March 28, 2015

Scrolling Headlines:

Closing arguments presented, jury deliberations begin Friday in first of four 2012 gang rape trials -

Friday, March 27, 2015

UMass library opens groundbreaking 3D printing lab -

Thursday, March 26, 2015

Defendant in 2012 gang rape case says accuser consented to sex -

Thursday, March 26, 2015

For the love of the craft: UMass Juggling Club -

Thursday, March 26, 2015

UMass lacrosse looks for fourth straight victory versus Towson -

Thursday, March 26, 2015

The dark, twisty special on Robert Durst proves that, yet again, humanity’s biggest “Jinx” is hubris -

Thursday, March 26, 2015

Law and order, UMass style -

Thursday, March 26, 2015

Hillel fails to represent all Jewish students -

Thursday, March 26, 2015

UMass women’s lacrosse aims another perfect conference record against Duquesne -

Thursday, March 26, 2015

UMass heads home to take on Albany -

Thursday, March 26, 2015

Coming off weekend victory, UMass softball prepares for series against St. Josephs -

Thursday, March 26, 2015

‘The Last Man on Earth?’ more like, ‘The Worst Show on Earth’ -

Thursday, March 26, 2015

A new face for money -

Thursday, March 26, 2015

UMass hopes to carry momentum into weekend series against VCU -

Thursday, March 26, 2015

UMass Theatre Guild to present “Seussical” this weekend -

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

UMass eyes the future of its athletics with the hiring of Athletic Director Ryan Bamford -

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Derrick Gordon to transfer from UMass in search of more prominent role -

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Local author and activist Don Ogden writes to make environmental change -

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Chiarelli: Football the center of attention Tuesday at Bamford’s hiring -

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

MANNA soup kitchen continues to feed the local hungry in Northampton -

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Sexual violence is not ‘normal’

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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

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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.