Amherst Wire

The rainbow diet: Surviving anorexia and gay body expectations

The rainbow diet: Surviving anorexia and gay body expectations

Brian Choquet, Writer

May 11, 2018


Filed under Food/Health, Lifestyle, Profiles, Showcase, Student Life, Voices

When he came out as gay in the latter half of his middle school career, Russian felt pressured to find acceptance in his newly joined community — the hope being he could find a place where he belonged. This then became the basis for what grew into his eating disorder.

‘Idea Driven:’ UMass artist Haley McDevitt’s thesis exhibition uses her mother’s sketches to encourage political thought

‘Idea Driven:’ UMass artist Haley McDevitt’s thesis exhibition uses her mother’s sketches to encourage political thought

Courtney Murtagh and Brian Choquet

April 17, 2018


Filed under Campus, Politics, Profiles, Showcase, Student Life

Her mother's political sketches, which inspired McDevitt's paintings, were created to be starting points for conversations on values and how to better society. McDevitt wants her gallery viewers to leave thinking more about their surroundings and what their community, large or small, could benefit from. The exhibition will be displayed from April 17-20 at the Student Union Gallery.

Being the ‘Didgeridude’

Being the ‘Didgeridude’

Cameron Merritt, Writer

September 17, 2017


Filed under Campus, Profiles, Showcase, Uncategorized

The man behind the didgeridoo is Andrew Peters, also known as the “didgeridoo guy.” Or, as he prefers, the “Didgeridude.”

Student life and social media stardom: It’s a balance for UMass student Nickole Kugel

Student life and social media stardom: It’s a balance for UMass student Nickole Kugel

Julie Harrington, Writer

May 10, 2017


Filed under Fashion, Lifestyle, Profiles, Showcase

"“It’s like having schoolwork. When I write down my homework in my agenda, I write down all the videos I have to film, all the videos I have to edit, the emails I have to respond to, the companies I need to contact, things like that. I need to kind of be my own boss."

Loss, heritage and the artist’s life of Alvilda Sophia Anaya-Alegría

Loss, heritage and the artist’s life of Alvilda Sophia Anaya-Alegría

Jackson Cote, Contributor

March 29, 2017


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

As a native of Guayama, Puerto Rico, culture is a major influence in the art of Anaya-Alegría.

UMass senior attends World Summit of Nobel Peace Laureates

UMass senior attends World Summit of Nobel Peace Laureates

Nicole DeFeudis, Assistant Campus News Editor

March 1, 2017


Filed under Campus, Profiles, Showcase

Rune Percy was inspired and motivated by his experience as a youth delegate at the World Summit of Nobel Peace Laureates.

‘What’s Eating Katie?’ personifies eating disorder

‘What’s Eating Katie?’ personifies eating disorder

Alexandra Pigeon, Entertainment Editor

February 25, 2017


Filed under Campus, Entertainment, Profiles, Showcase, Student Life

“What’s Eating Katie?” uniquely portrays an eating disorder as an actual character named Ed that Katie, a freshman in college, gets into an abusive relationship with.

A protest against Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe

A protest against Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe

Kyle Olsen, Contributor

February 24, 2017


Filed under Features, Opinion, Profiles, Showcase, Study Abroad, Travel

"Police guarded a single lane of traffic to support the hundreds who marched through the downtown metropolitan chanting and holding signs comparing his government practice to fascism."

Campus magician auditions for America’s Got Talent

Campus magician auditions for America’s Got Talent

My Ninh, Contributor

February 16, 2017


Filed under Campus, Profiles, Showcase

"I literally could not speak at one point, and my friend had to calm me down. I’ve never been that nervous in my life,” said Salant.

Santiago Vidales: A person of action

Santiago Vidales: A person of action

Maria Manning, Contributor

February 1, 2017


Filed under Campus, Current Affairs, Profiles, Showcase

Santiago Vidales, 28, is a key player in activism at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, bolstering support for a sanctuary campus and leading the Graduate Employee Organization (GEO) union as co-chair.

‘Not Ready For Bedtime Players’ reinvents health class on campus

‘Not Ready For Bedtime Players’ reinvents health class on campus

Caeli Chesin, Writer

December 21, 2016


Filed under Campus, Current Affairs, Profiles, Showcase

“I thought I was so comfortable with myself and confident, and then when you get on stage and have to talk about things like this, you realize there is a whole new level of confidence you have to bring through,” says freshman troupe member Gabrielle Farulla-Bastian.

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