Amherst Wire

Two professors help inmates find their voice through journalism

Two professors help inmates find their voice through journalism

Desire’ Crosby, Contributor

October 22, 2018


Filed under About, Features, In-Depth, Profiles, Showcase, Voices

“They really are just as smart as any other Umass student,” said Joshua Murray of the inmates, known to him as the “Hampshire County students.”

Turn your fall semester from a 2007 Britney to a raging success

Turn your fall semester from a 2007 Britney to a raging success

Darian Barlow, Contributor

October 15, 2018


Filed under Campus, Food/Health, Lifestyle, Multimedia, Opinion, Student Life, Voices

Avoid a Britney-level meltdown with these tips from a fellow college student on how to be your best self this semester.

Catcalling: Not a compliment

Catcalling: Not a compliment

Emma Sammuli, Contributor

October 3, 2018


Filed under Lifestyle, Opinion, Showcase, Student Life, Uncategorized, Voices

A walk or a jog down the street can invite endless catcalls and unwanted attention. Despite popular opinion, ignoring it is not the answer.

The rainbow diet: Surviving anorexia and gay body expectations

The rainbow diet: Surviving anorexia and gay body expectations

Brian Choquet, Writer

May 11, 2018


Filed under Food/Health, Lifestyle, Profiles, Showcase, Student Life, Voices

When he came out as gay in the latter half of his middle school career, Russian felt pressured to find acceptance in his newly joined community — the hope being he could find a place where he belonged. This then became the basis for what grew into his eating disorder.

Farewell to Hadley: Reflections and remembrances on a bizarre home of my own

Farewell to Hadley: Reflections and remembrances on a bizarre home of my own

Ian Munnelly, Politics/Op-Ed Editor

May 1, 2018


Filed under Around the Valley, Showcase, Student Life, Voices

My fondest memories of this area will come from the little farming town of Hadley.

Manifest identity: Reflecting on my own identity as a Puerto Rican through the identity of others

Manifest identity: Reflecting on my own identity as a Puerto Rican through the identity of others

Sabrina Negrón, Writer

April 2, 2018


Filed under Showcase, Student Life, Voices

UMass journalism student Sabrina Negrón reflects on what it means to be Puerto Rican in America.

Alone in the crowd: A family of color living in a world of white

Alone in the crowd: A family of color living in a world of white

Sarah Heinonen, Contributor

February 28, 2018


Filed under Around the Valley, Current Affairs, Showcase, Voices

Massachusetts is often seen as a bastion of liberal inclusivity, a point of pride for many Bay Staters. And while Boston, Worcester, Springfield and other large cities are fairly diverse, many of the small towns are anything but.

“Penn Face”: The ugly truth about mental health on college campuses

“Penn Face”: The ugly truth about mental health on college campuses

Harry Ortof, Contributer

December 12, 2017


Filed under Opinion, Showcase, Student Life, Voices

What needs to change so that administrators and students alike can recognize when someone is depressed or suicidal?

Is FOMO driving our need to overshare?

Is FOMO driving our need to overshare?

Jill Webb, Contributor

November 10, 2017


Filed under Opinion, Showcase, Technology, Voices

There’s no denying that millennials are phone addicts; we all know that. But why do we check our phones so much, even when no one is texting us?

Here’s why I’m so old and in school

Here’s why I’m so old and in school

Sarah Heinonen, Contributor

October 29, 2017


Filed under Opinion, Showcase, Voices

Those detours, with all their bumps and false starts, make up a part of who you are as a person.

Is Amazon too big?

Is Amazon too big?

Harry Ortof, Contributor

October 17, 2017


Filed under Opinion, Politics, Showcase, Voices

After completing the purchase of Whole Foods for over $13 billion, Amazon has expanded its reach into yet another market as the company's influence continues to grow.

What it’s like having all white friends at UMass

What it’s like having all white friends at UMass

Hannah Tran-Trinh, Contributor

April 26, 2017


Filed under Opinion, Showcase, Voices

Having all white friends at UMass is like hiding your brown skin behind a white mask while your pale friends are out getting spray tans.

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