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Demonstrators issue demands at Board of Trustees meeting as Woolridge announces resignation from post of chairman -

December 9, 2016

UMass men’s basketball shows improvement in 3-point shooting. -

December 8, 2016

UMass men’s basketball cruises to a victory over Pacific behind a strong second half -

December 8, 2016

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

Liberal education is dead

Collegian columnist Harrison Searles says his goodbye to UMass and simultaneous questions the value of a university-style liberal education.

Theological implications of Easter

Collegian columnist Harrison Searles discusses what Easter means for life after death.

PCP: Campus ban of weapons misguided

Collegian columnist Harrison Searles explains why the campus needs to take another look at the weapon policy.

UHS does not need a pharmacy

Collegian columnist Harrison Searles argues that students can access an off campus pharmacy and avoid elevated fees.

The perversity of “rights”

Collegian columnist Harrison Searles raises his concerns about the phrase “right to education.”

The economic foibles of mandating contraception

Collegian columnist Harrison Searles explains how the contraception mandate is a matter of freedom of conscience and of the government using clumsy policy to deal with imagined problems.

Malthus’ dire warning rings hollow

Collegian Columnist Harrison Searles shows that humans live better than ever, despite Malthus’ dire predictions of mass starvation.

Constitution protects universal rights

Columnist Harrison Searles argues that detaining suspected foreign terrorists indefinitely goes against the spirit of the American law.

Protest for equality or wishes for Santa?

Columnist Harrison Searles thinks that the Occupy Wall Street movement is nothing more than a reflection of consumerist desires.

Equality is in fact the enemy

Harrison Searles thinks that a truly equal society would lead us to lead empty and meaningless lives.

Gambling with healthcare is betting one’s life

Harrison Searles thinks that those who choose not to purchase insurance should not complain when they need medical care.

Time to end American empire, lower defense spending

Collegian columnist Harrison Searles argues that in order to cut the budget, the government has got to reduce defense spending.

Earth Hour not worth the power

Columnist Harrison Searles thinks that Earth Hour is an empty symbol with grave implications for civilization.

Send the space-bureaucrats to Mars

In this week’s point-counterpoint, Collegian columnist Harrison Searles tells us why the government should get out of the space-exploration business.

The free market can benefit Wisconsin workers and taxpayers

Collegian columnist Harrison Searles writes about ways which will allow workers and taxpayers in Wisconsin to achieve harmony.

Austerity an inevitable aspect of life

Many seek to protect entitlement spending and have instead suggested cutting funding for programs like the war on terror and pork-barrel spending, but this is simply not enough.

Democracy isn’t everything

Collegian columnist Harrison Searles argues that while it’s great for the Egyptians to be developing a democracy, but without limits on it to safeguard fundamental human rights, it’s kind of useless.

State of the Union, uninspiring at best

President Barack Obama’s State of the Union address this past Tuesday was uninspiring at best and can be more accurately described as an yet another act of Obama, with his eyes set on 2012, trying to secure himself as a part of the American center. Even though he may have stood behind the health care reform of last year and drives towards green energy, over half of his speech was so bland that it would not have been surprising had a Republican stood in his place speaking the same words. Whether it be a lukewarm endorsement of deregulation or an…

Olbermann provokes question of objectivity

Keith Olbermann’s news program on MSNBC has an appeal to the left, but his donations to several Democratic candidates are obscuring journalistic standards of objectivity explains Collegian columnist Harrison Searles.

Live-and-let-live Federalism

Collegian columnist Harrison Searles believes that the American people are lacking faith in the government and proposes that the solution lies in a bipartisan effort and the American people’s trust in individual state governing.