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The controversy behind John Chau and the Sentinelese people

The controversy behind John Chau and the Sentinelese people

Nicholas Ponzio, Writer

December 26, 2018


Filed under Current Affairs, Opinion, Politics, Showcase

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

Kanye West’s failed attempt to “Make America Great Again”

Kanye West’s failed attempt to “Make America Great Again”

Olivia Amato, Contributor

December 16, 2018


Filed under Entertainment, Opinion, Politics, Showcase

Now that the rapper has recused himself from politics, students weigh in on his influence

6ix9ine, SoundCloud rap and the destruction of a platform

6ix9ine, SoundCloud rap and the destruction of a platform

Trevor Wilson, Writer

December 6, 2018


Filed under Entertainment, Music, Opinion, Showcase

SoundCloud rap, in its own right, has grown into a subgenre, but only at the cost of stripping away any originality from what was once a great platform.

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


Filed under Current Affairs, Opinion, Politics, Showcase, Uncategorized

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

Why women in Congress matter

Why women in Congress matter

Amelia Marceau, Writer

November 14, 2018


Filed under Current Affairs, Opinion, Politics, Showcase

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

UMass Democrats host Sen. Elizabeth Warren, gubernatorial candidate Jay Gonzalez

UMass Democrats host Sen. Elizabeth Warren, gubernatorial candidate Jay Gonzalez

Katherine Scott, Writer

November 5, 2018


Filed under Current Affairs, Opinion, Politics, Showcase

Elizabeth Warren and Jay Gonzalez discuss their policies and the upcoming election.

How the 2018 midterm elections could affect you

How the 2018 midterm elections could affect you

Nicholas Ponzio, Writer

November 5, 2018


Filed under Current Affairs, Opinion, Politics, Showcase

Here's what could happen, depending on who wins in the House and Senate.

Assembling millennial activists: Three ways to start your own political revolution

Assembling millennial activists: Three ways to start your own political revolution

Darian Barlow, Contributor

November 2, 2018


Filed under Current Affairs, Lifestyle, Opinion, Politics, Showcase, Student Life

Whether you have been “woke” for years or are just now opening your eyes to the big and scary world, you can follow these universal steps to take our country's future into our own hands.

Anonymous writing: treason or resistance?

Anonymous writing: treason or resistance?

Amelia Marceau, Contributing Writer

October 15, 2018


Filed under Opinion, Politics

Is the New York Times anonymous op-ed an act of treason, or an act of resistance against the Trump administration?

Turn your fall semester from a 2007 Britney to a raging success

Turn your fall semester from a 2007 Britney to a raging success

Darian Barlow, Contributor

October 15, 2018


Filed under Campus, Food/Health, Lifestyle, Multimedia, Opinion, Student Life, Voices

Avoid a Britney-level meltdown with these tips from a fellow college student on how to be your best self this semester.

Nike campaign refuels Kaepernick debate

Nike campaign refuels Kaepernick debate

Matthew DiPesa, Contributing Writer

October 10, 2018


Filed under Current Affairs, Opinion, Politics, Showcase, Sports

Kaepernick has responded to an onslaught of hatred not with words, but with commitment to fighting against injustice.

Catcalling: Not a compliment

Catcalling: Not a compliment

Emma Sammuli, Contributor

October 3, 2018


Filed under Lifestyle, Opinion, Showcase, Student Life, Uncategorized, Voices

A walk or a jog down the street can invite endless catcalls and unwanted attention. Despite popular opinion, ignoring it is not the answer.

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