Letter to the Editor: local veterans on Hampshire flag burning

Two local veterans comment on the burning of the American flag at Hampshire College.

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Standing Rock’s message could save America

The protection of water intersects many different social struggles of modern America.

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Trump’s victory is unsurprising in racist America

Black Americans’ fears have become realities throughout history.

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Capitalism must be fixed, not replaced

Socialism is not the solution to American economic problems.

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Use words to describe, not diminish

“Alt-right” is not enough to describe Stephen Bannon and Breitbart News.

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The true backbone of America

Christin Howard explores the true history of the United States, a country that was founded on oppression and exploitation.

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Letter: Craig’s Place to fight against fatal budget cuts

To the Editor, Craig’s Place Emergency Shelter sits right on the edge of the University of Massachusetts campus, in the basement of the First Baptist Church. Standing on the front steps of the church, you can see the Southwest Residential Area towers against the horizon, and the Fine Arts Center and W.E.B. Du Bois Library poking through the trees to your right. From 8 a.m. to 9 p.m., the church is filled with Bible study classes, youth groups and community meetings. At 9 p.m., the basement of the church transforms into a homeless shelter. The kitchen staff cooks dinner, while…

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Burning the flag is not the answer

Bradley Polumbo argues that disrespecting the American flag disrespects liberty.

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Factory farming and ethics

Julia Klein argues that we must consider where our meat comes from, because animals suffer in factory farms.

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Castro and decolonization

Colleen Dehais discusses the death of Fidel Castro in the context of decolonization.

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Why Democrats should embrace states’ rights

States should focus on restoring their power to counteract the influence of the new federal government.

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Why First Amendment advocates should be wary of the right

The alt-right’s contradictions in regard to free speech point to an uncertain future.

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Letter: UMass Democrats fight back against Trump’s policies

UMass Democrats propose convening a ‘Coalition to Resist Trump’s Policies’ in response to Trump’s actions in his first week as President-Elect.

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Emmi Beuger’s Day Off: North Dakota Pipeline

Host Emmi Beuger and moderator Nick Souza welcome Jessica Simpson, James Mazarakis, and Joe Frank from the Daily Collegian as well as John Decker from the Amherst Wire. This week the panel discusses the racial, environmental, and political aspects and impact of the North Dakota Pipeline and the protests surrounding it.

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Media overload and anxiety

News coverage of events often lacks depth and promotes fear.

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The President who never got a break

Although he has made many mistakes, Obama has had a mostly positive impact on history.

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The triumph of anti-intellectualism

Laura Handly argues that anti-intellectualism has been on the rise in the United States long before Trump.

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A day in Trump’s America

Ruwan Teodros reflects on the presidential election and her feeling of fear that has risen since.

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Keep your interests varied

Jeffrey Ayers encourages readers to explore many different interests and experiences, learning about themselves along the way.

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We don’t have to like our politicians

Evan Gaudette advocates that we should not just choose the politicians that charm us.

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