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The town of Amherst – what’s in a name?

The town of Amherst – what’s in a name?

Matt Berg, Assistant Politics Editor

January 28, 2019

Amherst is home to 28,000 college students—many of whom are unfamiliar with the history of their new surroundings.

Why Matthew Whitaker is harmful to America

Why Matthew Whitaker is harmful to America

Katie Scott, Writer

January 23, 2019

The fact that President Trump would appoint such an adamant opponent of Mueller’s investigation shows he will do whatever it takes to save his presidency.

The migrant caravans are here— now what?

The migrant caravans are here— now what?

Amelia Marceau, Writer

January 21, 2019

The struggle at the border has only just begun.

The controversy behind John Chau and the Sentinelese people

The controversy behind John Chau and the Sentinelese people

Nicholas Ponzio, Writer

December 26, 2018

The difficulty of retrieving Chau's body and allowing his death to go unpunished has sparked outrage across the United States.

UMass denounces Resident Director’s email accused of advocating for inclusiveness towards Nazis

UMass denounces Resident Director’s email accused of advocating for inclusiveness towards Nazis

Brian Choquet, Campus News Editor

December 24, 2018

Students and alumni are feeling angry after a Residential Life employee asked a student to take down a sign denouncing Nazism.

Q&A with U.S. Rep Richard Neal, chairman of a key committee in Congress

Q&A with U.S. Rep Richard Neal, chairman of a key committee in Congress

Matt Berg, Writer

December 19, 2018

Neal says he will lead the charge to release President Trump's tax returns.

Does hate really have no home at UMass?

Does hate really have no home at UMass?

Kathryn Fallah, Correspondent

December 13, 2018

A look back at a semester marked by a number of acts of hate, and a look forward to where we go from here.

UMass students turn empty alleyway into festive community space

UMass students turn empty alleyway into festive community space

Justin Risley, Assistant Photo/Video Editor

December 6, 2018

A group of UMass students turn alleyways into Instagram-worthy spaces.

Protesters drown out Sean Spicer at UMass

Protesters drown out Sean Spicer at UMass

Matt Berg, Matthew DiPesa, and Kyle Moynihan

November 28, 2018

Spicer discussed his career leading up to the White House and his new book before protests erupted.

Is Kamala Harris the new face of the Democratic party?

Is Kamala Harris the new face of the Democratic party?

Nicholas Ponzio, Writer

November 28, 2018

Kamala Harris has established herself as the new face of the Democratic party because of her progressive legislation and immense popularity.

Former White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer set to appear at UMass Tuesday

Former White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer set to appear at UMass Tuesday

Kyle Moynihan and Matt Berg

November 27, 2018

A former member of the Trump Administration, Spicer will likely be welcomed to campus by a slew of protestors.

Why women in Congress matter

Why women in Congress matter

Amelia Marceau, Writer

November 14, 2018

A record number of women were elected to Congress last week, making the 116th Congress one of the most diverse in American history.

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