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Writing is an act of courage

Being a journalist can help you grow as a person.

Understanding semantics on CNN

Isaac Simon dissects the Sanders-Cruz debate on healthcare, analyzing the buzzwords for deeper meaning.

Politics are too much

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

Why Democrats should embrace states’ rights

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

Protesting is our last front

Those whom oppose President-elect Donald Trump must unite to make sure their political influence is not silenced.

Humanize the other

Maral Margossian urges readers to try and understand each other when tensions run high.

When the impossible comes: UMass students respond to a seemingly inevitable Trump victory

Shocked at results from swing states, five students expressed their shock at seeing a candidate they never took seriously take a tremendous lead.

UMass students and Amherst residents react to election

Students and residents shared their thoughts on presidential candidates and ballot questions.

If you like Bernie Sanders, listen to him

James Mazarakis argues progressive ideals popularized by Bernie Sanders will prevail under a Hillary Clinton presidency.

Joseph Kennedy III and Jim McGovern host ‘Your Vote, Your Voice’ talk Monday

Congressmen Kennedy and McGovern spoke at the Commonwealth Honors College event Hall to urge students to get the vote out.

When words Trump policy

Isaac Simon argues that the rhetoric used in the 2016 debates is more effective in gaining popularity than the policies themselves.

Vote for the corrupt politician: A former Bernie Bro’s plea to the liberal youth

Christin Howard argues that it is more important to keep Trump out of office than it is to make a moral statement.

Cybersecurity issues and the election

Both candidates’ views on cybersecurity conflict with those of most Americans

Donald Trump and the World of “Me”

Isaac Simon explains why Trump’s popularity has grown.

A Privilege, not an inconvenience

Former Assistant Photo Editor Shannon Broderick talks about her brief but memorable four semester at UMass Amherst.

UMass-generated report supports benefits of Bernie Sander’s tax program

Research by the Political Economy Research Institute finds Sanders’ bill could fund free tuition for higher education.

Millennials’ responsibility: Economic inequality and the American dream

It is up to our generation to correct income inequality and rescue the American dream, argues Elizabeth Wallace.

Echo chamber politics: Why you shouldn’t unfriend people for political posts

Sometimes the greatest advice in life comes from places you least expect. “As a scientist, Throckmorton knew that if he were ever to break wind in the echo chamber, he would never hear the end of it.” This was said by 10th-place winner of the Bulwer-Lytton “terrible novel opening lines” contest, which provides a seemingly apt metaphor for the current reality of politics on Facebook. Especially in the heart of election season, most of us have probably heard some variation of the refrain, “If you don’t exactly agree with me on this issue, then unfriend me right now.” At its…

Climate change should be number one issue in elections

Benjamin Clabault argues that the presidential elections need to focus more on issues of climate change.

Hillary Clinton – The frenemy black voters know

Joshua Barton argues that Hillary Clinton’s huge lead among black voters stems from the legacy of her husband and her connection to the Obama presidency