Amherst Wire

Palestinian students find peace in Amherst, but home is never far from their minds

(Sifa Kasongo/ Amherst Wire)

Sifa Kasongo, Editor

September 15, 2018

Two young women explain how the Israeli-Palestinian conflict affects their lives every day.

The rainbow diet: Surviving anorexia and gay body expectations

(Jillian Thomas/ Amherst Wire)

Brian Choquet, Writer

May 11, 2018

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

(Brian Choquet/ Amherst Wire)

Courtney Murtagh and Brian Choquet

April 17, 2018

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

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

"“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

Alvilda Sophia Anaya-Alegría holds up and describes one of her paintings on Feb. 17, 2017. (Jackson Cote/Amherst Wire)

Jackson Cote, Contributor

March 29, 2017

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

A panel at the World Summit of Nobel Peace Laureates

Nicole DeFeudis, Assistant Campus News Editor

March 1, 2017

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

“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

People lined the streets of Shibuya to protest their Prime Minister.

Kyle Olsen, Contributor

February 24, 2017

"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

"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.

Sustainable food and passion for farming reemerge on campus

Xochiquetzal Salazar speaks with UMass Dining’s chefs during their visit to Franklin’s permaculture garden this fall. (Keith Toffling/UMass Dining Flickr)

Julie Shamgochian, Managing Editor

February 14, 2017

To some, sustainability may seem like a trend, but to the “Stockies” it is much more than just a fad.

Santiago Vidales: A person of action

(Maria Manning/Amherst Wire)

Maria Manning, Contributor

February 1, 2017

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.

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