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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.

Teleportation: good for America?

Becky Wandel uses the potential possibility of teleportation as a means to analyze Donald Trump’s success in the Rust Belt.

American Dream

Ilina Shah reflects on her own experience immigrating to the United States and how under Donald Trump, others will not be as lucky.

A day in Trump’s America

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

Giovanna Dell’Orto criticizes American immigration policies at UMass.

Giovanna Dell’Orto discusses the social and political culture of immigration.

Patriotism and the American flag

Michael Agnello argues that the American flag should be a reminder to act with patriotic values, not as fuel for biased political narratives.

America is divided

Is America standing up for its values? Andrew Castillo doesn’t think it is.

My reservations about Bernie

Foreign policy is Sanders’ major shortcoming, and that’s a problem.

Clabault: Let’s legalize pot, and “magic mushrooms” while we’re at it

Researchers have found no significant health problems from mushrooms, but many psychological benefits.

U.S. schools react to protect students as the trend of mass shootings at colleges continues

Institutional, statewide and national policy changes are being made to prevent violence on campuses.

American oligarchy: Inequality’s political consequence

Zac Bears argues that the imbalance of wealth in the United States concentrates political power in the hands of the rich, and that it will only get worse the longer we allow it to continue.

Congress must empower Voting Rights Act

In June 2013, the Supreme Court overturned Section 4(b) of the Voting Rights Act. Congress has yet to rewrite it, which columnist Zac Bears argues is damaging to democracy and policymaking.

Kumar, Kundnani and Alim deliver talk on Islamophobia in America

ISO hosts seminar to discuss institutionalized racism

What makes an American

Stefan Herlitz explains what it means to be American and what makes it exceptional.

Apple-style capitalism not an economic panacea

To many, Apple is the quintessential American corporation, a modern GM or GE. But Apple only employs 43,000 U.S. workers and exploits lax labor regulations to maximize offshore profits. Zac Bears argues that Apple-style business practices will not solve structural issues with the U.S. economy.

Ginsberg’s “America” today

Maral Margossian compares messages from a Beat poet icon to today’s version of our country.

The land of the not-so-free

Mike Tudoreanu explores why the incarceration rate in America is the highest in the world.

England vs. America: The Drinking Debates

Despite sharing a similar language, England and America vary dramatically on their approaches to one of the undergraduate’s favorite pastimes – alcohol.

Five faults of capitalism: market failure

Makai McClintock examines why capitalism is prone to market failure and how that negatively affects the healthcare and insurance systems in the U.S.

Amherst won’t fly commemorative flags this year

The Amherst Select Board stands by its decision to only fly the commemorative on every 5th anniversary of Sept. 11.