Amherst Wire

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...

Yik Yak the newest tool for cyberbullying

Yik Yak the newest tool for cyberbullying

September 29, 2014


Filed under Campus, Technology

By Mitchell Scuzzarella My first interaction with Yik Yak came after a stranger on a dating app messaged me about my name appearing on its feed. “Are you the Mitch they’re talking about on Yik Yak?” he asked. Curious, I downloaded the app. While I never found where my name was mention...

Network through handshakes

Network through handshakes

Molly Boushell, Writer

May 5, 2014


Filed under Entertainment, Technology

"Leaf, a Pebble SmartWatch outfitted with their own software, aims to change the way people network by replacing a dead-stop in conversation to swap contact information with... nothing."

Auto-pilot online: Automating your professional social media presence

Auto-pilot online: Automating your professional social media presence

Molly Boushell, Writer

May 5, 2014


Filed under Entertainment, Technology

"People get squeamish about “personal branding,” but a strategic social media presence is the online equivalent of choosing to shower, brush your teeth, and get dressed in the morning."

Media consumption: Digital and plentiful

Media consumption: Digital and plentiful

Thomas Beaton and Kyla Galer

April 14, 2014


Filed under Entertainment, Technology

"They think that there is too much “bad news” and don’t want to clutter their life with negativity. It goes back to the age old question, “is ignorance bliss?”"

Net Neutrality

Net Neutrality

Zack Hardy, Writer

March 31, 2014


Filed under Entertainment, Technology

"But most of them aren't there anymore. The independent stations couldn't afford to pay all the cable companies to stay on the air. So now you've got a new problem."

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