UMass softball to kickoff conference schedule on Thursday at Boston University

Kaycee Carbone, Kaitlyn Stavinoha lead UMass offense into first A-10 matchup of 2017 season.

UMass softball anxiously awaits start of conference play with doubleheader against BU looming Thursday.

Freshman Candace Denis is off to red-hot start entering conference play, boasting a lofty 1.75 ERA in 10 starts.

UMass softball travels to California for final preseason trip

Erin Stacevicz looks to stay hot at the plate after big offensive showing in Mississippi.

Minutewomen softball begins season with cross-country travel, string of tournaments

From Florida to California, the Minutewomen look to stay healthy and prepare for the regular season.

Give albums a chance

Listening to singles, but not albums, is comparable to only watching one scene in a movie.

Why Democrats should embrace states’ rights

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

Ballot Question Four is long overdue

Anthony Ferranti discussing the history of marijuana in America and argues for its legalization in November.

Survivor; awesome yet evil

Charlie Giordano argues that separating generations with titles, like the newest season of “Survivor” does, is detrimental personal development.

UMass rowing begins spring season in Hadley Saturday against Rhode Island

The Minutewomen look to improve upon their success established in the fall.

Grimes ventures further into pop territory on “Art Angels”

Electronic musician’s new album sheds the dream pop haze of past releases.

Walking through a week of practice with UMass field hockey

Field hockey practices reveal hardworking culture of team

UMass returns to Amherst for home opener against LIU Brooklyn

After splitting a California road trip, UMass returns to Amherst for its home opener against LIU Brooklyn

A transfer’s take on UMass weather

Collegian blogger Kate Casler gives a California girl’s view on the unpredictable fall weather in New England.

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Syracuse Orange avoid five-game losing streak

The Syracuse Orange got the better of the Connecticut Huskies last Wednesday, earning the 66-58 win to avoid a five-game skid.

Smells like American spirit

We all know how dirty elections have become, but have you ever considered the smell? Collegian columnist Alison Bowler considers the impact flashy campaigns are having on voter confidence and awareness.

Federal government vs. State government on “Cali Weed”

Even if the state of California votes to reform marijuana laws on Tuesday, U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder promises to enforce federal regulation of the drug.