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Millennial’s beef with Donald Trump

Millennial’s beef with Donald Trump

Amy Russes, Writer

November 28, 2016


Filed under Opinion, Showcase, Voices

Go on, keep whining about how much millennials whine.

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Election 2016: What’s at stake

Election 2016: What’s at stake

Amy Russes, Writer

October 21, 2016


Filed under Current Affairs, Opinion, Politics, Showcase

The 2016 presidential race seems more like a reality television show than the process to find our next head of state.

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Why UMass should encourage more student-run publications

Why UMass should encourage more student-run publications

Justine O'Brien, Contributor

October 12, 2016


Filed under Opinion, Showcase, Voices

Working for student-run publications are beneficial for budding journalists who want to further hone their craft, but it's not only about journalism — everyone has a story to tell or a picture to share.

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#FollowFriday: Five people to follow on Twitter before the next presidential debate

#FollowFriday: Five people to follow on Twitter before the next presidential debate

Carson McGrath, Writer

October 7, 2016


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

Here is a treasure trove of feminists, reporters and writers. Give them a follow to get your Twitter feed in shape for Sunday's presidential debate.

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A feminist reflects on Hillary Clinton

A feminist reflects on Hillary Clinton

Carson McGrath, Writer

October 5, 2016


Filed under Opinion, Politics, Showcase, Voices

Clinton deserves credit where credit is due. She crushed it on that stage Monday night, says Amherst Wire writer Carson McGrath.

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Convicted rapist Brock Turner to speak out against promiscuity

Convicted rapist Brock Turner to speak out against promiscuity

Justine O'Brien, Contributor

September 30, 2016


Filed under Current Affairs, Opinion, Showcase, Voices

Contributor Justine O'Brien takes issue with Brock Turner, a convicted rapist and former Stanford student, returning to college campuses to speak about the dangers of "drinking and promiscuity" after serving half his prison sentence.

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High school football player kneels during anthem, joins national conversation

High school football player kneels during anthem, joins national conversation

Musawir Chaudhry, Contributor

September 26, 2016


Filed under Opinion, Showcase, Sports, Voices

High school football player Michael Oppong joined a national conversation when he knelt during the national anthem earlier this month.

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How to read presidential polls

How to read presidential polls

Kevin Kim, Writer

September 22, 2016


Filed under Current Affairs, Opinion, Showcase, Voices

Understanding presidential polls can be confusing. Here’s how to navigate your way through the numbers.

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Why we need to change the way we talk about UMass football

Why we need to change the way we talk about UMass football

Bryan Bowman, Campus Editor

September 16, 2016


Filed under Opinion, Showcase

Rome wasn’t built in one day, and for a Massachusetts football program still in its Division I infancy, we can’t expect them to run before they can crawl. In just their fifth season in Division I after making the jump from Division IAA, UMass is hoping to fight through growing pains from a challenging...

UMass students react poorly to “The Triggering” panel

UMass students react poorly to “The Triggering” panel

Léa Aliberti, Writer

April 29, 2016


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

Hundreds of people piled into Bowker Auditorium at the University of Massachusetts Amherst on Monday for the eagerly awaited controversial debate titled, “The Triggering: Has Political Correctness Gone Too Far?” that was hosted by the UMass College Republicans Club. The debate panel consisted of ...

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