Amherst Wire

Everything you need to know about the political crisis in Barcelona

Catalonian flags hang on a balcony

Jordan Reisman, Contributor

October 6, 2018

Is there still an ongoing conflict in Barcelona? Yes. Should you stay home to avoid it? No. What you can do, though, is educate yourself.

Take a hike: Admire fall foliage from Mount Holyoke summit

UMass is visible in the distance from the wraparound porch at the Mount Holyoke Summit House.

Nicole DeFeudis, Co-Editor in Chief

October 3, 2018

From the peak, the University of Massachusetts W. E. B. Du Bois library appeared to be the size of a Tic Tac.

Palestinian students find peace in Amherst, but home is never far from their minds

(Sifa Kasongo/ Amherst Wire)

Sifa Kasongo, Editor

September 15, 2018

Two young women explain how the Israeli-Palestinian conflict affects their lives every day.

I forgot my native language, so I learned it again

A view of Paris. (Sifa Kasongo/Amherst Wire)

Sifa Kasongo, Writer

May 3, 2018

Everything I’ve done so far has contributed to me getting where I am with my French today, but I think the one thing that really moved me to the next level was studying abroad.

Promising potential of the Pioneer Valley in the viticulture world: What makes Western Mass. grapes special

Jack Hamm, Writer

April 13, 2018

No longer do you need to travel for a fantastic glass of wine. Experts Ian Modestow and Elsa Petit elaborate on the promising potential of Western Massachusetts' burgeoning wine industry.

A weekend escape to Montreal

UMass senior Stephanie Murray on a trip to Canada. (Stephanie Murray/Amherst Wire)

Stephanie Murray, Contributor

April 3, 2018

Only five hours from Boston and surprisingly affordable, make Montreal your next long weekend destination. The city is irresistibly young, fresh, and full of life.

Top 10: Boston spring break on a budget

(Museum of Fine Arts/Lauren Peng)

Julie Harrington, Writer

March 6, 2018

Instead of scrolling through your Instagram feed of your friends on their tropical getaways, make the most of your break by doing all the fun (and cheap) activities Boston has to offer.

Top 5: A traveler’s Christmas

(Antonio Castagna/ Creative Commons)

Isabel Fowler, Amherst Wire Contributor

December 8, 2017

With the holiday season approaching and finals coming to an end, everyone is ready for favorite seasonal traditions: making gingerbread houses, decorating the tree, visiting family and opening gifts on Christmas morning. However, some of us are packing our bags and preparing for a few months away in a strange, new place.

An open letter: Calcutta’s distinctive mark

Victoria Memorial-  This memorial was introduced to the public in 1921 in the memory of Queen Victoria. (Isha Mahajan/Amherst Wire).

Isha Mahajan, Contributor

November 27, 2017

I visited Calcutta this summer after graduating from high school. I decided to explore the city that was on top of my travel bucket list.

Weathering the storm: This is the Puerto Rican spirit

Citizens of Puerto Rico following the gruesome aftermath of Hurricane Maria (Reynaldo Torres/Contributed Photo)

Sabrina Negrón, Contributor

November 10, 2017

This is the Puerto Rican spirit. It's the refusal to let disasters, natural or otherwise, make us feel powerless.

Top Five: Local nature spots

Top Five: Local nature spots

Julie Harrington, Writer

October 5, 2017

As the leaves begin to change color and fall weather approaches, it’s time to get outside and enjoy what the area has to offer.

Two dudes, two bikes, three countries, six weeks

Photo from @twoguysonbikes2017 on Instagram made to document the bike trip.

Liam O'Connor, Assistant Entertainment Editor

October 4, 2017

If we rented a car in Seattle and took the gas-powered ride, we would have seen a lot more in a lot less time. I still maintain that we made the right decision.

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