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UMass Votes Coalition hosts voter registration event -

September 28, 2016

Brettell presents on U.S. immigration policies -

September 28, 2016

UMass running back Marquis Young looks to build off momentum gained against Mississippi State -

September 28, 2016

UMass field hockey team seeks revenge against undefeated UConn -

September 28, 2016

UMass hockey announces captains for 2016-17 season -

September 28, 2016

Andy Isabella finds his niche within the UMass football offense -

September 28, 2016

The EpiPen Crisis: How did this happen? -

September 28, 2016

Cymbals Eat Guitars evolve and impress on “Pretty Years” -

September 28, 2016

Artifex Pereo’s “Passengers” is an otherworldly, haunting ride -

September 28, 2016

Bastille perfectly encapsulates the “Wild World” we live in -

September 28, 2016

Candlelight vigil held to mourn deaths of victims of police violence -

September 27, 2016

UMass hosts William A. Douglass for lecture and chair in Basque cultural studies -

September 27, 2016

Amherst Select Board discusses imposing fines on those who violate water usage ban -

September 27, 2016

UMass tennis opens season on high note with performance at Brown Invitational -

September 27, 2016

UMass women’s soccer using long break to prepare for Atlantic 10 play -

September 27, 2016

Notebook: Ford ‘takes step forward,’ Williams appears on SportsCenter -

September 27, 2016

UMass cross country and track and field coach Ken O’Brien hits half century mark with program -

September 27, 2016

A-10 soccer notebook: Duquesne shuts out Robert Morris 1-0 to win fourth straight -

September 27, 2016

The blue light situation: When is enough, enough? -

September 27, 2016

Survivor; awesome yet evil -

September 27, 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.