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To drink or not to drink?

To drink or not to drink?

Julia Economou, Contributor

April 18, 2016


Filed under Broadcast News, Campus, Food/Health, Multimedia, Student Life, WireTV

In a study done in 2012 at the University of Illinois at Chicago, psychologists found that drinking alcohol actually helps in the brain's creative thinking process.

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A sign of good marketing?

A sign of good marketing?

Kate Ferrante, WireTV Managing Editor

April 15, 2016


Filed under Around the Valley, Broadcast News, Multimedia, WireTV

Car horns and shouting filled the air at the corner of College and South East Street in Amherst, but not because of reckless driving or road rage. Instead, it is because of Wen Jeng and his unique job.

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The woodburning man and his sun

The woodburning man and his sun

Ron Garza, Contributor

April 14, 2016


Filed under Campus, Current Affairs, Multimedia, Profiles, WireTV

Nickolas Maynard has been burning wood since he was a child. But instead of using an electric woodburning pen, Maynard prefers a more unorthodox method.

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Watch The Help House episode 3

Watch The Help House episode 3

Amherst Wire Staff

April 13, 2016


Filed under Multimedia, Web Series, WireTV

In the third episode, "Meddling," Tiffany uncovers a house romance.

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Third-generation UMass student lobbies for funding

Third-generation UMass student lobbies for funding

Sïonan Barrett, Contributor

April 12, 2016


Filed under Broadcast News, Campus, Current Affairs, Multimedia, Student Life, WireTV

With the looming state budget coming to a vote in a few months, Hochberg and nearly 100 other students traveled to the Massachusetts State House to ask for a larger investment in public higher education. Unfortunately, all three offices Hochberg visited weren't much help.

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Watch The Help House episode 2

Watch The Help House episode 2

Amherst Wire Staff

April 6, 2016


Filed under Multimedia, Web Series, WireTV

In the second episode of The Help House, Brett brings his roommates to a frat party.

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Amherst Wire proudly presents The Help House

Amherst Wire proudly presents The Help House

Amherst Wire Staff

March 30, 2016


Filed under Multimedia, Web Series, WireTV

The Help House tells the story of five students living together in an off-campus house. Conflict and hilarity ensue.

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White House Easter Egg Roll attracts thousands

White House Easter Egg Roll attracts thousands

James Villalobos, Writer

March 29, 2016


Filed under Broadcast News, Multimedia, WireTV

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xCm-y9qmDQM&feature=youtu.be President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama hosted their last Easter Egg Roll at the White House on Monday, March 28. Around 35,000 people showed up for the 138th annual celebration. Check out the White House's tweet about...

All-girls’ youth team breaks sports stereotypes

All-girls’ youth team breaks sports stereotypes

Kaitlin Boyer, Writer

March 25, 2016


Filed under Around the Valley, Multimedia, Sports, TV/Movies, WireTV

“It’s fun because usually hockey is considered as a boys sport and it’s cool that girls are doing it too,” 11-year-old skater Simone Robinson said.

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Following the Water: Spring Break in Flint

Following the Water: Spring Break in Flint

James Villalobos, Writer

March 13, 2016


Filed under Broadcast News, Current Affairs, Features, Multimedia, WireTV

It's all hands on deck in the effort to distribute bottled water to as many Flint, Mich., residents as possible.

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Ice cream in the ice cold

Ice cream in the ice cold

Julia Economou, Contributor

March 11, 2016


Filed under Around the Valley, Food/Health, Lifestyle, Multimedia, Travel, WireTV

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

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