February 27, 2015

Scrolling Headlines:

Report: UMass continues search for new athletic director, DeFilippo not an option -

Thursday, February 26, 2015

UPDATE: Police to charge UMass football player with two counts of aggravated assault and battery -

Thursday, February 26, 2015

Students for Justice in Palestine, administration react to inflammatory posters -

Thursday, February 26, 2015

UMass falls short, lacks energy in 82-71 loss to Saint Joseph’s -

Thursday, February 26, 2015

Drake’s surprise mixtape yields few surprises -

Thursday, February 26, 2015

Potential shutdown of the Department of Homeland Security offers chance for Republican legislature to learn from its mistakes -

Thursday, February 26, 2015

Winless UMass faces Brown -

Thursday, February 26, 2015

Jose Gonzalez returns with graceful “Vestiges & Claws” -

Thursday, February 26, 2015

SGA to host Women’s Leadership Symposium -

Thursday, February 26, 2015

UMass women’s basketball finishes road schedule with matchup against Dayton -

Thursday, February 26, 2015

Keystone XL pipeline sparks pollution awareness -

Thursday, February 26, 2015

Dartmouth and Fordham to start stretch of key games for Minutewomen -

Thursday, February 26, 2015

DeAndre Bembry has career day in win over UMass -

Thursday, February 26, 2015

Discussion on Palestine incorporates history as well as recent posters targeting SJP -

Thursday, February 26, 2015

UMass set for season finale in Connecticut -

Thursday, February 26, 2015

Imagine Dragons deliver nothing but “Smoke & Mirrors” on their second album. -

Thursday, February 26, 2015

UMass student files federal civil rights lawsuit against Amherst police officers after ‘Blarney’ arrest -

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

SGA spring elections campaigns kick off -

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

UMass must contain Bembry in rematch with St. Joe’s -

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Chaz Williams returns from his stint overseas, signs contract with Maine Red Claws -

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

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.

Benefit those who benefit us

Columnist Billy Rainsford advocates for better standards of safety and health for the people who build the University of Massachusetts.

RAs unhappy with their role this Halloween

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