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Millennial’s beef with Donald Trump

Millennial’s beef with Donald Trump

Amy Russes, Writer

November 28, 2016


Filed under Opinion, Showcase, Voices

Go on, keep whining about how much millennials whine.

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The election is over, but the conversation has just begun

The election is over, but the conversation has just begun

Caeli Chesin, Writer

November 17, 2016


Filed under Politics, Showcase, Voices

It feels wrong to just “be okay” or “move on.”

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Why UMass should encourage more student-run publications

Why UMass should encourage more student-run publications

Justine O'Brien, Contributor

October 12, 2016


Filed under Opinion, Showcase, Voices

Working for student-run publications are beneficial for budding journalists who want to further hone their craft, but it's not only about journalism — everyone has a story to tell or a picture to share.

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#FollowFriday: Five people to follow on Twitter before the next presidential debate

#FollowFriday: Five people to follow on Twitter before the next presidential debate

Carson McGrath, Writer

October 7, 2016


Filed under Current Affairs, Opinion, Politics, Showcase, Voices

Here is a treasure trove of feminists, reporters and writers. Give them a follow to get your Twitter feed in shape for Sunday's presidential debate.

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A feminist reflects on Hillary Clinton

A feminist reflects on Hillary Clinton

Carson McGrath, Writer

October 5, 2016


Filed under Opinion, Politics, Showcase, Voices

Clinton deserves credit where credit is due. She crushed it on that stage Monday night, says Amherst Wire writer Carson McGrath.

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Convicted rapist Brock Turner to speak out against promiscuity

Convicted rapist Brock Turner to speak out against promiscuity

Justine O'Brien, Contributor

September 30, 2016


Filed under Current Affairs, Opinion, Showcase, Voices

Contributor Justine O'Brien takes issue with Brock Turner, a convicted rapist and former Stanford student, returning to college campuses to speak about the dangers of "drinking and promiscuity" after serving half his prison sentence.

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High school football player kneels during anthem, joins national conversation

High school football player kneels during anthem, joins national conversation

Musawir Chaudhry, Contributor

September 26, 2016


Filed under Opinion, Showcase, Sports, Voices

High school football player Michael Oppong joined a national conversation when he knelt during the national anthem earlier this month.

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How to read presidential polls

How to read presidential polls

Kevin Kim, Writer

September 22, 2016


Filed under Current Affairs, Opinion, Showcase, Voices

Understanding presidential polls can be confusing. Here’s how to navigate your way through the numbers.

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Trump’s maternity leave proposal is nothing short of ironic

Trump’s maternity leave proposal is nothing short of ironic

Amy Russes, Contributor

September 21, 2016


Filed under Current Affairs, Politics, Showcase, Voices

Contributor Amy Russes evaluates Republican candidate Donald Trump's new maternity leave proposal.

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