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“Penn Face”: The ugly truth about mental health on college campuses

“Penn Face”: The ugly truth about mental health on college campuses

Harry Ortof, Contributer

December 12, 2017


Filed under Opinion, Showcase, Student Life, Voices

What needs to change so that administrators and students alike can recognize when someone is depressed or suicidal?

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Is FOMO driving our need to overshare?

Is FOMO driving our need to overshare?

Jill Webb, Contributor

November 10, 2017


Filed under Opinion, Showcase, Technology, Voices

There’s no denying that millennials are phone addicts; we all know that. But why do we check our phones so much, even when no one is texting us?

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Here’s why I’m so old and in school

Here’s why I’m so old and in school

Sarah Heinonen, Contributor

October 29, 2017


Filed under Opinion, Showcase, Voices

Those detours, with all their bumps and false starts, make up a part of who you are as a person.

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Is Amazon too big?

Is Amazon too big?

Harry Ortof, Contributor

October 17, 2017


Filed under Opinion, Politics, Showcase, Voices

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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What it’s like having all white friends at UMass

What it’s like having all white friends at UMass

Hannah Tran-Trinh, Contributor

April 26, 2017


Filed under Opinion, Showcase, Voices

Having all white friends at UMass is like hiding your brown skin behind a white mask while your pale friends are out getting spray tans.

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Sexual harassment isn’t normal behavior

Sexual harassment isn’t normal behavior

Amy Russes, Assistant Politics/Op-Ed Editor

April 26, 2017


Filed under Opinion, Showcase, Voices

What gets me is that some of us see the problem, while others fail to acknowledge its existence.

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Wellness: A bandage for a deeper wound

Wellness: A bandage for a deeper wound

Jack Danberg, Writer

April 20, 2017


Filed under In-Depth, Showcase, The Weight They Carry, Voices

The university’s promotion of wellness serves a Band-Aid to a much larger problem: our culture.

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Living with depression in Japan

Living with depression in Japan

Matthew Saburo Hachisu, Writer

April 18, 2017


Filed under In-Depth, Showcase, The Weight They Carry, Voices

As a Japanese native who grew up confronting questions of undiagnosed depression and anxiety, Matthew Saburo Hachisu experienced first hand how hard it is to ask for help.

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Anti-Semitism in America

Anti-Semitism in America

Isaac Simon, Writer

March 10, 2017


Filed under Showcase, Voices

People are coming to understand that these acts are not individual or anecdotal, but part of a larger trend.

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Should President Trump get his news from Breitbart?

Should President Trump get his news from Breitbart?

Léa Aliberti and Alvin Buyinza

March 9, 2017


Filed under Politics, Showcase, Voices

Let's ask ourselves: Should the man with the most intelligence access in the world be getting his news from a partisan news and opinion website?

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Trump and the conservative narrative

Trump and the conservative narrative

Jack Danberg, Contributor

February 23, 2017


Filed under Opinion, Politics, Showcase, Voices

President Donald Trump has appointed the least effective, most detrimental and glaringly inept cabinet in recent history.

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The political revolution continues

The political revolution continues

Carson McGrath, Writer

February 23, 2017


Filed under Opinion, Politics, Showcase, Voices

We now have a president who tweets as his form of communication to the public. How is this not an episode of Black Mirror yet?

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