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One-third of Boston Student Advisory Council resigns in “student mutiny,” alleges abuse of power

The exodus followed this weeks revelation of a potentially invasive mental health practice and other claims of abusive behavior
Rebeca Pereira, Writer March 5, 2021
“Girl, she’s shook,” her message reads. At the end of the day, BSAC representatives are still students, teenage students who’ve felt their voices stifled in an environment where they were meant to be valued.
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Salvaging a semester: SGA, a COVID calamity and where we go from here

A frustrated student body and fatigued Amherst community turns to the Student Government Association as trust in administrators runs its course
Rebeca Pereira, Writer February 19, 2021
A frustrated student body and fatigued Amherst community turns to the Student Government Association as trust in administrators runs its course.
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“Judas and the Black Messiah” recreates an underlooked part of American history

Director Shaka King's studio debut leaves audiences wondering why anyone still trusts the FBI
Aaron Vincent Facundo, TV/Film Editor February 12, 2021
Throughout the duration of the film, the audience is constantly presented with dramatic irony. While they are made well aware of O’Neal’s cooperation with the FBI, Hampton's lack of awareness plays into the heartbreaking betrayal.
The legacy of odd Trump imagery

The legacy of odd Trump imagery

Now that the Trump presidency has ended, it is time to reckon with the odd iconography that his candidacy engendered—and what it means for the future of our politics
Joe Lancaster, Contributor January 28, 2021
In the Internet age, the traditional campaign ad has been enhanced by Twitter videos, and the traditional campaign poster has largely been supplanted by the meme. And in the age of Donald Trump, the pro-Trump memes and placards became a bizarre form of outsider art.
Trump encourages supporters to refuse to concede the election

Trump encourages supporters to refuse to concede the election

Violence ignites in Washington D.C as protestors clash
Chloe Lindahl, Writer November 25, 2020
President Trump's refusal to debrief the President-elect has put countless lives at risk as the nation faces unprecedented challenges. Although it is the end of the controversial Trump Presidency, he’s making sure to leave his mark one last time.
How does the Electoral College actually work?

How does the Electoral College actually work?

The electoral college is a system that dates back to the beginning of US history that we still use to this day
Talya Torres, Writer November 20, 2020
The election is not decided by the amount of votes a presidential candidate gets, known as the “popular vote.” It is instead decided by electors, or representatives states choose to cast their votes. This process comes from the Constitution, as a compromise between a vote only in Congress, and a popular vote.
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Mass incarceration in Massachusetts

Narratives from formerly incarcerated advocates and their vision of a future beyond prisons
Talia Heisey, Writer November 16, 2020
What are the experiences of those imprisoned within Massachusetts?
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How a kid from a small town became Massachusetts’ State Representative of the 14th District

Adam Scanlon on climbing the ladder of local politics
Ethan Brayall-Brown, Writer November 12, 2020
Adam Scanlon, North Attleboro's State Representative, on climbing the ladder of local politics.
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A whirlwind of a Presidential election

Overwhelming feelings have come to light from the results of the Election Day that turned into Election Week
Abbie Gracie, Co-News Editor November 11, 2020
On Saturday, Vice President Joe Biden and Sen. Kamala Harris have officially become the president-elect and vice president-elect for the next four years, making Donald Trump one of the few incumbent presidents to lose in his race for a second term. The results brought a lot of conflicting emotions throughout the United States. 
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Everything you need to know about the 2020 Presidential elections in MA

Biden won Massachusetts, but how this election will end remains unclear
Amherst Wire Staff November 7, 2020
Former vice-president, Joe Biden is projected to win Massachusetts with 11 electoral votes on election night.
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Governor Charlie Baker’s new COVID-19 guidelines and its implications on UMass

Guidelines include a stay-at-home advisory and restrictions on business' operating hours
Ethan Brayall-Brown, Writer November 6, 2020
Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker announced a new stay-at-home advisory along with other measures to fight back against COVID-19 cases. These measures go into effect on Nov. 6. This comes amidst a surge of COVID-19 cases. As of Nov. 4, there were 1,629 new cases, making a total of 103,066 COVID-19 cases in the Commonwealth.
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Getting to the polls while fighting homelessness

How homeless people in Massachusetts are making their voices heard in the election
Rebeca Pereira, Writer November 3, 2020
How homeless people in Massachusetts are making their voices heard in the 2020 election.
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