March 5, 2015

Scrolling Headlines:

Sloppy second half plagues UMass in 65-53 loss to Richmond on Senior Night -

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RSO brings concepts to life through dance -

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The Underwoods deal with a dwindling hand of “Cards” in an exciting, topical season -

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Chris Kyle: An American hero -

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Ballot question asks for increased student health fee to hire new CCPH staff -

Thursday, March 5, 2015

“Parks and Recreation” goes out on a good, if familiar, note -

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Why opinion journalism matters -

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UMass to retire Calipari jersey -

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“Hot Tub Time Machine 2” a disappointing comedy sequel -

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UMass opens season against Kentucky -

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Opportunity knocks for UMass hockey -

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Ludacris finalized as third performer at “Bring the Spring!” concert -

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Minutewomen advance to A-10 second round -

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Offensive woes frustrate UMass in loss to Richmond -

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Minutewomen enter tough weekend schedule -

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Video monitoring equipment installed throughout Amherst in preparation for ‘Blarney’ -

Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Professor Neil Forbes receives $1.56 million grant to develop cancer-killing Salmonella -

Wednesday, March 4, 2015

UMass, Trey Davis ready for Richmond and Kendall Anthony -

Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Milan Fashion Week mixes the old with the new -

Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Smartphone surge following historic net neutrality decision shows relationship between technology and consumers -

Wednesday, March 4, 2015

The anti-vaccine movement: Danger masquerading as freedom

(El Alvi/Flickr)

People are starting to stray away from vaccinations in larger numbers, but history tells us we need them.

The dangers of ‘educate yourself’

(Collegian File Photo)

Stefan Herlitz thinks saying “educate yourself” is no better than saying “you’re wrong.”

For-profit colleges are driving student debt

(Cade Belisle/Daily Collegian)

For-profit colleges are a predatory scourge on society and driving the student debt crisis, argues columnist Stefan Herlitz.

The world of the other

(Scott Cresswell/Flickr)

Stefan Herlitz says we must be careful not to use sociological categories to “other” people, or separate society into an “us” and a “them.”

Understand the power of positive protest

(Cade Belisle/Daily Collegian)

Stefan Herlitz denounces anger-fueled protests and instead advocates for positive protests with clear objectives.

Insulting those with different views accomplishes nothing

Stefan Herlitz discusses the tendency of people to insult those who disagree with them rather than engage them respectfully, and its negative implications for all social movements.

US should spend more on space

(John Sleezer/Kansas City Star/MCT)

Stefan Herlitz advocates spending more on space programs and describes the economic benefits in doing so.

College athletes are not employees

Jeff Bernstein/Daily Collegian

Stefan Herlitz argues that deeming college athletes employees of their school undermines their responsibilities to academics.

Snowden should be pardoned

MCT

Stefan Herlitz explains why the beneficial NSA information illegally leaked by Snowden warrants a presidential pardon.

What makes an American

Collegian File Photo

Stefan Herlitz explains what it means to be American and what makes it exceptional.

Build a better Bottle Bill

Tim Johnson/MCT

Stefan Herlitz argues that an expanded Bottle Bill would mean more recycling and less trash for Mass. residents

Remember the good

royal19/Flickr

Stefan Herlitz advises us to tune out the negative media and look on the bright side of American life.

Nobody likes Obamacare

Courtesy of Wikimedia Commons

Stefan Herlitz urges politicians on both sides of the aisle to put aside their rigid beliefs in order to fix the U.S. healthcare debacle.

An age of toothless protest

cisc1970/ Flickr

Stefan Herlitz describes an era that appears to have lost its ability to protest with meaning.

Dare to be moderate

Stefan Herlitz explains the polarization of the American political system—and why moderates need representation now more than ever.

Lack of political interest due to poor education

Stefan Herlitz identifies three sources of political apathy.

Debt ceiling is cyclical disaster, nothing more

Stefan Herlitz discusses the government shutdown and how financially illogical the debt ceiling is.

In liberal democracy, the ‘liberal’ is more important

Stefan Herlitz makes the case for classical liberalism.

Political discourse: We are the problem

Stefan Herlitz condemns the combative nature of the United States government and argues for flexibility and compromise in its place.

Law and race shouldn’t mix

Stefan Herlitz argues that writing race into the law is not only unnecessary to preventing discrimination, but legitimately harmful.