Amherst Wire

“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...

Smartphones may be the new safety blanket

Smartphones may be the new safety blanket

Studies show an increase in phone use during COVID-19 pandemic
Amanda Powers, Contributor May 5, 2021
With many social events either canceled, postponed, or relegated to Zoom, it is clear that spending more time on smartphones to stay connected with one’s social circles is quickly becoming the norm.
Official Bravely Default II promotional poster (Claytechworks)

Three video game demos that will make you want to pick up your Nintendo Switch again

Too much time, but not enough money? These three demos are great picks to play on your Nintendo Switch
Olivia Capriotti, Writer March 16, 2021
Remember that Nintendo Switch you picked up to play "Animal Crossing" at the beginning of the pandemic? You can make more use out of your device by downloading these three Nintendo Switch demos.
Five ideas for a safe Valentines Day

Five ideas for a safe Valentine’s Day

How to have the best date night during a pandemic
Emma Sammuli and Madison Bethune February 11, 2021
Although the pandemic is making date nights more challenging, the circumstances present the perfect opportunity to get creative.
Joe Biden and Kamala Harris in Delaware to deliver victory speech from Google Images

A whirlwind of a Presidential election

Overwhelming feelings have come to light from the results of the Election Day that turned into Election Week
Abbie Gracie, Co-News Editor November 11, 2020
On Saturday, Vice President Joe Biden and Sen. Kamala Harris have officially become the president-elect and vice president-elect for the next four years, making Donald Trump one of the few incumbent presidents to lose in his race for a second term. The results brought a lot of conflicting emotions throughout the United States. 
App of the week: Adobe Lightroom

App of the week: Adobe Lightroom

Helping your photos reach their highest potential
Julian Mendoza, Writer October 2, 2020
Adobe Lightroom is your best friend when it comes to making sure that your photos are reaching their potential. Available as both a desktop and a mobile app, this photo editing program is an industry standard among professional photographers.
App of the Week: Widgetsmith

App of the Week: Widgetsmith

A new way to make the IOS14 update aesthetically pleasing
Nasya Blackshear, Assistant Lifestyle Editor September 25, 2020
The app Widgetsmith allows users to completely customize their iPhone home screens in whatever way suits them.
App of the week: iNaturalist

App of the week: iNaturalist

A community of scientists and researchers right in the palm of your hand
Julian Mendoza, Writer September 18, 2020
Identify unknown organisms with this free and interactive app
App of the week: Ground News

App of the week: Ground News

The "World's First News Comparison Platform"
Julian Mendoza, Writer September 11, 2020
Ground News is a must download for the educated news consumer.
App of the week: AllTrails

App of the week: AllTrails

Your go-to app for your next hiking excursion
Emma Sammuli, Lifestyle Editor September 2, 2020
AllTrails is the perfect app to download this fall for hikers of all experience levels.
Subreddits to distract yourself from the coronavirus pandemic

Subreddits to distract yourself from the coronavirus pandemic

Relationship advice, cute animals, weird images of Garfield and more
Talia Heisey, Writer April 25, 2020
The coronavirus has brought stress into the lives of many. Check out these subreddits that are a good distraction during this difficult time.
Fermann shapes a hot glass bubble into a globe with glass blowing jacks.

The Science of Craft: A class like no other

Students learn to make ceramics and blow glass
Nicole Biagioni, Writer April 8, 2020
The Science of Craft is not your typical gen-ed class, with students becoming blacksmiths glassblowers.
Load More Stories
Activate Search