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Amherst Wire goes to Hits 94.3

Amherst Wire goes to Hits 94.3

March 3, 2014


Filed under Campus, Student Life

Watch in 1080p for HD! A few of the Amherst Wire editors went over to Hits 94.3 radio station in Northampton to record a promo! Check out the experience and see some behind the scenes footage that you probably won't hear on the radio!...

Coffee on campus: Perfectly average

Coffee on campus: Perfectly average

Jason Kotoch, Writer

February 17, 2014


Filed under Campus, Student Life

I’m not a coffee snob. I can’t tell you about the regional characteristics of different beans or the time it takes a good barista to produce a perfect pour-over, but I know when I’ve had a good cup of coffee.

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The Hatch: what do you think?

The Hatch: what do you think?

February 17, 2014


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We all know that UMass has been really pushing construction upon the campus over the past year. First, the campus becomes destroyed, then all of our walkways are diminished, and now students can't eat at the infamous Blue Wall. The Hatch has opened up a new room and has extended its hours to 8am to 11pm...

10 classes to take before you graduate

10 classes to take before you graduate

December 2, 2013


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by Michelle Woodward Still looking for one more class to fill your schedule? Want to take a class outside of your major, but not sure where to start? We have you covered with 10 fun and interesting classes you may not know are offered right here at UMass Amherst. 1: Basic Scuba (NRC 120) The only p...

Turkey daze: A Thanksgiving cornucopia

Turkey daze: A Thanksgiving cornucopia

November 27, 2013


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With the Thanksgiving break bearing down, reporters of a Journalism 300 class at the University of Massachusetts took to campus to find stories about the holiday's traditions, its joys and its headaches. TRAVEL: You have to get there first For many UMass students, that Thanksgiving meal lies on the...

Survey: Dating and relationships at UMass

Survey: Dating and relationships at UMass

November 20, 2013


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Have you ever wondered what UMass students really think about sex, hook ups and relationships? Help us to understand the UMass dating scene. Click here to take our survey on dating and relationships.   ...

UMass students embrace local food, sustainability

UMass students embrace local food, sustainability

November 18, 2013


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by Aviva Luttrell On a chilly October morning in a field not far from the Connecticut River, University of Massachusetts senior Molly Bajgot is up before sunrise, plucking eggplants and peppers from long green rows and tossing them into a large blue container. Bajgot is one of 10 students involv...

What makes “The Wild Party” so wild

What makes “The Wild Party” so wild

November 6, 2013


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By Christina Gregg Booze pours, songs are sung, and clothes are dropped as the UMass Theatre Guild presents their production of Andrew Lippa’s “The Wild Party” this Thursday through Saturday at Bowker Auditorium. The show begins with the tumultuous relationship between two vaudeville performers,...

Slacking that’s good for you

Slacking that’s good for you

November 4, 2013


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by Molly Gately A new trend of what looks like tight rope walking has emerged on the UMass campus. From the hill behind Baker Hall, to the lawn in front of the Goodell building, people can be found practicing their slacklining skills all over UMass. According to Gibbon Slacklines, slacklining is, ...

Students trade short-term borrowing for long-term debt

Students trade short-term borrowing for long-term debt

October 24, 2013


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By Aviva Luttrell While some college students are strapped for cash but flush with credit cards, others take the issue of limited funds more seriously. “I don’t like spending money I know I don’t have,” says Eddie Leary, a senior at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. Leary does not...

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