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Massachusetts voters mark their ballots Tuesday

Massachusetts voters mark their ballots Tuesday

Amherst Wire Staff
November 9, 2016
Filed under Around the Valley, Current Affairs, Politics, Showcase

“We both realize the importance of exercising our civic right to vote and for this election especially, were thrilled we could do it together and help create history.”

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Party loyalty and morality tie up voters in 2016 election

Party loyalty and morality tie up voters in 2016 election

Carson McGrath, Writer
November 8, 2016
Filed under Campus, Current Affairs, Politics, Showcase

Whether U.S. voters like it or not, the two-party system forces voters to choose between two major party candidates who have some of the highest unfavorability ratings in recent history.

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Police identify victim in bus stop crash, seek driver

Police identify victim in bus stop crash, seek driver

Morgan Hughes, Campus News Editor
November 8, 2016
Filed under Campus, Current Affairs, Showcase

Police are seeking the operator of the motor vehicle that hit a bus stop Sunday night, killing William E. Wanczyk.

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Emotions got the best of us this election, psychology professor says

Emotions got the best of us this election, psychology professor says

Morgan Hughes and Caeli Chesin
November 8, 2016
Filed under Campus, Current Affairs, Politics, Showcase

“You can think of anger as big picture stuff, and fear is detail-oriented."

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Top 10: Times the election made us LOL

Top 10: Times the election made us LOL

Alexandra Pigeon, Entertainment Editor
November 7, 2016
Filed under Current Affairs, Entertainment, Politics, Showcase

While the 2016 presidential election has made American politics the laughingstock of the world, least we were able to laugh along the way.

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Five College students stand in solidarity with #noDAPL

Five College students stand in solidarity with #noDAPL

Jon Decker, Writer
November 7, 2016
Filed under Campus, Current Affairs, Showcase

Students gathered Friday at a farmers market event to stand in solidarity with people protesting the Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL).

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Ratf**cked: Political author David Daley visits UMass to discuss new book

Ratf**cked: Political author David Daley visits UMass to discuss new book

Ian Munnelly, Writer
November 4, 2016
Filed under Campus, Current Affairs, Showcase

David Daley, the former editor in chief of Salon.com and publisher of the Connecticut News Project, discussed his new book “Ratf**ked: The True Story Behind the Secret Plan to Steal America’s Democracy,”

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Democrats and Socialists debate the future of progressivism in American politics

Democrats and Socialists debate the future of progressivism in American politics

Carson McGrath, Writer
November 4, 2016
Filed under Campus, Current Affairs, Showcase

Students and community members gathered for a debate and discussion about the future of progressivism.

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Lisa Bowleg addresses intersectionality of identities at UMass Amherst

Lisa Bowleg addresses intersectionality of identities at UMass Amherst

Allyson Morin, Writer
November 4, 2016
Filed under Campus, Current Affairs, Showcase

Intersectionality comes from a place of social justice to examine issues beginning with the lived experiences of people’s everyday lives.

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Trigger warnings and safe spaces on college campuses spark emotional discourse

Trigger warnings and safe spaces on college campuses spark emotional discourse

Sarah Spencer, Contributor
November 4, 2016
Filed under Campus, Current Affairs, Features, Showcase, Student Life

Trigger warnings and safe spaces are an emotional issue for both professors and students alike.

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Northeast dorms welcome all kinds of trick-or-treaters

Northeast dorms welcome all kinds of trick-or-treaters

Caeli Chesin, Writer
November 1, 2016
Filed under Campus, Current Affairs, Showcase

The fifth annual Halloween event at Northeast Residential Area attracted over 100 students and community families.

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Army and Air Force ROTC duel it out at the last home game

Army and Air Force ROTC duel it out at the last home game

Jon Decker, Contributor
November 1, 2016
Filed under Campus, Current Affairs, Showcase

The UMass Army and Air Force ROTC went head to head in a timeout challenge and held a ceremony honoring past and future veterans at the last football home game of the season at the Warren McGuirk Alumni Stadium.

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