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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.

A response to my second lockdown in two years

Tess Halpern recalls how last week’s lockdown resurfaced her feelings of campus insecurity and argues that more guns are not the solution.

Why the New York Times’ front page editorial matters

Jenna Careri explains the significance of the New York Times’ editorial on the gun epidemic.

VIDEO: Students respond to campus safety concerns

In light of Oregon shootings, students are asked if they feel safe at UMass.

Guns are here to stay

Nicholas Pappas outlines how the liberal push for gun control is rendered ineffective by politicians who know very little about the nature of guns; moreover, they ignore the rich culture in which guns have played an integral part.

Letters to the Editor

Letters concerning Southwest celebrations, sleep deprivation, gun control and campus divestment.

Violence is our plague

Brian Bevilacqua uses ideas from a violence mediation group to propose a solution to the presence of gun violence in America.

The misguided gun war

Michael Ball exposes key flaws in the popular case for gun control.

UMass Poll analyzes Gun Control, Minimum Wage, and Immigration.

A recent UMass Poll analyzes American thoughts on gun control, immigration, the federal minimum wage, and the effectiveness of government officials.

Delta Sigma Theta holds discussion about gun control

The members of the Delta Sigma Theta sorority held an open discussion Wednesday night at the Malcolm X Center.

What is a Massachusetts gun owner really like?

“Gun rights activists, and in Massachusetts even gun owners, bear an unfortunate and negative stigma that often leads to the dismissal of their views and experiences of having any value.”

After tragic Newtown shooting, weapons bans not the solution

Stefan Herlitz argues that the solution to mass violence is not gun control, but better mental health care and cultural change.

Concealed carry a safe choice for colleges

Collegian contributor Michael Ball argues that emotions get in the way of safe gun policies on college campuses.