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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
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
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.

Mass incarceration in Massachusetts

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Narratives from formerly incarcerated advocates and their vision of a future beyond prisons
November 16, 2020
What are the experiences of those imprisoned within Massachusetts?

How a kid from a small town became Massachusetts’ State Representative of the 14th District

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Adam Scanlon on climbing the ladder of local politics
November 12, 2020
Adam Scanlon, North Attleboro's State Representative, on climbing the ladder of local politics.

A whirlwind of a Presidential election

Joe Biden and Kamala Harris in Delaware to deliver victory speech from Google Images
Overwhelming feelings have come to light from the results of the Election Day that turned into Election Week
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. 

Everything you need to know about the 2020 Presidential elections in MA

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Biden won Massachusetts, but how this election will end remains unclear
November 7, 2020
Former vice-president, Joe Biden is projected to win Massachusetts with 11 electoral votes on election night.

Governor Charlie Baker’s new COVID-19 guidelines and its implications on UMass

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Guidelines include a stay-at-home advisory and restrictions on business' operating hours
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.

Getting to the polls while fighting homelessness

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

Women for Biden: a suburban battleground

Women for Biden: a suburban battleground
How one group just may be Biden's saving grace
November 2, 2020
There’s been a new influx of support for Biden that comes from an army of women, specifically suburban women, who have had a change of heart in the last four years. Although they played a critical role in the 2016 election for President Trump, many of these women are taking a different stance this year.

How I escaped ‘The Proud Boys’ ideology

How I escaped 'The Proud Boys' ideology
October 29, 2020
Before "the Proud Boys" became a hate group, I attended one of their first events in 2018. Here is how the movement has evolved, and how much my ideology has changed since.

Pope Francis makes a historical statement in support of the LGBTQ+ community

Pope Francis makes a historical statement in support of the LGBTQ+ community
In a recent announcement, the pope issued surprising support for LGBTQ+ civil unions
October 28, 2020
In the documentary “Francesco” by director Evgeny Afineevsky that aired in Rome on Wednesday, Oct. 21, Pope Francis endorses civil unions. 

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
The alarming rise in violence from far-right extremists is eerily similar to the rise of fascism in 1920s Germany
October 26, 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.
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