With Perez, Democrats remain in limbo

The party is suffering from a complex that baits politicians into excessive fundraising and spending in an election industry that is hardly designed to win elections.

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The most beautiful present

Jeffrey Ayers explains the mathematical intricacies behind the Klein bottle, a seemingly impossible invention.

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Trump’s election and the end of a socialist dream

Laura Handly details how the election of Trump and his decisions as President thus far have made her lose hope in a socialist America.

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The benefits of a clean room

Emilia Beuger researches the benefits of a tidy bedroom, both for studying and for sleeping.

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Interruption marketing is becoming outdated

People do not owe companies any of their time or any attention to their ads.

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Give albums a chance

Listening to singles, but not albums, is comparable to only watching one scene in a movie.

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Social media is killing political discourse

Social media needs reform in order to return it to its democratic function of connecting and informing people.

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Is America moving left or right?

Matt Heffler examines public opinion polls and their relation to policy decisions to break down the movement of the American political spectrum.

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The myth of upward mobility

Christin Howard argues that the American Dream is not dead, but does significantly favor those who grow up in wealthy and diverse areas.

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Home is where the creativity is

Becky Wandel suggests the secret to tapping into child-like creativity as an adult is to make yourself at home.

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Letter: Stand Up for UMass at Advocacy Day

Join students and community supporters to advocate for high-quality, debt-free public higher education on March 1.

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Sanctuary status would endanger our campus for all

Declaring UMass a sanctuary campus would be an enormous mistake.

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Women’s Marches and white feminism

Altogether too often, the assertion of femininity by white, cisgender individuals is based in white supremacy and transphobia.

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Valentine’s Day is a time to remember sacrifice

Valentine’s Day should be known for its connection to St. Valentine’s sacrifice, not chocolates or flowers.

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A sleek design, an unusable website

Edridge D’Souza examines trends in user interfaces and questions why minimalist sites take too long to load their full content.

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Money machines: unpopular and a waste of time

James Mazarakis argues that the Democrat’s massive fundraising and spending machine is not effective in winning votes.

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The problem with Betsy DeVos

Isaac Simon discusses Betsy DeVos’ past ties to for-profit education and how that will impact her position as Secretary of Education.

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Politics are too much

Emilia Beuger describes her disenchantment with the current state of politics in this country.

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The American Rasputin

Jeffrey Ayers explains how Steve Bannon is the more sinister figure in the Trump Administration, though media attention has focused on Trump.

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The Super Bowl guest policy was silly

The guest policy did not actually prevent large gatherings after the game.

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