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UMass hockey falls flat in 5-0 loss to Northeastern -

January 20, 2018

UMass women’s track and field takes first, men fourth at Joe Donahue Games -

January 20, 2018

Sanzo: UMass’ game vs. St. Louis is a sign of what it is without its grit -

January 20, 2018

UMass men’s basketball gets blown out by Saint Louis, 66-47 -

January 20, 2018

UMass hockey shuts down No. 8 Northeastern with 3-0 win -

January 19, 2018

Matt Murray hands Northeastern its first shutout of the season -

January 19, 2018

Minutewomen stunned by last-second free throw -

January 19, 2018

UMass hockey returns home to battle juggernaut Northeastern squad -

January 18, 2018

Slow start sinks Minutemen against URI -

January 17, 2018

UMass three-game win streak snapped in Rhode Island humbling -

January 17, 2018

Trio of second period goals leads Maine to 3-1 win over UMass hockey -

January 16, 2018

Small-ball lineup sparks UMass men’s basketball comeback over Saint Joseph’s -

January 14, 2018

UMass men’s basketball tops St. Joe’s in wild comeback -

January 14, 2018

UMass women’s track and field have record day at Beantown Challenge -

January 14, 2018

UMass women’s basketball blows halftime lead to Saint Joseph’s, fall to the Hawks 84-79. -

January 14, 2018

UMass hockey beats Vermont 6-3 in courageous win -

January 13, 2018

Makar, Leonard score but UMass can only muster 2-2 tie with Vermont -

January 13, 2018

Pipkins breaks UMass single game scoring record in comeback win over La Salle -

January 10, 2018

Conservative student activism group sues UMass over free speech policy -

January 10, 2018

Report: Makar declines invite from Team Canada Olympic team -

January 10, 2018

Daylight wasting time

Shorter days in the winter may contribute to seasonal affective disorder.

Fix the recreation center’s squat rack

Beyond being an inconvenience, this setup also makes the gym less safe.

Conspiracy theories and the culture of ignorance

Opinion: We’re living in an era of conspiracies.

After a tragedy is the best time to talk about issues

By the time the tragedy has faded from the public consciousness, so has the will to do anything about it.

Political factions oppose each other like passionate sports fans

Politics has always been, to some extent, about teams.

Open up our education

I’ve often been frustrated by the ridiculous price-to-quality ratio of textbooks and online homework systems.

The case for quarters instead of semesters

Shorter academic terms could lead to happier students.

We don’t need more unnecessary features

When Facebook and Instagram try to mimic Snapchat’s successful features, it makes their products worse for their users.

Frustrations with Team-Based Learning classes

TBL classes should incorporate more instructor guidance to ensure student groups learn the material effectively on their own.

A sleek design, an unusable website

Edridge D’Souza examines trends in user interfaces and questions why minimalist sites take too long to load their full content.

Trump shoots first, asks questions later

President Trump’s recent travel ban shows his lack of caution implementing executive orders.

NSA surveillance can’t go unchecked

Edridge D’Souza warns that the public should be wary of unchecked NSA surveillance during the Trump administration.

State’s rights versus Jeff Sessions

If Jeff Sessions is appointed Attorney General, Massachusetts citizens could face a roadblock regarding the legalization of recreational marijuana.

Why Democrats should embrace states’ rights

States should focus on restoring their power to counteract the influence of the new federal government.

The future of the Republican Party

A careful consideration of all possible outcomes in the election to analyze the future of the GOP.

Vote “No” on local Question 5

Edridge D’Souza argues Question 5 will harm the local school system and raise the price of local apartment rentals for college students.

A ‘Mirror’ into Clinton’s campaign

Edridge D’Souza believes that Hillary Clinton’s ad “Mirrors” demonstrates the Democratic nominee’s campaign style.

Cybersecurity issues and the election

Both candidates’ views on cybersecurity conflict with those of most Americans

UMass CWC Rape Crisis Services: Myths and misconceptions

Edridge D’Souza dispels some common myths about the role of rape counselors.

Echo chamber politics: Why you shouldn’t unfriend people for political posts

Sometimes the greatest advice in life comes from places you least expect. “As a scientist, Throckmorton knew that if he were ever to break wind in the echo chamber, he would never hear the end of it.” This was said by 10th-place winner of the Bulwer-Lytton “terrible novel opening lines” contest, which provides a seemingly apt metaphor for the current reality of politics on Facebook. Especially in the heart of election season, most of us have probably heard some variation of the refrain, “If you don’t exactly agree with me on this issue, then unfriend me right now.” At its…