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Introspective Ramblings: “Elemental Flaws”

Introspective Ramblings:

Allie McKean, Contributor

April 8, 2020

This week's poem is another piece from student poet, Allie McKean, as she shares a moving critique of her personal flaws through the abstract elements of the earth.

Alpha Sigma Phi raises money for local businesses

(Alpha Sigma Phi / UMass Amherst)

Abbie Gracie, Editor

April 7, 2020

Alpha Sigma Pi, a UMass fraternity, has organized a fundraiser through gofundme.com to raise money and lend a helping hand to the local Amherst businesses in need during this waiting period.

The Fantastic Life of Young Frozone

Yaw Amp (Astghik Dion/Amherst Wire)

Astghik Dion, Photo/Assistant Entertainment Editor

April 7, 2020

“With all due humbleness, I'm not trying to sound cocky, but there's not a lot of people that can write the way I write. The way I write, I tend to just focus on poetry, the relationship between words.”

App of the Week: Sidechef

Screenshot Sidechef / App Store

Emma Sammuli, Lifestyle Editor

April 3, 2020

While we’re all stuck at home, finding areas in your daily routine you can enhance is a great way to keep busy. "Sidechef" makes it easy and fun to try new dishes.

A guide to unplugging during quarantine

A guide to unplugging during quarantine

Emilee Klein, Writer

April 2, 2020

Take this quarantine as an opportunity to detox from social media and you may just find your newest hobby.

Netflix’s “Tiger King: Murder, Mayhem and Madness” sheds light on the eccentric big cat community

Tiger King Trailer/Netflix

Kacey Connolly, Podcast Editor

April 1, 2020

From throuple marriages and attempted murder to animal print suits and husbands fed to tigers, this series shows the strangest of America, only getting more bizarre the longer you watch.

Introspective Ramblings: “Sewing Kit”

Introspective Ramblings:

Paige Roy, Contributor

April 1, 2020

This week's poem features another piece from student poet, Paige Roy, as she shares sentiments of what it's like to piece yourself together, from an emotional standpoint, amidst catastrophe.

UMass Students try to keep busy at home and adjust to online classes

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Nicole Biagioni, Contributing Writer

April 1, 2020

UMass Students try to keep busy at home and adjust to online classes

Quarantined Playlist: Ari Lennox with Smino, JPEGMAFIA, Quin NFN and more

(Trevor Wilson/Amherst Wire)

Amherst Wire Staff

March 31, 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.

Men’s Basketball: UMass loses another starter

UMass Athletics

Liam Shea, Editor

March 31, 2020

UMass Forward Samba Diallo has officially announced his intentions to leave the team and enter the transfer portal. This decision came on Monday, March 30th via a statement on Twitter to the surprise of many UMass fans.

Judging Books By Their Covers: “Tuesdays with Morrie” is a modern philosophical classic

Judging Books By Their Covers: “Tuesdays with Morrie” is a modern philosophical classic

Joanna Buoniconti, Copy Editor

March 30, 2020

“Tuesdays with Morrie” was Mitch Albom’s debut novel, and is nothing shy of a modern American classic.

Ask Beccy: How to keep social distancing from making you distant

Ask Beccy: How to keep social distancing from making you distant

Rebecca Aiken, Contributor

March 30, 2020

Beccy gives advice on how to stay close with your friends and family, which can be done even while social distancing.

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