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Assembling millennial activists: Three ways to start your own political revolution

Assembling millennial activists: Three ways to start your own political revolution

Darian Barlow, Contributor

November 2, 2018


Filed under Current Affairs, Lifestyle, Opinion, Politics, Showcase, Student Life

Whether you have been “woke” for years or are just now opening your eyes to the big and scary world, you can follow these universal steps to take our country's future into our own hands.

What you need to know about Massachusetts ballot Question 1

What you need to know about Massachusetts ballot Question 1

Matthew DiPesa, Writer

October 30, 2018


Filed under Current Affairs, Politics, Showcase

Voters and nurses remain divided on the issue ahead of Nov. 6.

Anonymous writing: treason or resistance?

Anonymous writing: treason or resistance?

Amelia Marceau, Contributing Writer

October 15, 2018


Filed under Opinion, Politics

Is the New York Times anonymous op-ed an act of treason, or an act of resistance against the Trump administration?

Brett Kavanaugh is a Supreme Court Justice. Now what?

Brett Kavanaugh is a Supreme Court Justice. Now what?

Elizabeth Donoghue, Writer

October 12, 2018


Filed under Campus, Current Affairs, Politics, Showcase

Twenty-seven years after Anita Hill’s testimony, history repeated itself.

Nike campaign refuels Kaepernick debate

Nike campaign refuels Kaepernick debate

Matthew DiPesa, Contributing Writer

October 10, 2018


Filed under Current Affairs, Opinion, Politics, Showcase, Sports

Kaepernick has responded to an onslaught of hatred not with words, but with commitment to fighting against injustice.

What you need to know about Massachusetts ballot Question 2

What you need to know about Massachusetts ballot Question 2

Matt Berg, Contributor

October 5, 2018


Filed under Campus, Current Affairs, Politics, Showcase

Question 2 would create a commission charged with pushing a constitutional amendment to overturn the Citizens United Supreme Court decision.

How to make your vote count: A guide to voting in college

How to make your vote count: A guide to voting in college

Katherine Scott, Contributor

September 29, 2018


Filed under Campus, Current Affairs, Politics, Showcase

Some common questions — and answers — to help you prepare for Nov. 6.

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.

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