Amherst Wire

Southwest Express halts delivery service

Southwest Express halts delivery service

Michael Hickey, Contributor

February 23, 2017


Filed under Broadcast News, Campus, Current Affairs, Showcase, Student Life

In a sudden upset move, Southwest Café’s delivery service Southwest Express has been discontinued, leaving some on-campus students unhappy.

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SLIDESHOW: Words of love cover Student Union at student strike

SLIDESHOW: Words of love cover Student Union at student strike

Julie Shamgochian, Managing Editor

February 19, 2017


Filed under Campus, Current Affairs, Showcase, Student Life, Uncategorized

Students held a strike Friday to make UMass Amherst a Sanctuary Campus.

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Study abroad: A three-week trip is a valuable experience

Study abroad: A three-week trip is a valuable experience

Danielle Aihini, Travel Editor

February 7, 2017


Filed under Features, Showcase, Student Life, Study Abroad, Travel

"Three weeks was the perfect amount of time. I saw more, did more and ate more than I could have ever imagined and I left a better version of myself as a result."

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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


Filed under Campus, Showcase, Student Life

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.

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Yookeroo: The new jam band of Amherst

Yookeroo: The new jam band of Amherst

Isaac Simon, Contributor

December 8, 2016


Filed under Around the Valley, Entertainment, Music, Showcase, Student Life

“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.”

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Embracing the imperfections of studying abroad

Embracing the imperfections of studying abroad

Adrienne Gagne, Contributor

December 6, 2016


Filed under Showcase, Student Life, Study Abroad, Travel

"Oftentimes I felt guilty for experiencing any sort of emotion other than elated happiness. However, it’s important to remember that nothing can be perfect all of the time. A few bad days will not negate the countless positive memories you will create during your trip."

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Folks with Jokes presents: Thankfulla’ Sh*t

Folks with Jokes presents: Thankfulla’ Sh*t

Alexandra Pigeon, Entertainment Editor

November 30, 2016


Filed under Campus, Entertainment, Features, Showcase, Student Life

Music blasts over the murmur of conversation as about 80 students sit in the darkness of a half-filled Herter auditorium staring at a chalkboard that reads, “Thankfulla’ Shit."

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University conducts campus climate survey for first time in a decade

University conducts campus climate survey for first time in a decade

Wei Cai, Writer

November 18, 2016


Filed under Campus, Student Life

All students, faculty and staff are invited to share their observations and input on various aspects of campus life.

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Goodbye Corona and lime

Goodbye Corona and lime

Ericka Rofino, Lifestyle Editor

November 15, 2016


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

I had this delusional perception that I was doing life wrong if I wasn’t drinking on the weekends.

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Top Five: Ways to decompress from election stress

Top Five: Ways to decompress from election stress

Julie Harrington, Contributor

November 11, 2016


Filed under Food/Health, Politics, Showcase, Student Life

While many want to book that plane ticket abroad and never look back, or weep over several pints of ice cream, there are lots of healthy ways to detoxify your life from the chaos this election has caused.

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