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The solution to “Blarney Blowout”

The solution to “Blarney Blowout”

Taylor Gilmore, Writer
February 25
Filed under Campus, Opinion

"The negativity the administration expressed about their students set an example for newscasters, reporters and other public figures."

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A lack of awareness for a tragedy in Mexico

A lack of awareness for a tragedy in Mexico

Estefania Marti Malvido, Contributor
November 13
Filed under Opinion, Voices

Human rights violations in Mexico have reached its limits. When is it enough?

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Fearbola strikes UMass Amherst

Fearbola strikes UMass Amherst

Kristin LaFratta, Writer
October 28
Filed under Opinion, Voices

Its symptoms include unnecessary panic, and perhaps the most lethal of them all: unnecessary e-mails.

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Does James Bond have to be white?

Does James Bond have to be white?

October 23
Filed under Opinion

by Zack Tobin In a recent interview promoting his new film "The Equalizer," actor Denzel Washington said his dream role would be to play James Bond. Fans have been talking about it on Twitter with the hashtag #DenzelisJamesBond. In a lot of ways, the role would make sense for Washington. He has all the ...

Five things we can do to change racial ignorance at UMass

Five things we can do to change racial ignorance at UMass

October 23
Filed under Opinion

by Nia Decaille Some students were shocked when the news broke about the October 14 incident in which University of Massachusetts Amherst sophomore Josh Odam found the graffiti,  “Kill these n----" on the door of his room in Coolidge, in Southwest. Chancellor Kumble R. Subbaswamy who spoke at an ...

How to get away with being racist

How to get away with being racist

September 29
Filed under Opinion

by Nia Decaille In an article in the New York Times called “Wrought in Rhimes’s Image,” Alessandra Stanley commends screenwriter, director and producer Shonda Rhimes on creating characters of color that transcend stereotypes of black women in entertainment. What Stanley miscalculates along w...

Wage Gap Wages Dumbest Politics Ever

Wage Gap Wages Dumbest Politics Ever

Kristin LaFratta, Writer
September 29
Filed under Opinion, Voices

Women in the United States still earn an average 77 cents to every dollar a man makes.

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I hate those tiny orange juice glasses

I hate those tiny orange juice glasses

September 29
Filed under Opinion

by Mia Bornstein Breakfast at Hampshire Dining Commons is undeniably a big deal since it is the only dining hall in the Southwest residential area that serves breakfast to the roughly 5,500 students living there, which I’m sure, is nothing the DC takes lightly. So why then, has my satisfaction ...

A love letter to UMass 2014: The end of an era

A love letter to UMass 2014: The end of an era

May 5
Filed under Opinion

by Christina Gregg I’m driving back to Amherst from my internship in Boston for what has to be the 50th time this semester. While juggling work, classes, assignments and a significant amount of debauchery has been grueling at times, there is one aspect of these last few months that I have grow...

Redefining the American Dream

Redefining the American Dream

April 14
Filed under Opinion

by Dean Allsopp The American Dream has been a concrete idea that millennials have learned about since grade school. Like so many before, our generation has had the concept ingrained in our DNA: hard work equivocates success. However, as millennials reach their thirties, this idea might need so...

A Ukrainian perspective on Russian conflict

A Ukrainian perspective on Russian conflict

March 31
Filed under Opinion

by Yuliana Motyl Yuliana Motyl was born in Ukraine and moved to Toronto, Canada when she was nine years old. She is a senior BDIC major in marketing and stability and a member of the women’s tennis team. Here is her perspective on the current conflict involving Ukraine, Russia and Crimea. Talking pol...

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