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Caleb Womack pleads guilty in connection to 2012 UMass gang rape -

November 30, 2015

Sïonan Barrett responds to criticism over recent SGA spending -

November 30, 2015

Cyr: Season’s end brings uncertainty to UMass football program -

November 30, 2015

Ball State routs UMass women’s basketball Saturday -

November 30, 2015

UMass falls to No. 3 Quinnipiac 1-0 Saturday afternoon -

November 30, 2015

Feel free to transfer -

November 30, 2015

‘Spotlight’ demands attention with powerful, affecting drama -

November 30, 2015

‘Mockingjay – Part 2’ successfully rekindles an old flame -

November 30, 2015

Caleb Womack rape trial to begin Monday -

November 29, 2015

UMass hockey drops 4-1 decision against No. 3 Quinnipiac Friday night -

November 28, 2015

UMass women’s basketball routed by Colorado 90-63 Friday night -

November 28, 2015

UMass football closes book on 2015 season with win over Buffalo -

November 27, 2015

UMass hockey to face off against No. 3 Quinnipiac this weekend -

November 27, 2015

UMass men’s basketball drops first game of season to Creighton in MGM Grand Main Event finals -

November 26, 2015

UMass football prepares for final regular season game against Buffalo Friday -

November 25, 2015

UMass men’s basketball continues hot shooting in rout of Clemson Monday night -

November 24, 2015

SGA votes down letter opposing Baker’s statements on refugees -

November 24, 2015

IPO reaches out to local families to host international students for Thanksgiving -

November 24, 2015

Amherst Police Log: Nov. 20-22 -

November 24, 2015

Local Pioneer Valley food banks aim to fight hunger -

November 24, 2015

‘Ave Atque Vale’

(Cade Belisle/Daily Collegian)

Stefan Herlitz recounts his time in the SGA and his experiences writing for the Collegian, and concludes that despite the twists and turns, he would not change a thing.

Divestment’s value is symbolic, not financial

(Cade Belisle/Daily Collegian)

The fossil fuel divestment movement doesn’t have the financial power to end climate change, but it is a strong moral symbol for change, argues Stefan Herlitz.

Letter: SGA to the Chancellor, Vice Chancellor, and Auxiliary Services

Greenough Sub Shop is one of the Student Businesses on campus that doesn't take Dining Dollars.
(Collegian File Photo)

Two representatives of the SGA, Sïonan Barrett and Stefan Herlitz, supports the Student Businesses in their effort to negotiate with Auxiliary Services.

SGA results promise a good year to come

Sïonan Barrett and Chantal Barbosa. (Christina Yacono/Daily Collegian)

Stefan Herlitz reviews the results of the recent SGA election and discusses his predictions for the future of the student government now that it is under new leadership.

No ‘right to be right’

Stefan Herlitz discusses how Americans tend to assert their own rights as the solution to all the country’s problems, while simultaneously disregarding the opinions and rights of others.

The anti-vaccine movement: Danger masquerading as freedom

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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


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


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

Nobody likes Obamacare

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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.