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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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.

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