Amherst Wire

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

Isabel Fowler, Contributor

November 15, 2017

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

Second case of meningococcal disease diagnosed at UMass

University Health Services Executive Director Dr. George Corey (left) and Public Health Nurse Ann Becker (right) address a crowd at a press conference in the Campus Center on Tuesday. (Cameron Merritt/Amherst Wire)

Cameron Merritt, Writer

November 15, 2017

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

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

Virginia Governor-elect Ralph Northam. (Image courtesy of cool revolution via Flickr).

John Coakley, Politics/Op-Ed/Voices Editor

November 13, 2017

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

“Runaways: The Musical” leaves an impression at UMass

(Cristina Bejarano/Creative Commons)

Jill Webb, Contributor

November 11, 2017

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

Is FOMO driving our need to overshare?

(Brian Choquet/ Amherst Wire)

Jill Webb, Contributor

November 10, 2017

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?

Weathering the storm: This is the Puerto Rican spirit

Citizens of Puerto Rico following the gruesome aftermath of Hurricane Maria (Reynaldo Torres/Contributed Photo)

Sabrina Negrón, Contributor

November 10, 2017

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

 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

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

Amherst Town Meeting votes to limit recreational marijuana stores

The Amherst Town Meeting took place on Nov. 6 at Amherst Middle School, where members decided to limit marijuana stores in town. (Liam O'Connor/Amherst Wire)

Liam O'Connor, Assistant Entertainment Editor

November 8, 2017

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

Underneath the makeup: The struggle of a ‘fashionista’

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Chanel Connor, Writer

November 7, 2017

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

Your fall sartorial fix

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Priya Bikkani, Contributor

November 7, 2017

A new season is the perfect time to turn over a new leaf (pun entirely intended).

UHS helps prepare students against the flu

University Health Services is helping students protect themselves against the flu this year with vaccine clinics held in the Commonwealth Honors College (Michael Connors/Amherst Wire).

Michael Connors, Assistant Campus News Editor

November 7, 2017

“I want students to have a really good reason for why you missed your vaccination. How could you miss it?” said Ann Becker, public health nurse at UHS.

This week in politics: 10/30-11/5

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John Coakley, Politics/Voices/Op-Ed Editor

November 5, 2017

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

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