Student Activism Special Issue Preview Video

WATCH: Our #StudentActivism special is coming out this week. Take a look at some Collegian videos and photos from previous actions that have happened on our campus this year.

An open letter to the students of UMass

Bradley Polumbo speaks to his peers about life post-college and keeping their minds open.

Author, poet and ex-con gives talk on criminal justice reform

Reginald Dwayne Betts spoke in the Cape Cod Lounge about his experiences and “the failures of the American justice system.”

Sunset Grill and Pizza adjusts as a new restaurant in Amherst

Fearing Street Festival will be held at the restaurant on Sunday.

UMass field hockey readies for tough tests against Stanford, Boston College

Minutewomen host the Cardinals Friday before heading to Boston to face the No. 9 Eagles, writes @Tyler_Fiedler.

UMass assistant Professor speaks about oppression of American Indians

Kathleen Brown-Pérez calls the oppression of American Indians “assimilation on a grand scale.”

Please go to sleep

Jeffrey Ayers shares what he as a college student has learned about sleep.

What I learned from wearing nail polish

Joe Frank gets a glimpse at what it’s like to go against social norms.

A beginner’s guide to beer

Chad Stoughton gives an overview of the history and flavors of lagers, ales and more.

SLIDESHOW: Best of Welcome Week 2016

Photos from Welcome Week 2016 including BBQ, UFest, move-in, UMass Night Out, New2U Tag Sale and poster sale from September 2nd to September 9th. Photos by Katherine Mayo, Judith Gibson-Okunieff, Sam Anderson, Jessica Picard and Erica Lowenkron.

Hampshire College to become entirely solar powered with installation of 15,000 panels

The College aims to slash carbon emissions, and its electricity bill, with new solar energy system.

College: A place of lost opportunities

Jasmyn Guzzetti questions the rigid structure of major requirements and class choice.

VIDEO: Amherst residents vote in primary election

Amherst residents spoke on who they cast their ballot for on primary day.

Students demand wide range of changes at Million Student March

Speakers from nine campus groups spoke before an audience of roughly 250 students, as a part of a national day of action involving over 100 colleges across the country Thursday.

Put yourself first and school second

Becky Wandel argues that students should put themselves before school in order to be both mentally and physically healthy.

It’s not just a costume, it’s a culture

Understanding the importance of cultural appropriation, its harmful effects and ways to avoid committing it.

White House starts public awareness drive to prevent sexual attacks on campus

President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden launched a campaign Friday to prevent sexual violence on college campuses across the country.

Straight from the stairwells, the Commonwealth

Folk duo from the Commonwealth Honors College create music from the stairwells.

BREAKING: UMass’ Derrick Gordon comes out as first openly gay D-I men’s basketball player

Massachusetts men’s basketball player Derrick Gordon came out as the first openly gay Division I men’s basketball player.

Reminiscing over the past four years

Katie McKenna nostalgically recounts her past four years at UMass but understands the importance of embracing change.