Amherst Wire

Convicted rapist Brock Turner to speak out against promiscuity

Convicted rapist Brock Turner to speak out against promiscuity

Justine O'Brien, Contributor

September 30, 2016


Filed under Current Affairs, Opinion, Showcase, Voices

Contributor Justine O'Brien takes issue with Brock Turner, a convicted rapist and former Stanford student, returning to college campuses to speak about the dangers of "drinking and promiscuity" after serving half his prison sentence.

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High school football player kneels during anthem, joins national conversation

High school football player kneels during anthem, joins national conversation

Musawir Chaudhry, Contributor

September 26, 2016


Filed under Opinion, Showcase, Sports, Voices

High school football player Michael Oppong joined a national conversation when he knelt during the national anthem earlier this month.

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How to read presidential polls

How to read presidential polls

Kevin Kim, Writer

September 22, 2016


Filed under Current Affairs, Opinion, Showcase, Voices

Understanding presidential polls can be confusing. Here’s how to navigate your way through the numbers.

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Trump’s maternity leave proposal is nothing short of ironic

Trump’s maternity leave proposal is nothing short of ironic

Amy Russes, Contributor

September 21, 2016


Filed under Current Affairs, Politics, Showcase, Voices

Contributor Amy Russes evaluates Republican candidate Donald Trump's new maternity leave proposal.

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Election 2016: Who does this country hate less?

Election 2016: Who does this country hate less?

Léa Aliberti, Politics/Voices/Op-Ed Editor

September 20, 2016


Filed under Current Affairs, Politics, Showcase, Voices

In only a few short weeks, we — as a nation — will head to the polls to vote for the next president of the United States. And if we've learned anything from this election, it's that pretty much anything goes.

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How to maintain a healthy long-distance relationship

How to maintain a healthy long-distance relationship

Tom Mulherin, Contributor

April 28, 2016


Filed under Lifestyle, Relationships, Showcase, Voices

The good news is that relationships can last through the separation. But you have to be careful with what you do while apart. Check out these guidelines from my and others' personal experiences to help you maintain a healthy long-distance relationship. It's not only tips on what you should do, but what you should avoid doing as well.

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The recent trigger of trigger warnings

The recent trigger of trigger warnings

Lucy Martirosyan, Contributor

April 25, 2016


Filed under Voices

“A movement is arising, undirected and driven largely by students to scrub campuses clean of words, ideas and subjects that might discomfort or give offense.”

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Beer Pressure

Beer Pressure

Shayla Costa, Contributor

April 15, 2016


Filed under Lifestyle, Voices

For some reason, not drinking means that I need a shot, so I am met with “Shayla, you want some?” and “You sure?” all throughout the night after countlessly saying that I am completely fine being sober.

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I am not my illness

I am not my illness

Katie Charbonneau, Contributor

April 13, 2016


Filed under Opinion, Voices

Up until my diagnosis, I didn’t date, rarely went to parties and suffered in silence. I assumed this was just how I was: a bookish homebody who would rather not be around people. I didn’t realize this was my illness, not who I was.

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I’m college athlete and you should drug test me

I’m college athlete and you should drug test me

Hannah Farrell, Contributor

April 13, 2016


Filed under Campus, Current Affairs, Opinion, Voices

As a Division One athlete now in my third year of college, I have played in three conference championship games, two NCAA tournaments and I'm currently field hockey captain. I have still never been drug tested.

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Life without Facebook

Life without Facebook

Stefan Geller, Contributor

April 11, 2016


Filed under Lifestyle, Student Life, Technology, Voices

I don't know when exactly it dawned on me, but I suddenly realized that, outside of a select few, I did not care in the slightest what these 'friends' of mine were up to (and those that I did, I texted regularly).

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Cult of Passivity

Cult of Passivity

Bethany Thomas, Contributor

April 5, 2016


Filed under Campus, Current Affairs, Politics, Voices

A 2014 Pew Research Center survey found that the millennial generation is not only the most racially diverse generation in the history of America, but that it is also the most liberal on both social and political issues.

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