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W.E.B. Du Bois Library takes on the digital age

W.E.B. Du Bois Library takes on the digital age

Meghan Parsons, Contributor

October 20, 2017


Filed under Broadcast News, Campus, Showcase, Student Life, Technology, Uncategorized, WireTV

A library without books was once unthinkable, now it seems inevitable. Amherst Wire’s Meghan Parsons explains how college libraries adapt to the digital age.

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Just add water: Stockbridge students explore the future of farming

Just add water: Stockbridge students explore the future of farming

Maria Manning, Writer

October 19, 2017


Filed under Broadcast News, Campus, Showcase, Uncategorized, WireTV

In the past two years, the University of Massachusetts Amherst took great strides to invest in sustainability on campus. Its most recent investment? A student organized hydroponic farm.

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Navigating a big school as an introvert: Can you be happy without friends?

Navigating a big school as an introvert: Can you be happy without friends?

Chanel Connor, Contributor

October 19, 2017


Filed under Lifestyle, Showcase, Student Life

College is not like high school where you walk down the hallway and know nearly everyone in sight.

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‘My ear still hurts’: Easthampton man talks about alleged assault at Phi Sigma Kappa last month

‘My ear still hurts’: Easthampton man talks about alleged assault at Phi Sigma Kappa last month

Abigail Desvergnes, Nicole DeFeudis, and Stephanie Murray

October 18, 2017


Filed under Campus, Showcase, Uncategorized

A series of events unfolded that landed Diovanni Aquino and his sister in the hospital, left Aquino missing part of his ear and led Phi Sigma Kappa to face disciplinary action from the university.

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Can a universal basic income work? Experts weigh in

Can a universal basic income work? Experts weigh in

Bryan Bowman, Senior Reporter

October 18, 2017


Filed under Campus, Current Affairs, Politics, Showcase

With the threat of automation looming, the concept of universal basic income (UBI) is increasingly gaining traction across the political spectrum, both in the United States and around the world.

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Community members march to celebrate Indigenous Peoples’ Day

Community members march to celebrate Indigenous Peoples’ Day

Michael Connors, Writer

October 18, 2017


Filed under Campus, Current Affairs, Showcase

NASA’s goal for the march was not solely to challenge the lack of recognition of Indigenous People’s Day by the university. Rather, participants at the event were more interested in honoring both unity and community.

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‘Blade Runner 2049’ a stunning film that demands attention

‘Blade Runner 2049’ a stunning film that demands attention

Jon Decker, Writer

October 18, 2017


Filed under Entertainment, Showcase, TV/Movies

With a run time of two hours and 45 minutes, it demands your attention, but rewards you with a truly stunning, thoughtful and beautiful experience.

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Is Amazon too big?

Is Amazon too big?

Harry Ortof, Contributor

October 17, 2017


Filed under Opinion, Politics, Showcase, Voices

After completing the purchase of Whole Foods for over $13 billion, Amazon has expanded its reach into yet another market as the company's influence continues to grow.

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Sex and violence: A hardwired love story?

Sex and violence: A hardwired love story?

Jon Decker, Writer

October 17, 2017


Filed under Entertainment, Showcase, TV/Movies

We are traumatized when we witness or experience violence in real life. So why do so many love watching it so much in entertainment? A researcher explains.

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UMass Journalism alumni share wisdom with undergrads

UMass Journalism alumni share wisdom with undergrads

Abigail Desvergnes, Writer

October 16, 2017


Filed under Campus, Showcase

A panel of seven distinguished University of Massachusetts Amherst journalism alumni — from The Washington Post to Yahoo! Sports — shared advice and personal stories with journalism majors and faculty in the Old Chapel on Thursday evening.

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Frugal Foodie: Pork tenderloin, roasted butternut squash and green beans

Frugal Foodie: Pork tenderloin, roasted butternut squash and green beans

Mackenzie Webb, Writer

October 16, 2017


Filed under Food/Health, Lifestyle, Showcase

Fall is in the air. That means it's time for apples, squash and all things pumpkin spice. This dinner is the epitome of fall and perfect for a crisp autumn evening.

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Outing Club hosts kayak lessons at Totman pool

Outing Club hosts kayak lessons at Totman pool

Jon Decker, Writer

October 13, 2017


Filed under Campus, Showcase, Uncategorized

The Totman Gymnasium pool was busy Tuesday night, but not with swimmers. The water was filled with plastic kayaks and UMass students who were taking their first lessons in whitewater kayaking.

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