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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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The problem with performative activism

Timothy Scalona discusses how ‘sleep outs’ do not demonstrate the reality of homelessness.

MASSPIRG hosts seminar on hunger and homelessness

Speakers provided real-world perspective on tough issues.

MASSPIRG holds panel to discuss solutions for high textbook prices

A panel was held to discuss the library’s Open Textbook Initiative.

MASSPIRG to garner support on ballot question

Students are given a choice to vote whether to reaffirm optional MASSPIRG fee.

Challenges seen in reaching University sustainability goals

University expansion viewed as difficult in conjunction with sustainability goals.

MassPIRG launches campaign for spring semester

Student advocacy group is tackling money in politics and textbook prices.

Campus groups organize to engage students on Election Day

Across the University of Massachusetts campus Tuesday, students organized to inform voters and drum up Election Day excitement. Music blared on Haigis Mall yesterday as representatives from student groups distributed ballot information and directed students to the voter shuttle bus. Representatives from the Student Government Association, the Massachusetts Public Interest Research Group (MassPIRG) and the Cannabis Reform Coalition were present from 10 a.m.to 6:30 p.m. to hand out information about the voting process and inspire students to get to the polls. “We’re working to get people excited,” said MassPIRG chair Julia Seremba. “This is the last leg of our ‘get…

Does your vote count?

Bradley Polumbo discusses how the Electoral College impacts the worth of your vote in Massachusetts.

Early voting on campus brings students to polls

More than 300 students participated on the first day of early voting.

MassPIRG kicks off for the fall semester

The advocacy group plans to increase voter turnout among young people.

President Anthony Vitale and Vice President Nick Rampone anticipate productive year at SGA

The SGA plans on addressing the Student Union, increasing student voter turnout and expanding its profile on campus.

MassPIRG, SGA, UMass Sustainability Manager present white paper on renewable energy

Report says the state should commit to becoming powered by 100 percent renewable energy.

Humane League provides ‘outlet for education’ about animal rights

The Humane League, a 30-campus national organization, works to reduce animal suffering through education to change eating habits and campaigns to reform farm animal treatment.

Textbook Broke

Michael Dudek argues for the use of open-source textbooks

Student organizations prepare for Advocacy Day

Following a “week of action,” student organizations will go to the Massachusetts State House on March 7 to advocate for additional funding towards higher education.

SGA, MassPIRG work together on open source textbook initiative

Open source textbooks would only cost students the amount necessary to print them, according to Matthew Martin, coordinator of MassPIRG’s Affordable Textbooks Campaign.

MassPIRG forum discusses problem of antibiotic resistance

During a forum in the Cape Cod Lounge Tuesday evening, four speakers focused on the problem of antibiotic resistance, which is fueled by the overuse of antibiotics on factory farms.

Dean’s Beans founder speaks at first MassPIRG meeting of semester

Dean Cycon talks to activists about his history in environmental law and international activism.