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The controversy behind John Chau and the Sentinelese people

The controversy behind John Chau and the Sentinelese people

Nicholas Ponzio, Writer

December 26, 2018


Filed under Current Affairs, Opinion, Politics, Showcase

The difficulty of retrieving Chau's body and allowing his death to go unpunished has sparked outrage across the United States.

Q&A with U.S. Rep Richard Neal, chairman of a key committee in Congress

Q&A with U.S. Rep Richard Neal, chairman of a key committee in Congress

Matt Berg, Writer

December 19, 2018


Filed under Current Affairs, Politics, Showcase

Neal says he will lead the charge to release President Trump's tax returns.

Kanye West’s failed attempt to “Make America Great Again”

Kanye West’s failed attempt to “Make America Great Again”

Olivia Amato, Contributor

December 16, 2018


Filed under Entertainment, Opinion, Politics, Showcase

Now that the rapper has recused himself from politics, students weigh in on his influence

Protesters drown out Sean Spicer at UMass

Protesters drown out Sean Spicer at UMass

Matt Berg, Matthew DiPesa, and Kyle Moynihan

November 28, 2018


Filed under Campus, Current Affairs, Politics, Showcase

Spicer discussed his career leading up to the White House and his new book before protests erupted.

Is Kamala Harris the new face of the Democratic party?

Is Kamala Harris the new face of the Democratic party?

Nicholas Ponzio, Writer

November 28, 2018


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

Kamala Harris has established herself as the new face of the Democratic party because of her progressive legislation and immense popularity.

Former White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer set to appear at UMass Tuesday

Former White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer set to appear at UMass Tuesday

Kyle Moynihan and Matt Berg

November 27, 2018


Filed under Campus, Current Affairs, Politics, Showcase, Student Life

A former member of the Trump Administration, Spicer will likely be welcomed to campus by a slew of protestors.

Why women in Congress matter

Why women in Congress matter

Amelia Marceau, Writer

November 14, 2018


Filed under Current Affairs, Opinion, Politics, Showcase

A record number of women were elected to Congress last week, making the 116th Congress one of the most diverse in American history.

UMass Democrats host Sen. Elizabeth Warren, gubernatorial candidate Jay Gonzalez

UMass Democrats host Sen. Elizabeth Warren, gubernatorial candidate Jay Gonzalez

Katherine Scott, Writer

November 5, 2018


Filed under Current Affairs, Opinion, Politics, Showcase

Elizabeth Warren and Jay Gonzalez discuss their policies and the upcoming election.

How the 2018 midterm elections could affect you

How the 2018 midterm elections could affect you

Nicholas Ponzio, Writer

November 5, 2018


Filed under Current Affairs, Opinion, Politics, Showcase

Here's what could happen, depending on who wins in the House and Senate.

A candidate-by-candidate guide to the five congressional races

A candidate-by-candidate guide to the five congressional races

Kyle Moynihan

November 5, 2018


Filed under Current Affairs, Politics, Showcase

There are five contested congressional races right here in Massachusetts.

A guide to statewide office candidates

A guide to statewide office candidates

Kyle Moynihan and Matt Berg

November 5, 2018


Filed under Current Affairs, Politics, Showcase

While the elections will shape the balance of power at the national level, they could be  consequential in local affairs as well. 

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