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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

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.

Jake Tapper to speak at 2018 UMass Amherst commencement

Jake Tapper to speak at 2018 UMass Amherst commencement

Michael Connors, Assistant Campus News Editor

March 22, 2018

The University of Massachusetts Amherst announced the pick on Thursday.

Success within government shutdown: Changes to child welfare

Success within government shutdown: Changes to child welfare

Ian Munnelly, Politics/Op-Ed Editor

February 28, 2018

Bi-partisan legislation tucked into Trump's continuing resolution may be the most fundamental change in recent U.S. child welfare.

This week in politics, 12/4-12/11

This week in politics, 12/4-12/11

John Coakley, Politics/Op-Ed/Voices Editor

December 11, 2017

Bringing you the most important stories in national politics, one week at a time.

UMass International Socialist Organization protest GOP tax bill

UMass International Socialist Organization protest GOP tax bill

Brian Choquet, Photo Editor

December 7, 2017

As sprinkles of rain soaked their “Tax the Rich” signs, almost a dozen members of the University of Massachusetts Amherst International Socialist Organization held a rally outside the Student Union to protest the recent approval of the Republican federal tax plan in the U.S. Senate.

This week in politics, 11/27-12/4

This week in politics, 11/27-12/4

John Coakley, Politics/Op-Ed/Voices Editor

December 5, 2017

Following the announcement of indictments of former Trump campaign staffers Paul Manafort, Richard Gates, and George Papadopoulos on Oct. 30, Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation has once again turned up new charges. Elsewhere, Congressional Republicans continue to move forward with the Republican...

This week in politics: 11/6-11/12

This week in politics: 11/6-11/12

John Coakley, Politics/Op-Ed/Voices Editor

November 13, 2017

Bringing you the most important stories in national politics, one week at a time.

ABC’s ‘Black-ish’ is more than just your average sitcom

ABC’s ‘Black-ish’ is more than just your average sitcom

Sifa Kasongo, Writer

November 6, 2017

We can count on this show to tackle complex topics in a meaningful way that other shows shy away from.

This week in politics: 10/30-11/5

This week in politics: 10/30-11/5

John Coakley, Politics/Voices/Op-Ed Editor

November 5, 2017

Bringing you the most important stories in national politics, one week at a time.

This week in politics 10/23-10/29

This week in politics 10/23-10/29

John Coakley, Politics/Op-ed/Voices Editor

October 30, 2017

Bringing you the most important stories in national politics, one week at a time.

Can a universal basic income work? Experts weigh in

Can a universal basic income work? Experts weigh in

Bryan Bowman, Senior Reporter

October 18, 2017

With the threat of automation looming, the concept of universal basic income (UBI) is increasingly gaining traction across the political spectrum, both in the United States and around the world.

Is Amazon too big?

Is Amazon too big?

Harry Ortof, Contributor

October 17, 2017

After completing the purchase of Whole Foods for over $13 billion, Amazon has expanded its reach into yet another market as the company's influence continues to grow.

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