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Diversity in video games should not be an afterthought

Diversity in video games should not be an afterthought

Colin McGinnis, Webmaster
April 27, 2016
Filed under Entertainment, Opinion, Showcase, Technology

The fact that games don't actually represent the player base is needlessly discriminatory.

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I am not my illness

I am not my illness

Katie Charbonneau, Contributor
April 13, 2016
Filed under Opinion, Voices

Up until my diagnosis, I didn’t date, rarely went to parties and suffered in silence. I assumed this was just how I was: a bookish homebody who would rather not be around people. I didn’t realize this was my illness, not who I was.

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I’m college athlete and you should drug test me

I’m college athlete and you should drug test me

Hannah Farrell, Contributor
April 13, 2016
Filed under Campus, Current Affairs, Opinion, Voices

As a Division One athlete now in my third year of college, I have played in three conference championship games, two NCAA tournaments and I'm currently field hockey captain. I have still never been drug tested.

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Dear College Students: Vote with your wallet

Dear College Students: Vote with your wallet

Haley Bucelewicz, Writer
February 29, 2016
Filed under Campus, Opinion, Politics

Before you cast your votes in the upcoming presidential primary, consider which candidate has your best interest in mind.

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Bernie shirts that say the words we can’t

Bernie shirts that say the words we can’t

Sarah Robertson, Contributor
February 29, 2016
Filed under Opinion, Politics

We don't have the words. We just have the shirts.

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Whiteout: Life as a black student at UMass Amherst

Whiteout: Life as a black student at UMass Amherst

Ellanjé Ferguson, Lifestyle Editor
February 24, 2016
Filed under Campus, Current Affairs, Opinion

From that point on, I became aware of my blackness, and aware of what it means to be black at this school.

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Why social media is ruining dating

Why social media is ruining dating

Alex Pigeon, Writer
November 6, 2015
Filed under Lifestyle, Opinion, Relationships

What kills the happy, carefree vibe of a single girl more than a Facebook timeline chock-full of sappy couples' posts about their love for each other? Nothing.

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Trump’s honesty is honestly troubling

Trump’s honesty is honestly troubling

Léa Aliberti, Contributor
October 14, 2015
Filed under Current Affairs, Opinion, Voices

Trump, the self-made billionaire and American celebrity, is everything but presidential.

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Critics ask ‘why Trevor Noah?’ for “The Daily Show”

Critics ask ‘why Trevor Noah?’ for “The Daily Show”

Sarah Robertson, Writer
April 27, 2015
Filed under Entertainment, Opinion

"Seymour argues that while Noah will bring a refreshing perspective to American politics, Comedy Central missed an opportunity by not putting the first ever woman at the helm of a major late night broadcast."

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Is Stephen Colbert ready for the Late Show?

Is Stephen Colbert ready for the Late Show?

Marcello Rossetti, Writer
April 2, 2015
Filed under Entertainment, Opinion

"In his interview segments, he mastered the ability to wring out as much comedy as possible from his guests. His penchant for jumping in on a guest’s anecdote with a clever joke or retort is a skill that every great late night host must have."

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