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The power of food

Malasadas

Abbie Gracie, Editor

May 3, 2020

Sunday morning. 7 a.m. My hometown, Swansea, Massachusetts. My dad and I pulled off of Route 6, a bustling two-lane highway with stoplights every quarter mile, that stretched all the way from Somerset to East Providence, into the tiny lot of the Cornerstone Bakery. It didn’t look like much on the...

UMass student Ava Capodanno turns her passion for art into a side hustle

Capodanno saw quite a boom in business during the holiday season

Danika Bedrick, Contributor

April 10, 2020

For more of Capodanno's art, follow her on Instagram @ava_and_art.

The Science of Craft: A class like no other

Fermann shapes a hot glass bubble into a globe with glass blowing jacks.

Nicole Biagioni, Writer

April 8, 2020

The Science of Craft is not your typical gen-ed class, with students becoming blacksmiths glassblowers.

UMass student turned K-Pop icon

Katya Taylor/David Sohno

Nasya Blackshear, Writer

March 24, 2020

Taylor averages out at 40,000 views for every one-minute video she posts.

The spotlight is on Jamila Lyiscott

Jamila Lyiscott poses for Spotlight Scholar article

Carrie Smith, Contributor

February 25, 2020

“My mission is to support individuals and institutions to become their highest selves. I want to work alongside them.”

Naheem Sterlin is an artist with a goal, make music that everyone can enjoy

Naheem Sterlin is an artist with a goal, make music that everyone can enjoy

Shane Guilfoyle, Assistant Entertainment Editor

February 25, 2020

Naheem Sterlin, otherwise known as Young Judo, is a 20-year-old student at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. The local artist has been steady at work since 2018, releasing a string of singles with his most recent entry, the acoustic-inspired slapper, “Cappin.”

Mass Vintage: the new store with secondhand finds

(Photo courtesy of Mass Vintage/@Massvintage)

Sophia Torres, Writer

February 20, 2020

Five months after its grand opening in September, Mass Vintage is running smoothly and garnering more support in downtown Amherst.

Classrooms one day, correctional facilities the next

Classrooms one day, correctional facilities the next

Brianna Silva, Managing Editor

February 7, 2020

When she’s not actively participating with students in her WGSS class discussions, Ciolkowski can be found engaging with people who are incarcerated through abstract and performative activities.

Seasonal affective disorder: A personal college story, symptoms and advice

Seasonal affective disorder: A personal college story, symptoms and advice

Elisabeth Morgan, Contributor

February 4, 2020

If you live in New England, these seemingly short days are accompanied by a cold and often harsh winter. This, to some, is a major change from the warm and bright endless days of summer, and it’s enough to change some people's lives and mindsets.

Something’s cooking on the 11th floor

Senior Adam Shi stops for a photo before serving a meal in the dining room.

Desire' Jackson - Crosby , Contributor

December 11, 2019

 UMass’ hidden, affordable, and student-run gem

The Zoo Report: Jonathan Kermah on being co-editor in chief of Amherst Wire

The Zoo Report: Jonathan Kermah on being co-editor in chief of Amherst Wire

Chloe Lindahl, Kacey Connolly, and Katherine Kelley

December 6, 2019

Tune in to hear hot takes on hooking up with exes, Disney+ and ranch dressing.

UMass students share their sounds to connect a community

(Samantha Croteau / Amherst Wire)

Samantha Croteau

November 15, 2019

Chris Focus, Cam Randall and DJ Laflamme are three must-know student artists who cater their music to the college lifestyle, tying the UMass community together.

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