Teenage parents are not the enemies

Katie Waldron argues against the negative stigma that surrounds teenage mothers.

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Understanding IS: A new form of terrorism

Isaac Simon discusses the dangerous innovations of the Islamic State

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Hating things isn’t cool

Gabby Vacarelo condemns people who criticize mainstream fads and media, explaining how it is a waste of time and energy

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First world nations aren’t so left wing

Nicholas Pappas argues that first world nations are not as left wing as many politicians like to emphasize.

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Cyr: With its backs against the wall, Saturday is a must win for UMass football

The Minutemen have no choice but to win on Saturday in front of their fans at McGuirk to continue to stay afloat in the chase for a bowl game.

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Is the US ready for Bernie?

Noosha Uddin considers the realities in having a quasi-socialist presidential candidate in a highly traditional America.

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Ahmed Without His Clock: Standing in solidarity with Ahmed is important to counteract Islamaphobia

Alisina Saee-Nazari describes the significance of showing solidarity with Ahmed as an important measure to fight prejudice against people of color.

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Get rid of gen-ed courses that cost time and money

Nicholas Pappas argues for the elimination of general education requirements at universities

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Witnessing human tragedy in Lebanon

Kevin Makhoul describes his experience working in Lebanon over the summer, providing aid to Syrian refugees.

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Donald Trump’s immoral America

Benjamin Clabault writes that Donald Trump will almost certainly not be president, and his supporters represent “the most reprehensible elements of American political and social thought.

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Don’t be afraid to read

Ian Hagerty explains the importance of people reading and educating themselves on topics that may contradict their current beliefs.

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Neoliberalism perpetuates prison re-entry

Aviva Richardson describes how a greater acceptance of neoliberalist theory reinforces the explosion of the prison re-entry rate.

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Feminism and Donald Trump

Karly Dunn argues that Donald Trump is pushing women further away from the Republican Party.

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Olympic bid bailout gold for Boston taxpayers

Alisina Saee-Nazari argues that ending Boston’s bid for the 2024 summer Olympics is best for the city and its citizens.

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Young Americans willing to give socialist candidate a chance

Bernie Sanders’ platform has gained popularity because the current generation of youth does not associate socialism with the Cold War, says Benjamin Clabault.

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Donald Trump and the problem with polls

Despite leading most polls this summer, Donald Trump is not going to last in the presidential election – but he might have a last impact, says Isaac Simon.

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A colorful UMass homecoming

Ethan Sobel recalls his time at UMass and reflects on his personal experiences upon returning to campus.

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More fees mean more debt for students

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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Stop ignoring your white privilege

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

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The photo man

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

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