February 28, 2015

Scrolling Headlines:

Report: UMass continues search for new athletic director, DeFilippo not an option -

Thursday, February 26, 2015

UPDATE: Police to charge UMass football player with two counts of aggravated assault and battery -

Thursday, February 26, 2015

Students for Justice in Palestine, administration react to inflammatory posters -

Thursday, February 26, 2015

UMass falls short, lacks energy in 82-71 loss to Saint Joseph’s -

Thursday, February 26, 2015

Drake’s surprise mixtape yields few surprises -

Thursday, February 26, 2015

Potential shutdown of the Department of Homeland Security offers chance for Republican legislature to learn from its mistakes -

Thursday, February 26, 2015

Winless UMass faces Brown -

Thursday, February 26, 2015

Jose Gonzalez returns with graceful “Vestiges & Claws” -

Thursday, February 26, 2015

SGA to host Women’s Leadership Symposium -

Thursday, February 26, 2015

UMass women’s basketball finishes road schedule with matchup against Dayton -

Thursday, February 26, 2015

Keystone XL pipeline sparks pollution awareness -

Thursday, February 26, 2015

Dartmouth and Fordham to start stretch of key games for Minutewomen -

Thursday, February 26, 2015

DeAndre Bembry has career day in win over UMass -

Thursday, February 26, 2015

Discussion on Palestine incorporates history as well as recent posters targeting SJP -

Thursday, February 26, 2015

UMass set for season finale in Connecticut -

Thursday, February 26, 2015

Imagine Dragons deliver nothing but “Smoke & Mirrors” on their second album. -

Thursday, February 26, 2015

UMass student files federal civil rights lawsuit against Amherst police officers after ‘Blarney’ arrest -

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

SGA spring elections campaigns kick off -

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

UMass must contain Bembry in rematch with St. Joe’s -

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Chaz Williams returns from his stint overseas, signs contract with Maine Red Claws -

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Sexual violence is not ‘normal’

Flickr/Chase Carter

Jillian Correira discusses the disturbing attitudes boys and girls have toward sexual violence and its “normalization,” and suggests a way to change it.

Why the Republicans really hate Obamacare

(Olivier Douliery/Abaca Press/MCT)

Jillian Correira explains the true motivation behind the Republican Party’s opposition to the Affordable Care Act.

Feminist economics can promote gender equity

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Jillian Correira argues that recognizing and legitimizing unpaid labor, much of which is done by women, will help not only women, but also society at large.

We must end human trafficking

Located just off the edge of the University of Massachusetts campus, Dan Johnson and Shane Adams opened the Freedom Cafe March 25, 2013. The cafe is entirely run by volunteers and donation-based, with all proceeds going to building vocational centers in India for victims of human trafficking. (Chelsie Field/Daily Collegian)

Jillian Correira implores us to do our part to end human trafficking, a horrific but lucrative practice still happening in the United States and abroad.

Universal basic income could lower poverty

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Jillian Correira explains why a universal basic income may be an effective strategy in the ongoing war on poverty.

Marriage not a quick poverty fix

Gage Skidmore/Flickr

Jillian Correira explains why the latest GOP “solution” to poverty is flawed.

Still at war in Afghanistan

Carolyn Cole/ Los Angeles Times/MCT

Jillian Correira discusses the great discontent Americans have toward the war in Afghanistan and illustrates the cost of the ongoing war.

Despite denial climate change still major threat

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Jillian Correira explains why climate change is still a looming threat to the future of the planet despite recent claims that climate change does not exist.

Boehner’s opposition to EDNA hampers social progress

Jillian Correira explains why preventing ENDA from passing the House will also prevent social progress.

More women needed in judicial positions

Jill Correira argues why more women are needed in the judiciary.

NFL should do more for its modern day gladiators

Jillian Correira explores the extensive risks football players face and why the NFL should make more of an effort to ensure its players are aware of these dangers.

Illegal corporate activity cannot go unpunished

Jillian Correira attacks the “too big to fail” argument used to justify illegal corporate activity.

VAWA’s 19th anniversary

With the 19th anniversary of the Violence Against Women Act passing last week, Jill Correira discusses the continuing importance of the act is despite recent GOP reluctance to re-authorize it.

Raise the minimum wage

Jill Correira explains why an increase in the minimum wage is long overdue.

Olympic boycott not the best solution

Jill Correira thinks the best way for the U.S. to shows its disgust with Russia’s new “anti-gay” laws is to go to the Winter Olympics…and win.

Case for affirmative action

Jillian Correira explains why affirmative action is a policy that is still relevant to the college admissions process.

Autism and Vaccine Awareness day

Jillian Correira elaborates on the rumors of a connection that certain vaccines lead to autism.

Canadian pipeline causes problems for environment

Jillian Correira discusses the Keystone XL pipeline proposal and its potential pitfalls.

New Pope, new path for the Catholic Church

Jillian Correira explores the conundrum of Pope Benedict’s resignation and the future of the Catholic Church.

Immigration vital to American economy

Jillian Correira illustrates how important immigrants are to America and the economy.