Amherst Wire

An Out of Body Experience

A welcoming area for viewers to sit and take in the art work

Shannon Macalingay, Assistant Lifestyle Editor

April 2, 2019

"They come in the gallery and they will understand, they will feel something about it."

Introducing the flow of Ezra Waters

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Astghik Dion, Writer

February 28, 2019

Ezra Waters has managed to encapsulate the everchanging versatility of water in his music.

The fight for a fair contract: UMass versus its RAs & PMs

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Henry Brechter, Desire’ Crosby, Shannon Macalingay, and Faith Cardoza

February 11, 2019

"If they can get work out of you without paying you money, they will...just one battle out of more to come."

Julián Castro: The San Antonio Dark Horse making a 2020 run

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Katherine Scott, Writer

February 8, 2019

With a solid foundation of Democratic ideals, experience in both local and federal government, and a passionate base of Texans and Hispanic voters, it’s surprising Castro hasn’t gained more national media attention.

Anthony Jung: Keeping UMass Dining No. 1

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Dan Smith, Special projects contributor

February 6, 2019

Find out what running the nation's top dining program is like.

Professor of the month: Danielle Samuels

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Olivia Amato-Hansen, Writer

January 22, 2019

Professor Danielle Samuels has wanted to be a psychologist since she was a kid.

Culture shock: Moving from Austin to Amherst as a transgender woman

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Carina Dibella, Contributor

January 22, 2019

“I’ve learned that people up here are just as bigoted as people down south...The only difference is that they’re more reserved about it.”

Looking back: Homecoming lived up to its name

Alex and her mother, U.S. Army Command Sergeant Major Donna Ortiz, after reuniting during UMass football's Homecoming game on Nov. 3. (Courtesy of Alejandra Ortiz)

Faith Cardoza and Xinyi Xu

December 22, 2018

“I had never been away from my daughter for this long...I wanted to hold on to her for as long as I could.”

UMass professor teaches course on the global power of alcohol

Professor Stephen Olbrys Gencarella (Isabel Fowler/ Amherst Wire)

Isabel Fowler, Lifestyle Editor

November 8, 2018

College students may think they know everything about alcohol — until they take this course.

Two professors help inmates find their voice through journalism

Two journalism professors, Razvan Sibii (left) and Shaheen Pasha (right) created a course in which students help Hampshire County inmates learn journalism. (Courtesy of Brian McDermott)

Desire’ Crosby, Contributor

October 22, 2018

“They really are just as smart as any other Umass student,” said Joshua Murray of the inmates, known to him as the “Hampshire County students.”

Student artist profile: mikefellow

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Astghik Dion, Contributor

September 26, 2018

"...A lot of my music is trying to work things out when I write them, and then recording them is getting it off my chest."

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