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UMass Divest and proponents of sanctuary campus will not be allowed to speak at Board of Trustees meeting -

December 8, 2016

Former political prisoner to speak on human rights and prison experience -

December 8, 2016

UMass men’s basketball using late-game situations as learning opportunities for remainder of season -

December 8, 2016

UMass men’s basketball kicks off Gotham Classic at home against Pacific -

December 8, 2016

UMass hockey looks to continue recent improvements against Connecticut -

December 8, 2016

UMass hockey team confident in game plan despite UConn’s constant change in net -

December 8, 2016

UMass women’s basketball falls apart in the fourth quarter in 71-55 loss to Hofstra -

December 8, 2016

It’s been a long year -

December 8, 2016

A return to the collapse of 2008 -

December 8, 2016

Mindfulness in, and in spite of, a technological age -

December 8, 2016

Beer, bets and pool: a High Horse unofficial review -

December 8, 2016

Don’t let winter stop you from running outside -

December 8, 2016

BREAKING: Train allegedly strikes pedestrian in Amherst -

December 7, 2016

Campus Climate survey shows strong response -

December 7, 2016

Jennifer Carlson gives talk on race and gun law enforcement -

December 7, 2016

Labor Center to receive increased funding from University -

December 7, 2016

Verdi enforces playing a full 40 minutes as UMass takes on Hofstra -

December 7, 2016

Mulligan looks to continue seven game double-double streak at Hofstra -

December 7, 2016

Jesus: the conservative Republican -

December 7, 2016

The joy of Snapchat -

December 7, 2016

Mass. voters opt for cheaper booze, reject two other questions

Massachusetts voters decided Tuesday to eliminate the sales tax on alcohol, while keeping the Commonwealth’s sales tax at 6.25 percent and voting not to eliminate a law which allows developers to obtain one permit to build low and mixed-income housing.

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.

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.

Repeal Sales Tax on Alcohol? This Year, it’s Number One

On November 2, voters in Massachusetts will go to the polls and decide on three ballot initiatives, the first being to repeal the state sales tax on alcohol.

Massachusetts ballot questions: No, No and No

The Daily Collegian Editorial board feels strongly that Massachusetts residents need to vote against all three ballot questions on November 2. The questions deal with the state tax on alcohol, building laws for low- and moderate-income housing, and the state sales tax.

Repealing the alcohol tax: to do or not to do?

This election, Massachusetts voters will decide the fate of three ballot questions. Among them are questions pertaining to eliminating sales tax on alcohol, repealing a law which allows developers building low-income housing to obtain a single permit, and a third which would reduce the state’s sales tax to 3 percent starting in January.