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Nominations for SGA elections will remain open until Feb. 19 -

February 11, 2016

SGA, MassPIRG work together on open source textbook initiative -

February 11, 2016

Civil rights activist Cornel West to speak at Smith College -

February 11, 2016

Uncertainties surround UMass men’s lacrosse as it kicks off season against Army -

February 11, 2016

New face, same old ‘Havoc’: UMass basketball ready to face familiar style of play against VCU -

February 11, 2016

UMass women’s lacrosse begins season with high expectations, seeking eighth straight A-10 championship -

February 11, 2016

UMass hockey players react to news of next year’s trip to Belfast -

February 11, 2016

UMass women’s basketball falls to La Salle, drops 11th straight game -

February 11, 2016

‘Havoc’ returns to Mullins Center as UMass men’s basketball prepares for VCU -

February 11, 2016

Bernie Sanders already making history as Jewish candidate -

February 11, 2016

Super Bowl is an impressive feat of entertainment -

February 11, 2016

‘The Hateful Eight’ shows Quentin Tarantino losing his edge -

February 11, 2016

Tips and travel hacks for a fun spring break -

February 11, 2016

MassPIRG forum discusses problem of antibiotic resistance -

February 10, 2016

First inside look at the John Francis Kennedy Champions Center -

February 10, 2016

UMass tennis rallies past St. Johns to give Red Storm first loss of season -

February 10, 2016

UMass community grieves for beloved friend and mentor James Tilley -

February 10, 2016

Amherst Board of Health votes against reinstating College Pizza’s food establishment license -

February 10, 2016

Top 25 Notebook: Duke gets back on winning track taking down No.13 Louisville Monday -

February 10, 2016

Battle of the bottom: UMass women’s basketball travels to La Salle Wednesday -

February 10, 2016

Sci-fi epic ‘The Martian’ is a return to form for Ridley Scott

Official "The Martian" Facebook Page

The famous director’s latest work presents a remarkable example of science fiction filmmaking.

NASA proves people can still get excited about space exploration through ‘The Martian’

NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center/Flickr

Johnny McCabe highlights the positive influence that the recently released film has on popular culture’s perception of the space-exploration and scientific-discovery agency.

Minuteman Launch Team races to space in upcoming competition

(Max Perham, Greg Kelley, Nate Fowler, and Andrew Dodd are all part of the NASA Student Launch competition in which they had to build their own rocket and robot. They will be competing in Alabama with other colleges next Tuesday. Christina Yacono/Daily Collegian.)

Senior mechanical engineering students built rocket for NASA Student Launch challenge in Huntsville, Alabama.

US should spend more on space

(John Sleezer/Kansas City Star/MCT)

Stefan Herlitz advocates spending more on space programs and describes the economic benefits in doing so.

NASA should not cut ties with Russia

Astronaut James H. Newman waves during a spacewalk preparing for release of the first combined elements of the International Space Station. The Russian-built Zarya module, with its solar array panel visible here, was launched into orbit fifteen years ago on Nov. 20, 1998. Two weeks later, on Dec. 4, 1998, NASA's space shuttle Endeavour launched Unity, the first U.S. piece of the complex. During three spacewalks on the STS-88 mission, the two space modules built on opposite sides of the planet were joined together in space, making the space station truly international. (NASA/MCT)

Johnny McCabe explains why NASA’s decision to cut ties with Russia’s Roscosmos is counterproductive for furthering scientific exploration as well as smoothing out international relations.

NASA scientist discusses water on mars

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A NASA scientist visited UMass to discuss the Mars Rover Curiosity mission, which involved laser beams, cameras, drills and, most importantly, water on Mars

The circle of (extraterrestrial) life

Collegian columnist Chelsea Whitton is far from being an astronomer or even a fan of science fiction, but she can’t stop thinking about crop circles. Have the aliens captured her mind?

Send the space-bureaucrats to Mars

In this week’s point-counterpoint, Collegian columnist Harrison Searles tells us why the government should get out of the space-exploration business.

Why we need NASA

Collegian columnist Mike Tudoreanu explores the idea of how despite all the desire for space exploration, the real dream of it all is dying.

Assistant Professor Christopher Condit and team of NASA astronauts in training explore the heavens on earth

UMass geology professor Christopher Condit worked with NASA on its Desert Rats (DRATS) program last summer simulating conditions on the moon and Mars north of Flagstaff, Arizona.