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Rep. Neal denies signature to strikers demanding climate change reform

Students march in Springfield, MA to demand that Representative Richard Neal signs both the Green New Deal and the No Fossil Fuel Money Pledge

Lily Robinson, Contributor

December 9, 2019

Even under renewed community pressure, Neal refuses to sign on to the Green New Deal or the No Fossil Fuel Money Pledge.

Critical issues for the 2020 election cycle: U.S. immigration policy

Critical issues for the 2020 election cycle: U.S. immigration policy

November 22, 2019

The College of Social and Behavioral Sciences presented a panel of three distinguished immigration scholars as part of its Social Science Matters series.

Tweet like a First Lady: Former press secretary of Michelle Obama, Kelsey Donohue, speaks on White House experiences

(Patrick Kline/ Amherst Wire)

Brian Choquet, Campus News Editor

November 20, 2019

The former assistant press secretary gave students an inside look at working inside the White House.

Students hold demonstration for ban on plastic bottles

Caeli Chesin and Brian Choquet

November 19, 2019

In a given year, UMass blows through an estimated 11,280,000 single-use plastic bottles. Most of which aren't recycled.

“Who lit the match?”

Xenia Arinez, Contributor

November 18, 2019

The politics behind one of Bolivia's most devastating wildfires

YKCC spreads awareness on Southeast Asian deportation

YKCC spreads awareness on Southeast Asian deportation

Brian Choquet, Campus News Editor

November 18, 2019

“They're really being brought back with no autonomy when they go back. No family connections, no financial security and really no familiarity with the culture.”

SGA subcommittee launches impeachment investigation into President Timmy Sullivan

SGA subcommittee launches impeachment investigation into President Timmy Sullivan

Rachel Swansburg

November 1, 2019

The subcommittee will have 30 days to deliberate and submit a report to the SGA senate.

Beacon Hill is beginning to look like Capitol Hill

(Kathy92648/Wikimedia Commons)

Vincent Rossi, Writer

October 31, 2019

Last week, a series of bills were proposed by state representatives, senators and Boston city councilors that were pretty embarrassing, to say the least.

Presidential candidate Andrew Yang: Not left. Not right. Forward.

(Andrew Yang/Wikimedia Commons)

Vincent Rossi, Writer

October 21, 2019

“Not left. Not right. Forward.” has become one of the campaign slogans that indicates his disinterest in playing sides during a very hyper-partisan time in our country.

SGA declares climate emergency at latest meeting

SGA declares climate emergency at latest meeting

Faith Cardoza, Writer

October 19, 2019

The latest SGA meeting saw unanimous support for declaring a climate emergency in response to the UMass climate strike on Sept. 20, which coincided with the worldwide strike.

Former NBA commissioner talks China controversy at UMass

Former NBA commissioner talks China controversy at UMass

Chase Purrington, Sports Editor

October 17, 2019

While the NBA boils in social conflict, David Stern delivered a lecture on Wednesday night, in part to discuss social responsibility. 

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