Amherst Wire

Now comes the hard part…

Now comes the hard part…

Brilee Weaver, Managing Editor

March 26, 2015


Filed under Campus, Current Affairs, Student Life

One evening last October, over 500 University of Massachusetts Amherst students, faculty, and staff crowded around tables, lined all four walls, and spilled out the doorways of the packed Student Union Ballroom. The students stood scores-deep at the microphone, many wearing 'UMass Stands Against Racism...

Drinking, DC’s, and dimes: the Southwest experience

Drinking, DC’s, and dimes: the Southwest experience

Mirabella Pulido, Contributor

March 24, 2015


Filed under Campus, Student Life

Southwest is a city ablaze with nightlife, a strong sense of community, and young adults looking for a good time.

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Orchard Hill: It’s worth the climb

Orchard Hill: It’s worth the climb

Hannah Depin, Contributor

March 10, 2015


Filed under Campus, Student Life

The atmosphere is laid-back, the people are especially friendly, and the freshman fifteen "isn't really a thing."

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Jamie Kimmel: A full time witch and student

Jamie Kimmel: A full time witch and student

February 25, 2015


Filed under Campus, Student Life

by Steffi Porter Jamie Kimmel is an Anthropology major at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. She is a native Floridian, a huge fan of Britney Spears, and an avid belly dancer. She reads Tarot cards, celebrates solstices and other Pagan holidays, and believes in fairies, spirits, and magic. Jamie...

Tips for choosing a gen-ed as a Journalism major

Tips for choosing a gen-ed as a Journalism major

November 21, 2014


Filed under Student Life

This post is a cross-post from The Journalism Launchpad blog, published by Journalism Dept. Internship Coordinator BJ Roche. Tips for Choosing a Gen-Ed This post  is written by journalism majors who are doing internships, as part of the Integrative Experience Internship program. Students were ...

UMass senior collects letters of support for area survivors

UMass senior collects letters of support for area survivors

October 28, 2014


Filed under Campus, Student Life

By Mitchell Scuzzarella University of Massachusetts senior Chrismery Gonzalez wanted to do more than raise money this October for those affected by domestic violence and breast cancer. To show solidarity, Gonzalez is helping pass support and encouragement from UMass students to those who need it most...

Understanding and tackling student loan debt

Understanding and tackling student loan debt

October 22, 2014


Filed under Lifestyle, Student Life

By Valerie Inniss Michael Morency remembers the excitement he felt when opening his acceptance letter from Pace University three years ago. Out of the 15 schools he had applied to, Pace was the only one that he could picture himself attending. He remembers the financial aid letter but he wasn’t ...

Puppy power: UMass Paws Program connects stressed students with therapy dogs

Puppy power: UMass Paws Program connects stressed students with therapy dogs

October 14, 2014


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By Shira Ledani and Katherine Ferrante To ease the tensions of mid-terms, Bright Spot Therapy Dogs brought their furry brand of stress relief to students at the University of Massachusetts Amherst last Tuesday. Though only in its second semester of providing services to the UMass student body, Bri...

President Robert Caret visits Amherst on #UMassontheMove bus tour

President Robert Caret visits Amherst on #UMassontheMove bus tour

October 9, 2014


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By Nia Decaille A handful of journalism students sat in the lobby on the fourth floor of the Integrative Learning Center at UMass Amherst on Thursday morning. Some were waiting for the president of the UMass system Robert Caret, to arrive;  others were doing homework or waiting to meet with a teac...

Second Annual TEDxUMassAmherst

Second Annual TEDxUMassAmherst

May 7, 2014


Filed under Campus, Student Life

by Jessica Troland On a Sunday morning, UMass lies still. Students recuperate from the previous nights festivities and campus is calm, it’s only inhabitants are the birds in the trees and a few library die-hards. But on this Sunday, those sleeping students have risen early. They’ve dressed in t...

Mental illness rises within the Millennial Generation

Mental illness rises within the Millennial Generation

May 5, 2014


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by Mitch Scuzzarella Rachel Mathison, a junior at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, says her struggle with mental illness began during her sophomore year of college. She had experienced anxiety in high school, but stress and adjustment issues in college took a toll on her mental health. After w...

Eden Racing: Revolutionizing the longboard

Eden Racing: Revolutionizing the longboard

May 5, 2014


Filed under Campus, Student Life

by Justin Surgent The board is small, sharply built, basically a plank of wood with wheels on it. The parts are loose and it’s been created for casual riding, lacking the mechanical precision needed to bomb down hills at close to 30 miles per hour. But a 14 year old Russell Phelan doesn’t know th...

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