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The ugly side of the songs we love

The ugly side of the songs we love

Fitzgerald Pucci, Contributor
February 20
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 16
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 8
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
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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Millennial’s beef with Donald Trump

Millennial’s beef with Donald Trump

Amy Russes, Writer
November 28
Filed under Opinion, Showcase, Voices

Go on, keep whining about how much millennials whine.

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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 16
Filed under Politics, Showcase, Voices

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

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Why UMass should encourage more student-run publications

Why UMass should encourage more student-run publications

Justine O'Brien, Contributor
October 12
Filed under Opinion, Showcase, Voices

Working for student-run publications are beneficial for budding journalists who want to further hone their craft, but it's not only about journalism — everyone has a story to tell or a picture to share.

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#FollowFriday: Five people to follow on Twitter before the next presidential debate

#FollowFriday: Five people to follow on Twitter before the next presidential debate

Carson McGrath, Writer
October 7
Filed under Current Affairs, Opinion, Politics, Showcase, Voices

Here is a treasure trove of feminists, reporters and writers. Give them a follow to get your Twitter feed in shape for Sunday's presidential debate.

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A feminist reflects on Hillary Clinton

A feminist reflects on Hillary Clinton

Carson McGrath, Writer
October 5
Filed under Opinion, Politics, Showcase, Voices

Clinton deserves credit where credit is due. She crushed it on that stage Monday night, says Amherst Wire writer Carson McGrath.

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