February 27, 2015

Scrolling Headlines:

Report: UMass continues search for new athletic director, DeFilippo not an option -

Thursday, February 26, 2015

UPDATE: Police to charge UMass football player with two counts of aggravated assault and battery -

Thursday, February 26, 2015

Students for Justice in Palestine, administration react to inflammatory posters -

Thursday, February 26, 2015

UMass falls short, lacks energy in 82-71 loss to Saint Joseph’s -

Thursday, February 26, 2015

Drake’s surprise mixtape yields few surprises -

Thursday, February 26, 2015

Potential shutdown of the Department of Homeland Security offers chance for Republican legislature to learn from its mistakes -

Thursday, February 26, 2015

Jose Gonzalez returns with graceful “Vestiges & Claws” -

Thursday, February 26, 2015

Winless UMass faces Brown -

Thursday, February 26, 2015

SGA to host Women’s Leadership Symposium -

Thursday, February 26, 2015

UMass women’s basketball finishes road schedule with matchup against Dayton -

Thursday, February 26, 2015

Keystone XL pipeline sparks pollution awareness -

Thursday, February 26, 2015

Dartmouth and Fordham to start stretch of key games for Minutewomen -

Thursday, February 26, 2015

DeAndre Bembry has career day in win over UMass -

Thursday, February 26, 2015

Discussion on Palestine incorporates history as well as recent posters targeting SJP -

Thursday, February 26, 2015

UMass set for season finale in Connecticut -

Thursday, February 26, 2015

Imagine Dragons deliver nothing but “Smoke & Mirrors” on their second album. -

Thursday, February 26, 2015

UMass student files federal civil rights lawsuit against Amherst police officers after ‘Blarney’ arrest -

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

SGA spring elections campaigns kick off -

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

UMass must contain Bembry in rematch with St. Joe’s -

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Chaz Williams returns from his stint overseas, signs contract with Maine Red Claws -

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

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.