The government shutdown: A retrospective

Julian del Prado makes the case that the House of Representatives shouldn’t receive all the blame over the government shutdown—in fact, House Republicans showed an ability to compromise during the debates.

Government shutdown defeats GOP

After the government shutdown ended, the Republican Party took a hit in the polls, receiving the blame.

Government Shutdown trudges into its second week

UMass student’s opinions reflect the nation: the shutdown is “immature.”

Video: UMass student senate calls for veteran support during shutdown

The SGA is writing to Congress to support the paying of veterans during the government shutdown.

Game over for GOP

The public dislikes the idea of a minority party forcing concessions on the budget, health care or any issue by holding the full faith and credit of the federal government hostage.
Due to the shutdown and debt ceiling, Zac Bears argues that the game is over for the GOP and broad disapproval is on the horizon.

Letter to the editor

UMass nursing student Joe Nguyen voices his opinion about the recent government shutdown.

Americans along for the ride

Julian del Prado discusses how partisanship has created a gridlock in Washington.

What to know about the possible partial government shutdown

If a new budget cannot be agreed upon, a partial government shutdown could occur.

A good old irresponsible party

With the government shutdown narrowly averted, Collegian columnist Lauren Vincent takes wonders whether or not the GOP knows the meaning of all the lofty political language it’s been throwing around.