Amherst Wire

We need to talk to each other, not censor

Amy Russes, Writer

October 31, 2016

You don't have to shut out opposing opinions — question them instead.

Why UMass should encourage more student-run publications

Why UMass should encourage more student-run publications

Justine O'Brien, Contributor

October 12, 2016

Working for student-run publications are beneficial for budding journalists who want to further hone their craft, but it's not only about journalism — everyone has a story to tell or a picture to share.

#FollowFriday: Five people to follow on Twitter before the next presidential debate

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Carson McGrath, Writer

October 7, 2016

Here is a treasure trove of feminists, reporters and writers. Give them a follow to get your Twitter feed in shape for Sunday's presidential debate.

A feminist reflects on Hillary Clinton

Carson McGrath, Writer

October 5, 2016

Clinton deserves credit where credit is due. She crushed it on that stage Monday night, says Amherst Wire writer Carson McGrath.

Convicted rapist Brock Turner to speak out against promiscuity

Justine O'Brien, Contributor

September 30, 2016

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.

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

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

How to read presidential polls

Kevin Kim, Writer

September 22, 2016

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

Trump’s maternity leave proposal is nothing short of ironic

Amy Russes, Contributor

September 21, 2016

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

Election 2016: Who does this country hate less?

Léa Aliberti, Politics/Voices/Op-Ed Editor

September 20, 2016

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.

How to maintain a healthy long-distance relationship


Tom Mulherin, Contributor

April 28, 2016

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.

The recent trigger of trigger warnings

The recent trigger of trigger warnings

Lucy Martirosyan, Contributor

April 25, 2016

“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.”

Beer Pressure


Shayla Costa, Contributor

April 15, 2016

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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