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North Korea on the verge of denuclearization

North Korea on the verge of denuclearization

Ian Munnelly, Politics/Op-Ed Editor

April 18, 2018


Filed under Politics, Showcase

If North Korea’s economy and people continue to dwindle in strength and faith in their leader, Kim Jong-un may be left with no choice but denuclearization.

‘Idea Driven:’ UMass artist Haley McDevitt’s thesis exhibition uses her mother’s sketches to encourage political thought

‘Idea Driven:’ UMass artist Haley McDevitt’s thesis exhibition uses her mother’s sketches to encourage political thought

Courtney Murtagh and Brian Choquet

April 17, 2018


Filed under Campus, Politics, Profiles, Showcase, Student Life

Her mother's political sketches, which inspired McDevitt's paintings, were created to be starting points for conversations on values and how to better society. McDevitt wants her gallery viewers to leave thinking more about their surroundings and what their community, large or small, could benefit from. The exhibition will be displayed from April 17-20 at the Student Union Gallery.

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


Filed under Opinion, Politics, Showcase

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.

Jake Tapper to speak at 2018 UMass Amherst commencement

Jake Tapper to speak at 2018 UMass Amherst commencement

Michael Connors, Assistant Campus News Editor

March 22, 2018


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

The University of Massachusetts Amherst announced the pick on Thursday.

Success within government shutdown: Changes to child welfare

Success within government shutdown: Changes to child welfare

Ian Munnelly, Politics/Op-Ed Editor

February 28, 2018


Filed under Current Affairs, Politics, Showcase

Bi-partisan legislation tucked into Trump's continuing resolution may be the most fundamental change in recent U.S. child welfare.

This week in politics, 12/4-12/11

This week in politics, 12/4-12/11

John Coakley, Politics/Op-Ed/Voices Editor

December 11, 2017


Filed under Current Affairs, Politics, Showcase

Bringing you the most important stories in national politics, one week at a time.

UMass International Socialist Organization protest GOP tax bill

UMass International Socialist Organization protest GOP tax bill

Brian Choquet, Photo Editor

December 7, 2017


Filed under Campus, Current Affairs, Politics, Showcase

As sprinkles of rain soaked their “Tax the Rich” signs, almost a dozen members of the University of Massachusetts Amherst International Socialist Organization held a rally outside the Student Union to protest the recent approval of the Republican federal tax plan in the U.S. Senate.

This week in politics, 11/27-12/4

This week in politics, 11/27-12/4

John Coakley, Politics/Op-Ed/Voices Editor

December 5, 2017


Filed under Current Affairs, Politics, Showcase

Following the announcement of indictments of former Trump campaign staffers Paul Manafort, Richard Gates, and George Papadopoulos on Oct. 30, Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation has once again turned up new charges. Elsewhere, Congressional Republicans continue to move forward with the Republican...

This week in politics: 11/6-11/12

This week in politics: 11/6-11/12

John Coakley, Politics/Op-Ed/Voices Editor

November 13, 2017


Filed under Current Affairs, Politics, Showcase

Bringing you the most important stories in national politics, one week at a time.

ABC’s ‘Black-ish’ is more than just your average sitcom

ABC’s ‘Black-ish’ is more than just your average sitcom

Sifa Kasongo, Writer

November 6, 2017


Filed under Current Affairs, Entertainment, Multimedia, Politics, TV/Movies

We can count on this show to tackle complex topics in a meaningful way that other shows shy away from.

This week in politics: 10/30-11/5

This week in politics: 10/30-11/5

John Coakley, Politics/Voices/Op-Ed Editor

November 5, 2017


Filed under Current Affairs, Politics, Showcase

Bringing you the most important stories in national politics, one week at a time.

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