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Amherst PD to encourage registering off-campus parties with implementation of Party Smart Registration program -

July 23, 2016

UMass Board of Trustees votes 11-2 to raise tuition and fees an average of 5.8 percent -

July 14, 2016

Mike Stone announces retirement following 2017 season -

July 13, 2016

‘Warcraft’ delivers a likeable mess -

July 5, 2016

Former UMass field hockey coach Carla Tagliente accepts job at Princeton -

June 29, 2016

50 Activists attend meeting as UMass Board of Trustees approves motion of divestment from fossil fuel companies -

June 16, 2016

Four former Minutemen depart from UMass hockey program -

June 14, 2016

Boston Calling 2016 delivers rousing farewell to City Hall Plaza -

June 2, 2016

Sufjan Stevens unearths quirk at Boston Calling -

June 2, 2016

The Collegian live tweets Boston Calling -

May 28, 2016

UMass baseball finishes season with sweep over George Mason -

May 22, 2016

UMass women’s lacrosse falls in NCAA quarterfinal -

May 22, 2016

‘Green Room’ is a bloody blast of survival horror -

May 21, 2016

DaLuz: Boston Celtics stuck trudging in the mud -

May 18, 2016

Despite tallying double-digit hits, UMass baseball falls to Fairfield Tuesday afternoon -

May 17, 2016

Radiohead returns to the top with gorgeous, illuminating ‘A Moon Shaped Pool’ -

May 16, 2016

UMass women’s lacrosse advances to quarterfinal of NCAA tournament -

May 16, 2016

UMass baseball outlasts Rhode Island in series finale behind strong pitching of Brandon Walsh -

May 15, 2016

Eileen McDonald’s overtime goal advances UMass women’s lacrosse in NCAA tournament -

May 14, 2016

12 UMass students face possible arrests in connection to an alleged bad LSD trip -

May 14, 2016

‘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.

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

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

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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

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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.