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Makar, Ferraro off to Ontario to compete for Team Canada’s World Junior hockey team -

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Lecture attempts to answer whether treatment of depression has resulted in over-prescription of SSRIs -

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Palestinian students on campus react to President Trump’s recent declaration -

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Smith College hosts social media panel addressing impact of social media on government policies -

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GOP Tax Plan will trouble working grad students -

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Mario Ferraro making his mark with UMass -

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Minutewomen look to keep momentum going against UMass Lowell -

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Ames: UMass hockey’s turnaround is real, and it’s happening now -

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When your favorite comedian is accused of sexual assault -

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A snapshot of my college experience -

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Homelessness is an issue that’s close to home -

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Allowing oil drilling in Alaska sets a dangerous precedent -

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‘She’s Gotta Have It’ is a television triumph -

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Some of my favorite everyday brands -

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Berkeley professor researches high-poverty high school -

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Rosenberg steps down as Senate President during husband’s controversy -

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Students aim to bring smiles to kids’ faces at Baystate Children’s Hospital -

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‘Growing Cannabis On the Farm’ event held at Hampshire College -

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UMass women’s basketball defeats Saint Peter’s for third straight win -

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Celebrity culture could be a part of the problem -

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You need to try EFT right now

Kate Leddy explains a healing method called Emotional Freedom Tapping and how her experience has affected her.

Deal with Iran is a bad one

Nicholas Pappas explains why the deal with Iran over nuclear weapons is a dangerous one with disconcerting historic parallels

Divestment’s value is symbolic, not financial

The fossil fuel divestment movement doesn’t have the financial power to end climate change, but it is a strong moral symbol for change, argues Stefan Herlitz.

Take pride in the success of UMass walk for suicide prevention

Nicholas Treiber took part in last week’s walk for suicide prevention and thinks the community should take pride in its success.

East Village explosion painful, revealing

East Village native Isaac Simon describes his neighborhood in the wake of a deadly explosion last week, and says landlords must be accountable for keeping tenants safe.

Excuses not accepted: An open letter to Vice Chancellor Sheehan

The Student Administration Accountability Coalition won’t accept excuses preventing the use of Dining Dollars at student businesses from Vice Chancellor Sheehan.

I skipped class to go to the gym and don’t regret it

Kate Leddy talks about cutting class for her mental health and discusses why we should be more accepting of taking a day off every once in a while.

An open letter to the people who were kind when I was struggling

Kate Leddy addresses those who helped her through a struggle with anorexia nervosa and depression through simple acts of kindness.

Letter: Racial oppression permeates American institutions

Sarah Laughlin ’14 writes that she was moved to tears by the Ferguson decision, not by the details, but because the grand jury deemed a black man’s life unworthy of trial.

Letter: A solution to the Ferguson crisis

Johann Christoph Arnold writes that Officer Darren Wilson and the Ferguson Police must reach out and ask forgiveness from the Brown family.

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.

You should probably move off campus

Columnist Ian Hagerty argues why it can be better and less expensive to live off-campus.

Fixing the SGA is our responsibility

Contributor Emily Devenney argues that the SGA is broken, and fixing it is our duty and responsibility.

Lessons learned from preschoolers

Katie McKenna reminisces about her job working with preschoolers and reflects over the lessons they taught her.

Letter to the Editor: Stalking awareness

Alumna Susan Ashline (Class of 1988) takes on the issue of stalking among college students and offers advice for those struggling with stalkers in this letter to the editor.

Branding an elephant

Brandon Sides suggests that the next Republican candidate should model President Obama’s award-winning campaigns.

The fresh face of the Student Government Association

The new SGA vice president, Garrett Gowen, vowes to establish a more interactive relationship with the student body this year.

Jezebel.com: Home of hypocrisy

Columnist Emily Merlino discusses the hypocrisy of a number of articles featured on ‘feminist-oriented’ Jezelbel.com.

Loose lips sink ships, 2.0

Justin Thompson thinks that WikiLeaks is more of a threat to United States security than a symbol of free press.

Salutatory note

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