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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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Convicted rapist Brock Turner to speak out against promiscuity

Convicted rapist Brock Turner to speak out against promiscuity

Justine O'Brien, Contributor
September 30
Filed under Current Affairs, Opinion, Showcase, Voices

Contributor Justine O'Brien takes issue with Brock Turner, a convicted rapist and former Stanford student, returning to college campuses to speak about the dangers of "drinking and promiscuity" after serving half his prison sentence.

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High school football player kneels during anthem, joins national conversation

High school football player kneels during anthem, joins national conversation

Musawir Chaudhry, Contributor
September 26
Filed under Opinion, Showcase, Sports, Voices

High school football player Michael Oppong joined a national conversation when he knelt during the national anthem earlier this month.

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How to read presidential polls

How to read presidential polls

Kevin Kim, Writer
September 22
Filed under Current Affairs, Opinion, Showcase, Voices

Understanding presidential polls can be confusing. Here’s how to navigate your way through the numbers.

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Trump’s maternity leave proposal is nothing short of ironic

Trump’s maternity leave proposal is nothing short of ironic

Amy Russes, Contributor
September 21
Filed under Current Affairs, Politics, Showcase, Voices

Contributor Amy Russes evaluates Republican candidate Donald Trump's new maternity leave proposal.

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Election 2016: Who does this country hate less?

Election 2016: Who does this country hate less?

Léa Aliberti, Politics/Voices/Op-Ed Editor
September 20
Filed under Current Affairs, Politics, Showcase, Voices

In only a few short weeks, we — as a nation — will head to the polls to vote for the next president of the United States. And if we've learned anything from this election, it's that pretty much anything goes.

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How to maintain a healthy long-distance relationship

How to maintain a healthy long-distance relationship

Tom Mulherin, Contributor
April 28
Filed under Lifestyle, Relationships, Showcase, Voices

The good news is that relationships can last through the separation. But you have to be careful with what you do while apart. Check out these guidelines from my and others' personal experiences to help you maintain a healthy long-distance relationship. It's not only tips on what you should do, but what you should avoid doing as well.

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The recent trigger of trigger warnings

The recent trigger of trigger warnings

Lucy Martirosyan, Contributor
April 25
Filed under Voices

“A movement is arising, undirected and driven largely by students to scrub campuses clean of words, ideas and subjects that might discomfort or give offense.”

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Beer Pressure

Beer Pressure

Shayla Costa, Contributor
April 15
Filed under Lifestyle, Voices

For some reason, not drinking means that I need a shot, so I am met with “Shayla, you want some?” and “You sure?” all throughout the night after countlessly saying that I am completely fine being sober.

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