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Frugal Foodie: Chicken broccoli alfredo

Frugal Foodie: Chicken broccoli alfredo

Mackenzie Webb, Writer

November 15, 2017


Filed under Lifestyle, Showcase, Uncategorized

Here's how to make your own version of Berk's Late Night chicken broccoli alfredo.

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Amazon contract ending will impact local businesses

Amazon contract ending will impact local businesses

Amanda Levenson, Video Editor

November 15, 2017


Filed under Broadcast News, Showcase, Uncategorized

Before students searched Amazon for textbooks, they searched through bookshelves. Amherst Wire’s Amanda Levenson tells us how this shift impacted a local bookstore.

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Second student confirmed to have serogroup B infection

Second student confirmed to have serogroup B infection

Nicole DeFeudis, Co-Editor in Chief

November 15, 2017


Filed under Campus, Current Affairs, Showcase, Uncategorized

In an email to students on Wednesday, University Health Services confirmed that the second case of meningococcal disease on campus is a serogroup B infection.

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“Orange is the New Black”: Fact or fiction?

“Orange is the New Black”: Fact or fiction?

Isabel Fowler, Contributor

November 15, 2017


Filed under Entertainment, Showcase, TV/Movies, Uncategorized

“Orange is the New Black," the popular Netflix show based on a true story, follows several women who are serving time in Litchfield Penitentiary.

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Second case of meningococcal disease diagnosed at UMass

Second case of meningococcal disease diagnosed at UMass

Cameron Merritt, Writer

November 14, 2017


Filed under Campus, Current Affairs, Showcase

An email was sent out to students on Tuesday as a result of a second case of meningococcal disease diagnosis.

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This week in politics: 11/6-11/12

This week in politics: 11/6-11/12

John Coakley, Politics/Op-Ed/Voices Editor

November 13, 2017


Filed under Current Affairs, Politics, Showcase

Bringing you the most important stories in national politics, one week at a time.

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“Runaways: The Musical” leaves an impression at UMass

“Runaways: The Musical” leaves an impression at UMass

Jill Webb, Contributor

November 11, 2017


Filed under Campus, Current Affairs, Entertainment, Showcase

The UMass Theater Department's newest show, "Runaways," played at Rand Theater.

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Is FOMO driving our need to overshare?

Is FOMO driving our need to overshare?

Jill Webb, Contributor

November 10, 2017


Filed under Opinion, Showcase, Technology, Voices

There’s no denying that millennials are phone addicts; we all know that. But why do we check our phones so much, even when no one is texting us?

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Weathering the storm: This is the Puerto Rican spirit

Weathering the storm: This is the Puerto Rican spirit

Sabrina Negrón, Contributor

November 10, 2017


Filed under Campus, Current Affairs, Showcase, Travel

This is the Puerto Rican spirit. It's the refusal to let disasters, natural or otherwise, make us feel powerless.

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 Zeta Beta Tau exemplifies brotherly love with GoFundMe for sick brother

 Zeta Beta Tau exemplifies brotherly love with GoFundMe for sick brother

Brian Choquet, Photo Editor

November 10, 2017


Filed under Campus, Current Affairs, Showcase, Student Life

UMass fraternity Zeta Beta Tau has started a GoFundMe campaign for their sick brother, Jonathan Townsend.

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Amherst Town Meeting votes to limit recreational marijuana stores

Amherst Town Meeting votes to limit recreational marijuana stores

Liam O'Connor, Assistant Entertainment Editor

November 8, 2017


Filed under Around the Valley, Showcase, Uncategorized

Members of the Amherst Town Meeting voted on Monday to limit the number of recreational marijuana stores in town to eight.

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Underneath the makeup: The struggle of a ‘fashionista’

Underneath the makeup: The struggle of a ‘fashionista’

Chanel Connor, Writer

November 7, 2017


Filed under Lifestyle, Showcase, Uncategorized

You see the flat-ironed hair, pretty makeup and Calvin Klein heels, but you don’t see the struggle.

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