October 2, 2014

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Mental Health Special Issue -

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Students find Active Minds a safe, open place for discussion -

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In a battle of winless teams, the Minutemen are hungry to get their first win of the season at Miami (OH) -

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Improving mental health through the creation of art -

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Editor’s note: It’s our responsibility to discuss mental health -

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Piper Kerman talks about the reality of prison -

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Students, campus community rally in protest of racism -

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Being a woman with anxiety in America -

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UMass football rushing attack bogged down by minor mistakes -

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UMass women’s soccer prepare for Atlantic-10 conference opener against George Mason -

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The golden age of Kevin Smith -

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Making room for context and perspective -

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UMass opens conference play against St. Joe’s -

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Depression doesn’t define you -

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UMass tight end Jean Sifrin focused on helping the Minutemen earn a victory -

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Letter: UMass failed to treat addiction as a disease -

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UMass Board of Entrepreneurship looks to recruit interested students from all departments -

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Don’t give up on therapy -

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Ways to de-stress in college -

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Deinstitutionalization: A blessing or a curse? -

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Congress must empower Voting Rights Act

Charles White of the NAACP speaks outside the U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday, June 25, 2013, in Washingto, DC, the day the court ruled on the Voting Rights Act striking down portions of the law. (Pete Marovich/MCT)

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.

Lessons from the Chilean 9/11

Mike Tudoreanu condemns U.S. complicity in the Pinochet dictatorship in Chile and offers it as a warning against American foreign and economic policy.

The misconception of democracy

Rane McDonough discusses liberalism and the misconception of democracy.

Electoral Idol: Debating the electoral carnival

Columnist Jan Dichter dissects our country’s definition of democracy and explains why it’s a hypocritical label to bestow upon ourselves.

The demoralizing state of democracy

Columnist Hannah Sparks discusses the current obstacles hindering our country from a having a democratic election in its true form.

A Movement within a movement: America’s role in the Arab Spring Revolutions

Timothy Haggerty explains the role of the National Endowment for Democracy in the Arab Spring movement.

New political science class to tackle questions of democracy

A new political science course — recently approved by the Faculty Senate — will explore if democracy is possible everywhere.

Let Democracy Work

Collegian columnist Gavin Beeker advocates for democracy rather than recent episodes of radicalism, as the key to structural change.

Renewing the republic

Columnist Gavin Beeker explains the need for Americans to take an interest in government and public affairs in order to truly embody the meaning of living in a republic.

The fight for the middle class

Collegian columnist Gavin Beeker explores the “mythic” middle class, and just what makes it so special and important in politics.

Occupy: the voice of a nation

Collegian columnist Brian Clement argues that the Occupy Wall Street protests represent the underrepresented of America.

Political Science professors discuss meaning of democracy

The media was invited to a conference call on Wednesday where the results of a study conducted by the National Center for Health Services claimed the Affordable Care Act helped increase health insurance coverage of young adults by over 3% in the first three months of 2011.

Democracy isn’t everything

Collegian columnist Harrison Searles argues that while it’s great for the Egyptians to be developing a democracy, but without limits on it to safeguard fundamental human rights, it’s kind of useless.

Freedom has come to Egypt

After weeks of turmoil, Egypt has finally found freedom, though at the cost of the health of some foreign journalists, describes blogger Brittany McLellan.

The perils of democracy

Think you’re living in a democracy? Columnist Dan Stratford wants you to think again.