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Wire Staff Playlist: Let’s Go Live

Amherst Wire Staff October 6, 2022
Once you listen to this playlist, you'll realize how life-changing live music can be!
Top five late-night snacks near UMass

Top five late-night snacks near UMass

Up late studying or having a night out with friends? Here are the best places for late dining off-campus
Alexandra Greenberg, Co-Social Media Editor October 1, 2022
It’s Saturday night, you just got back from going out and now, you and your friends are starving. Every place you know is closed and after searching for nearby spots to eat, you’re stumped. Don’t worry! There are still some local spots for late-night snacking. 
Five feel good fiction books to help with early semester stress

Five feel good fiction books to help with early semester stress

A perfect reading list when you need to take a break from textbooks
Michelle Silveira, Writer September 30, 2022
A perfect reading list when you need to take a break from textbooks
Post Malone in Rio de Janiero, Brazil in September 2022 (Rolling Stone)

Injury-riddled Post Malone faces tough decisions during ongoing tour

Can the star rapper fight through the pain or will it be too much?
Sean Dunham, Music Editor September 30, 2022
Following the release of Malone’s fourth studio album, “Twelve Carat Toothpaste,” the celebratory tour is off to a bumpy start.
Matt Shultz made sure to engage with all sides of the audience. Pictured here standing on a speaker reaching out to the right side of the crowd. (Cass Salot)

Sea.Hear.Now Festival in New Jersey brings live music to the sand for a star-studded fourth year

Cass Salot, TV/Film Editor September 29, 2022

The budding Sea.Hear.Now festival kicked off its fourth year in Asbury Park this past weekend with fans crawling from all over to see this year's star-studded lineup.  Stevie Nicks, Green Day, Cage...

“The Woman King” is a Fierce Crowd Pleaser

“The Woman King” is a Fierce Crowd Pleaser

Gina Prince-Bythewood’s latest movie delivers thrills and warmth in equal measure
Thomas Machacz, Contributor September 27, 2022

“The Woman King,” directed by Gina Prince-Bythewood, is set in the West African kingdom of Dahomey in the early 19th century, home to the fearsome all-woman army, the Agojie. After refusing to take...

Act fast: A guide to applying for study abroad in spring

Act fast: A guide to applying for study abroad in spring

It's not too late to apply to study abroad for the 2023 spring semester
Adrienne Povey, Writer September 26, 2022
There is still time to apply to study abroad in the spring but you need to act fast. Many of the study abroad programs’ deadlines are in October, so it's important to research the programs that you are interested in and talk to an advisor at the International Programs Office (IPO) soon. 
Picture of the organizers of Local Mojo

UMass student-run organization, Local Mojo is hip hopping and popping out as one of UMass’ main music hot spots

Local Mojo, a new organization created in the last year by students, promotes UMass student musicians through on and off campus events and concerts.
Cate Hanewich, Contributor September 22, 2022
Local Mojo, a new organization created in the last year by students, promotes UMass student musicians through on and off campus events and concerts.
Photo: Myung J. Chun/Los Angeles Times via Getty Images

What Didn’t Happen at the 2022 Primetime Emmy Awards?

Cass Salot, TV/Film Editor September 19, 2022

The 2022 Primetime Emmy Awards aired on Monday Sept. 12, with host and long-time Saturday Night Live cast member Kenan Thompson hosting. Thompson is a change in pace from three-time host Jimmy Kimmel,...

Image: Metro Goldwyn Mayer Studios

The Maximalist Fantasy and Love of “Three Thousand Years of Longing”

“Mad Max” director George Miller balances bonkers imagery and a touching love story in one of the year’s most excitingly original movies.
Thomas Machacz, Contributor September 19, 2022
Beyond its strange, thrilling visuals, "Three Thousand Years of Longing" possesses something that few releases this year have: a true beating heart.
Unique places you should visit this summer

Unique places you should visit this summer

Now that classes are over, it’s time to explore some local must-sees
Rosa Vogel, Writer May 14, 2022
Looking to create some new memories with the onset of summer break? These special spots around the Pioneer Valley are perfect for a day trip or a quick visit with your family and friends. 
Green River Music Festival 2021 (Music Festival Wizard)

A guide for local music festivals this summer

With concert season quickly approaching, here’s some recommendations for shows that you simply cannot miss!
Sean Dunham, Music Editor May 7, 2022
Buy your tickets fast, as these six music festivals are coming soon.
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