Amherst Wire

Bandcamp broadens opportunity for emerging artists

Bandcamp broadens opportunity for emerging artists

Brett Reardon, Writer

September 15, 2016


Filed under Entertainment, Music, Showcase, Technology

Websites like Bandcamp challenge the idea of needing professional producers to enter the music industry by providing independent musicians a platform to release and sell their work independently.

Diversity in video games should not be an afterthought

Diversity in video games should not be an afterthought

Colin McGinnis, Webmaster

April 27, 2016


Filed under Entertainment, Opinion, Showcase, Technology

The fact that games don't actually represent the player base is needlessly discriminatory.

Doing the unthinkable: My week without social media

Doing the unthinkable: My week without social media

Alexandra Pigeon, Writer

April 25, 2016


Filed under Lifestyle, Technology

I needed a break from the time I waste recreating my ‘look’ on Pinterest, taking ridiculous BuzzFeed quizzes, and obsessing over photoshopped Instagram models.

Uber executives share their stories and look to the future

Uber executives share their stories and look to the future

Stephanie Murray, Writer

April 12, 2016


Filed under Campus, Current Affairs, Technology

Three Uber executives, all UMass alumni, gathered for a panel on Monday night to share their experiences with the successful app.

Life without Facebook

Life without Facebook

Stefan Geller, Contributor

April 11, 2016


Filed under Lifestyle, Student Life, Technology, Voices

I don't know when exactly it dawned on me, but I suddenly realized that, outside of a select few, I did not care in the slightest what these 'friends' of mine were up to (and those that I did, I texted regularly).

Slydde works its way to Amherst

Slydde works its way to Amherst

Katie Bowler, Campus Editor

April 6, 2016


Filed under Campus, Features, Student Life, Technology

In the spring of 2015, University of Massachusetts Amherst alum Peter Levin sought to change the local bar scene. After he graduated the previous December, Levin developed Slydde, a mobile application that allows users to order, pay and tip for drinks, in hopes of eliminating time spent waiting in line at bars.

Twenty years of catchin’ ’em all

Twenty years of catchin’ ’em all

Andrew Kratochwil, Entertainment Editor

February 26, 2016


Filed under Entertainment, Showcase, Technology

Seventeen years later, and I am still hooked. I may have a job, my undergraduate classes and a girlfriend, but I also still have Pokémon.

Globalizing the struggle: Angela Davis talks social media and social justice

Globalizing the struggle: Angela Davis talks social media and social justice

Nia Decaille, Writer

April 1, 2015


Filed under Campus, Current Affairs, Technology

Civil rights activist Angela Davis spoke at UMass Amherst on Monday at 7 pm.

Top Five news apps for millennials

Top Five news apps for millennials

Ruthann Barry, Writer

March 25, 2015


Filed under Entertainment, Technology, Top Five

"In a world where everyone is glued to smartphones and iPads, news consumption should be at an expected all-time-high, right? Wrong."

Net Neutrality is the new Freedom of Information Act

Net Neutrality is the new Freedom of Information Act

March 5, 2015


Filed under Opinion, Technology

By Taylor Gilmore Imagine your life without Internet access. It is a difficult thing to picture. We live in a world where technology gives us access to unlimited information and instant communication. But what if corporations started to monitor and restrict the information we could access, or...

3D printing: a totally doable trial and error process

3D printing: a totally doable trial and error process

Hae Young Yoo, Editor in Chief

October 27, 2014


Filed under Entertainment, Technology

“There’s an entrepreneurial proverb that says, ‘If you jump off a cliff, build a plane on the way down,’ and that’s kind of what we did."

CEO Lisa Stone talks entrepreneurship with a journalism student

CEO Lisa Stone talks entrepreneurship with a journalism student

October 14, 2014


Filed under Campus, Technology

By Nia Decaille The digital revolution offers students  lots of opportunities to develop their own brand and publish their own work, even before they finish college.  BlogHer founder and entrepreneur Lisa Stone serves as a good role model for digital entrepreneurship, and students of al majors can...

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