Amherst Wire

Masking the issue

Masking the issue

Chloe Lindahl, Writer

October 14, 2020

In the United States the debate over wearing a mask has become a politicized issue as many see it as an affront to their personal freedom.

Fall Fashion–but make it thrifted

Fall Fashion–but make it thrifted

Madison Bethune, Contributor

October 14, 2020

With “vintage” being on-trend, the lure of affordable prices, and the thrill of finding a cool piece, thrifting has become a fun (and practical) way to find unique items to add to your wardrobe.

“American Murder: The Family Next Door” will chill you to the core 

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Kacey Connolly, Podcast Editor

October 13, 2020

From background on who Shanann was to the complicated intricacies of her marriage, Netflix outlines the Watts Family Murder so perfectly it almost feels just a little bit fake.

Goons Talk Toons: Episode One

Goons Talk Toons: Episode One

Nick Contardo and Emma Calnan

October 12, 2020

Tune in to hear Nick and Emma highlight local bands in their pilot episode.

Patriots vs Broncos Postponed After New Positive Within Patriot’s Organization

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Michael Araujo, Reporter

October 11, 2020

Last week, Head Coach Bill Belichick said, “One thing we’ve learned this year is that we all have to be able to adapt to changes and adjustments.”

Vice Presidential Debate Recap: The good, the dull and the fly

Vice Presidential Debate Recap: The good, the dull and the fly

Matt Languedoc, Contributor

October 9, 2020

The vice presidential debate this past Wednesday was so bland that a fly landing on Pence's head was the most exciting aspect of the debate.

App of the Week: SleepCycle

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Christine Feeley, Writer

October 9, 2020

SleepCycle is a free app that tracks your sleep patterns throughout the night from when you go to bed to when an alarm gently wakes you up in the morning.

How did we get Joji from Filthy Frank?

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Isabel Guilmette, Contributor

October 8, 2020

His channel self-described him as “embodiment of everything a person should not be.” Joji, the laid back alternative artist, has always been there lingering in the background.

This Week’s Eeks

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Emma Sammuli, Lifestyle Editor

October 8, 2020

This Week’s Eeks is a four part series during the month of October featuring the spookiest movies, tv shows, podcasts and more to help get you in the Halloween spirit; because even a pandemic can’t stop the things that go bump in the night. 

How Student Government Association’s fully-remote 2020 election affected candidate’s campaigns

How Student Government Association’s fully-remote 2020 election affected candidate's campaigns

Rebecca Duffy, Campus News Editor

October 8, 2020

Candidates started campaigning and collecting signatures in March 2020. They reached debate day when UMass sent an email to all students that they would be sent home due to COVID-19. SGA put a halt to the campaign process until this fall, when candidates could no longer rely on in-person interaction with other students. 

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