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UMass football selected to finish fourth in MAC East preseason poll -

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Legislature overrides Baker’s UMass budget cut -

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Report: UMass football’s Todd Stafford arrested Saturday morning in Stamford, Connecticut -

Monday, July 20, 2015

UMass names Molly O’Mara newly-created associate director of athletics for communications and PR -

Monday, July 20, 2015

Baker approves state budget, UMass to receive $5.25 million less than legislature’s proposed figure -

Friday, July 17, 2015

UMass bathroom policy to provide comfort, safety for transgender and non-gender conforming students -

Thursday, July 16, 2015

Long-time UMass professor Normand Berlin, 83, dies -

Wednesday, July 15, 2015

UMass professor and poet James Tate dies at 71 -

Thursday, July 9, 2015

State legislators propose budget, UMass could receive almost $532 million -

Wednesday, July 8, 2015

Cause of death determined for UMass student Chloe Malast -

Monday, July 6, 2015

Nick Mariano, Zach Oliveri transferring from UMass men’s lacrosse program -

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Four months after banning Iranian students from certain graduate programs, UMass announces new measures to ensure compliance with U.S. law -

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Justin King sentenced to eight to 12 years in prison -

Monday, June 29, 2015

Two future UMass hockey players selected in 2015 NHL Draft -

Saturday, June 27, 2015

Supreme Court ruling clears way for same-sex marriage nationwide -

Friday, June 26, 2015

Former UMass center Cady Lalanne taken 55th overall by Spurs in 2015 NBA Draft -

Friday, June 26, 2015

Second of four men found guilty on three counts of aggravated rape in 2012 UMass gang rape case -

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Boston bomber speaks out for first time: ‘I am sorry for the lives I have taken’ -

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

King claims sex with woman was consensual during alleged 2012 gang rape -

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Wrongful death suit filed in death of UMass student -

Thursday, June 18, 2015

More fees mean more debt for students

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In a country where college students often leave college because they can’t afford it, contributor Mason Weiser argues UMass can’t afford to raise more fees.

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Letter: Deflate-Gate, where’s the air?

New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady directs a play against the Seattle Seahawks at Super Bowl XLIV, held at the University Of Phoenix Stadium on Feb. 1, 2015 in Glendale, Ariz. (Anthony Behar/Sipa USA/TNS)

Ron Gordon pens a poem regarding Deflate-gate and says only the air knows the total truth.

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Stop ignoring your white privilege

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Columnist Kate Leddy implores individuals to educate themselves on white privilege and the “Black Lives Matter” movement.

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Letter: Wall is a regression towards racial inequality

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Editor’s note: This letter contains graphic language. A concerned student told me this week that the privilege to use a collective artistic space on campus had been unjustly annexed. This was a Central Living Area wall that had been the subject of a racially-fractious dialogue. In the age of social media, it was easy for me to remotely verify this student’s claim. A mural bearing the phrase “Black Lives Matter” was changed to read “All Lives Matter”. The logic of the “Black Lives Matter” slogan is that all lives matter, but Black lives are undervalued, as indicated by a higher…

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Letter: Shocked at radio host’s ban from WMUA

To the editor, I am writing on the subject of the recent shockingly unexpected shutting down of Max Shea’s new music radio  program “Martian Gardens” on the WMUA. As an American composer of contemporary music who has been living in France for some years, I am shocked and dismayed that Mr. Shea’s new music program has been driven off the air for reasons that seem to have nothing to do with the musical interest of this program or with the quality of Shea’s work. In effect, Mr. Shea is one of the few persons in the U.S. who follows closely such important new music…

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Senior Columns 2014-2015

Senior staff of the Collegian from top left: Conor Snell, Cory Willey, Nick Canelas, Zac Bears, Claire Anderson, Tracy Krug, Aviva Luttrell, Catherine Ferris, and Jaclyn Bryson. (Robert Rigo/Daily Collegian)

The final words from graduating editors and columnists.

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The photo man

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Cade Belisle reflects on his time spent at the Collegian taking photos.

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Leaving the Collegian in a better place than I found it

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Nick Canelas reflects on why the Collegian was important to him, and his hopes to leave it in a better place than he found it.

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A product of circumstance

Hannah Frilot, Dan Delucia and Zac Bears.  (Courtesy of Zac Bears)

Recovering from the death of his best friend showed Zac Bears the importance of circumstance and privilege in every person’s life.

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I’m sorry, Nicolas Cage

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Cory Willey reflects on his time at the Collegian and apologizes to the most interesting man in Hollywood for making so many jokes about him.

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Ditching the plan

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Claire Andersons college career did not go as planned, but after several mistakes it turned out better than the plan.

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It’s all over now, baby blue

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Conor Snell describes the beauty of life and the importance of making yourself happy.

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Finding my place

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Aviva Luttrell reflects on how her time at the Collegian helped her learn to take risks and step outside of her comfort zone.

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Writing the future

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Tracy Krug draws her college experience in a single comic.

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‘Ave Atque Vale’

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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.

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‘I did it my way’

Karen Podorefsky describes why her experiences with her friends have taught her more than her experiences in UMass classes.

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Laugh it off

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Jaclyn Bryson recalls how her three years at the Collegian have taught her to laugh at her mistakes in life.

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Learning to rebuild confidence from scratch

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Catherine Ferris reflects on how college brought her out of her comfort zone and encouraged her to take on new challenges.

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Four years of discovery

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Samara Abramson reminisces about her time at UMass and is grateful to have found her passion during her time here.

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A surprising look at who owns guns in America

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Isaac Simon analyzes reports of the percentage of people who own guns and where these people live.

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