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The state of legalization: Effects of marijuana dispensaries on state welfare

The state of legalization: Effects of marijuana dispensaries on state welfare

Harry Ortof, Assistant Politics/Op-Ed Editor

May 2, 2018


Filed under Around the Valley, Current Affairs, Opinion, Showcase

With the opening of a new dispensary in North Amherst, let's look at how legalization impacts a state's welfare.

The kids are not alright: How the Parkland survivors are reshaping the gun control conversation

The kids are not alright: How the Parkland survivors are reshaping the gun control conversation

Harry Ortof, Contributor

March 23, 2018


Filed under Opinion, Politics, Showcase

After almost every mass shooting in America, a usual course of action would follow. It was a familiar cycle until the survivors of the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School shooting got involved.

These Oscar nominees are likely to win — but should they?

These Oscar nominees are likely to win — but should they?

Hayley Solomon and Jordan Allen

March 2, 2018


Filed under Entertainment, Opinion, Showcase, TV/Movies

Who is likely to take home the golden statues this year? And more importantly — who should?

UMass Football needs to join a conference

UMass Football needs to join a conference

Daniel Morrison, Contributor

December 17, 2017


Filed under Campus, Opinion, Showcase, Sports

It’s difficult to determine what the best conference option for UMass is. But in order to improve recruiting, gain more fans, and increase revenue, UMass needs to join a conference immediately.

“Penn Face”: The ugly truth about mental health on college campuses

“Penn Face”: The ugly truth about mental health on college campuses

Harry Ortof, Contributer

December 12, 2017


Filed under Opinion, Showcase, Student Life, Voices

What needs to change so that administrators and students alike can recognize when someone is depressed or suicidal?

Is FOMO driving our need to overshare?

Is FOMO driving our need to overshare?

Jill Webb, Contributor

November 10, 2017


Filed under Opinion, Showcase, Technology, Voices

There’s no denying that millennials are phone addicts; we all know that. But why do we check our phones so much, even when no one is texting us?

Here’s why I’m so old and in school

Here’s why I’m so old and in school

Sarah Heinonen, Contributor

October 29, 2017


Filed under Opinion, Showcase, Voices

Those detours, with all their bumps and false starts, make up a part of who you are as a person.

Is Amazon too big?

Is Amazon too big?

Harry Ortof, Contributor

October 17, 2017


Filed under Opinion, Politics, Showcase, Voices

After completing the purchase of Whole Foods for over $13 billion, Amazon has expanded its reach into yet another market as the company's influence continues to grow.

What it’s like having all white friends at UMass

What it’s like having all white friends at UMass

Hannah Tran-Trinh, Contributor

April 26, 2017


Filed under Opinion, Showcase, Voices

Having all white friends at UMass is like hiding your brown skin behind a white mask while your pale friends are out getting spray tans.

Sexual harassment isn’t normal behavior

Sexual harassment isn’t normal behavior

Amy Russes, Assistant Politics/Op-Ed Editor

April 26, 2017


Filed under Opinion, Showcase, Voices

What gets me is that some of us see the problem, while others fail to acknowledge its existence.

When it comes to UMass athletics, apathy breeds mediocrity

When it comes to UMass athletics, apathy breeds mediocrity

Bryan Bowman, Campus News Editor

March 27, 2017


Filed under Campus, Opinion, Showcase, Sports

The problem, of course, is that the students and alumni, by and large, simply don’t care.

Did political scientists fail us?

Did political scientists fail us?

John Coakley, Writer

March 22, 2017


Filed under Current Affairs, Opinion, Politics, Showcase

While nearly everyone and their Facebook friends failed to predict a Trump victory, many political scientists accurately predicted this shocking outcome. The problem is that they widely rejected their own findings.

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