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Glass Half Full Podcast: Gratitude

Glass Half Full Podcast: Gratitude

Avalon G. Lustick, Podcaster

December 21, 2016

Learn about how being grateful can impact much more than yourself.

‘Not Ready For Bedtime Players’ reinvents health class on campus

‘Not Ready For Bedtime Players’ reinvents health class on campus

Caeli Chesin, Writer

December 21, 2016

“I thought I was so comfortable with myself and confident, and then when you get on stage and have to talk about things like this, you realize there is a whole new level of confidence you have to bring through,” says freshman troupe member Gabrielle Farulla-Bastian.

VIDEO: Protesters chained to TD Bank doors risk arrest

VIDEO: Protesters chained to TD Bank doors risk arrest

Jon Decker, Writer

December 19, 2016

Protesters arrived in the frigid morning temperatures at 8:00 a.m. Five members occupied the two entryways to the bank, securing their bodies with heavy steel chains and padlocks to the door handles, making entrance to the business all but impossible.

Podcast: UMass students tell first-hand stories of Standing Rock protests

Podcast: UMass students tell first-hand stories of Standing Rock protests

Carson McGrath, Writer

December 19, 2016

In this podcast, two senior University of Massachusetts Amherst students, Victoria Carrier and James Frank, describe in detail their times at Standing Rock last month.

How prescription opioids helped fuel the Massachusetts heroin epidemic

How prescription opioids helped fuel the Massachusetts heroin epidemic

Bryan Bowman, Nicole Defeudis, and Jacqueline Pollock

December 13, 2016

Rob Lelacheur was prescribed OxyContin in 12th grade after breaking his ankle. He had no idea at the time that this would mark the beginning of a long-term battle with opioid addiction that nearly took his life.

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.

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