Your service-learning trip could be doing more harm than good

Laura Handly describes how voluntourism destroys local economies and endangers the very groups we seek to help.

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Yogurt gets political

Ruwan Teodros explores the history of the Chobani yogurt company, which has recently come under fire for hiring refugees.

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Letter: #NoDAPL and the struggle for Native rights

UMass Divest and the Native American Student Association describe the ramifications of the Dakota Access Pipeline and explain how UMass students can get involved in protests.

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LGBTQ+ people face discrimination and violence

Those who do not conform to society’s rules for gender and sexuality are ostracized.

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One interesting thing about you

Dan Riley reflects on everyone’s favorite icebreaker.

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The government needs a downsizing

Evan Gaudette explains how government is too big, but not in the way you’d think.

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In the upcoming election, there is more at stake than the presidency

Voters should still vote on Nov. 8 even if they do not want to vote for any of the presidential candidates.

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If you like Bernie Sanders, listen to him

James Mazarakis argues progressive ideals popularized by Bernie Sanders will prevail under a Hillary Clinton presidency.

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Letter to the Editor: Vote Yes on Question 5

Approval of Question 5 would improve Amherst public schools.

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Question 1 abuses the purpose of a ballot initiative

Our ballot process should not be used for individual gain.

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America’s growing problem with monopolies

The AT&T/Time Warner deal is one troubling example of power becoming too concentrated.

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Let’s pray for Tim Tebow’s baseball career

Anthony Ferranti argues that Tim Tebow’s attempts at a career in professional baseball is no more than a publicity stunt and should not be taken seriously.

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Live up to the legacy of Halloween

Becky Wandel explores the history of Halloween.

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The racial history of cannabis in the United States

Christin Howard examines the history of cannabis in the United States, connecting it to the current racial disparity in mass incarceration.

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Does UMass take cultural appropriation too far?

Brad Polumbo discusses the UMass S.C.R.E.A.M. meter and college stances on cultural appropriation in anticipation of Halloween.

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Mass media silences strikes across the nation

Colleen Dehais discusses how mass media is ignoring the labor movement in today’s news and why that’s a problem.

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I’m on the pursuit of happiness, or am I?

Ruwan Teodros explores sources of happiness and argues for the merit in finding happiness in unconventional ways.

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Why is nobody talking about the jails?

Patrick Malone addresses the national prison strike and questions why the prison industrial complex is not a major concern for Americans.

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A theory on why drunk people smash things

Charlie Giordano points out that destructive behavior in college may be connected to hyper-masculinity.

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Vote “No” on local Question 5

Edridge D’Souza argues Question 5 will harm the local school system and raise the price of local apartment rentals for college students.

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