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UMass quarterback battle remains open

UMass quarterback battle remains open

Chase Purrington, Sports Editor

September 11, 2019

Quarterback Andrew Brito finds himself back in the mix for starting duties behind center after the Minutemen fell short to Southern Illinois.

Highlights: UMass drops home opener against Southern Illinois

Highlights: UMass drops home opener against Southern Illinois

Chase Purrington, Sports Editor

September 8, 2019

UMass Football disappoints in the home opener, falling 45-20 to Southern Illinois.

UMass Football: Walt Bell addresses team status before home opener

UMass Football: Walt Bell addresses team status before home opener

Chase Purrington, Sports Editor

September 5, 2019

UMass Football attempts to find what it does best after losing 48-21 to Rutgers in the season opener.

W.E.B. Du Bois Library hosts third annual Tower Run

Lauren Weiss takes a photo of the three Tower Run participants with the fastest times. (Amanda Levenson/ Amherst Wire)

Amanda Levenson, Video Editor

December 14, 2017

The third annual Tower Run took place the evening of Nov. 16. It challenged participants to run the 440 steps of the W.E.B. Du Bois Library, from the lower level to floor 26, during assigned time slots.

Halloween hype doesn’t impact local cemeteries; but homeless do

West Cemetery does not see an increase in trespassers and vandalism around Halloween.

Amanda Levenson, Video Editor

October 30, 2017

West Cemetery is a peaceful landscape. The space is quiet except for the sound of chirping birds, and empty except for the occasional resident passing through as they walk their dog — perfect for those who want to veer away from the public eye.

Turning up the demand for vinyl

(Amanda Levenson/Amherst Wire)

Amanda Levenson, Video Editor

October 23, 2017

Of all the trends the 21st century has brought, consider the revival of vinyl the one thing grandma won’t complain about.

W.E.B. Du Bois Library takes on the digital age

(Amanda Levenson/Amherst Wire stock photo)

Meghan Parsons, Contributor

October 20, 2017

A library without books was once unthinkable, now it seems inevitable. Amherst Wire’s Meghan Parsons explains how college libraries adapt to the digital age.

Just add water: Stockbridge students explore the future of farming

Greens flourish under LED lights during the evening at the Clark Hall Greenhouse.

Maria Manning, Writer

October 19, 2017

In the past two years, the University of Massachusetts Amherst took great strides to invest in sustainability on campus. Its most recent investment? A student organized hydroponic farm.

Professors and Politics: Musgrave and Curtis

Professors and Politics: Musgrave and Curtis

Amherst Wire Staff

September 14, 2017

Professors Paul Musgrave and Diane Curtis discuss politics and policy in the era of Trump.

How Elliot Kalb went from undergrad to MLB statistician

Michael Antonellis sits down with MLB Network's Elliott Kalb

Michael Antonellis, Contributor

May 7, 2017

"They call me 'Mr. Stats' and I made my living as a statistician ... Sometimes I tell a story through stats, sometimes it's through interviewing athletes, sometimes it's just adding perspective."

WATCH: Jose Antonio Vargas speaks about immigration and journalism

WATCH: Jose Antonio Vargas speaks about immigration and journalism

Amherst Wire Staff

April 11, 2017

Journalist Jose Antonio Vargas spoke with UMass Journalism students Tuesday morning as part of his day-long visit to the University of Massachusetts Amherst. Vargas spoke about undocumented immigrants, his journalism career and the sanctuary city movement. Vargas was interviewed by UMass Journalism...

Professors and Politics: Sheldon Goldman discusses civil liberties

Professors and Politics: Sheldon Goldman discusses civil liberties

Amherst Wire Staff

April 4, 2017

Professors discuss politics and policy in the era of Trump.

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