Amherst Wire

State budget cuts may force Amherst homeless shelter to close

State budget cuts may force Amherst homeless shelter to close

Wei Cai, Writer

December 13, 2016

Without funding, the shelter is in jeopardy of closing, forcing dozens of its patrons onto the streets in the dead of winter.

Amherst man died in West Street residence Saturday night

Amherst man died in West Street residence Saturday night

Stephanie Murray, Editor in Chief

December 11, 2016

A 19-year-old Amherst man was found dead in a West Street home Saturday night, according to Northwestern District Attorney's Office spokeswoman Mary Carey.

Will the new villain on ‘The Walking Dead’ revive the show to its glory?

Will the new villain on ‘The Walking Dead’ revive the show to its glory?

Thomas Calautti, WireTV Editor

December 9, 2016

Jeffrey Dean Morgan has exhibited a strong depth of character with his portrayal of Negan. He’s been funny, cruel, charming and horrifying all at the same time. The more he's on screen, the better the show gets.

Should they stay or should they go? Psychologists weigh in on value of freshman-only dorms

Should they stay or should they go? Psychologists weigh in on value of freshman-only dorms

Allyson Morin, Writer

December 9, 2016

Some say this experience helps to form friend groups and make connections. Others say that freshman-only dorms can breed a problematic atmosphere for the university’s youngest students.

Yookeroo: The new jam band of Amherst

Yookeroo: The new jam band of Amherst

Isaac Simon, Contributor

December 8, 2016

“We’re all trying to make the best kind of music possible and since we’re all on the same page with our approach it makes it much easier to play,” Cornetta said. “It is important that we don’t take ourselves too seriously, we’re just having fun and hoping the crowd will have fun with us.”

Glass Half Full Podcast: The minimalist lifestyle

Glass Half Full Podcast: The minimalist lifestyle

Avalon G. Lustick, Podcaster

December 8, 2016

Listen to the latest episode of our wellness podcast.

After legalization, cannabis reform activist says there is still work to be done

After legalization, cannabis reform activist says there is still work to be done

Jon Decker, Writer

December 8, 2016

Massachusetts voted to legalize the use and commercial sale of marijuana on Nov. 8, but the federal government still classifies it as a Schedule I drug. Devork said that while there’s been enormous progress made so far, there’s still a long way to go for cannabis activists.

New generation of farmers encourage shopping local

New generation of farmers encourage shopping local

Rebecca Wiesman, Contributor

December 7, 2016

More and more students are getting involved with the agriculture industry to learn how the food we eat is grown.

From UMass to Silicon Valley: An interview with ‘Everipedia’ founders

From UMass to Silicon Valley: An interview with ‘Everipedia’ founders

Bryan Bowman, Campus News Editor

December 7, 2016

Just four months after graduating from the University of Massachusetts Amherst, Dave Liebowitz left his home in Northern New Jersey and ventured some 3,000 miles to Los Angeles in pursuit of his dream job.

Embracing the imperfections of studying abroad

Embracing the imperfections of studying abroad

Adrienne Gagne, Contributor

December 6, 2016

"Oftentimes I felt guilty for experiencing any sort of emotion other than elated happiness. However, it’s important to remember that nothing can be perfect all of the time. A few bad days will not negate the countless positive memories you will create during your trip."

UMass professor Sut Jhally responds to being named to list of ‘radicals’

UMass professor Sut Jhally responds to being named to list of ‘radicals’

Morgan Hughes, Campus News Editor

December 5, 2016

“This really stupid thing that has nothing substantive behind it has gotten so much press,” Jhally said.

Students rejoice as Baby Berk 2 revives old menu

Students rejoice as Baby Berk 2 revives old menu

Elissa Borden, Contributor

December 5, 2016

The new menu has most of the melts that were on the menu in previous years, including the "BB2 BBQ," a sandwich featuring pulled pork and macaroni and cheese.

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