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The party’s over: University takes disciplinary action against two popular fraternities

The party’s over: University takes disciplinary action against two popular fraternities

Stephanie Murray, Nicole DeFeudis, and Abigail Desvergnes

September 21, 2017


Filed under Campus, Current Affairs, Showcase

Theta Chi and Phi Sigma Kappa were placed on interim suspension as the university investigates potential violations of the Code of Student Conduct.

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‘From Mambo to Hip-Hop’ gives voice to music lovers from Amherst to New York City

‘From Mambo to Hip-Hop’ gives voice to music lovers from Amherst to New York City

Brita Turner, Contributor

September 21, 2017


Filed under Around the Valley, Entertainment, Music, Showcase, TV/Movies, Uncategorized

Mambo music from the Caribbean merged with American disco-funk beats into a new genre: hip-hop.

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Maps and machine guns: UMass ROTC is back in action

Maps and machine guns: UMass ROTC is back in action

Jon Decker, Writer

September 21, 2017


Filed under Campus, Showcase

Cadets from the University of Massachusetts Amherst Minuteman Battalion headed for Montague to conduct their first training of the year on Saturday.

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Local leaders hold DACA teach-in

Local leaders hold DACA teach-in

Michael Connors, Contributor

September 20, 2017


Filed under Campus, Showcase, Uncategorized

Immigration experts, local leaders and professors came together at the University of Massachusetts on Tuesday night to contribute in a public discussion of immigration policy and the recent termination of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA).

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UMass police cruiser catches fire on campus

UMass police cruiser catches fire on campus

Morgan Hughes, Campus News Editor

September 20, 2017


Filed under Campus, Showcase, Uncategorized

A University of Massachusetts police vehicle was destroyed Monday morning at the Hagis Mall after its engine suddenly caught on fire, officials say.

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PVTA buses get new security cameras despite budget cuts

PVTA buses get new security cameras despite budget cuts

Mike Connors, Correspondent

September 20, 2017


Filed under Around the Valley, Campus, Showcase

Responding to the 2018 budget that induced a $1.4 million deficit, the PVTA discontinued almost 20 routes. Capital funding, however, allowed the high-definition security upgrades to roll onward.

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Small fire in Kennedy dorm prompts police and fire response

Small fire in Kennedy dorm prompts police and fire response

Jayare Alvarado, Audience Engagement Editor

September 19, 2017


Filed under Campus, Current Affairs, Showcase

Amherst Police and the Amherst Fire Department were called to the sixteenth floor of Kennedy Hall at the University of Massachusetts for a trash fire Tuesday morning.

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District Attorney: Man found dead on Fearing Street on Friday night

District Attorney: Man found dead on Fearing Street on Friday night

Stephanie Murray, Morgan Hughes

September 18, 2017


Filed under Campus, Showcase, Uncategorized

A college-age man was found dead over the weekend on Fearing Street.

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Student-run People’s Market now accepts dining dollars

Student-run People’s Market now accepts dining dollars

Liam O'Connor, Assistant Entertainment Editor

September 18, 2017


Filed under Campus, Showcase, Student Life

The student business processed more than half of its total revenue since opening day through UCards.

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Being the ‘Didgeridude’

Being the ‘Didgeridude’

Cameron Merritt, Writer

September 17, 2017


Filed under Campus, Profiles, Showcase, Uncategorized

The man behind the didgeridoo is Andrew Peters, also known as the “didgeridoo guy.” Or, as he prefers, the “Didgeridude.”

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Undergraduates build Hydrofarm for sustainable agriculture

Undergraduates build Hydrofarm for sustainable agriculture

Jack Danberg and Charlotte Ehrhardt

September 14, 2017


Filed under Campus, Current Affairs, Showcase

At the crossroads of nutrition, food systems and climate change, the University of Massachusetts Amherst's Hydrofarm is a small greenhouse adjacent to Clark Hall in the Central Residential Area that is taking action to provide a more sustainable future.

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Professors and Politics: Musgrave and Curtis

Professors and Politics: Musgrave and Curtis

Amherst Wire Staff

September 14, 2017


Filed under Showcase, WireTV

Professors Paul Musgrave and Diane Curtis discuss politics and policy in the era of Trump.

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