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Columnist Ross Douthat talks conservatism, liberalism and the rise of Donald Trump

Columnist Ross Douthat talks conservatism, liberalism and the rise of Donald Trump

Carson McGrath, Writer
November 17, 2016
Filed under Campus, Politics, Showcase

“When I was invited to speak I thought … that I would be speaking to you tonight in the aftermath of Donald Trump’s defeat."

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The election is over, but the conversation has just begun

The election is over, but the conversation has just begun

Caeli Chesin, Writer
November 17, 2016
Filed under Politics, Showcase, Voices

It feels wrong to just “be okay” or “move on.”

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Voters nix slots parlor ballot referendum

Voters nix slots parlor ballot referendum

Wei Cai, Writer
November 14, 2016
Filed under Campus, Current Affairs, Politics, Showcase

The results are in, and there will not be a new slots parlor casino in Massachusetts.

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Top Five: Ways to decompress from election stress

Top Five: Ways to decompress from election stress

Julie Harrington, Contributor
November 11, 2016
Filed under Food/Health, Politics, Showcase, Student Life

While many want to book that plane ticket abroad and never look back, or weep over several pints of ice cream, there are lots of healthy ways to detoxify your life from the chaos this election has caused.

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College students march to Boston Common in an anti-Trump protest

College students march to Boston Common in an anti-Trump protest

Morgan Hughes, Campus News Editor
November 10, 2016
Filed under Campus, Current Affairs, Politics, Showcase

Thousands of anti-Trump protesters gathered on Boston Common on Wednesday night.

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Massachusetts voters turn down charter school expansion

Massachusetts voters turn down charter school expansion

Summer Kaeppel, Writer
November 9, 2016
Filed under Campus, Politics, Showcase

More than 62 percent of Massachusetts voters opposed Question 2.

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Social media reacts to Trump’s unexpected triumph

Social media reacts to Trump’s unexpected triumph

Tommy Calautti, Contributor
November 9, 2016
Filed under Current Affairs, Politics, Showcase

Social media reacted as Donald Trump swept the nation in an upset victory become the 45th president of the United States.

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Election Night! Watch our first-ever Facebook Live broadcast

Election Night! Watch our first-ever Facebook Live broadcast

Amherst Wire Staff
November 9, 2016
Filed under Campus, Multimedia, Politics, Showcase, WireTV

Amherst Wire broadcasts live from the UMass Department of Political Science election watch party, 'Election Night!'

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BREAKING: Donald Trump next president of United States

BREAKING: Donald Trump next president of United States

Amherst Wire Staff
November 9, 2016
Filed under Current Affairs, Politics, Showcase

In a sweeping upset, Republican candidate Donald Trump was declared the next president of the United States early Wednesday morning.

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College students reflect on Trump upset at downtown bar

College students reflect on Trump upset at downtown bar

Stephanie Murray and Julie Shamgochian
November 9, 2016
Filed under Campus, Politics, Showcase, Uncategorized

Some 15 people crowded college bar McMurphy's on Tuesday night to drink and watch election results roll in.

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