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Promising potential of the Pioneer Valley in the viticulture world: What makes Western Mass. grapes special

Jack Hamm, Writer

April 13, 2018


Filed under Around the Valley, Multimedia, Showcase, Travel, Uncategorized

No longer do you need to travel for a fantastic glass of wine. Experts Ian Modestow and Elsa Petit elaborate on the promising potential of Western Massachusetts' burgeoning wine industry.

Fashion-related classes you didn’t know you could take

Fashion-related classes you didn’t know you could take

Chanel Connor, Writer

April 13, 2018


Filed under Campus, Fashion, Lifestyle, Showcase

As a UMass student, you may not be aware of all the fashion-related courses that are offered to students. Here are some fabulous classes to register for this fall if you’re interested in fashion or fashion merchandising!

Fashion mistakes you may not know you’re making

Fashion mistakes you may not know you’re making

Chanel Connor, Writer

April 13, 2018


Filed under Fashion, Lifestyle, Showcase

Sometimes, fashion choices just fail. Here are some common makeup and fashion mistakes that can happen without us even knowing it!

The Weeknd’s ‘My Dear Melancholy’ — Heartbreak never sounded so good

The Weeknd’s ‘My Dear Melancholy’ — Heartbreak never sounded so good

Trevor Wilson, Contributor

April 12, 2018


Filed under Entertainment, Music, Showcase

The Toronto-bred superstar returns to his roots with a cold, dark and emotional project that will leave listeners reflecting on their own romantic endeavors.

“Love, Simon:” A queer movie for straight eyes

“Love, Simon:” A queer movie for straight eyes

Brian Choquet, Photo Editor

April 11, 2018


Filed under Entertainment, Showcase, TV/Movies

While Simon’s whole character revolves around being gay, he is still painted as someone who assimilates with this white, assumed to be straight, male image that is only threatening to the homophobes who never planned on seeing this movie.

MXCC hosts third annual Afro hair braiding competition

MXCC hosts third annual Afro hair braiding competition

Wei Cai, Contributer

April 11, 2018


Filed under Campus, Current Affairs, Showcase, Student Life

The contest, held March 23, promoted awareness and increased education on braids and the cultural values they represent.

Free Cardi B concert still a possibility for UMass right-swipers

Free Cardi B concert still a possibility for UMass right-swipers

Jack Hamm, Writer

April 10, 2018


Filed under Campus, Current Affairs, Entertainment, Music, Showcase, Student Life

Get on the Tinder finger treadmill, UMass Amherst, because enough right swipes could bring the colorful Cardi B to campus for a free concert April 25.

Entertainment winners, losers of the week

Entertainment winners, losers of the week

Amherst Wire Entertainment staff

April 7, 2018


Filed under Entertainment, Music, Showcase, TV/Movies, Uncategorized

With so much going on in music, movies and television on a day to day basis, it’s easy to miss a few things. That’s why we're here.

Local talent: Going cuckoo for Cuckoo Baby

Local talent: Going cuckoo for Cuckoo Baby

Jonathan Kermah, Assistant Entertainment Editor

April 5, 2018


Filed under Entertainment, Multimedia, Music, Showcase

The local pop band will be competing in UMass Got Talent this Friday, with a chance to be the opening act of this year's Spring Concert.

A weekend escape to Montreal

A weekend escape to Montreal

Stephanie Murray, Contributor

April 3, 2018


Filed under Showcase, Travel

Only five hours from Boston and surprisingly affordable, make Montreal your next long weekend destination. The city is irresistibly young, fresh, and full of life.

XXXTentacion leaves no one questioning his versatility on “?”

XXXTentacion leaves no one questioning his versatility on “?”

Jack Hamm, Writer

April 3, 2018


Filed under Entertainment, Music, Showcase

The Billboard No. 1 packages XXXTENTACION's rage, lust and pain in a variety of unpredictable sub genres

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