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The spotlight is on Jamila Lyiscott

Jamila Lyiscott poses for Spotlight Scholar article

Carrie Smith, Contributor

February 25, 2020

“My mission is to support individuals and institutions to become their highest selves. I want to work alongside them.”

Race isn’t so black and white

Professor Goldsby in the midst of his lecture

Tristan Smith, Contributor

February 24, 2020

Why do we have different races? Richard Goldsby, a biology professor at Amherst College, lectures to an attentive audience last Tuesday about the DNA-entangled tale of race, and how racism was a result of its inception.

How to vote in the primaries from UMass Amherst

How to vote in the primaries from UMass Amherst

Rebecca Duffy, Campus News Editor

February 22, 2020

The Massachusetts state primaries are fast approaching, taking place on Tuesday, March 3. If students registered to vote in the primaries before the February 12 deadline, they are eligible to vote in Amherst.

In defense of the comment section

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Drew Sullivan, Contributor

February 11, 2020

In today's ever-evolving digital media landscape, the comment section has become somewhat omnipresent. While some regard it as the great public commons, many others consider it The Wild West of the Internet, where one can find intelligent rebuttals, vitriolic attacks, and irrelevant conjecture.

What happened in the Iowa Caucus?

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Harry Ortof, Politics and Op/Ed Editor

February 6, 2020

After over a day of incomplete results flowing in from the 2020 Iowa Caucus, the issues that have plagued this election process continue to rear their ugly heads.  The informal process consists of moving to a specific part of a gymnasium or community center to endorse a candidate of their choice. If their candidate gets less than 15 percent of the votes, they must either choose another candidate or abstain. This is an important distinction between a primary and a caucus—your second vote can have an impact, especially if there's 12 people running.  

Almost 50 years later, the Pentagon Papers are still significant

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Harry Ortof, Politics/Op-Ed Editor

January 29, 2020

The New York Times report that John Bolton’s unpublished manuscript revealed President Donald Trump withheld $391 million in aid to Ukraine unless they investigated the Biden family and other Democrats is the most significant revelation in Trump’s impeachment trial so far. “Over dozens of pages, Mr. Bolton described how the Ukraine affair unfolded over several months until he departed the White House in September,” the article states. “He described not only the president’s private disparagement of Ukraine but also new details about senior cabinet officials who have publicly tried to sidestep involvement.”

Wire News Weekly – 1.19.20

Wire News Weekly - 1.19.20

Rebecca Duffy, Video Editor

January 26, 2020

In the first episode of the brand new series "Wire News Weekly," Host Rebecca Duffy talks about this week's major news headlines from UMass Amherst and local communities. For the week of January 19th, 2020, students move in, U.S. Representative Joe Kennedy III visits Amherst and more!

34 of top paid state employees employed by UMass Amherst

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Brian Choquet, Campus News Editor

January 14, 2020

Even Chancellor Kumble Subbaswamy didn't top the list.

The Decade Series: The Students of Stonewall

The Decade Series: The Students of Stonewall

Caeli Chesin, News Editor

January 3, 2020

A look into how the UMass Stonewall Center has changed over the decade and the fight moving forward.

TransAtlantic Soccer Podcast: Manchester City and Jose Mourinho

TransAtlantic Soccer Podcast: Manchester City and Jose Mourinho

Jacob Robson, Joshua Crespo, and Alejandro Winsor

December 12, 2019

Tune in to hear the boys go over the title races in Europe.

“I’m Still Whole:” A rape survivor’s journey of healing

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Brian Choquet, Campus News Editor

December 11, 2019

For over a month, Molly Hamel's project, "I'm Still Whole," attempts to bring awareness to one of the most prominent issues on college campuses.

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