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Far-right extremism: How the plot to kidnap a governor reflects on… Adolf Hitler

Far-right extremism: How the plot to kidnap a governor reflects on… Adolf Hitler

Robert Gatzke, Contributor

October 27, 2020

On Oct. 8, the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) announced the foiled plot of 14 men in relation to the kidnapping of Michigan's Governor, Gretchen Whitmer. This should not come as a surprise because the warnings were simply there.

Northampton Trump rally sparks counter-protest

Black Lives Matter supporter in the middle of Trump supporters by Tristan Smith

Tristan Smith, Writer

October 25, 2020

This was just one of many Trump rallies planned by CRCC to be held in countless cities across Massachusetts up until the November 3rd election.

Far right extremists are getting bolder with plots to kidnap U.S. governors

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Talya Torres, Writer

October 23, 2020

Members of an antigovernmental paramilitary group plotted to kidnap democratic governors ahead of the election. 

Instagram page run by UMass students inspires change

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Faith Cardoza, Politics/Op-Ed Editor

October 22, 2020

Instagram pages such as @voicesunitedumassamherst are run by students who lift up each other’s voices to spread awareness about discrimination at the college level.

Rally hosted in Boston to stop evictions and foreclosures across Massachusetts

Rally hosted in Boston to stop evictions and foreclosures across Massachusetts

Rebeca Pereira, Contributor

October 22, 2020

City Life Vida Urbana hosted a rally in Boston to stop nearly 60,000 evictions and foreclosures across Massachusetts.

Pledging Allegiance to Our Ears: The Politics of Being Considerate

Pledging Allegiance to Our Ears: The Politics of Being Considerate

Julian Mendoza, Writer

October 16, 2020

How one UMass student’s open ears sparked his political transformation.

“Honor Her Wish” a touching tribute to the late RBG

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Nasya Blackshear, Entertainment Editor

October 15, 2020

Honor Her Wish, was an amazing tribute to a true icon and American hero. The work RBG did for women and equality will leave its lasting marks on our country.

Masking the issue

Masking the issue

Chloe Lindahl, Writer

October 14, 2020

In the United States the debate over wearing a mask has become a politicized issue as many see it as an affront to their personal freedom.

Vice Presidential Debate Recap: The good, the dull and the fly

Vice Presidential Debate Recap: The good, the dull and the fly

Matt Languedoc, Contributor

October 9, 2020

The vice presidential debate this past Wednesday was so bland that a fly landing on Pence's head was the most exciting aspect of the debate.

How Student Government Association’s fully-remote 2020 election affected candidate’s campaigns

How Student Government Association’s fully-remote 2020 election affected candidate's campaigns

Rebecca Duffy, Campus News Editor

October 8, 2020

Candidates started campaigning and collecting signatures in March 2020. They reached debate day when UMass sent an email to all students that they would be sent home due to COVID-19. SGA put a halt to the campaign process until this fall, when candidates could no longer rely on in-person interaction with other students. 

Settling for Biden: The Better Option

Settling for Biden: The Better Option

Matt Languedoc, Contributor

October 6, 2020

The presidential election is less than a month away and has proven to be the most stressful voting period in U.S history.

UMass community reacts to the first presidential debate

UMass community reacts to the first presidential debate

Ethan Brayall-Brown, Contributor

October 5, 2020

The first debate between President Donald Trump and former Vice President Joe Biden was anything but normal.

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