Politics: Nasty, brutish and short

Collegian columnist Matthew Robare thinks Hobbes has it wrong.

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Little the better for anything else

The Government caught the flu and needs a good spa treatment to get rid if its new free radicals.

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Worst Building on Campus – Morrill: Lost in the science jungle

The Morrill Science Center at the University of Massachusetts houses many labs classes and offices, but Collegian columnist Zach Weishar believes that navigating this building can be as hard as your microbiology exams.

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Worst Buildings on Campus – Bartlett: Nothing to write home about

Collegian columnist Matthew M. Robare thinks that Bartlett makes the grade for worst academic building for its scorching temperatures and misuse of space.

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Let’s get instant runoff running

Tired of being scared to vote for your favorite third party candidate? Columnist Bobby Hitt explains why instant runoff voting could quell your fears.

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IRV, a voting spoiler alert

Collegian columnist Eli Gottlieb believes that the instant runoff voting system is inadequate in choosing a winning candidate and proposes other methods of voting to decrease the ‘spoiling’ of an election.

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PCP: Four Loko is only the face of the issue

Collegian columnist Shane Cronin thinks that not only should Four Loko be banned, but all energy-alcoholic beverages as well. Four Loko is the face of a larger more dangerous culture.

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PCP: I’m gonna have my Loko and drink it too

Collegian columnist Stacey Linehan won’t give up her Four Loko until they pull it from her cold, dead hands.

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Vote “No” to help Mass. Budget

Collegian columnist Zach Weishar believes that the sales tax on alcohol is necessary and voting yes will work for both the economy and the State’s funds.

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Vote yes for tax removal on alcohol

Collegian columnist Matthew M. Robare thinks that sometimes alcohol is just a part of life – and that taxing it shouldn’t be.

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PCP: Falling hard for Fall

In this week’s Point-Counterpoint, Collegian columnist Chelsea Whitton writes about why Fall is the best season of all.

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PCP: Don’t fall for it

Collegian columnist Ross Bernhardt takes on Autumn and gives it a piece of his mind.

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PCP: The cat’s meow

Cats may be quiet and not as affectionate as a dog, but they do promise to be one thing believes Collegian columnist Alison Bowler; a calm companion.

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PCP: Look no further than man’s best friend

Dogs have been man’s best friend for more than five thousand years. Collegian columnist Dave Coffey says that their life saving tendencies, aid to those in need and loyalty for their owners is enduring and worthwhile – you’d have to be smoking catnip to own a cat.

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Hipsters are so individualistic they may not exist

Hipsters may have various forms of identification; beards, glasses, tight jeans and despise for the mainstream but Collegian columnist Dave Coffey believes that hipsters are too prevalent and cannot simply be defined by one look.

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Take away the PBR, American Apparel and scarf – who are these people?

Collegian columnist Eli Gottlieb believes that hipsters should start living for their individual beliefs and values rather than the socially acceptable values and irony that defines today’s hipster.

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PCP: Tweets encourage academic discussion

Collegian columnist Mike Fox was converted to become a Twitter enthusiast after a conference and now he sees it as an academic benefit as well as social.

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Tupac reminds us to “Keep Ya Head Up” years later

He may not be qualified to rap, or even pretend to know how to rap, but Chris Shores knows one thing about Tupac’s music – it didn’t die in 1996.

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Throw your hands in the air, if you think you’re a player – or if B.I.G owns hip-hop

B.I.G. really may not have been “Read To Die” but despite his death Collegian Columnist Dan Gigliotti believes his music now transcends coasts and impacts all hip-hop.

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PCP: If you’ve got it, flaunt it: The appeal of a diploma

Sean Canty believes that a college education is worth the cost – and that money shouldn’t hold you back from pursuing your dreams.

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