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Emotions run high during first Student Government Association meeting

Emotions run high during first Student Government Association meeting

Laurie Sexton, Contributor

October 1, 2019

SGA is not a well recognized or appreciated aspect of our campus but after last night's meeting, this semester is bound to bring a new awareness to our student government.  

Environmental rights defender Gloria Ushigua discusses her activism at UMass

Environmental rights defender Gloria Ushigua discusses her activism at UMass

Harry Ortof, Writer

September 30, 2019

As a result of her work, she has increasingly been harassed by public officials and law enforcement.

Justice Goodwin Liu discusses school desegregation at annual lecture

Justice Goodwin Liu discusses school desegregation at annual lecture

Amelia Marceau, Writer

September 23, 2019

Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of California, Justice Goodwin Liu spoke at UMass Amherst on Sept. 19.

Are e-cigarettes actually ‘safe?’

Are e-cigarettes actually ‘safe?’

Amelia Marceau, Writer

September 13, 2019

According to the Center for Disease Control, over 3.6 million high school students used an e-cigarette in the past 30 days last year.

UMass students hold sit-in at State House

UMass students hold sit-in at State House

Brian Choquet, Campus News Editor

May 18, 2019

“If there are no student voices in the discussion, then how well are you doing your job.”

Distinguished UMass Political Science Professor Sheldon Goldman discusses the Supreme Court

Distinguished UMass Political Science Professor Sheldon Goldman discusses the Supreme Court

Vadim Trubetskoy, Writer

May 3, 2019

Goldman stresses the fact that a more conservative Supreme Court can reverse landmark cases like Roe vs. Wade

Andrew Puzder, former Hardee’s and Carls Jr. CEO, discusses capitalism at UMass

Andrew Puzder, former Hardee’s and Carls Jr. CEO, discusses capitalism at UMass

Amelia Marceau, Writer

May 1, 2019

Andrew Puzder, CEO of CKE Restaurants Holdings, Inc., spoke to students on campus this past week about the differences between capitalism and socialism.

Joe Biden: The Reality Behind “Good Ol’ Uncle Joe”

Joe Biden: The Reality Behind “Good Ol’ Uncle Joe”

Vadim Trubetskoy, Writer

April 24, 2019

Biden was born 1942 in Scranton, Pennsylvania which would make him the second oldest candidate in the race at 76 years of age. Biden was elected to the New Castle County Council in 1970 at 27. Two years later, he pulled off an impressive victory to unseat the Republican incumbent Caleb Boggs and was elected to the U.S. Senate. He would go on to represent the state of Delaware for 36 years in the Senate, serving as both chair of the Judiciary Committee and the Foreign Relations Committee in that timespan.

Pete Buttigieg: mayor turned presidential candidate

Pete Buttigieg: mayor turned presidential candidate

Nicholas Ponzio, Writer

April 23, 2019

Buttigieg is a 37 year old, two-term mayor of South Bend, Indiana. Buttigieg is a Harvard Graduate and Afghanistan War veteran who can speak seven languages. He is hoping to win the candidacy as the youngest and first homosexual President in U.S. history. As of right now Buttigeig winning the nomination is unlikely, he’s gained considerable traction with Democratic hopefuls, accumulating national media attention and recognition.

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