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Rioting at UMass: A college-scale arms race

Rioting at UMass: A college-scale arms race

March 15
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
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
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
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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