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UMass student Ava Capodanno turns her passion for art into a side hustle

UMass student Ava Capodanno turns her passion for art into a side hustle

Danika Bedrick, Contributor

April 10, 2020

For more of Capodanno's art, follow her on Instagram @ava_and_art.

Quarantine Reflection

Quarantine Reflection

Amherst Wire Staff

April 10, 2020

When people think of New York City, they usually think of crowded subway cars, rude people and lots of traffic. They think of the city that never sleeps, where there’s always something to do. But only a fraction of the city is like that; Bayside is almost the exact opposite. It’s a quiet suburban town with good public schools, a healthy number of parks, and an easy commute into Manhattan and Long Island. The downtown area always has people milling about, riding their bikes or walking their dogs. But the downtown area is barren now; almost all the shops and restaurants are closed, and very few people are on the streets. Everyone on the sidewalk I did see was wearing face protection, glaring at me as they walked by.

App of the week: Discord

App of the week: Discord

Emma Sammuli, Lifestyle Editor

April 10, 2020

Although there are countless apps to choose from, each with many valuable features, Discord sets itself apart in that it is a great way for people who enjoy video games to chat with each other.

“Wild Wild Country” documents the shocking story of a spiritual guru’s move to Oregon

“Wild Wild Country” documents the shocking story of a spiritual guru’s move to Oregon

Shane Guilfoyle, Assistant Entertainment Editor

April 9, 2020

We're roughly four weeks into quarantine now. If you’ve grown tiresome of the recommended Netflix stream, “Wild Wild Country” stands as an enthralling ride.

COVID-19 Update(s): What we know right now

COVID-19 Update(s): What we know right now

Joanna Buoniconti, Brianna Silva, and Talia Heisey

April 9, 2020

In-person classes have been suspended for the remainder of the semester. We'll provide daily updates from Whitmore and beyond.

Men’s Basketball: UMass continues to fill their roster for the next season

Men’s Basketball: UMass continues to fill their roster for the next season

Liam Shea, Editor

April 8, 2020

On March 18th the Minutemen officially added Wichita State Guard, Noah Fernandes amongst other players to their growing roster.

Quarantined Playlist: Frank Ocean, Thundercat and Smooky Margielaa

Quarantined Playlist: Frank Ocean, Thundercat and Smooky Margielaa

Amherst Wire Staff

April 8, 2020

With everyone stuck inside and socially distancing from each other, there’s never been a better time to stay up to date on some of the latest releases in the world of music. We’ll be updating this playlist each week. Here are this week’s music suggestions from the Amherst Wire staff.

Introspective Ramblings: “Elemental Flaws”

Introspective Ramblings: “Elemental Flaws”

Allie McKean, Contributor

April 8, 2020

This week's poem is another piece from student poet, Allie McKean, as she shares a moving critique of her personal flaws through the abstract elements of the earth.

Alpha Sigma Phi raises money for local businesses

Alpha Sigma Phi raises money for local businesses

Abbie Gracie, Editor

April 7, 2020

Alpha Sigma Pi, a UMass fraternity, has organized a fundraiser through gofundme.com to raise money and lend a helping hand to the local Amherst businesses in need during this waiting period.

The Fantastic Life of Young Frozone

The Fantastic Life of Young Frozone

Astghik Dion, Photo/Assistant Entertainment Editor

April 7, 2020

“With all due humbleness, I'm not trying to sound cocky, but there's not a lot of people that can write the way I write. The way I write, I tend to just focus on poetry, the relationship between words.”

App of the Week: Sidechef

App of the Week: Sidechef

Emma Sammuli, Lifestyle Editor

April 3, 2020

While we’re all stuck at home, finding areas in your daily routine you can enhance is a great way to keep busy. "Sidechef" makes it easy and fun to try new dishes.

A guide to unplugging during quarantine

A guide to unplugging during quarantine

Emilee Klein, Writer

April 2, 2020

Take this quarantine as an opportunity to detox from social media and you may just find your newest hobby.

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