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Third and 20 S2 Episode 8 -

September 29, 2016

Author, poet and ex-con gives talk on criminal justice reform -

September 29, 2016

Israeli writer Ari Shavit speaks at Integrative Learning Center -

September 29, 2016

Alex DeSantis continues strong play for UMass men’s soccer as season reaches midway point -

September 29, 2016

Andrew Ford looks to continue to lead UMass football’s torrid offensive passing attack -

September 29, 2016

Sunset Grill and Pizza adjusts as a new restaurant in Amherst -

September 29, 2016

UMass field hockey falls 8-1 to No. 1 UConn -

September 29, 2016

Offensive-oriented practices hold high hopes for UMass women’s soccer with A-10 opener Thursday -

September 29, 2016

Hyper-stress on college campuses: a culture of high achievement leads to increased rates of mental illnesses -

September 29, 2016

Race of candidates should not affect voter turnout -

September 29, 2016

Students share what keeps them happy during the fall -

September 29, 2016

Harvest’s millennial-pandering replacement to Chameleon Cold Brew leaves caffeine fans at a loss -

September 29, 2016

Guide to fall 5K races and beyond -

September 29, 2016

UMass Votes Coalition hosts voter registration event -

September 28, 2016

Brettell presents on U.S. immigration policies -

September 28, 2016

UMass field hockey team seeks revenge against undefeated UConn -

September 28, 2016

UMass running back Marquis Young looks to build off momentum gained against Mississippi State -

September 28, 2016

UMass hockey announces captains for 2016-17 season -

September 28, 2016

Andy Isabella finds his niche within the UMass football offense -

September 28, 2016

The EpiPen Crisis: How did this happen? -

September 28, 2016

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

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.