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Cult of Passivity

Cult of Passivity

Bethany Thomas, Contributor
April 5
Filed under Campus, Current Affairs, Politics, Voices

A 2014 Pew Research Center survey found that the millennial generation is not only the most racially diverse generation in the history of America, but that it is also the most liberal on both social and political issues.

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Gun regulations trigger emotion and debate

Gun regulations trigger emotion and debate

James Villalobos, Writer
March 30
Filed under Current Affairs, Politics, Student Life

Clements has been a teacher for 24 years, and 11 of those years have been spent at Sandy Hook. Clements said she never expected to find herself running away from the school.

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Hillary Clinton’s campaign stop in Springfield

Hillary Clinton’s campaign stop in Springfield

Stephanie Murray, Writer
March 2
Filed under Around the Valley, Campus, Current Affairs, Politics

In case you missed it: Hillary Clinton brought her presidential campaign to the Pioneer Valley on Monday, Feb. 29, drawing a crowd big enough to fill the Wood Museum of Springfield History to capacity.

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Super Tuesday in Amherst

Super Tuesday in Amherst

Stephanie Ramirez, Audience Engagement Editor
March 2
Filed under Campus, Current Affairs, Politics

Otherwise known as SEC Primary, Super Tuesday is the day when the highest number of states hold presidential primary elections.

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Who will the Democratic women at UMass Amherst vote for?

Who will the Democratic women at UMass Amherst vote for?

Stephanie Murray, Writer
March 1
Filed under Campus, Politics

Many women at UMass Amherst who plan on voting Democratic in the primaries are split between two, much like the majority of Democrats in the country.

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Black Sheep Deli: Mixing local food with local politics

Black Sheep Deli: Mixing local food with local politics

Haley Bucelewicz, Contributor
March 1
Filed under Around the Valley, Campus, Politics, Travel

Black Sheep owner Nick Seamon does not mind offending some customers with his passionate political views.

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Dear College Students: Vote with your wallet

Dear College Students: Vote with your wallet

Haley Bucelewicz, Writer
February 29
Filed under Campus, Opinion, Politics

Before you cast your votes in the upcoming presidential primary, consider which candidate has your best interest in mind.

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Bernie shirts that say the words we can’t

Bernie shirts that say the words we can’t

Sarah Robertson, Contributor
February 29
Filed under Opinion, Politics

We don't have the words. We just have the shirts.

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Bernie Sanders speaks to thousands at UMass Amherst rally

Bernie Sanders speaks to thousands at UMass Amherst rally

James Villalobos, Contributor
February 23
Filed under Campus, Politics, Showcase

Amherst Wire's James Villalobos reports from inside the Mullins Center during Sanders's "A Future to Believe In" rally.

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New Hampshire Primary draws locals to polls

New Hampshire Primary draws locals to polls

Shannon Broderick, Travel Editor
February 10
Filed under Campus, Politics

The streets of Keene, NH were buzzing on Tuesday, Feb. 9, as town residents headed for the polls to vote in the state's presidential primary. Signs hung on buildings and sat on lawns, campaigners stood outside advertising their favored candidates, and parking lots at polling locations filled up with cars as voters trudged through the snow to cast their ballots.

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