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MASSPIRG co-hosts 50th Earth Day anniversary celebration for 100% renewable energy

MASSPIRG co-hosts 50th Earth Day anniversary celebration for 100% renewable energy

Rebecca Duffy, Campus News Editor

April 23, 2020

MASSPRIG celebrated Earth Day's 50th anniversary by co-hosting a virtual event for 100% renewal energy.

Quick Fix Politics Podcast: Talking with the President of the UMass Democrats

Quick Fix Politics Podcast: Talking with the President of the UMass Democrats

Joe Kochapski

March 3, 2020

Joe Kochapski talks with Tim Ennis, President of the UMass Democrats about coronavirus updates, the Trump-Taliban agreement, violence at Greece and Turkey border over migrants, and Bernie’s rise.

Blurring the lines: Why Brazil’s growing relationship with the U.S is troubling

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Drew Sullivan, Writer

February 27, 2020

While some may write this off as paranoid and speculative, the USA's backing of Brazil's 20-year dictatorship, which resulted in the torture, murder, and illegal arrest of thousands, is all the historical justification I need to be concerned.

How to vote in the primaries from UMass Amherst

How to vote in the primaries from UMass Amherst

Rebecca Duffy, Campus News Editor

February 22, 2020

The Massachusetts state primaries are fast approaching, taking place on Tuesday, March 3. If students registered to vote in the primaries before the February 12 deadline, they are eligible to vote in Amherst.

Professor Paul Collins on President Trump’s impeachment

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Faith Cardoza, Writer

February 20, 2020

New podcast: Faith Cardoza is joined by Professor Paul M. Collins Jr. to get some of his insight into the impeachment of President Trump and what it means in today’s context.

In defense of the comment section

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Drew Sullivan, Contributor

February 11, 2020

In today's ever-evolving digital media landscape, the comment section has become somewhat omnipresent. While some regard it as the great public commons, many others consider it The Wild West of the Internet, where one can find intelligent rebuttals, vitriolic attacks, and irrelevant conjecture.

What happened in the Iowa Caucus?

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Harry Ortof, Politics and Op/Ed Editor

February 6, 2020

After over a day of incomplete results flowing in from the 2020 Iowa Caucus, the issues that have plagued this election process continue to rear their ugly heads.  The informal process consists of moving to a specific part of a gymnasium or community center to endorse a candidate of their choice. If their candidate gets less than 15 percent of the votes, they must either choose another candidate or abstain. This is an important distinction between a primary and a caucus—your second vote can have an impact, especially if there's 12 people running.  

Almost 50 years later, the Pentagon Papers are still significant

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Harry Ortof, Politics/Op-Ed Editor

January 29, 2020

The New York Times report that John Bolton’s unpublished manuscript revealed President Donald Trump withheld $391 million in aid to Ukraine unless they investigated the Biden family and other Democrats is the most significant revelation in Trump’s impeachment trial so far. “Over dozens of pages, Mr. Bolton described how the Ukraine affair unfolded over several months until he departed the White House in September,” the article states. “He described not only the president’s private disparagement of Ukraine but also new details about senior cabinet officials who have publicly tried to sidestep involvement.”

Wire News Weekly – 1.19.20

Wire News Weekly - 1.19.20

Rebecca Duffy, Video Editor

January 26, 2020

In the first episode of the brand new series "Wire News Weekly," Host Rebecca Duffy talks about this week's major news headlines from UMass Amherst and local communities. For the week of January 19th, 2020, students move in, U.S. Representative Joe Kennedy III visits Amherst and more!

The Decade Series: The Students of Stonewall

The Decade Series: The Students of Stonewall

Caeli Chesin, News Editor

January 3, 2020

A look into how the UMass Stonewall Center has changed over the decade and the fight moving forward.

Over the Decade: The rise and falls of cable news and online media

Amaka Agozino freshman political science major scrolls through online news site

Bella Damiecki , Writer

December 10, 2019

A look at President Trump and the prevalence of his Twitter account.

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