Amherst Wire

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

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

"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

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

“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

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

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

"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

"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

"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

"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."

Nintendo can’t keep up

Nintendo can’t keep up

Zack Hardy, Writer

February 17, 2014

"Nintendo had touched on an untapped market. However, this new market of “casual” gamers provided new challenges."

Illegal downloading: Is it really that bad?

Illegal downloading: Is it really that bad?

Zack Hardy, Writer

December 2, 2013

"However, if a company makes their product easy to access and maintains a good reputation, then there will be fewer torrents and fewer illegal downloads of their product, resulting in a larger amount of money for all those involved."

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