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Early mistakes cost UMass football in loss to South Carolina Saturday -

October 22, 2016

UMass hockey holds on in 3-2 win over Army West Point Friday night at Mullins Center -

October 22, 2016

Cassidy Babin’s season-high nine saves secures 0-0 double overtime tie for UMass women’s soccer -

October 21, 2016

Arrest warrant issued for Southpoint shooter -

October 20, 2016

Men’s soccer unbeaten streak ends against URI -

October 20, 2016

The Hawkshot: Sarah Hawkshaw, her unusual shot and more -

October 20, 2016

Hockey Special Issue 2016 -

October 20, 2016

Question 2 about giving 33K kids a choice in education -

October 20, 2016

Apple crop reduced in wake of drought -

October 20, 2016

UMass political RSOs provide the tools necessary to vote in this year’s election -

October 20, 2016

Students thrilled to vote yes on ballot Question 3 and 4 -

October 20, 2016

UMass football readies for its third and final SEC opponent, taking on South Carolina Saturday -

October 20, 2016

UMass hockey’s goalie threesome continues to battle for starting duties -

October 20, 2016

UMass hockey enters the 2016-17 season with a full slate of major tournaments and classics -

October 20, 2016

UMass hockey enters 2016-17 season with plenty of question marks -

October 20, 2016

UMass women’s soccer welcomes overtimes as if it were a normal part of the game -

October 20, 2016

UMass hockey’s freshmen class is being counted on to produce instantly for the Minutemen -

October 20, 2016

Senior captain Steven Iacobellis reflects on his journey through hockey in final season at UMass -

October 20, 2016

UMass hockey coach Greg Carvel ready to lead Minutemen in right direction -

October 20, 2016

The race to space -

October 20, 2016

Images and Intervention

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Josh Raposa questions why images of the Syrian civil war’s impact do not cause national outrage, like images from Vietnam and Iraq have in the past.

Pamela Olson gives talk on “Fast Times in Palestine”

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An event by Students for Justice in Palestine on Tuesday night featured Pamela Olson, author of a book about Palestine and the conflicts within it.

UMass professor hosts question-and-answer discussion for students on Syria and the Islamic State

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Political science professor Vincent Ferraro hosted an hour-long informal Q&A panel to discuss Syria and the Islamic State

How to occupy a country (if you must)

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Frank Schulze compares democratization in post-WWII Japan to democratization efforts in the Middle East, and argues that Japan was a special case that cannot be generalized.

UMass hosts Iraqi students over summer

Some of the Iraqi Young Leaders Exchange Program. (Photo Courtesy of Terry Karuoya)

Foreign students spent part of their summer studying public policy as part of UMass’ Civic Initiative program.

UMass mourns death of alumnus and journalist James Foley

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Foley was killed by Islamic State militants after being held captive for nearly two years.

No draft, no protest

Jason Roche reminds us of the consequences of the ongoing war in Afghanistan, the longest and costliest (yet least protested) American conflict to date.

Behind Iranian rhetoric

When looking at the context of Iran’s actions and the political infighting within the theocratic regime, Iran’s politics start to make a lot more sense.

Nine years in and still no goals

Collegian columnist Matt Kushi wants to know what our objectives in Iraq and Afghanistan are and what we hope to accomplish over there.

The cost of the Iraqi conflict

Recently the U.S. military’s official death toll in Iraq reached 1,500 soldiers. To see their names and photos (when available) go to: There has been a U.S. Department of Defense ban on media coverage of the U.S. troops’ bodies returning from conflict since the previous Bush Administration’s Gulf War. This helps to keep the public’s mind off of the negative side of war, or the “3 Ds”: death, destruction and dismemberment. Admittedly, it is easier to advert public scrutiny of the legality of a war if we are reminded less of its cost and casualties. The monetary cost of…