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Hip-hop artist Logic’s new album drops next week

Hip-hop artist Logic’s new album drops next week

Geoff Warren, Contributor

April 25, 2017


Filed under Entertainment, Music, Showcase

On Wednesday, Def Jam Records signee and Visionary Music Group frontman, Logic, released the trailer for his third studio album and announced its release date, set for May 5.

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#NowPlaying at Amherst Wire

#NowPlaying at Amherst Wire

Liam O'Connor, Assistant Entertainment Editor

April 24, 2017


Filed under Entertainment, Music, Showcase, Uncategorized

Here are a few of the songs we've been bumping at the Amherst Wire this month.

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What to wear to flatter your figure

What to wear to flatter your figure

Chanel Connor, Contributor

April 24, 2017


Filed under Fashion, Lifestyle, Showcase

Chanel Connor provides tricks and tips for dressing to flatter your shape.

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UMass Got Talent winner Friends at the Falls to open at Spring Concert

UMass Got Talent winner Friends at the Falls to open at Spring Concert

Caeli Chesin, Assistant Travel Editor

April 23, 2017


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

Friends at the Falls, a band of five friends who grew up down the street from one another, will open the 2017 Spring Concert.

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Trip to Ghana brings new perspective on life

Trip to Ghana brings new perspective on life

Olivia Gilmore, Contributor

April 21, 2017


Filed under Features, Showcase, Study Abroad, Travel

"I will always acredit Anloga for planting the love of travel in my heart like a seed that is always flourishing. It may even have helped find my purpose in life, even if it happened to be found halfway across the world."

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Your guide to Spring Concert 2017

Your guide to Spring Concert 2017

Michael Antonellis and Liam O'Connor

April 21, 2017


Filed under Entertainment, Music, Showcase

Here are some things to look out for at the show, assuming that none of these artists break a leg before Sunday.

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Ewe won’t believe this: UMass sheep gives birth to five lambs

Ewe won’t believe this: UMass sheep gives birth to five lambs

Faith Gregory, Writer

April 20, 2017


Filed under Campus, Current Affairs, Showcase

An average day on the UMass Hadley Farm became a springtime miracle when Luna the ewe birthed five lambs on April 7.

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UMass Amherst launches School of Earth and Sustainability

UMass Amherst launches School of Earth and Sustainability

Faith Gregory, Writer

April 20, 2017


Filed under Campus, Showcase

The University of Massachusetts Amherst officially launched the School of Earth and Sustainability (SES), the first school to bridge two colleges, on Wednesday, April 19.

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Getting help off-campus: Local therapists offer alternatives to CCPH

Getting help off-campus: Local therapists offer alternatives to CCPH

Elissa Borden, Contributor

April 20, 2017


Filed under Campus, In-Depth, Showcase, The Weight They Carry

For students struggling with mental health or stress, it can be hard to take the first step and reach out for help. On-campus resources, such the Center for Counseling and Psychological Health (CCPH), may not be able to see students right away. By the time a student’s appointment comes along, the stress may have already passed or become too much of a burden.

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UMass researchers study depression and anxiety

UMass researchers study depression and anxiety

Jackson Cote, Contributor

April 20, 2017


Filed under In-Depth, Showcase, The Weight They Carry, Uncategorized

Ranked in the top 50 in the United States for its graduate clinical psychology program, the University of Massachusetts Amherst Psychological and Brain Sciences Department conducts studies on a broad range of issues, including anxiety and depression — two of the most common mental health disorders.

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Wellness: A bandage for a deeper wound

Wellness: A bandage for a deeper wound

Jack Danberg, Writer

April 20, 2017


Filed under In-Depth, Showcase, The Weight They Carry, Voices

The university’s promotion of wellness serves a Band-Aid to a much larger problem: our culture.

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Depression 101

Depression 101

Faith Gregory, Writer

April 20, 2017


Filed under Food/Health, In-Depth, Lifestyle, Showcase, Student Life, The Weight They Carry

A guide for students with depression, by a student with depression.

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