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Mass incarceration in Massachusetts

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Narratives from formerly incarcerated advocates and their vision of a future beyond prisons
November 16, 2020
What are the experiences of those imprisoned within Massachusetts?

A whirlwind of a Presidential election

Joe Biden and Kamala Harris in Delaware to deliver victory speech from Google Images
Overwhelming feelings have come to light from the results of the Election Day that turned into Election Week
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. 

Five ways to cope with election stress

Five ways to cope with election stress
You are not alone
November 6, 2020
If you are anything like me, every day has proven to be a new battle to preserve your mental health. Of course, no stress management tip or technique is a substitute for seeking help from a licensed healthcare professional, but here are five ways I have been coping with stress and anxiety these past few weeks (and months). 

This Week’s Eeks

(Brianna Silva / Amherst Wire)
The most spine-tingling podcasts to keep you up at night
October 21, 2020
Here are my top five favorite chilling podcasts that I listen to all year round but are even better to tune into during spooky season. 

Five safe fall activities to do around Amherst 

Five safe fall activities to do around Amherst 
With these outdoor activities, you can still enjoy the fall season
September 28, 2020
These 5 fun activities are perfect for the new season, and can still be done during a pandemic.

How to stay stylish and warm this season

Christian Linweaver's and Abby Mclean's fall outfits.
November 1, 2019
Five fall or winter fashion trends and where to find these styles on a budget.

Top five worst scary movies on Netflix

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With spooky season in full effect, make sure you don’t cuddle up to these five horror films.
October 27, 2019
With spooky season in full effect, make sure you don’t cuddle up to these five horror films.

Five places to go in Dublin for a cocktail, a nosh and a view

Five places to go in Dublin for a cocktail, a nosh and a view
Contemporary spots with unique atmosphere that go beyond the traditional Irish fare.
October 22, 2019
Contemporary spots with unique atmospheres that go beyond the traditional Irish fare.

Top places every UMass freshman should check out

(Patrick Kline/ Amherst Wire)
September 11, 2019
From cafes to top lounging areas on campus, here are just a few of the treasures UMass offers that may seen hidden upon initial arrival.

Five must-try restaurants in Hampshire County

Cushman Market and Cafe in Amherst(Joey Lorant/Amherst Wire)
Every student from UMass Amherst should try out these eateries.
April 15, 2019
Don't leave western Mass. without trying these five top eateries.

Top 5: Ways to manage stress this semester

(Melanie Grados/ Amherst Wire)
Use these tips to be more productive and practice self-care
February 15, 2019
Feeling stressed? Here are five ways to make your spring semester a little easier.

A day in Madrid

Restaurant by el Retiro (Isabel Fowler/ Amherst Wire)
Five things to check out during your time in Madrid.
February 13, 2019
Whether you're studying abroad or simply traveling, add these things to you to-do list when you go to Madrid.
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