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Author, poet and ex-con gives talk on criminal justice reform -

September 29, 2016

Israeli writer Ari Shavit speaks at Integrative Learning Center -

September 29, 2016

Alex DeSantis continues strong play for UMass men’s soccer as season reaches midway point -

September 29, 2016

Andrew Ford looks to continue to lead UMass football’s torrid offensive passing attack -

September 29, 2016

Sunset Grill and Pizza adjusts as a new restaurant in Amherst -

September 29, 2016

UMass field hockey falls 8-1 to No. 1 UConn -

September 29, 2016

Offensive-oriented practices hold high hopes for UMass women’s soccer with A-10 opener Thursday -

September 29, 2016

Hyper-stress on college campuses: a culture of high achievement leads to increased rates of mental illnesses -

September 29, 2016

Race of candidates should not affect voter turnout -

September 29, 2016

Students share what keeps them happy during the fall -

September 29, 2016

Harvest’s millennial-pandering replacement to Chameleon Cold Brew leaves caffeine fans at a loss -

September 29, 2016

Guide to fall 5K races and beyond -

September 29, 2016

UMass Votes Coalition hosts voter registration event -

September 28, 2016

Brettell presents on U.S. immigration policies -

September 28, 2016

UMass field hockey team seeks revenge against undefeated UConn -

September 28, 2016

UMass running back Marquis Young looks to build off momentum gained against Mississippi State -

September 28, 2016

UMass hockey announces captains for 2016-17 season -

September 28, 2016

Andy Isabella finds his niche within the UMass football offense -

September 28, 2016

The EpiPen Crisis: How did this happen? -

September 28, 2016

Cymbals Eat Guitars evolve and impress on “Pretty Years” -

September 28, 2016

Building up the male body image

Collegian columnist Billy Rainsford writes on the physique of unattainable male body image.

Uncertainty surrounding David Petraeus scandal

The recent resignation of former CIA director David Petraeus, as a result of a sex scandal, took the media by surprise. Columnist Billy Rainsford questions the resignation of Petraeus.

A call to end rape culture

Does rape culture exist at UMass Amherst? Billy Rainsford says it does, and has ideas on how to curb the trend that promotes violence against women.

The debate on student debt

Billy Rainsford explores President Barack Obama and presidential candidate Mitt Romney’s views on the future of federal aid for higher education, as stated during the recent presidential debate.

University to educators: resist the TPA and you’ll pay

Billy Rainsford discusses Education students’ protest of the Teacher Performance Assessment and the unjust dismissal of the resistance’s leader, Dr. Madeloni.

Chicago teachers strike to better children’s education

The main goals of the teachers’ union are based around one theme: making sure quality teachers are kept in the classroom so that children are receiving the best education possible.

Paul Ryan’s roadmap to losing youth support

Does Paul Ryan’s stance on higher-education put Mitt Romney at risk of total loss of support from youth voters?

Chick-fil-A not OK in Massachusetts

Billy Rainsford explains how students can have a say in the future of Chick-fil-A in Massachusetts.

UMass vs Amherst College: Why do we have more debt?

Billy Rainsford explores why lower tuition costs at UMass do not necessarily equal less debt.

Let us be forgiven

Columnist Billy Rainsford outlines the problematic system of student loans and criticizes the out-of-touch views of elected officials.

PCP: Hold your fire

Billy Rainsford argues why our campus is safer without guns.

Reproductive rights on campus

Columnist Billy Rainsford discusses the debate over contraception in the United States and relates it to the debate over cuts to University Health Services.

Stop Kony in 2012

Columnist Billy Rainsford supports the United States sending advisors to the war torn nation of Uganda to overthrow the leader of a violent rebel army.

Soliciting free speech

Columnist Billy Rainsford outlines the effects that the University’s solicitation policy has on student groups and on the campus community as a whole.

Student overload results in unfair cuts

Columnist Billy Rainsford links the recent changes to University Health Services to the University’s taking on more students than it can handle.

Transfer students lost in the housing shuffle

Columnist Billy Rainsford draws our attention to problems with the University’s new policy of not guaranteeing housing to transfer students.

An influence inequality problem

Columnist Billy Rainsford argues that the biggest gap between the 1 percent and the rest of the nation comes down to political power.

American politics need compromise

Columnist Billy Rainsford explains the importance of compromise in American politics, especially in light of a controversial anti-bullying law.

RAs unhappy with their role this Halloween

Columnist Billy Rainsford picks apart a new university policy for Residence Assistants for this upcoming Halloween.

Buy a cupcake, support racism

Collegian columnist Billy Rainsford talks about the UC Berkeley Republican club’s “racist bake sale” and points out the club’s ignorance of their own white privilege.