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Unintentionally finding my way

Ian Hagerty reflects on his unorthodox route from college to graduation.

Two years and 200 cops later: How the University has adopted its policies for Blarney weekend

There are better ways that UMass could handle Blarney.

Bernie Sanders already making history as Jewish candidate

Ian Hagerty discusses how Sanders’ Jewish heritage is a positive aspect to his campaign, and how he has already accomplished more than any other Jewish candidate.

The real challenge in fossil fuel divestment

Ian Hagerty argues that while the new coal divestment decision by UMass is a step in the right direction, the road to divest from all fossil fuels has just begun.

What do we know about birth control?

Ian Hagerty says men are generally uneducated about female birth control, but that shouldn’t be the case.

The United States and Russia: cold hypocrites

Ian Hagerty discusses the Syrian civil war and its actors to illustrate how the U.S. and Russia are similar powers.

Why is parking at UMass so expensive?

Ian Hagerty argues that the UMass parking fees are unnecessarily expensive.

Baby, I’m (not) worth it: UMass Amazon store not affordable

Ian Hagerty argues that the new UMass Amazon bookstore offers nothing more than inconvenience and redundancy.

Don’t be afraid to read

Ian Hagerty explains the importance of people reading and educating themselves on topics that may contradict their current beliefs.

Do we need the Apple Watch?

Ian Hagerty asks whether we need another device to interrupt our lives with the upcoming introduction of the Apple Watch.

Let’s pay attention to the Middle East

Ian Hagerty wants to see Americans to recognize the importance of events in the Middle East.

Keystone XL pipeline sparks pollution awareness

More people seem to be paying more attention to the environment and railroad conditions due to pipeline coverage.

Brian Williams wasn’t ‘mistaken.’ He lied.

Brian Williams wasn’t mistaken; he lied, and he should have been fired, writes columnist Ian Hagerty.

Cheap gas, a speed bump for the planet

Ian Hagerty acknowledges the benefits of cheaper gas prices, but argues for continued research of cleaner energy.

Police turn backs on New York City

Ian Hagerty discusses what the NYPD slowdown shows us about unnecessary arrests and the corruption in the police department.

American police are scared and lack all decency

Following the events in Ferguson and Cleveland, Ian Hagerty says police are acting completely irrationally.

Establishing the rules of classroom attendance

Students should not be penalized when they miss classes, as professors often do the same, says Ian Hagerty.

Scott Brown shouldn’t have been allowed to run in New Hampshire

Scott Brown shouldn’t have been allowed to run in New Hampshire, says Ian Hagerty.

ISIS’s magazine is good for the West

ISIS magazine only reveals their weaknesses, says Ian Hagerty

Protesting is coming back, and it’s a good thing

Happy to see the return of protest movements, columnist Ian Hagerty hopes they will have a substantial effect on global problems, including climate change.