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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.

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 ...

Diversity in video games should not be an afterthought

Diversity in video games should not be an afterthought

Colin McGinnis, Webmaster

April 27, 2016


Filed under Entertainment, Opinion, Showcase, Technology

The fact that games don't actually represent the player base is needlessly discriminatory.

I am not my illness

I am not my illness

Katie Charbonneau, Contributor

April 13, 2016


Filed under Opinion, Voices

Up until my diagnosis, I didn’t date, rarely went to parties and suffered in silence. I assumed this was just how I was: a bookish homebody who would rather not be around people. I didn’t realize this was my illness, not who I was.

I’m college athlete and you should drug test me

I’m college athlete and you should drug test me

Hannah Farrell, Contributor

April 13, 2016


Filed under Campus, Current Affairs, Opinion, Voices

As a Division One athlete now in my third year of college, I have played in three conference championship games, two NCAA tournaments and I'm currently field hockey captain. I have still never been drug tested.

Dear College Students: Vote with your wallet

Dear College Students: Vote with your wallet

Haley Bucelewicz, Writer

February 29, 2016


Filed under Campus, Opinion, Politics

Before you cast your votes in the upcoming presidential primary, consider which candidate has your best interest in mind.

Bernie shirts that say the words we can’t

Bernie shirts that say the words we can’t

Sarah Robertson, Contributor

February 29, 2016


Filed under Opinion, Politics

We don't have the words. We just have the shirts.

Whiteout: Life as a black student at UMass Amherst

Whiteout: Life as a black student at UMass Amherst

Ellanjé Ferguson, Lifestyle Editor

February 24, 2016


Filed under Campus, Current Affairs, Opinion

From that point on, I became aware of my blackness, and aware of what it means to be black at this school.

UMass Foundation takes first step to divest from fossil fuel industry

UMass Foundation takes first step to divest from fossil fuel industry

Sarah Robertson, Contributor

December 10, 2015


Filed under Campus, Current Affairs, Opinion

How is UMass doing in the global battle for climate justice?

Why social media is ruining dating

Why social media is ruining dating

Alexandra Pigeon, Writer

November 6, 2015


Filed under Lifestyle, Opinion, Relationships

What kills the happy, carefree vibe of a single girl more than a Facebook timeline chock-full of sappy couples' posts about their love for each other? Nothing.

Trump’s honesty is honestly troubling

Trump’s honesty is honestly troubling

Léa Aliberti, Contributor

October 14, 2015


Filed under Current Affairs, Opinion, Voices

Trump, the self-made billionaire and American celebrity, is everything but presidential.

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