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Saving the planet one class at a time

Saving the planet one class at a time

Olivia Laramie, Contributor
October 24
Filed under Campus, Current Affairs, Showcase

The seven interdisciplinary classes on sustainability you need to take before you graduate.

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Election 2016: What’s at stake

Election 2016: What’s at stake

Amy Russes, Writer
October 21
Filed under Current Affairs, Opinion, Politics, Showcase

The 2016 presidential race seems more like a reality television show than the process to find our next head of state.

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CCPH offers free drop-in sessions with counselors

CCPH offers free drop-in sessions with counselors

Jon Decker, Contributor
October 21
Filed under Campus, Current Affairs, Showcase

Tthe University of Massachusetts Center for Counseling and Psychological Health (CCPH) is now offering walk-in counseling sessions for free every week for the rest of the year.

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Police issue arrest warrant in connection to Southpoint shooting

Police issue arrest warrant in connection to Southpoint shooting

Bryan Bowman, Campus News Editor
October 20
Filed under Campus, Current Affairs, Showcase

Police issued an arrest warrant for a man they believe is responsible for the fatal shooting at Southpoint Townhouses & Apartments late Friday night.

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Does Massachusetts need more charter schools?

Does Massachusetts need more charter schools?

Summer Kaeppel, Contributor
October 19
Filed under Campus, Current Affairs, Showcase

On Nov. 8, Massachusetts residents will vote on a referendum that would authorize additional charter schools to open throughout the Commonwealth.

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Question Three: The egg debate

Question Three: The egg debate

Caeli Chesin, Writer
October 19
Filed under Campus, Current Affairs, Showcase

Question Three โ€” Massachusetts Minimum Size Requirements for Farm Animal Containment โ€” has sparked debate among voters and experts regarding the role of animal rights in the sale of eggs, veal and pork.

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Fatal Southpoint shooting leaves community uneasy

Fatal Southpoint shooting leaves community uneasy

Allyson Morin, Writer
October 18
Filed under Campus, Current Affairs, Showcase

"We are a quiet place and when things like this happen it's upsetting,โ€ said 39-year-old Boulders resident Michelle Kellogg.

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UMass apiary aims to save bees from extinction

UMass apiary aims to save bees from extinction

Kylee Denesha, Contributor
October 18
Filed under Campus, Current Affairs, Food/Health, Showcase

The honeybee population has decreased by 30 percent in the past year throughout the United States.

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Tomorrow is the last day to register to vote in Massachusetts

Tomorrow is the last day to register to vote in Massachusetts

Alexandra Pigeon, Entertainment Editor
October 18
Filed under Around the Valley, Current Affairs, Politics, Showcase, Student Life

Wednesday, Oct. 19 is the last day to register to vote in Massachusetts in time for the 2016 presidential election.

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Witches: A history of sexism and female empowerment

Witches: A history of sexism and female empowerment

Olivia Laramie, Contributor
October 17
Filed under Campus, Current Affairs, Showcase

Finding the balance between embracing the sexiness of witches and exploiting the idea due to gender or race is something that media and society continues to struggle with.

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Everything you need to know about Question Four

Everything you need to know about Question Four

Cameron Merritt, Contributor
October 17
Filed under Campus, Current Affairs, Showcase

Massachusetts voters will decide whether the state should legalize recreational marijuana use next month.

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UPDATE: Authorities identify Southpoint fatal shooting victim

UPDATE: Authorities identify Southpoint fatal shooting victim

Morgan Hughes, Campus News Editor
October 15
Filed under Campus, Current Affairs, Showcase, Uncategorized

The Northwestern District Attorney's office released a statement Sunday identifying the deceased as Jose M. "Joselito" Rodriguez, 31.

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