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WATCH: UMass students strike for sanctuary campus last week

WATCH: UMass students strike for sanctuary campus last week

Jon Decker, Writer
February 23
Filed under Broadcast News, Campus, Current Affairs, Showcase

Students at the University of Massachusetts Amherst held a strike to further demand the UMass system become sanctuary campuses.

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Trump and the conservative narrative

Trump and the conservative narrative

Jack Danberg, Contributor
February 23
Filed under Opinion, Politics, Showcase, Voices

President Donald Trump has appointed the least effective, most detrimental and glaringly inept cabinet in recent history.

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‘Blade Runner’: A revisit before 2049

‘Blade Runner’: A revisit before 2049

Kevin Rogers, Contributor
February 23
Filed under Entertainment, Showcase, Technology, TV/Movies

Let the ominous noir world of this cyberpunk film consume you.

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Southwest Express halts delivery service

Southwest Express halts delivery service

Michael Hickey, Contributor
February 23
Filed under Broadcast News, Campus, Current Affairs, Showcase, Student Life

In a sudden upset move, Southwest Café’s delivery service Southwest Express has been discontinued, leaving some on-campus students unhappy.

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The political revolution continues

The political revolution continues

Carson McGrath, Writer
February 23
Filed under Opinion, Politics, Showcase, Voices

We now have a president who tweets as his form of communication to the public. How is this not an episode of Black Mirror yet?

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Migos at the top of the charts with ‘Culture’

Migos at the top of the charts with ‘Culture’

Jack Hamm, Contributor
February 22
Filed under Entertainment, Music, Showcase

The Migos may not give you the culture you want, but it’s the culture we have from the nucleus of North Atlanta — “DAT WAY!”

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NPR’s Eric Westervelt discusses DeVos, education accessibility

NPR’s Eric Westervelt discusses DeVos, education accessibility

Sabrina Negron, Contributor
February 21
Filed under Campus, Politics, Showcase

Eric Westervelt, education correspondent at National Public Radio (NPR) discussed issues of education policy under the Trump administration in conversation with University of Massachusetts Amherst Professor Dr. Stephen Sireci at the university’s Commonwealth Honors College Event Hall on Friday, Feb. 17.

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Amherst mourns death of citizen journalist Larry Kelley

Amherst mourns death of citizen journalist Larry Kelley

Morgan Hughes, Campus News Editor
February 21
Filed under Around the Valley, Current Affairs, Showcase

Roughly 30 friends, family and community members gathered Monday in the Amherst Town Common to mourn the loss of the established town figure, who died Friday afternoon in a car crash.

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What is the future of the Democratic Party?

What is the future of the Democratic Party?

John Coakley, Contributor
February 21
Filed under Opinion, Politics, Showcase

Whether it’s Sanders or someone else, the Democratic Party needs a new hope.

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The ugly side of the songs we love

The ugly side of the songs we love

Fitzgerald Pucci, Contributor
February 21
Filed under Music, Opinion, Showcase, Voices

Wrapping up ugly lyrics in sweet and repeated layers of sound makes for catchy hooks people learn to sing before understanding.

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Why H-1B visas are important

Why H-1B visas are important

Olivia Laramie, Writer
February 17
Filed under Opinion, Showcase, Voices

" H-1B visas provide a better livelihood for our fellow human beings. Who cares if they are not from our country? The pursuit of happiness is not reserved only for Americans."

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