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“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

Between the 2017 and 2018 fiscal years, immigrants hailing from countries like Cambodia have seen a 279% increase rate of 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.
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Beacon Hill is beginning to look like Capitol Hill

From tax increases to limitations on speech, the Massachusetts state legislature continues to under-perform and disappoint.
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.
New York Times investigative reporter Nikole Hannah-Jones speaks on the achievement gap at talk held in Springfield

New York Times investigative reporter Nikole Hannah-Jones speaks on the achievement gap at talk held in Springfield

MacArthur Genius and architect behind '1619 Project' tells students to not turn to the people that have failed them
Caeli Chesin and Talia Heisey October 24, 2019
She challenged the audience to think about equality and the extent it exists in a country founded on racist ideals.
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Presidential candidate Andrew Yang: Not left. Not right. Forward.

Running a presidential campaign that seeks alternative solutions to our country’s complex problems, Yang has made it clear that he has a definitive plan.
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

UMass SGA urged the University of Massachusetts Amherst to declare a state of climate emergency.
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

David Stern addresses the NBA's touchy subject.
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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What is impeachment and how does it work?

Amelia Marceau, Writer October 17, 2019
President Trump's term may be over before impeachment proceedings begin.
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Housing inequality in Amherst

Quinn Breen, Contributor October 11, 2019
Amherst residents are being pushed out of the housing market to make room for students who are being forced to move off-campus.
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Why the Kennedy name is no longer enough

Representative Joe P. Kennedy III is fighting an uphill battle against Senator Markey for his seat in the 2020 election.
Amelia Marceau, Writer October 10, 2019
Kennedy versus Markey is the Democratic match-up many around the country have been watching
Meet Julia Fox, SGA’s associate speaker

Meet Julia Fox, SGA’s associate speaker

Associate Speaker Fox discussed composting, working with Speaker Rachel Ellis and her responsibilities as associate speaker.
Faith Cardoza and Vincent Rossi October 9, 2019
Associate Speaker, Julia Fox, wants students to know that SGA is a resource for students and SGA is here to support and represent everyone at UMass.
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