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UMass Divest and proponents of sanctuary campus will not be allowed to speak at Board of Trustees meeting -

December 8, 2016

Former political prisoner to speak on human rights and prison experience -

December 8, 2016

UMass men’s basketball using late-game situations as learning opportunities for remainder of season -

December 8, 2016

UMass men’s basketball kicks off Gotham Classic at home against Pacific -

December 8, 2016

UMass hockey looks to continue recent improvements against Connecticut -

December 8, 2016

UMass hockey team confident in game plan despite UConn’s constant change in net -

December 8, 2016

UMass women’s basketball falls apart in the fourth quarter in 71-55 loss to Hofstra -

December 8, 2016

It’s been a long year -

December 8, 2016

A return to the collapse of 2008 -

December 8, 2016

Mindfulness in, and in spite of, a technological age -

December 8, 2016

Beer, bets and pool: a High Horse unofficial review -

December 8, 2016

Don’t let winter stop you from running outside -

December 8, 2016

BREAKING: Train allegedly strikes pedestrian in Amherst -

December 7, 2016

Campus Climate survey shows strong response -

December 7, 2016

Jennifer Carlson gives talk on race and gun law enforcement -

December 7, 2016

Labor Center to receive increased funding from University -

December 7, 2016

Verdi enforces playing a full 40 minutes as UMass takes on Hofstra -

December 7, 2016

Mulligan looks to continue seven game double-double streak at Hofstra -

December 7, 2016

Jesus: the conservative Republican -

December 7, 2016

The joy of Snapchat -

December 7, 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.