witch-owned businesses for your Halloween shopping needs

ChelseaStaub, Lifestyle Editor October 23, 2021

Halloween, arguably the best holiday, arrives in just under a week, making now the perfect time to place an online order for some spooky décor and hauntingly good occult products.  Whether you’re...

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