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Festive fall activities to share with that special someone

Festive fall activities to share with that special someone

Katherine Bernier, Writer October 23, 2022
Fall in Amherst is a special time and arguably the best season. As the leaves turn we are here to help you find the best ways to enjoy it.
UMass Family Weekend: The perfect event guide for the upcoming weekend

UMass Family Weekend: The perfect event guide for the upcoming weekend

Cecelia Cappello, Writer October 12, 2022
UMass Amherst offers a weekend experience for students and their families to visit campus, while enjoying multiple activities and events. It begins this weekend on Friday, Oct. 14 and runs through Sunday, Oct. 16.
Top five late-night snacks near UMass

Top five late-night snacks near UMass

Alexandra Greenberg, Co-Social Media Editor September 30, 2022
It’s Saturday night, you just got back from going out and now, you and your friends are starving. Every place you know is closed and after searching for nearby spots to eat, you’re stumped. Don’t worry! There are still some local spots for late-night snacking. 
Act fast: A guide to applying for study abroad in spring

Act fast: A guide to applying for study abroad in spring

Adrienne Povey, Writer September 26, 2022
There is still time to apply to study abroad in the spring but you need to act fast. Many of the study abroad programs’ deadlines are in October, so it's important to research the programs that you are interested in and talk to an advisor at the International Programs Office (IPO) soon. 
Unique places you should visit this summer

Unique places you should visit this summer

Rosa Vogel, Writer May 13, 2022
Looking to create some new memories with the onset of summer break? These special spots around the Pioneer Valley are perfect for a day trip or a quick visit with your family and friends. 
Finding alternative ways to travel abroad

Finding alternative ways to travel abroad

Lily O'Neill, Writer March 23, 2022
The reality of travel can quickly set in through time limits, added costs and general anxiety, but instead of giving up on your travel dreams, consider these endless ways to travel that are both affordable and fulfilling.
Five of the best places near UMass to take a first date

Five of the best places near UMass to take a first date

Julie Harrison, Writer November 19, 2021
It’s Friday night and the person you’ve been talking to has finally asked or agreed to go on a date. After hours of getting ready, finding the perfect outfit, and you wonder, “where should we go?” Don’t worry, I have you covered. 

“Products of our time, reflections of ourselves”: UMCA exhibit displays Nicole Eisenman’s prints

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...

Wire News Round Up - 4.6.21

Wire News Round Up – 4.6.21

Updates on the 2021 Commencement ceremony, weather and more.
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AAPI students denounce on-campus racism, express dismay with administrative complacency

Rebeca Pereira and Talia Heisey April 1, 2021
“UMass doesn’t make racists, but people bring their prejudices into this environment and the school doesn’t force them to confront what’s wrong with their prejudices.”
Jess Chevalier

The Pandemic Chronicles: Is it worth staying on campus during a pandemic?

Ethan Brayall-Brown, Writer March 22, 2021
One student's decision to leave campus and finish her semester at home
Photo by Stephanie DiCarlo

Salvaging a semester: SGA, a COVID calamity and where we go from here

Rebeca Pereira, Writer February 19, 2021
A frustrated student body and fatigued Amherst community turns to the Student Government Association as trust in administrators runs its course.
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