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New Hampshire Primary draws locals to polls

New Hampshire Primary draws locals to polls

Shannon Broderick, Travel Editor

February 10, 2016


Filed under Campus, Politics

The streets of Keene, NH were buzzing on Tuesday, Feb. 9, as town residents headed for the polls to vote in the state's presidential primary. Signs hung on buildings and sat on lawns, campaigners stood outside advertising their favored candidates, and parking lots at polling locations filled up with cars as voters trudged through the snow to cast their ballots.

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UMass students participate in nationwide Million Student March

UMass students participate in nationwide Million Student March

Stephanie Murray, Writer

November 13, 2015


Filed under Campus, Current Affairs, Politics

Students chanted, "Rain can't stop the revolution," and flooded the lobby or lined the balconies, holding signs listing their three national demands: free public higher education, a cancellation of all student debt, and a $15 hourly minimum wage for all campus employees.

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Hundreds come to rally for Bernie Sanders at UMass

Hundreds come to rally for Bernie Sanders at UMass

Hae Young Yoo, Editor in Chief

October 28, 2015


Filed under Campus, Current Affairs, Multimedia, Politics

Students listened and cheered for Sanders' stances on income inequality, student debt, raising the minimum wage, climate change, funding Planned Parenthood, women's issues and corruption in politics.

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Bernie Sanders: Why millennials are “Feeling the Bern”

Bernie Sanders: Why millennials are “Feeling the Bern”

Léa Aliberti, Contributor

September 24, 2015


Filed under Campus, Politics

Sanders seems to be one, if not the only, presidential candidate who understands that it is millennials who will be living here in the future.

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