Amherst Wire

Embracing the imperfections of studying abroad

Watching the sunset while sitting on Chapman's Peak.

Adrienne Gagne, Contributor

December 6, 2016

"Oftentimes I felt guilty for experiencing any sort of emotion other than elated happiness. However, it’s important to remember that nothing can be perfect all of the time. A few bad days will not negate the countless positive memories you will create during your trip."

‘It’s kind of early for this’: October snow upsets students

Juniors Alyssa Thompson and Kahani Lee amidst the snowfall on the UMass campus.

Bridget Higgins, Contributor

October 28, 2016

“I definitely hate snow in October,” said junior Alyssa Thompson. “It looks like everyone has dandruff and that just makes me sad.”

Escape the dead heat: A weekend trip to Montreal

The view from the top of Mount Royal.

Caeli Chesin, Writer

October 26, 2016

"With midterms nearing, feeling trapped on campus and homesick, I decide I should take a trip to clear my mind."

Top Five: Local places to experience fall

Pelham Lookout

Caitlin Cooke, Assistant Photography Editor

October 18, 2016

"With expansive mountains, beautiful bodies of water and miles of farmland, Western Massachusetts has some of the most spectacular views during fall."

An iPhone lost at sea: Three months without a phone in a foreign place

The sunset in Rafina, Greece.

Sarah Strangie, Contributor

October 13, 2016

"There would be no more staring at my screen to avoid awkward silence. Instead, I learned to appreciate it."

Will Mill 180 Park be the park of the future?

Mill 180 Park

Joshua Murray, Photo Editor

October 13, 2016

"What is unique about Mill 180 Park is that we are using hydroponics aesthetically. Not just to grow food, but to grow plants to give people the sense that they are in the middle of nature."

A coffee renaissance in Florence, Italy

A coffee renaissance in Florence, Italy

Julie Shamgochian, Lifesyle Editor

April 12, 2016

In Italy, it's normal to see locals standing at the wooden bar surface for a quick morning cappuccino, but what may seem untraditional is finding café-goers seated, enjoying a long coffee break.

Beauty dwells in an old place at the Montague Bookmill

Beauty dwells in an old place at the Montague Bookmill

Connor Spach, Contributor

April 4, 2016

Chairs are sun-faded and tattered from the many visitors who have worn them in. Students slump into comfortable worn cushions and gaze out the windows to procrastinate from studying.

Massachusetts’s first drive-thru wedding chapel

Massachusetts's first drive-thru wedding chapel

Kyle Olsen, Contributor

March 30, 2016

"I’ve married people of all faiths. I’ve married students. I’ll go to Cape Cod or Boston. I’ve even married people on motorcycles. I’ve made a lot of people happy, I’ve had a lot of people come up and thank me for marrying them and I love it."

Ice cream in the ice cold

Ice cream in the ice cold

Julia Economou, Contributor

March 11, 2016

“Ice cream should not be restricted to a certain season, if you love it, eat it!”

A night in Seoul: How to drink soju

A night in Seoul: How to drink soju

TK Hwang, Contributor

March 8, 2016

Soju translates to "burn liquor" and has been declared the largest-selling alcohol in the world, with sales of 71 million cases worldwide in 2014. So, why haven't you tried it?

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