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Amherst Wire Staff Pick: Favorite Halloween Movies

Amherst Wire Staff Pick: Favorite Halloween Movies

Amherst Wire Staff October 27, 2023

With Halloween approaching around the corner, the Amherst Wire Staff lets you in on some of their favorite scary movies to enjoy during the Halloween season.  Isabel Guilmette, Editor in Chief  “Nope” ...

BShara performing at a local concert (bsharamusic on Instagram)

Becoming B’Shara: Embracing your musical identity

Lance Airasian, Contributor May 10, 2023
Within the past year, senior UMass engineering major Eli Feldman began performing across UMass under his stage name, Bshara. However, Bshara wasn't always backed with a full band of passionate musicians pooling their talents and skills together to bring a friend’s project to life. Originally it was just Feldman in a bedroom with a laptop, passion, and a drive to be different.
Rihanna dressed in red in a sea of white puffy outfits (The New Yorker)

Rihanna in Red: Super Bowl LVII Halftime Show

Rachael Dufault, Writer February 27, 2023
Receiving more viewers than the actual Super Bowl game, Rihanna's performance will go down in history as truly remarkable.
Kim Petras and Sam Smith receiving Best Pop Duo Performance (Pitchfork)

A recap of the 2023 Grammy Awards

Rachael Dufault, Writer February 19, 2023
As it does every year, the Grammys have good, bad, and shocking moments. From Kim Petras being the first transgender artist to win a Grammy, Beyoncé being robbed of the album of the year, and Harry Styles’ controversial remark in his acceptance speech, it is nearly impossible to make everyone happy. Although there is voting that determines the winner of the Grammys, some say that it is a rigged system and a premeditated program.
Boston Band Ski Club opens their set with a long, instrumental rock song. Photo by Emilee Klein

WMUA’s Fall Concert rocks Amherst with Massachusetts bands

Emilee Klein, Podcast Editor November 30, 2022
Complete with The Drake's disco ball and dancing!
Dating as a Woman of Color at UMass Sucks

Dating as a Woman of Color at UMass Sucks

Raksha Pokharel, Writer November 14, 2022
Navigating the dating scene has its challenges for everyone, but this process can be especially arduous for women of color at predominantly white institutions (PWI) like UMass. All women face similar issues, but it's often heightened for women of color. Issues of cultural differences, existing outside of the beauty standard, and oversexualization are problems too familiar to WOC. 
Midnights Album Cover (Spotify)

Pop Taylor Swift is back!

Mohit Ahuja, Contributor October 28, 2022
With the release of "Midnights," Swift broke the all-time record for the largest streaming week for an album by a female artist.
Being Funny in a Foreign Language Album Cover (Pitchfork)

The 1975’s “Being Funny in a Foreign Language” deserves a standing ovation

Sean Dunham, Music Editor October 26, 2022
Lead singer Matty Healy opens up about hardships with love and how to heal from the pain in a masterpiece of an album.
Dorm Tours: UMass students give an inside peek at living on-campus

Dorm Tours: UMass students give an inside peek at living on-campus

Sami Power, Contributor October 26, 2022
UMass sophomore Sami Power interviews students, showing off a wide variety of living arrangements and setups here at UMass. Watch students tour their dorms in Z-rooms, economy triples, and corner rooms in the Southwest towers.
Hold The Girl Album Cover (Pitchfork)

New Music Roundup: What I Listened to This Week

Eric Strong, Contributer October 7, 2022

Rina Sawayama - Hold The Girl Rina Sawayama’s breakout album, “SAWAYAMA”, was one of my favorites of 2020 and positioned her as a rising star in the pop scene. Her announcement of a new album had...

Matt Shultz made sure to engage with all sides of the audience. Pictured here standing on a speaker reaching out to the right side of the crowd. (Cass Salot)

Sea.Hear.Now Festival in New Jersey brings live music to the sand for a star-studded fourth year

Cass Salot, TV/Film Editor September 29, 2022

The budding Sea.Hear.Now festival kicked off its fourth year in Asbury Park this past weekend with fans crawling from all over to see this year's star-studded lineup.  Stevie Nicks, Green Day, Cage...

Green River Music Festival 2021 (Music Festival Wizard)

A guide for local music festivals this summer

Sean Dunham, Music Editor May 7, 2022
Buy your tickets fast, as these six music festivals are coming soon.
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