February 27, 2015

Scrolling Headlines:

Report: UMass continues search for new athletic director, DeFilippo not an option -

Thursday, February 26, 2015

UPDATE: Police to charge UMass football player with two counts of aggravated assault and battery -

Thursday, February 26, 2015

Students for Justice in Palestine, administration react to inflammatory posters -

Thursday, February 26, 2015

UMass falls short, lacks energy in 82-71 loss to Saint Joseph’s -

Thursday, February 26, 2015

Drake’s surprise mixtape yields few surprises -

Thursday, February 26, 2015

Potential shutdown of the Department of Homeland Security offers chance for Republican legislature to learn from its mistakes -

Thursday, February 26, 2015

Winless UMass faces Brown -

Thursday, February 26, 2015

Jose Gonzalez returns with graceful “Vestiges & Claws” -

Thursday, February 26, 2015

SGA to host Women’s Leadership Symposium -

Thursday, February 26, 2015

UMass women’s basketball finishes road schedule with matchup against Dayton -

Thursday, February 26, 2015

Keystone XL pipeline sparks pollution awareness -

Thursday, February 26, 2015

Dartmouth and Fordham to start stretch of key games for Minutewomen -

Thursday, February 26, 2015

DeAndre Bembry has career day in win over UMass -

Thursday, February 26, 2015

Discussion on Palestine incorporates history as well as recent posters targeting SJP -

Thursday, February 26, 2015

UMass set for season finale in Connecticut -

Thursday, February 26, 2015

Imagine Dragons deliver nothing but “Smoke & Mirrors” on their second album. -

Thursday, February 26, 2015

UMass student files federal civil rights lawsuit against Amherst police officers after ‘Blarney’ arrest -

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

SGA spring elections campaigns kick off -

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

UMass must contain Bembry in rematch with St. Joe’s -

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Chaz Williams returns from his stint overseas, signs contract with Maine Red Claws -

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Potential shutdown of the Department of Homeland Security offers chance for Republican legislature to learn from its mistakes

(DonkeyHotey/Flickr)

How will the American voters react next election if the Republicans force a major government shutdown?

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Keystone XL pipeline sparks pollution awareness

(Shannon Patrick/Flickr)

More people seem to be paying more attention to the environment and railroad conditions due to pipeline coverage.

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Obama fails to mention military in long-awaited remarks on extremism

(Olivier Douliery/Abaca Press/TNS)

Barack Obama’s failure to mention the military during a speech about countering terrorism renders his plan incomplete.

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Struggle for workers’ rights slowly bear fruit as Walmart raises minimum wage

(Mike Mozart/Flickr)

Rebecca Kanter praises the efforts of labor activists and explains how Walmart’s decision to raise its employees’ minimum wage is a result of these efforts.

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Rudy Giuliani’s Obama criticisms miss the point

(Olivier Douliery/Abaca Press/MCT)

Isaac Simon discusses the former New York City Mayor’s comments about Obama’s patriotism and offers insight into the remarks.

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AP course preparation must be up to par

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In lieu of the ban in Oklahoma, Karen Podorefsky points out there are a wide variety of teaching methods for high school AP courses that can create differences in how much students actually learn.

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An open letter to the people who ‘forgot to eat’

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Kate Leddy details her experience with an eating disorder and discusses why diet culture has ruined intuitive eating for so many.

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Letter: GSS President commends Subbaswamy decision on Iran

(Cade Belisle/Daily Collegian)

Graduate Student Senate President Adina Giannelli writes in support of Chancellor Subbaswamy’s decision to reverse the ban on Iranian nationals from certain graduate programs.

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No guests, no ‘Blarney?’ Ban alone won’t bring uneventful ‘March 7’

(Cade Belisle/Daily Collegian)

Community policing, not a 76 hour guest ban for a seven hour event, is the key to mitigating danger from this year’s “Blarney Blowout,” writes Opinion Editor Zac Bears.

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Capitalism is paradoxically harming the consumer instead of helping

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The capitalistic system is based on selfishness, sacrificing the well-being of the customer for profit.

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UMass should increase diversity without overlooking personal achievement

(Claire Anderson/Daily Collegian)

Nicholas Pappas analyzes the legitimacy of the UMass diversity strategic plan and his suggestions to improve diversity on campus.

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‘Cops in Shops’ is a waste of time and energy

(Andy Castillo/Daily Collegian)

Steven Gillard outlines why the “Cops in Shops” program will produce little results in curbing underage drinking and reducing protective custody cases.

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How the CW’s hottest new show won me over

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Johnny McCabe finds himself pleasantly surprised by a CW show that he did not expect to like.

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Our lives matter: Iranian admission policy shows UMass isn’t working in good faith on diversity

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A University policy restricting admittance of Iranian students and the recent killing of three Muslim students in Chapel Hill makes Alisina Saee-Nazari question what UMass is doing to prevent violence against marginalized groups.

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Remembering David Carr and Bob Simon, two respected journalists

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Isaac Simon reflects on the lives of journalists David Carr and Bob Simon, who both recently died.

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Law doesn’t force UMass to ban admission of Iranian nationals to energy-related programs

Vice Chancellor Michael Malone (Collegian File Photo)

The University of Massachusetts doesn’t have to refuse admission of Iranian nationals to energy-related majors, and administrators should oppose the law they used to justify the policy, writes Opinion Editor Zac Bears.

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Brian Williams wasn’t ‘mistaken.’ He lied.

(NBC)

Brian Williams wasn’t mistaken; he lied, and he should have been fired, writes columnist Ian Hagerty.

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MGM’s casino plan threatens future of Western Mass. Correctional Alcohol Center

(The Western Massachusetts Correctional Alcohol Center)

MGM should pick up cost of moving important substance abuse treatment center displaced by planned downtown Springfield casino, writes columnist Sam Fountain.

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Brian Williams betrayed and misled his viewers by lying for personal gain

A U.S. medical helicopter flies over an armored vehicle known as an MRAP that is overturned on the side of a highway south of Baghdad on Wednesday, January 6, 1010, after a deadly collision with an Iraqi passenger van. The crash killed five Iraqis and injured another seven Iraqis and three American soldiers. (Hannah Allam/MCT)

The journalist’s lie about his 2003 Iraq war story is much worse than just making a mistake, writes Isaac Simon.

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Addressing death is not morbid

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Contributor Corinne Elicone discusses America’s reluctance to address death, and how it reflects society’s stereotypes of weakness.

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