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UMass football selected to finish fourth in MAC East preseason poll -

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Legislature overrides Baker’s UMass budget cut -

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Report: UMass football’s Todd Stafford arrested Saturday morning in Stamford, Connecticut -

Monday, July 20, 2015

UMass names Molly O’Mara newly-created associate director of athletics for communications and PR -

Monday, July 20, 2015

Baker approves state budget, UMass to receive $5.25 million less than legislature’s proposed figure -

Friday, July 17, 2015

UMass bathroom policy to provide comfort, safety for transgender and non-gender conforming students -

Thursday, July 16, 2015

Long-time UMass professor Normand Berlin, 83, dies -

Wednesday, July 15, 2015

UMass professor and poet James Tate dies at 71 -

Thursday, July 9, 2015

State legislators propose budget, UMass could receive almost $532 million -

Wednesday, July 8, 2015

Cause of death determined for UMass student Chloe Malast -

Monday, July 6, 2015

Nick Mariano, Zach Oliveri transferring from UMass men’s lacrosse program -

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Four months after banning Iranian students from certain graduate programs, UMass announces new measures to ensure compliance with U.S. law -

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Justin King sentenced to eight to 12 years in prison -

Monday, June 29, 2015

Two future UMass hockey players selected in 2015 NHL Draft -

Saturday, June 27, 2015

Supreme Court ruling clears way for same-sex marriage nationwide -

Friday, June 26, 2015

Former UMass center Cady Lalanne taken 55th overall by Spurs in 2015 NBA Draft -

Friday, June 26, 2015

Second of four men found guilty on three counts of aggravated rape in 2012 UMass gang rape case -

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Boston bomber speaks out for first time: ‘I am sorry for the lives I have taken’ -

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

King claims sex with woman was consensual during alleged 2012 gang rape -

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Wrongful death suit filed in death of UMass student -

Thursday, June 18, 2015

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.”