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Students and faculty discuss sustainability options for UMass -

October 27, 2016

Halloween Special Issue 2016: Beware the Creatures from the Campus Pond -

October 27, 2016

Northampton Zombie Pubcrawl: an unofficial and undead review -

October 27, 2016

UMass Ranked Top 50 Green School -

October 27, 2016

UMass women’s soccer looks to notch back-to-back wins with St. Joseph’s visiting Rudd Field -

October 27, 2016

UMass football looks to get back on track with against Wagner Saturday -

October 27, 2016

UMass hockey begins conference play with a pair of home games this weekend -

October 27, 2016

From Bill O’Brien to Mark Whipple: UMass tight end Adam Breneman statistically having one of the best seasons in college football -

October 27, 2016

Let’s pray for Tim Tebow’s baseball career -

October 27, 2016

Live up to the legacy of Halloween -

October 27, 2016

The racial history of cannabis in the United States -

October 27, 2016

Candy cocktails and shots recipes for a sweet twist on trick-or-treating -

October 27, 2016

Why does UMass serve lobster on Halloween? An investigative report into the annual Halloween dinner -

October 27, 2016

How candy can become the scariest thing on Halloween -

October 27, 2016

Halloween hotspot: spending a day in Salem -

October 27, 2016

A procrastinator’s guide to Halloween costumes -

October 27, 2016

Five horror movies not traditionally recognized as horror -

October 27, 2016

‘Over the Garden Wall’ beautifully explores the unknown -

October 27, 2016

Five of the best comic zombie movies -

October 27, 2016

Jacob Kirkegaard’s ‘4 Rooms’ is a truly post-apocalyptic ambient album -

October 27, 2016

Rosenberg leads drive to modify ballot initiative process

State Sen. Stan Rosenberg of Amherst is among the leaders of a charge on Beacon Hill to amend how ballot questions ultimately make their way to Bay State voters.

Internet “Kill Switch” in USA?

Egypt isn’t the only country taking over the Internet. Shane Cronin urges all to beware the “Kill Switch” in America.

Colin Firth top notch in “The King’s Speech”

The King’s Speech was a hit both in the box office and at the Golden Globes.

Talk a lot, say nothing

The 2010 midterm elections were meant to serve as an American conservative revolution but the newly GOP-dominated House is already proving to be more of the same.

Sarah Palin’s got tricks up her sleeve

Collegian columnist Shane Cronin analyzes former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin and her plans for the future. Will she continue to polarize America or will she be able to unite the country in time for the 2012 presidential campaign?

Reforming social security

Collegian columnist Shane Cronin revisits the idea of partially privatizing Social Security. Although it is running a surplus now, the government has to do something to update the $2.5 trillion program, which is projected to run a deficit in the future.

What the midterm elections mean for Scott Brown

Collegian columnist Shane Cronin weighs in on the midterm elections’ implications for Senator Scott Brown. Will he ultimately lose to Massachusetts’ historical blue streak as he seeks reelection next year?

PCP: Four Loko is only the face of the issue

Collegian columnist Shane Cronin thinks that not only should Four Loko be banned, but all energy-alcoholic beverages as well. Four Loko is the face of a larger more dangerous culture.

Vote ‘Yes’ on Question 3 Amherst

How are you going to vote on Nov. 2? Collegian columnist Shane Cronin thinks you should vote “Yes” on ballot Question 3, and rollback the Massachusetts sales tax to three percent.

The biggest scam ever

Collegian columnist Shane Cronin is sick of hearing about global warming and climate change. It’s all a big scam to shake down taxpayers. Don’t be fooled.

‘A Star is Born’

Collegian columnist Shane Cronin looks back on the 56th anniversary of a Warner Brothers classic

UMass hackerama proliferates with new hire

Collegian columnist Shane Cronin questions the University’s hiring of Christopher Dunn. Dunn was tapped to fill the newly minted position of Director of Public and Constituent Relations.

PCP: Maybe you can put a price on education

President Obama’s inability to affect a positive change in our economy is having a devastating effect on most universities: their budgets, their faculty, and particularly their graduates.

Unions protect bad teachers, not students

When working conditions weren’t up to par and employers were useless, the U.S. needed unions to protect workers. However, Shane Cronin believes teachers unions no longer have a use in today’s society.

What is the Tea Party, Really?

Oh the Tea Party Movement, and the trouble it has stirred in the land of the free. Tens of thousands of Americans protesting across the nation: in both red states and blue states. Who are these people? Are they simply modern day colonists fighting against taxation without representation or are they racist, sexist, homophobic, “tea-bagging” rebels without a cause?

Governor Patrick opens up to “fair questions”

Collegian columnist Shane Cronin believes that all media outlets need to start asking “tough questions” to politicians, and politicians in turn need to stop being afraid of facing media outlets that may not be well-known for sharing the same political views.

Deal justice to bullies

Columnist Shane Cronin believes bullying isn’t something that should be overlooked, and that if bullies are going to talk the talk, they should walk the walk.

Federal sales tax solves all federal woes

Shane Cronin believes that a value added tax will help the economic situation across the country and in every state.

Citizens should act as ‘human resources department’ for Republican and Democrat parties

Columnist Shane Cronin identifies the lack representation of the working class within U.S. Congress.

How to kill an addiction (It worked for me)

Shane Cronin talks to those of us who have a coffee addiction. This is an actual way to kill the money-hungry habit.