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A cure for cancel culture: content-moderation juries

A cure for cancel culture: content-moderation juries

Vincent Rossi, Writer

November 15, 2019

Big tech needs to ensure transparency for its social media users. Why not let them enforce the rules?

(Fake) Blonde Moment Podcast: Best artists of the decade and recaps on celebrity Halloween costumes

(Fake) Blonde Moment Podcast: Best artists of the decade and recaps on celebrity Halloween costumes

Grace Sherwood and Chad Douty

November 14, 2019

Tune in to hear Kardashian recaps and holiday talk.

Standardized testing needs to change

Standardized testing needs to change

Faith Cardoza, Writer

October 31, 2019

Exams like the SAT further marginalize low-income students who cannot afford expensive test prep.

Top five worst scary movies on Netflix

Top five worst scary movies on Netflix

Kacey Connolly, Podcast Editor

October 27, 2019

With spooky season in full effect, make sure you don’t cuddle up to these five horror films.

Presidential candidate Andrew Yang: Not left. Not right. Forward.

Presidential candidate Andrew Yang: Not left. Not right. Forward.

Vincent Rossi, Writer

October 21, 2019

“Not left. Not right. Forward.” has become one of the campaign slogans that indicates his disinterest in playing sides during a very hyper-partisan time in our country.

I am successful because of my autism, not despite it

I am successful because of my autism, not despite it

Drew Sullivan, Contributor

October 18, 2019

Until recently, I had always viewed my autism as a detraction, a deficit and a deficiency. The self-doubt was all consuming—until I changed my mindset and did some searching, both internally and on the internet.

Why Kanye West’s new projects are worth the wait

Why Kanye West’s new projects are worth the wait

Daniel Smith, Writer

October 15, 2019

In an unsurprising move, Kanye West has delayed the release of his new album, “Jesus Is King.”

Why the Kennedy name is no longer enough

Why the Kennedy name is no longer enough

Amelia Marceau, Writer

October 10, 2019

Kennedy versus Markey is the Democratic match-up many around the country have been watching

Dating in college

Dating in college

Sophia Torres, Writer

October 3, 2019

Students are noticing a difference in today’s dating scene.

Are e-cigarettes actually ‘safe?’

Are e-cigarettes actually ‘safe?’

Amelia Marceau, Writer

September 13, 2019

According to the Center for Disease Control, over 3.6 million high school students used an e-cigarette in the past 30 days last year.

My Experience as an Off-Campus Freshman

My Experience as an Off-Campus Freshman

Emma Filev-Mihalak, Contributor

September 13, 2019

I’ve been in school for a couple of weeks now, and I’ve already experienced a few ups and downs of commuting.

From Bangladesh to UMass: a graduate’s reflection

From Bangladesh to UMass: a graduate’s reflection

Nujhat Purnata, Contributor

May 9, 2019

How one soon-to-be UMass grad views her time in Amherst.

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