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A couple of Players, one in a condom costume. The Players ride around campus occasionally in the golf cart to give out condoms and spread the word about sexual health and NRPB. Image from their Facebook.

Not Ready for Bedtime Players to host: SEXpo

Their slogan, "Laugh, learn, explore sexual health resources, and have your voice heard" will be ever present at their SEXpo.
Abbie Gracie, Co-News Editor October 22, 2021

On Friday, Oct. 29th at 6:30 p.m., the Not Ready for Bedtime Players (NRBP) will be hosting a SEXpo in the Campus Center Auditorium.   NRBP is a comedy troop with a mission: make people laugh...

Poetry: Historian

Poetry: “Historian”

Celina Rivernider, Editor October 20, 2021

Historian   There’s no doubt of what happened. And that’s why they’re screaming their throats raw in the streets. Under oath?   Would you say it under oath? It’s...

Admin, Students, Do Better for the Black Student Community

Admin, Students, Do Better for the Black Student Community

Aliana Liz Tavares, Writer October 15, 2021

With an increase of anti-Black hate crimes on campus, it’s time for everyone to step up and help the Black community at UMass. On September 23, 2021, Vice Chancellor & Chief Diversity Officer...

UMass NAACP E-Board member Bamidele Osinubi speaking to the crowd, by Tristan Smith

UMass NAACP student activists march to the chancellors’ and deliver a list of demands

The UMass Amherst NAACP chapter held a march from the Student Union to the Whitmore Administration Building to make UMass leaders hear their demands, yet they still locked their doors even though they knew the march was going to occur.
Tristan Smith, Social Media Manager October 14, 2021
The UMass Amherst NAACP chapter held a march from the Student Union to the Whitmore Administration Building to make UMass leaders hear their demands, yet they still locked their doors even though they knew the march was going to occur.

“Products of our time, reflections of ourselves”: UMCA exhibit displays Nicole Eisenman’s prints

A mix of lithographs, etchings, woodcuts, paper pulp prints and monotypes sits in the UMCA as artist Nicole Eisenman displays her norn-defying art to the public.
Maddie Fabian, Writer October 14, 2021

  AMHERST - The University Museum of Contemporary Art (UMCA) at UMass Amherst currently features art by the internationally renowned artist Nicole Eisenman. It is the first UMCA exhibit open to...

Which Major to Choose Based on your Zodiac Sign

Which Major to Choose Based on your Zodiac Sign

A fun and helpful cosmic guide to finding your college major!
Lily O'neill, Contributor October 14, 2021
At the end of the day, astrology and birth charts are complex, so take what resonates! 
Durfee Conservatory (Astghik Dion/Amherst Wire)

Poetry: “Monarch”

Samantha Johnson, Contributor October 13, 2021

Monarch I don’t where I’m going I don’t know why I’m here, But you’re all around me all the time To make sure that I get there. I’m not sure if there is a there As I continue...

Reflections: Women-led discussion

Reflections: Women-led discussion

Matthew DiPesa, Contributor October 8, 2021

On September 22, I attended a ‘Women Led Discussion’ on sexual assault, hosted in a room inside UMass’ Student Union. The meeting had been moved inside due to rain, and I sat in a large circle with...

This week in pictures: Multiple protests occurred amidst sexual assault allegations against Theta Chi

This week in pictures: Multiple protests occurred amidst sexual assault allegations against Theta Chi

After a sexual assault allegation arose against the Theta Chi fraternity on the night of Sept. 18, students took to the streets and the administration buildings by storm in support of sexual assault victims and to disband Theta Chi.
Abbie Gracie, Campus News Editor October 2, 2021

Sunday’s Theta Chi Protest

Libby Mcmanus and Nicole Biagioni September 24, 2021

Amherst Wire's Libby McManus covered to Sunday's protest at the Theta Chi Fraternity. The protest originated at the Chancellor's home and made it's way down to the fraternity. The protest lasted for several...

Five clubs you may not have heard about

Five clubs you may not have heard about

Check out these five clubs if you are looking for new groups of people to meet up with!
Taylor Lee, Sports Editor September 24, 2021

The tumultuous 2020-2021 academic year is over, and the student population has finally returned to something more akin to normalcy. Clubs can now meet again in person and the changes they had to make last...

Sexual assault and white privilege: An intersection

Sexual assault and white privilege: An intersection

Zach Steward, Politics/Op-Ed Editor September 23, 2021

I want to start this off by saying that I am privileged in the sense that I am not a survivor of sexual harassment or assault. I stand with survivors & want to make clear that sexual violence in any...

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