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UMass students hold sit-in at State House

UMass students hold sit-in at State House

Brian Choquet, Campus News Editor

May 18, 2019

“If there are no student voices in the discussion, then how well are you doing your job.”

Why does UMass love Coke? Students question pouring rights at flagship campus

Why does UMass love Coke? Students question pouring rights at flagship campus

Brian Choquet, Campus News Editor

May 12, 2019

Although it's unknown to a majority of students, a select few are starting to fight against Coca Cola's ties to UMass.

Distinguished UMass Political Science Professor Sheldon Goldman discusses the Supreme Court

Distinguished UMass Political Science Professor Sheldon Goldman discusses the Supreme Court

Vadim Trubetskoy, Writer

May 3, 2019

Goldman stresses the fact that a more conservative Supreme Court can reverse landmark cases like Roe vs. Wade

Should UMass Build a Nuclear Power Plant?

Should UMass Build a Nuclear Power Plant?

Amelia Marceau, Writer

May 3, 2019

There’s a very clear threat that if something isn’t done soon, the damage done will become irreversible.

Andrew Puzder, former Hardee’s and Carls Jr. CEO, discusses capitalism at UMass

Andrew Puzder, former Hardee’s and Carls Jr. CEO, discusses capitalism at UMass

Amelia Marceau, Writer

May 1, 2019

Andrew Puzder, CEO of CKE Restaurants Holdings, Inc., spoke to students on campus this past week about the differences between capitalism and socialism.

Deteriorating Amherst elementary schools one step closer to needed repairs

Deteriorating Amherst elementary schools one step closer to needed repairs

Matthew DiPesa, Assistant OpEd and Voices Editor

April 29, 2019

Could this finally be the end of years of disrepair for Amherst's elementary schools?

Joe Biden: The Reality Behind “Good Ol’ Uncle Joe”

Joe Biden: The Reality Behind “Good Ol’ Uncle Joe”

Vadim Trubetskoy, Writer

April 24, 2019

Biden was born 1942 in Scranton, Pennsylvania which would make him the second oldest candidate in the race at 76 years of age. Biden was elected to the New Castle County Council in 1970 at 27. Two years later, he pulled off an impressive victory to unseat the Republican incumbent Caleb Boggs and was elected to the U.S. Senate. He would go on to represent the state of Delaware for 36 years in the Senate, serving as both chair of the Judiciary Committee and the Foreign Relations Committee in that timespan.

Pete Buttigieg: mayor turned presidential candidate

Pete Buttigieg: mayor turned presidential candidate

Nicholas Ponzio, Writer

April 23, 2019

Buttigieg is a 37 year old, two-term mayor of South Bend, Indiana. Buttigieg is a Harvard Graduate and Afghanistan War veteran who can speak seven languages. He is hoping to win the candidacy as the youngest and first homosexual President in U.S. history. As of right now Buttigeig winning the nomination is unlikely, he’s gained considerable traction with Democratic hopefuls, accumulating national media attention and recognition.

How Benjamin Netanyahu won a historic fifth term

How Benjamin Netanyahu won a historic fifth term

Vadim Trubetskoy, Writer

April 17, 2019

The U.S. has had a profound role in shaping Israel’s politics and the ties between the two countries remain stronger than ever.

In Photos: UMass’ Social Innovation Conference

In Photos: UMass’ Social Innovation Conference

Patrick Kline, Photo Editor

April 10, 2019

UMass hosted several guest speakers last week to discuss social change and impact economy.

Diversifying hackathons: UMass students put a spin on the popular tech event

Diversifying hackathons: UMass students put a spin on the popular tech event

Brian Choquet, Campus News Editor

April 10, 2019

UMass students are taking the "hack" out of "hackathon" and creating unique events for western Massachusetts.

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