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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

A need to write

Collegian’s former assistant Ed/Op Editor Leigh Greaney speaks about her experience at UMass in her senior column.

Jason Myles Goss keeps it simple

Brooklyn-based solo artist Jason Myles Goss plays simple, subtle music for “good, solid, salt-of-the-earth people.” His songs function on a basic level, contain characters and work together as a storybook of sorts. Goss is planning on touring the United States later this year.

Slavery is alive now

Almost a hundred and fifty years after the Emancipation Proclamation, slavery is still alive and unfortunately, all too well.

Local hip-hop act Solo Sexx shakes up male-dominated scene

All-female hip-hop act Solo Sexx have been making waves in the local scene, one which they refer to as “male and stale.” Their sound is anything but stale, earning them a bi-monthly gig at Northampton night club Diva’s.

That old-time religion

Collegian columnist Leigh Greaney has found that more Americans than ever are saying they’re not religious—and she thinks that’s okay.

Outer Stylie blend psychadelic and heavy rock

Local band Outer Stylie recently performed their powerful yet beautiful music on Sweet Baby Lou’s radio show. The group is in the process of putting together an EP and will be touring this July.

Mallory knows how to do it themselves

Mallory and its Do-It-Yourself subculture rips the screws out of the capitalist machine. Since the 1970s, DIY culture has pitted itself against the materialist dogma. In a world where music is all about advertising and big labels, Niko Para, Justin Fallon and Andre Ricard of Mallory say “no thanks – we can handle this ourselves.”

Chills from the Frills

There’s nothing like a heavy dose of irony to kick up punk appreciation. The not-so-frilly group “The Frills” know this well. The group members, all University of Massachusetts students, don’t even really like punk music, but they consider themselves part of the genre.

Gender assumptions about men and women and relationships outdated and hindrance to equality

Columnist Leigh Greaney discusses how genderizing emotional wants and needs are assumptions that destroy opportunities for gender equality.

Darlingside is hungry for some sushi and Japanese stardom

On their Pacific tsunami ride to glory, Darlingside stopped by the University of Massachusetts and Sweet Baby Lou and the Reverends of Funk’s office at WMUA to spread their sound into the ears of campus Feb. 3. With their indie/folk/rock beats and catchy harmonic rhythms, the guys of Darlingside showed UMass the fruits of their labor, planted in their Williams College base. Make no mistake, this small town college band has been growing tall around the Northampton area.

Naked

Should we be allowed to skinny dip? I think so.

Breaking down a culture

Collegian columnist Leigh Greaney discusses what America’s sayings say about America.

Gender, race and the census

Collegian columnist Leigh Greaney argues that the 2010 Census promotes stereotypes that are unproductive.

Merit over melanin

With the new survey on SPIRE asking students to “self-identify” themselves into a racial category, Leigh Greaney argues that identity should have nothing to do with race on a university campus.

The real Africa, the real America

From South Africa, Leigh Greaney examines how America has been misrepresented abroad and how Africa has been misrepresented at home.

How much has changed in South Africa?

Writing from Cape Town, Leigh Greaney speaks of the racial divide that still haunts a once colonized country.

Cultural Electricity

Before she went to study abroad in South Africa, Leigh Greaney had been told about the “culture shock” that she would experience. What really shook her, though, was not the poverty or hunger, it was the people.