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Joseph Kennedy III and Jim McGovern host ‘Your Vote, Your Voice’ talk Monday -

October 25, 2016

Douglas Bolender hosts talk about Vikings settlements in North America -

October 25, 2016

Defensive play will be critical for UMass hockey against No. 6 Quinnipiac -

October 25, 2016

UMass hockey faces tough task in traveling to No. 6 Quinnipiac -

October 25, 2016

Notebook: UMass men’s swimming and diving picks up first win of season, tennis ends fall schedule -

October 25, 2016

Why is nobody talking about the jails? -

October 25, 2016

A theory on why drunk people smash things -

October 25, 2016

Vote “No” on local Question 5 -

October 25, 2016

‘Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children’ is a passable fantasy affair -

October 25, 2016

‘The Get Down’ showcases the birth of hip-hop -

October 25, 2016

The day my friend lit my soul on fire -

October 24, 2016

Police raid 81-year-old’s property to confiscate a single pot plant -

October 24, 2016

Overtime goal lifts Massachusetts’ soccer over VCU -

October 24, 2016

Sarah-Violet Bliss and Charles Rogers lead ‘Search Party’ at UMass -

October 24, 2016

Nobel Prize recipient Amartya Sen gives talk about closing the economic gap -

October 24, 2016

Greek 101 event hosted by Greek Health Advisors -

October 24, 2016

The UMass men’s soccer team is lifted by the strong play by Josh Jess at both ends of the field in 1-0 victory of VCU -

October 24, 2016

The NFL is too lenient on abusers -

October 24, 2016

UMass women’s soccer crushes VCU 3-0 Sunday afternoon -

October 24, 2016

UMass field hockey comes away with weekend split in Philadelphia -

October 24, 2016

Taking chances, learning lessons

Matt Kushi reflects on his experience at the Collegian and at the University in his senior column.

Looking To The Future

Ah, spring is in the air. The trees are budding and the flowers are blooming even in New England. It is the time of year where college students turn their attention to love, summer prospects and wait, textbooks?

Radicals protest military funerals to oppose United States support of homosexuality

Collegian columnist Matt Kushi maintains that freedom of speech was not intended to protect bigotry.

Cooley Dickinson to expand Amherst branch to include emergency care

The town of Amherst recently announced it will be expanding the urgent care center that the Cooley Dickinson Hospital provides in its main Northampton branch to the Cooley Dickinson outpatient center in Amherst at 170 University Dr.

Climb into someone’s skin before you judge

Matt Kushi believes that if we cut funding to people with disabilities, we will lose our perspective and now acknowledge we are all human beings who deserve compassion.

Olympic virtues

Times have been intense for the United States in the past few years. The Olympics serve as a healthy reminder that we are still a Nation of one.

‘R’ word degrades people

Many of us read the news every day.  If you read the news this past week, you likely saw many stories. How many left an impression on you? I know that I saw two stories that caught my eye. These two stories were different, yet similar. One is a national story, and the other a local story. The first story was about White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel and his reference to some liberal activists as “retarded.” This was followed by Rush Limbaugh’s intentional use of the same word the next day. The other story concerned a local girl…

Giving Relief to Haiti

Matt Kushi reminds the UMass community to continue giving its support to the victims of Haiti’s earthquake.

Nine years in and still no goals

Collegian columnist Matt Kushi wants to know what our objectives in Iraq and Afghanistan are and what we hope to accomplish over there.

Following your own beat

Matt Kushi tells seniors how to adapt to the “real world” and freshman to join a new one without losing one’s identity. In doing so, he tells the story of a friend of his that often lost his. But, just like his friend, Matt says that it is possible to regain what has been lost.

The moral imperative for health care

Matt Kushi is pleased that the U.S. Senate is working on health care reform, knowing that it’s beneficial to the country as a whole.

Come together for Thanksgiving

Remember, says Matt Kushi, to put things in perspective this Black Friday by not killing someone over a Wii.

Fire in the belly

Matt Kushi has discovered the deep fire in the soul that does not burn, but lights the way into ourselves.

Who is a hero and who is a villain?

Matt Kushi weighs in on the recent tragedy at Massachusetts General Hospital and on what it means to be a hero.

No ‘lone assassin,’ magic bullet in JFK killing

After “new information” was released on the assassination of President John F. Kennedy, Matt Kushi tells what he thinks what happened that day in Dallas, Texas.

One world-wide family

From his older brother Joe, Matt Kushi learns that everyone has human dignity and deserves respect.

Frozen heads and euthanasia at Alcor

Matt Kushi takes a look into Alcor, the final resting place of Ted Williams, and the shady practices that have been going on there for decades.

Political ignorance brings no bliss

With the health care debate revealing deep chasms between partisan lines, Matt Kushi thinks its time to finally cast aside our differences for the good of the country.

Balancing alcohol with responsibility

Matt Kushi warns of the implications that student actions have not only on their own reputations, but the University’s as well.

Revisiting the final frontier

Matt Kushi explores the pros and cons of the United States returning to the moon, and what it could offer us as a “frontier.”