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Students react to new fence around Townehouses -

March 23, 2017

‘Do You Have The Right To Do Drugs?’ debate held in Bowker Auditorium -

March 23, 2017

UMass men’s lacrosse looks to build on three-game winning streak against Brown -

March 23, 2017

UMass softball riding five-game win streak into first Atlantic 10 showdown -

March 23, 2017

Sanzo: Inability to win close games has hurt UMass baseball -

March 23, 2017

Hannah Murphy scores 100th career goal in UMass women’s lacrosse 16-9 win over Harvard -

March 23, 2017

Old age does no harm to indie rock legends The Feelies -

March 23, 2017

A track-by-track breakdown of Drake’s new project -

March 23, 2017

When a president lies -

March 23, 2017

Let them eat steak, and other gender norms I hate -

March 23, 2017

Dissecting Science: Episode Two -

March 22, 2017

Holy Cross 10-run eighth inning sinks UMass baseball -

March 22, 2017

UMass students react to Spring Concert lineup -

March 22, 2017

Letter: Vote yes for Amherst -

March 22, 2017

You don’t have to walk alone -

March 22, 2017

Tyler Bogart and D.J. Smith lead UMass men’s lacrosse during three game win streak -

March 22, 2017

UMass women’s lacrosse emphasizes defense in approaching games as its key to gaining momentum for conference play -

March 22, 2017

Not much is new in ‘Beauty and the Beast,’ though it might not be a bad thing -

March 22, 2017

‘Get Out’ is a satirical horror for the post-Obama generation -

March 22, 2017

UPC releases spring concert lineup -

March 21, 2017

To fight Trump, empathize with his voters

Liberals should reach out to Trump supporters, rather than alienate them, in order to stop the president from a possible re-election.

With Perez, Democrats remain in limbo

The party is suffering from a complex that baits politicians into excessive fundraising and spending in an election industry that is hardly designed to win elections.

Is America moving left or right?

Matt Heffler examines public opinion polls and their relation to policy decisions to break down the movement of the American political spectrum.

Secretary of Education pick sparks strong dissent from some UMass faculty

UMass and the nation debate the qualifications of the recently confirmed Secretary of Education, Betsy Devos.

Money machines: unpopular and a waste of time

James Mazarakis argues that the Democrat’s massive fundraising and spending machine is not effective in winning votes.

Why Democrats should embrace states’ rights

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

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.

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…

Dear Senators, do your job

The Republican Senate won’t do its job in the name of partisanship.

The polarization of American politics needs to change

Joe Frank discusses possible remedies for the our stagnant, polarized political climate

A winning agenda for 2016 Democrats

Support for new small businesses will encourage innovation and fight inequality, and help Democrats win in 2016, writes Zac Bears.

The Collegian’s view: Martha Coakley for governor

The Collegian’s opinion and editorial staff endorses Attorney General Martha Coakley in Tuesday’s race for governor of Massachusetts.

Democratic candidate Martha Coakley seeking Massachusetts’ governor’s seat

Democratic candidate looks to break her recent slide in the upcoming election, but recent poll results lean toward Charlie Baker for governor.

UMass Democrats hope to get more students connected

For 30 years, the club has pushed for issue advocacy and now looks for more involvement.

College Democrats of Massachusetts hosts convention

College Democrats of Massachusetts hosts convention of events and speakers this weekend

No Labels: The future of nonpartisan politics

Stefan Herlitz explains how the No Labels group could remedy the problems of the United States’ binary democracy.

Dominating parties squeeze out the little guys

As the 2012 presidential election fades into the past, Collegian contributor Stefan Herlitz takes this opportunity to analyze the fading presence of moderate political parties.

Puerto Ricans interested in U.S. statehood for first time in history

It seems that the big political question has been solved as of November 6. Wrong. For the first time in history, Puerto Rico has a majority vote to initiate movement towards U.S. statehood. Eamon McCarthy Earls discusses why this new movement could face some trouble in Congress and what it means for the future of Puerto Rico.

Lieutenant Governor Tim Murray visits UMass Democrats

Lt. Gov. Tim Murray, D-Mass., made a pit-stop at UMass yesterday, speaking to a group of college Democrats.

America thrives on its two party system

Everyone knows politics is a blood sport, but America is a stronger nation for it.