To the Editor, Craig’s Place Emergency Shelter sits right on the edge of the University of Massachusetts campus, in the basement of the First Baptist Church. Standing on the front steps of the church, you can see the Southwest Residential Area towers against the horizon, and the Fine Arts Center and W.E.B. Du Bois Library poking through the trees to your right. From 8 a.m. to 9 p.m., the church is filled with Bible study classes, youth groups and community meetings. At 9 p.m., the basement of the church transforms into a homeless shelter. The kitchen staff cooks dinner, while…
Approval of Question 5 would improve Amherst public schools.
Marc Kenen, Executive Director of Massachusetts Charter Public School Association, responds to a recent article and argues in favor of Question 2.
Casey Tylek writes in a letter that a recent review of Tom Clancy’s ‘The Division’ published in the Daily Collegian was political grandstanding that stereotyped video game players.
The U.S. would be better off if engagement in politics was encouraged, says Jacob Johnson.
March 10 marks the 57th anniversary of the Tibetan national uprising.
Richard Egan writes that Bernie Sanders should use Monday’s rally at the University of Massachusetts to clarify his remarks on higher education as a “right” for all students.
Michael Berner refutes claims made in a prior column that free higher education is not an attainable goal.
Letter to the editor: Students coming together to make demands for more affordable higher education Thursday
At the Million Student March, members of the UMass community will advocate for tuition-free public college, cancellation of student debt and a $15 minimum wage for all campus workers.
To the editor: In recent years, the problem of student debt has become a highly prevalent one, with the current average hovering around $30,000 per student. Naturally, this is an issue of major concern to our demographic as college students; student loans impose a long-term burden on our collective economic future as a generation. Despite the fact that not every student will be saddled with an overwhelming mountain of debt, most of us at least know someone who is affected by the issue to a degree. This is the biggest the student debt problem has ever been. That said, this…
Students argue that rising textbook prices are hindering their academic experience, and the solution should be open source textbooks.
An incident on the Haigis Mall this April has one UMass student questioning local police ability to handle potential cases of domestic violence.
Students call for Jewish and Palestinian student communities to begin holding dialogues and working cooperatively in rejection of an offensive poster.
Graduate Student Senate President Adina Giannelli writes in support of Chancellor Subbaswamy’s decision to reverse the ban on Iranian nationals from certain graduate programs.
Hannah Friedstein recounts the racial discrimination and racial binaries she experienced during her Birthright trip and offers a critical perspective of the program.
Lynn Goldfarb responds to the April 17 article “There is nothing to debate about global warming.”
Diabrina Kozichuk talks about why it’s important to get yourself tested for sexually transmitted diseases and infections.
Stephanie Chan suggests that universities start using open-source textbooks to cut student costs.
Readers give their opinions on the events of “Blarney Blowout”