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

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

May 5, 2014
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, 2014
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, 2014
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...

Rioting at UMass: A college-scale arms race

Rioting at UMass: A college-scale arms race

March 15, 2014
Filed under Opinion

by Logan Bedell Rioting at UMass has grown to be a contentious issue in Amherst. It involves students and the administration, but it also affects the larger community. My purpose for writing is not to admonish or advocate this behavior, but rather to acknowledge the escalating antagonism between students...

It’s none of your business

It’s none of your business

Rose Mirandi, Contributor
March 3, 2014
Filed under Opinion, Voices

Business school undergraduates go dressed to impress in freshly dry-cleaned suits clasping portfolio binders. The others, like me, keep our arms pressed to our sides to hide the sweat stains while we accidentally crinkle our resumes in the only ratty folder we could find, all while feeling stupid in...

Post-Valentine’s realizations

Post-Valentine’s realizations

February 17, 2014
Filed under Opinion

by Justin Surgent At this point, the day has passed. The 24 hour span of true love all romantics dream of year-long is over, and the heart shaped boxes of sweets are now half-priced, making room on the shelves for chocolate bunnies and Cadbury eggs. After you’ve awoken from your glucose-induced coma...

For what it’s worth: A reaction to “rioting”

For what it’s worth: A reaction to “rioting”

November 4, 2013
Filed under Opinion

[slideshow_deploy id='6211'] by Kyle Little Free food! Pepper-spray bullets! Inflatable bouncy castles! Smoke grenades! Fresh apple cider! Horrific alarms! The World Series on a Mega Screen! On Wednesday, the University of Massachusetts provided a wonderful display of irrational behavior, and Red Sox ch...

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