Grade inflation: Ballooning out of control?

Bradley Polumbo traces the trend of rising grade inflation, and argues why it is a detriment for the millennial generation.

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I love football, but injuries mar the game

Repeated concussions can have dire consequences for players’ physical and mental health.

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The beauty of Birthright

Isaac Simon describes his experience going on Birthright and how it has impacted his Jewish identity.

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The death penalty is not the answer

Emilia Beuger disagrees with Dylann Roof’s sentencing and argues that the death penalty is not the proper punishment.

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Donald Trump is gutting journalism with his Twitter

CNN’s differences from BuzzFeed in reporting the alleged dossier of President Trump reveal hypocrisy of credibility.

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Remembering Castro as a brutal dictator

Isaac Simon responds to a recent column about Fidel Castro and challenges the argument that he was a good leader.

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Letter to the Editor: Trump, hate crimes, and UMass

Shaymus Dunn shares his friend’s experience with hate on campus.

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Letter to the Editor: Open Education Initiative could save students money

A representative from the SGA urges faculty to use Open Educational Resources to cut down on the rising cost of textbooks.

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Fox News’ journalistic impropriety: Reporting the Hampshire flag protests

Does Jesse Watters of ‘The O’Reilly Factor’ mislead viewers about the removal of the American flag at Hampshire College?

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State’s rights versus Jeff Sessions

If Jeff Sessions is appointed Attorney General, Massachusetts citizens could face a roadblock regarding the legalization of recreational marijuana.

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The hypocrisy of “pro-life” views

People who disapprove of Planned Parenthood are often uninformed about why its services are so important.

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More men need to talk about consent

Rape culture is ingrained in masculinity, but men can work to dismantle it.

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Making procrastination productive

If you’re going to put off writing a paper, why not clean or exercise instead?

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It’s been a long year

2016 was a difficult year for many, but don’t forget the good that came from it as well.

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A return to the collapse of 2008

The economy is poised to crash similarly to how it did in eight years ago.

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Mindfulness in, and in spite of, a technological age

We must reconnect with ourselves in a society ruled by technology.

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Jesus: the conservative Republican

Dan Riley discusses Republican policy taking into consideration the words and actions of Jesus of Nazareth.

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The joy of Snapchat

Evan Gaudette suggests that Snapchat is the right social media tool to let go of all of today’s negativity.

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Don’t let hate defeat debate

Alexander Lach discusses how NPR removing its comments section shows how hate spreads through these outlets.

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Listen when you argue to truly understand

Rather than wholly disagree with Trump supporters, liberals should try to understand their counterpart.

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