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Massachusetts voters mark their ballots Tuesday

Massachusetts voters mark their ballots Tuesday

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

“We both realize the importance of exercising our civic right to vote and for this election especially, were thrilled we could do it together and help create history.”

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Party loyalty and morality tie up voters in 2016 election

Party loyalty and morality tie up voters in 2016 election

Carson McGrath, Writer
November 8, 2016
Filed under Campus, Current Affairs, Politics, Showcase

Whether U.S. voters like it or not, the two-party system forces voters to choose between two major party candidates who have some of the highest unfavorability ratings in recent history.

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Voter Videos: Republicans, Democrats and third-party voters make their case

Voter Videos: Republicans, Democrats and third-party voters make their case

Amherst Wire Staff
November 8, 2016
Filed under Campus, Multimedia, Politics, Showcase, WireTV

Local voters sat for video interviews with University of Massachusetts Amherst journalism students in the weeks leading up to the election.

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Emotions got the best of us this election, psychology professor says

Emotions got the best of us this election, psychology professor says

Morgan Hughes and Caeli Chesin
November 8, 2016
Filed under Campus, Current Affairs, Politics, Showcase

“You can think of anger as big picture stuff, and fear is detail-oriented."

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Before you vote: Amherst Wire’s guide to the state ballot questions

Before you vote: Amherst Wire’s guide to the state ballot questions

Joshua Murray, Photo Editor
November 7, 2016
Filed under Politics, Showcase, Uncategorized

From charter schools to legal pot, Massachusetts voters have a lot to decide Tuesday. Here is a quick guide to the four ballot measures that appear on the ticket this time around. Question 1: Should Massachusetts Gaming Commission issue an additional slot machines license? A yes vote would: ...

Top 10: Times the election made us LOL

Top 10: Times the election made us LOL

Alexandra Pigeon, Entertainment Editor
November 7, 2016
Filed under Current Affairs, Entertainment, Politics, Showcase

While the 2016 presidential election has made American politics the laughingstock of the world, least we were able to laugh along the way.

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What will be the economic impact of marijuana legalization?

What will be the economic impact of marijuana legalization?

Stephanie Murray, Editor in Chief
November 3, 2016
Filed under Campus, Politics, Showcase

Marijuana legalization would bring a boost the state economy, but it would leave a number of unintentional costs in its wake.

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Election 2016: Why swing states matter

Election 2016: Why swing states matter

Amy Russes, Writer
November 3, 2016
Filed under Politics, Showcase

Eleven states could seal the country's fate on Nov. 8.

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Election 2016: what do UMass students think?

Election 2016: what do UMass students think?

Justine O'Brien, Writer
October 24, 2016
Filed under Current Affairs, Politics, Showcase

"What are your thoughts on this election in two sentences or less?"

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Election 2016: What’s at stake

Election 2016: What’s at stake

Amy Russes, Writer
October 21, 2016
Filed under Current Affairs, Opinion, Politics, Showcase

The 2016 presidential race seems more like a reality television show than the process to find our next head of state.

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Tomorrow is the last day to register to vote in Massachusetts

Tomorrow is the last day to register to vote in Massachusetts

Alexandra Pigeon, Entertainment Editor
October 18, 2016
Filed under Around the Valley, Current Affairs, Politics, Showcase, Student Life

Wednesday, Oct. 19 is the last day to register to vote in Massachusetts in time for the 2016 presidential election.

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