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The passing of the Supreme Court Justice and women’s rights champion, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, sets the stage for a nasty political fight

The passing of the Supreme Court Justice and women’s rights champion, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, sets the stage for a nasty political fight

Faith Cardoza, Politics/Op-Ed Editor

September 20, 2020

She was the director of of the Women’s Rights Project of the American Civil Liberties Union, and argued for six major cases to the Supreme Court regarding gender equality. Her position on the Supreme Court now being vacant has the power to shape the nation for generations to come.

It’s time that faculty-student relationships, in all forms, are prohibited at UMass Amherst

It’s time that faculty-student relationships, in all forms, are prohibited at UMass Amherst

Joanna Buoniconti, Copy/Managing Editors

September 15, 2020

Other colleges within the five-college-consortium have taken the initiative to ban faculty-student romantic relationships, while in a Masslive article it was stated that at UMass they are only “strongly discouraged.”

Why you should give Selena Gomez’s Rare Beauty a try

Why you should give Selena Gomez’s Rare Beauty a try

Nasya Blackshear, Assistant Lifestyle Editor

September 15, 2020

Selena Gomez's new makeup line is a versatile collection of reasonably priced products worth trying.

The ostentatious debate of mail-in voting

The ostentatious debate of mail-in voting

Chloe Lindahl, Writer

September 14, 2020

Mail-in voting dates all the way back to the Civil War when both Union and Confederate soldiers were allowed to submit their votes through mail amidst the ongoing war. Since then, over 30 states have established a “no excuse” absentee ballot rule meaning anyone can request to vote by mail whether they are able to make it to the polls or not.

App of the week: Ground News

App of the week: Ground News

Julian Mendoza, Writer

September 11, 2020

Ground News is a must download for the educated news consumer.

“Back to the Woods” Taylor Swift and the New Trend of Rugged Authenticity

Joe Lancaster, Contributing Writer

August 20, 2020

In some ways, it may seem odd or disingenuous to suddenly get sincere by going “back to the woods”—the way songsters of the 1990s feigned artistry simply by going “unplugged.” In reality, as John Mayer and Justin Timberlake have shown, this is simply another step in the evolution of the modern pop singer-songwriter.

Boycott! Divest! Sanction!: An Open Letter to the UMass Amherst Faculty Senate and Massachusetts Society of Professors

Boycott! Divest! Sanction!: An Open Letter to the UMass Amherst Faculty Senate and Massachusetts Society of Professors

Timmy Sullivan

July 19, 2020

I am writing today to implore you and your colleagues to act with similar moral conviction as you did in October and to translate that commitment to academic freedom into symbolic and material action, by authoring and passing a BDS resolution through the Faculty Senate and the Massachusetts Society of Professors. 

Trustee Woolridge: It’s Time for UMass to Live Up to Its Promise

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UMass Racial Justice Coalition

July 16, 2020

The Racial Justice Coalition works to take many of the action items listed in Trustee Woolridge’s piece and make them a reality. We strive to make UMass Amherst truly reflective of the values it promotes. Hate has a home at our university, despite claims to the contrary.

Ask Beccy: What happens next

Ask Beccy: What happens next

Rebecca Aiken, Writer

April 27, 2020

Beccy discusses the options for the upcoming semester.

COVID-19: Our Social Safety Net is Failing Us

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Jack Sheehy, Contributor

April 26, 2020

As the crisis has unfolded in the US one thing remains clear: our social safety net is failing us.

Quarantine reflection: Breaking out of the suburban bubble

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Trevor Wilson, Managing Editor

April 17, 2020

Managing Editor Trevor Wilson reflects on his experience during the COVID-19 quarantine.

The benefits of journaling

The benefits of journaling

Elisabeth Morgan, Writer

April 15, 2020

Journaling is a positive activity with benefits for both your well-being and your writing skills.

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