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Unique places you should visit this summer

Unique places you should visit this summer

Now that classes are over, it’s time to explore some local must-sees
Rosa Vogel, Writer May 14, 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

The college student’s hack to traveling on a budget
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

Looking for first date ideas but not sure where to start? Keep reading for five local hotspots.
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

A mix of lithographs, etchings, woodcuts, paper pulp prints and monotypes sits in the UMCA as artist Nicole Eisenman displays her norn-defying art to the public.
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
Updates on the 2021 Commencement ceremony, weather and more.
(Elvert Barnes / Wikimedia Commons)

AAPI students denounce on-campus racism, express dismay with administrative complacency

“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”
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?

One student's decision to leave campus and finish her semester at home
Ethan Brayall-Brown, Writer March 23, 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

A frustrated student body and fatigued Amherst community turns to the Student Government Association as trust in administrators runs its course
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.
Rebecca Duffy

Package delivery limit lifted to acommodate on-campus students during self-sequester

Previous package delivery limit left students waiting for textbooks and necessities
Rebecca Duffy, Campus News Editor February 10, 2021
Self-sequester and package delivery limit left students waiting for necessities. Residential Life warned those who did not comply.
UMass implements stricter guidelines as COVID-19 cases rise

UMass implements stricter guidelines as COVID-19 cases rise

New email by Jeffery Hescock reveals new plan going forward
Ethan Brayall-Brown, Writer February 5, 2021
With the rising number of cases, the operational posture of the campus has been changed to elevated. This means that there are a number of stricter rules students must follow.
(Steve Walser / Flickr)

Should Christmas music be listened to before Thanksgiving?

A highly-debated topic in a year unlike any other
Ethan Brayall-Brown, Writer November 19, 2020
A highly-debated topic in a year unlike any other.
(Patrick Kline/Amherst Wire)

Students grapple with mental health as first fully-remote semester draws to a close

UMass has reported 321 cases of COVID-19 since August 6
Rebeca Pereira, Writer November 18, 2020
College students at UMass Amherst, many of whom expected nothing more than a two-week extension of spring break at the onset of remote learning, were thrust into a purgatory of uncertainty commandeered by a novel contagion. 
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