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Report: UMass football’s Todd Stafford arrested Saturday morning in Stamford, Connecticut -

Monday, July 20, 2015

UMass names Molly O’Mara newly-created associate director of athletics for communications and PR -

Monday, July 20, 2015

Baker approves state budget, UMass to receive $5.25 million less than legislature’s proposed figure -

Friday, July 17, 2015

UMass bathroom policy to provide comfort, safety for transgender and non-gender conforming students -

Thursday, July 16, 2015

Long-time UMass professor Normand Berlin, 83, dies -

Wednesday, July 15, 2015

UMass professor and poet James Tate dies at 71 -

Thursday, July 9, 2015

State legislators propose budget, UMass could receive almost $532 million -

Wednesday, July 8, 2015

Cause of death determined for UMass student Chloe Malast -

Monday, July 6, 2015

Nick Mariano, Zach Oliveri transferring from UMass men’s lacrosse program -

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Four months after banning Iranian students from certain graduate programs, UMass announces new measures to ensure compliance with U.S. law -

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Justin King sentenced to eight to 12 years in prison -

Monday, June 29, 2015

Two future UMass hockey players selected in 2015 NHL Draft -

Saturday, June 27, 2015

Supreme Court ruling clears way for same-sex marriage nationwide -

Friday, June 26, 2015

Former UMass center Cady Lalanne taken 55th overall by Spurs in 2015 NBA Draft -

Friday, June 26, 2015

Second of four men found guilty on three counts of aggravated rape in 2012 UMass gang rape case -

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Boston bomber speaks out for first time: ‘I am sorry for the lives I have taken’ -

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

King claims sex with woman was consensual during alleged 2012 gang rape -

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Wrongful death suit filed in death of UMass student -

Thursday, June 18, 2015

Ryan Bamford uses online Q&A session to discuss UMass football conference search, renovation plans, cost of attendance -

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Opening statements delivered, first witnesses called in second trial for alleged 2012 gang rape at UMass -

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

General Education courses should not be required

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Elise Martorano argues why general education courses should not be required.

End the Helen Keller jokes

Helen Keller is shown in a graduation photo from Radcliff College in 1904. Her book "The Story of my Life" was once an inspiration for many but has fallen off many school reading lists. (gsb) 2003 (Diversity)

Elise Martorano explains why the common distasteful Helen Keller jokes undermine the historic figure’s accomplishments as a political activist and human being.

Awards shows should not honor abusers

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Elise Martorano explains how honoring abusers at award shows gives off the dangerous notion that talent is a justification for ignoring violent behavior.

Healthy eating is more important than exercise

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Elise Martorano explains why nutritious eating is more important than exercise when it comes to a healthy mind and body.

Job discrimination based on body modification is outdated

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Elise Martorano deconstructs the outdated reasons behind societal discrimination of people with body modifications.

Happiness should be students’ priority

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Elise Martorano urges college students to focus on their true passions in an effort to create happier lives.

Honors housing insults intelligence of non-honors students

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Elise Martorano argues that the new honors college residential area creates the dangerous illusion of student hierarchy on campus.

Gender socialization causes women to feel inadequate

Elise Martorano condemns the unfair standards placed on women at the hands of gender socialization.

iStudiez Pro essential productivity app for students

Elise Martorano reviews the smartphone and laptop application.

Studying what you love

Elise Martorano explains why it’s important for college students to major in a field they’re passionate about rather than a field that is more likely to get them a job.

‘American Horror Story: Coven’ iffy but promising

The third season in the “American Horror Story” series will have to prove itself as a separate, but equally as dramatic, entity from its prior series.

Effects of sleep deprivation on teenage brain

Elise Martorano encourages parents and teachers of high school students to be mindful of a teenager’s physical need for an adequate amount of sleep.

High school English stifles creativity

Elise Martorano explores the approach to English education in the United States and its crippling effects on creativity.

10 tips to get a better night’s sleep

Avoiding fluids and caffeine before bed are just two ways to help yourself have a better night’s sleep.

Perspectives on a summer job in retail

Elise Martorano describes how her experiences working at a retail job has opened her eyes to the difficulties of the employee-consumer relationship.

‘Books you don’t need in a place you can’t find’

Elise Martorano explores a hidden gem in the Pioneer Valley.

Analysis of a celebrity meltdown

Elise Martorano wants you to leave Amanda Bynes (and Britney) alone, for everyone’s sake.

MTV Video Music Awards expose racism and sexism in music industry

Elise Martorano exposes the race issues and sexual objectivism of Miley Cyrus and Robin Thicke’s VMA performance.

Simple but essential college necessities

A chair, duct tape and a fan are among the essentials every college student needs to make the most of their collegiate experience.

Seven tips for a fulfilling freshman year

Elise Martorano breaks down how to make the most of your first year of college.