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Quarantined Playlist: Kid Cudi, Westside Gunn, Bon Iver and more

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Amherst Wire Staff

April 22, 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.

Introspective Ramblings: “peasant burning weeds AT A PARTY”

Introspective Ramblings:

Brian Choquet, contributor

April 22, 2020

In this week's poem, student poet, Brian Choquet draws onlookers into a mystical realm of impenetrable hierarchy.

Anxiety in College Students

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Samantha Croteau, Contributor

April 21, 2020

With classes now online and students living at home, anxiety and depression are a real threat to college students' mental health.

Judging Books By Their Covers: “GIRL IN PIECES” is an unapologetic testament of a teenage girl’s struggle with mental health

Judging Books By Their Covers: “GIRL IN PIECES” is an unapologetic testament of a teenage girl’s struggle with mental health

Joanna Buoniconti, Copy Editor

April 17, 2020

The novel portrays the unflinchingly honest, gruesome tale of a teenage girl who has already lost more than most people do in a lifetime.

Quarantine reflection: Breaking out of the suburban bubble

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Trevor Wilson, Managing Editor

April 17, 2020

Managing Editor Trevor Wilson reflects on his experience during the COVID-19 quarantine.

A mini guide to HBO’s free streaming

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Julia Donohue, Entertainment Editor

April 16, 2020

HBO has made some of their best shows, documentaries and movies free. But with hundreds of hours of content, what are you supposed to watch?

App of the Week: Day One

App of the Week: Day One

Emma Sammuli, Lifestyle Editor

April 16, 2020

Day One is a simple fix for those of us who want to keep a healthy habit, but are a bit unsure on where and how to start.

Introspective Ramblings: “Silt”

Introspective Ramblings:

Paige Roy, Writer

April 15, 2020

This week's poem features a piece from student poet, Paige Roy, which describes the monotonous voices that echo in her head during moments of self-doubt.

Quarantined Playlist: Rico Nasty, Lilgotit, Luchii and more

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Amherst Wire Staff

April 14, 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.

Ask Beccy: DIY face masks to keep your skin happy and healthy

Ask Beccy: DIY face masks to keep your skin happy and healthy

Rebecca Aiken, Contributor

April 13, 2020

This week's Ask Beccy is all about skincare with face masks you can make at home.

Reforming an incarcerated America

Reforming an incarcerated America

Saliha Bayrak and Karen Kimble

April 12, 2020

The relationship between UMass and Hampshire County Jail is still in its infancy, but Professor Raymond hopes to cultivate it into a more well-established program that forms a direct “pipeline” between release from jail to enrollment at UMass — or even a class that regular UMass students take alongside students who are incarcerated.

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