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What it’s like having all white friends at UMass

What it’s like having all white friends at UMass

Hannah Tran-Trinh, Contributor
April 26, 2017
Filed under Opinion, Showcase, Voices

Having all white friends at UMass is like hiding your brown skin behind a white mask while your pale friends are out getting spray tans.

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Sexual harassment isn’t normal behavior

Sexual harassment isn’t normal behavior

Amy Russes, Assistant Politics/Op-Ed Editor
April 26, 2017
Filed under Opinion, Showcase, Voices

What gets me is that some of us see the problem, while others fail to acknowledge its existence.

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Wellness: A bandage for a deeper wound

Wellness: A bandage for a deeper wound

Jack Danberg, Writer
April 20, 2017
Filed under In-Depth, Showcase, The Weight They Carry, Voices

The university’s promotion of wellness serves a Band-Aid to a much larger problem: our culture.

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Living with depression in Japan

Living with depression in Japan

Matthew Saburo Hachisu, Writer
April 18, 2017
Filed under In-Depth, Showcase, The Weight They Carry, Voices

As a Japanese native who grew up confronting questions of undiagnosed depression and anxiety, Matthew Saburo Hachisu experienced first hand how hard it is to ask for help.

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Anti-Semitism in America

Anti-Semitism in America

Isaac Simon, Writer
March 10, 2017
Filed under Showcase, Voices

People are coming to understand that these acts are not individual or anecdotal, but part of a larger trend.

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Should President Trump get his news from Breitbart?

Should President Trump get his news from Breitbart?

Léa Aliberti and Alvin Buyinza
March 9, 2017
Filed under Politics, Showcase, Voices

Let's ask ourselves: Should the man with the most intelligence access in the world be getting his news from a partisan news and opinion website?

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Trump and the conservative narrative

Trump and the conservative narrative

Jack Danberg, Contributor
February 23, 2017
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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The political revolution continues

The political revolution continues

Carson McGrath, Writer
February 23, 2017
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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The ugly side of the songs we love

The ugly side of the songs we love

Fitzgerald Pucci, Contributor
February 21, 2017
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, 2017
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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Thoughts on President Trump’s agenda

Thoughts on President Trump’s agenda

Jack Danberg, Contributor
February 9, 2017
Filed under Opinion, Politics, Showcase, Voices

"From restricting the government’s immigration policy to renewing its support for the Keystone Pipeline, Americans have taken their resistance to his policies from Facebook to the streets."

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The Women’s March on Washington is a call for unity

The Women’s March on Washington is a call for unity

Emilia Billett, Contributor
January 31, 2017
Filed under Current Affairs, Opinion, Showcase, Voices

There can be a space where individuals of all races can see a crowd of peers chanting, “Black lives matter,” where individuals of all sexual orientations can see political friends with signs reading, “Love is love is love,” where all privileged people can see all of the pain and resilience of those that are oppressed.

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