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Inseparable UMass Minutewomen: The Farnham twins

Inseparable UMass Minutewomen: The Farnham twins

May 5, 2014


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by Nathalie Sczublewski The sun shone over McGuirk Stadium as the University of Massachusetts women’s lacrosse team took on George Mason on April 13th. The Minutewomen bench has a diverse group of girls. All from different backgrounds, some have freckles on their cheeks, others have dark hair and ...

14 Things to put on your senior bucket list

14 Things to put on your senior bucket list

April 14, 2014


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We, the Class of 2014, have but a mere month left at UMass Amherst. While you’re wrapping your head around the idea, here is a list of fourteen things (class of 2014, 14 things...get it?) that every senior should have on his or her bucket list suggested by other seniors. So start cramming all these th...

Who has the best pizza in Amherst?

Who has the best pizza in Amherst?

April 14, 2014


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by Elizabeth Geffre Check out two of our Amherst Wire editors as they test out cheese pizza slices from the most popular pizza places around town! Dan and Rose travel to Amherst House of Pizza, Sub & Pizza, and Antonio's! Tweet us your comments @AmherstWire! Elizabeth Geffre can be reache...

The Center for Women & Community holds celebratory flash mob

The Center for Women & Community holds celebratory flash mob

April 9, 2014


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by Nia Decaille A sea of black t-shirts that read, “lead, educate, support, transform,” were worn by flash mob members that congregated around Haigis Mall at the University of Massachusetts Amherst.  The event, which took place Wednesday, April  2, was to spread awareness about the Center...

A recap: The house that Kellogg built

A recap: The house that Kellogg built

March 31, 2014


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by Chris Podymaitis and Marc Jean-Louis After being bounced from the first round of the 2013 NIT Tournament by the Stony Brook Seawolves, talks of a return to the NCAA tournament had already begun with the UMass men’s basketball team. “Hopefully some of the young guys have a taste in their...

College regrets for the Millennial generation

College regrets for the Millennial generation

March 31, 2014


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by Dean Allsopp As new research finds college educated Millennials to be the most regretful generation ever, I decided to look at what UMass seniors would have done differently. What would you have changed? The millennial generation, often described as lazy, entitled, and technology obsessed, can now ...

Bring former New England Patriot Matt Light to Amherst

Bring former New England Patriot Matt Light to Amherst

March 26, 2014


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by Christina Gregg UMass seniors Catherine Owen and Robbie Bergquist need your help. Owen and Bergquist are working with former New England Patriot Matt Light to get him to Amherst. Light spent his entire ten-year NFL career as an offensive tackle with the Patriots and is now an NFL analyst w...

Blarney Backlash: Student’s voices are heard

Blarney Backlash: Student’s voices are heard

March 12, 2014


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) Video by Elizabeth Geffre by Rebecca Humphrey “What do we want? ‘Student rights!’ When do we want them? ‘Now!’” The chants of passionate students could be heard across the UMass Amherst campus on Tuesday, March 11, as approximately 150 students marched a half mile from the Student U...

Survey: Your opinion of Blarney Blowout 2014

Survey: Your opinion of Blarney Blowout 2014

March 9, 2014


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As rumors and accusations of UMass students and the infamous Blarney Blowout continue to spread, we want to see what our student body actually has to say about it. Take our survey and let us know how you really feel. Click here to take the survey.   Photo credit: Taylor Theodore ...

How are you preparing for your future?

How are you preparing for your future?

March 3, 2014


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by Elizabeth Geffre A handful of college students submitted answers to an online google survey about how they were preparing for their post-college future. Check it out below! ...

10 Tips for Blarney Blowout

10 Tips for Blarney Blowout

March 3, 2014


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by Kate Ferrante Although calendars say St. Patrick’s Day is on Monday, March 17th, UMass students say otherwise. Because spring break falls on the actual holiday, Blarney Blowout, a highly anticipated substitution, happens on the weekend before the long vacation. It is rumored that Blarney Blo...

Sexual consent on and off campus

Sexual consent on and off campus

March 3, 2014


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by Mitchell Scuzzarella Two-dozen students are sitting in the basement of UMass’ Crampton Hall. Only five minutes before, they were laughing and joking about the conquests of the weekend. Now they sit in silence, uncomfortable to be talking about the same subject. The event, No Blurred Lines: G...

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