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Student Debt Crisis: Will it be Cancelled?

Student Debt Crisis: Will it be Cancelled?

Zach Steward, Politics/Op-ed Editor April 26, 2022

Joe Biden will never cancel student debt. Why? While some say it’s because he can’t, that he has to go through Congress to do so, I say otherwise. He could easily cancel them with the stroke of a pen...

B&Q at PWI: Dating as a Black Queer Man

B&Q at PWI: Dating as a Black Queer Man

Zach Steward, Op/Ed Editor April 14, 2022
Hookup culture, racism and homophobia create lots of toxic dating.
Forrest at the protest holding a sign she made of a sunflower, the flower of Ukraine. Photo courtesy of Presley Forrest.

UKRAINIAN STUDENT FEATURE: PRESLEY FORREST ‘23

Christina Loberti , Writer April 4, 2022
Sophomore Presley Forrest (she/her) discussed in an interview the hardships that her and her family have faced since Russia launched its attack on Ukraine on Feb. 24. 
B&Q at PWI: Pilot

B&Q at PWI: Pilot

Zach Steward, Op/Ed Editor March 30, 2022
B&Q is a safe space for the Black queer community to dish out stories, opinions and struggles of exploring sexual, gender and racial identity at a school with a White majority.
A plaque memorializing the nine names of youths who have been killed by the Israeli defense force within the past two weeks.

On the Steps of the Student Union lies a Vigil for Palestinian Youth

Emilee Klein and Isabel Guilmette March 12, 2022
Students for Justice in Palestine emerge from the pandemic with a vigil in protest of violence by the IDF.
Photo courtesy of John Phelan and Wikimedia Commons

UMass updates students on sexual assault prevention efforts

Maddie Fabian, Writer March 1, 2022
On Monday Feb. 28, Vice Chancellor of Student Affairs and Campus Life Brandi Hephner LaBanc updated UMass Amherst students via an email on recent university efforts to prevent sexual assault and to support survivors. 
When Will Black Lives Matter?

When Will Black Lives Matter?

Zach Steward, Politics/Op-ed Editor February 28, 2022

“While I am proud of the longstanding commitment to social justice at UMass, even here, the barriers to racial equity and justice are real, whether subtle or overtly threatening. We can break down these...

Image Cred: Sean Krajacic from Getty Images

Whiteness as a License to Kill

Zach Steward, Politics/Op-ed Editor November 29, 2021
Make no mistake: if he were Black, Rittenhouse would have been murdered on sight, not being given the benefit of the doubt that white people are given all the time.
Docket Talk: Wooden v. United States and UMass Students v. Dining Hall Seating

Docket Talk: Wooden v. United States and UMass Students v. Dining Hall Seating

Celina Rivernider, Creative Writing Editor November 17, 2021
Celina is back to give updates on the Supreme Court's newest case.

If You Can Think It, You Can Meme It: Pilot

Raksha Pokharel November 11, 2021
Raksha Pokharel is a about to revive some dead memes.
UMass announces creation of Title IX Student Advisory Task Force

UMass announces creation of Title IX Student Advisory Task Force

Maddie Fabian, Writer November 7, 2021

AMHERST - UMass Amherst announced the establishment of a Title IX Student Advisory Task Force as part of an ongoing effort to address sexual misconduct on campus.   In an email sent to students...

UMass SGA discusses proposed amendments to the Survivor’s Bill of Rights

UMass SGA discusses proposed amendments to the Survivor’s Bill of Rights

Maddie Fabian, Writer November 3, 2021

AMHERST -- The UMass Amherst Student Government Association (SGA) held an open meeting in the Student Union Blackbox Theatre on Thursday to discuss proposed amendments to the Survivor’s Bill of Rights.   The...

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