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UMPD crime alert informs campus of motor vehicle theft near Rudd Field Sept. 17 -

September 22, 2017

‘It’ has revitalized the modern monster movie -

September 21, 2017

UMass Republicans feel ostracized in political climate -

September 21, 2017

Irma hits Cuba, putting rain cloud over students’ study abroad plans -

September 21, 2017

UMass football travels to Tennessee for its first Power Five game of 2017 -

September 21, 2017

UMass women’s soccer looks ahead to Thursday matchup with Davidson -

September 21, 2017

Perussault and the Minutewomen are ready for the start of A-10 play -

September 21, 2017

Behind the “Hate has no home at UMass” campaign -

September 21, 2017

A-10 field hockey notebook: VCU, St. Joseph’s, and Lock Haven dominate -

September 21, 2017

Video games as art -

September 21, 2017

A-10 men’s soccer notebook: Davidson falls to Virginia Tech in Blacksburg -

September 21, 2017

Glazed and confused: what youth should know about vaping -

September 21, 2017

Trust the professors, and trust the system -

September 21, 2017

Beauty that exists all around you and how to notice it -

September 21, 2017

Student death reported to the University Sept. 19 -

September 20, 2017

Domestic violence and experience of Muslim women lecture kicks off seminar series -

September 20, 2017

Students demand bathroom accountability -

September 20, 2017

Small trashcan fire broke out in Kennedy Hall -

September 20, 2017

Immigration policy discussed in public teach-in -

September 20, 2017

Massachusetts men’s soccer ties Central Connecticut State in double overtime -

September 20, 2017

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…