Amherst Wire

The rainbow diet: Surviving anorexia and gay body expectations

The rainbow diet: Surviving anorexia and gay body expectations

Brian Choquet, Writer

May 11, 2018


Filed under Food/Health, Lifestyle, Profiles, Showcase, Student Life, Voices

When he came out as gay in the latter half of his middle school career, Russian felt pressured to find acceptance in his newly joined community — the hope being he could find a place where he belonged. This then became the basis for what grew into his eating disorder.

Spring checklist: Pioneer Valley edition

Spring checklist: Pioneer Valley edition

Priya Bikkani, Writer

May 2, 2018


Filed under Around the Valley, Lifestyle, Showcase, Student Life, Top Five

Everyone needs a study break once and a while. Here are some great local places to check out this spring to help you unwind!

Farewell to Hadley: Reflections and remembrances on a bizarre home of my own

Farewell to Hadley: Reflections and remembrances on a bizarre home of my own

Ian Munnelly, Politics/Op-Ed Editor

May 1, 2018


Filed under Around the Valley, Showcase, Student Life, Voices

My fondest memories of this area will come from the little farming town of Hadley.

‘All Through the House:’ UMass artist Parker Phelps recreates childhood memories through household objects

‘All Through the House:’ UMass artist Parker Phelps recreates childhood memories through household objects

Rachel Ayotte, Managing Editor

April 24, 2018


Filed under Campus, Showcase, Student Life

The installation, entitled “All Through the House” is both a past and present representation of Phelps' sister and parents, past memories and the anticipation of new ones. On display from April 24 -30 in the Herter Art Gallery, the show serves as an intimate glimpse into the artist's life.

UMass FTK Dance Marathon raises over $200,000 for local hospital

UMass FTK Dance Marathon raises over $200,000 for local hospital

Michael Connors, Assistant Campus News Editor

April 23, 2018


Filed under Campus, Current Affairs, Showcase, Student Life

“The atmosphere when you walk into this event is unlike anything you will experience anywhere else on campus," said UMass senior Brady Sharon.

UMass Graduate Employee Organization stages sit-in at Whitmore

UMass Graduate Employee Organization stages sit-in at Whitmore

Michael Connors, Assistant Campus News Editor

April 20, 2018


Filed under Campus, Showcase, Student Life

“The university seems to have money to buy other things, like buying campuses in eastern Massachusetts and paying the athletic director a lot of money,” said Alyssa Goldstein, co-chair of the GEO. “But when it comes to actually paying money to the workers who are doing the teaching, the research, the grading — they’re coming up empty.”

Did Cardi B ruin Tinder? UMass students weigh in

Did Cardi B ruin Tinder? UMass students weigh in

Brian Choquet, Photo Editor

April 19, 2018


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

Rapper Cardi B took over Tinder during the #SwipeOff competition, but the reviews are mixed on whether that was a good or bad thing.

UMass wins Tinder #SwipeOff challenge, free Cardi B concert

UMass wins Tinder #SwipeOff challenge, free Cardi B concert

Cameron Merritt, Travel Editor

April 18, 2018


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

After nearly a month of rigorous right swiping on their Tinder accounts, students at the UMass Amherst have earned their chance to party with Cardi.

Long-distance relationships, study abroad: A cautionary tale

Long-distance relationships, study abroad: A cautionary tale

Jack Hamm, Writer

April 18, 2018


Filed under Lifestyle, Relationships, Showcase, Student Life, Study Abroad

Go abroad. Do it. You’ll kick yourself for passing on it. Just know, you’re not the center of the earth, and that time isn’t just your five months. It’s everyone else’s, too.

‘Idea Driven:’ UMass artist Haley McDevitt’s thesis exhibition uses her mother’s sketches to encourage political thought

‘Idea Driven:’ UMass artist Haley McDevitt’s thesis exhibition uses her mother’s sketches to encourage political thought

Courtney Murtagh and Brian Choquet

April 17, 2018


Filed under Campus, Politics, Profiles, Showcase, Student Life

Her mother's political sketches, which inspired McDevitt's paintings, were created to be starting points for conversations on values and how to better society. McDevitt wants her gallery viewers to leave thinking more about their surroundings and what their community, large or small, could benefit from. The exhibition will be displayed from April 17-20 at the Student Union Gallery.

MXCC hosts third annual Afro hair braiding competition

MXCC hosts third annual Afro hair braiding competition

Wei Cai, Contributer

April 11, 2018


Filed under Campus, Current Affairs, Showcase, Student Life

The contest, held March 23, promoted awareness and increased education on braids and the cultural values they represent.

Free Cardi B concert still a possibility for UMass right-swipers

Free Cardi B concert still a possibility for UMass right-swipers

Jack Hamm, Writer

April 10, 2018


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

Get on the Tinder finger treadmill, UMass Amherst, because enough right swipes could bring the colorful Cardi B to campus for a free concert April 25.

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