January 27, 2015

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Panda Bear remains confident, even in the face of ‘The Grim Reaper’ -

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Why I want to be a teacher -

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Men’s and women’s swimming and diving teams wrap up third-place finishes at Dartmouth Invitational -

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

UMass’ College of Education to train Pakistani higher education administrators -

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Hao Luong shines for UMass men’s swimming and diving on Senior Day, prepares for end of college career -

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Police Log: Friday, Jan. 23, 2015 to Monday, Jan. 26, 2015 -

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Rachel Hilliard, Heather MacLean highlight solid performance from UMass women’s track and field -

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Hockey East: Eichel’s overtime goal pushes Boston University past Vermont -

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Albums to look forward to in 2015 -

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

UMass closes ahead of inclement weather -

Monday, January 26, 2015

Paranormal Research Society seeks to uncover the truth about the supernatural -

Monday, January 26, 2015

UMass tops Merrimack 4-1 to cap off successful weekend series -

Monday, January 26, 2015

‘Broad City’s’ second season off to a wickedly funny start -

Monday, January 26, 2015

Writers respond to State of the Union address -

Monday, January 26, 2015

St. Bonaventure earns tight victory, VCU clinches 11th straight win in Atlantic 10 men’s basketball action -

Monday, January 26, 2015

An open letter to the people who were kind when I was struggling -

Monday, January 26, 2015

UMass club hockey salvages weekend with tie against NYU on Saturday -

Monday, January 26, 2015

2015 Winter TCA’s announce bevy of show returns and new releases -

Monday, January 26, 2015

Brilliant online film archives for cinema lovers -

Monday, January 26, 2015

UMass men’s and women’s track and field teams see mixed results in Joe Donahue Indoor Games -

Monday, January 26, 2015

Renowned rabbi discusses the role of religion in American policy

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During a talk Tuesday evening, reform Jewish rabbi and advocate David Saperstein spoke about social justice advocacy, separation of church and state and religion as a context for morality.

Eid Al-Adha: Feast of the Sacrifice

Suzanne Hishmeh, member of the Student Muslim Association, gives a brief history of the holiday Eid Al-Adha and the celebration that takes place in its honor.

Religion, abortion and vice presidential politics

Jillian Correira explains why to be wary of a candidate that focuses more on social issues than economic issues in a time dubbed ‘The Great Recession.’

Minding our manners

Columnist Eric Magazu explains the history of old fashioned manners and their significance in our modern lives.

Get G.O.D. out of the G.O.P.

Collegian columnist Hannah Sparks takes a look at religion’s place in the presidential campaign.

Psychology lecturer is also a practicing Wiccan

Pychology professor Laura Wildman-Hanlon speaks about her life as a teacher, mother and practicing Wiccan.

Human religion

Collegian contributor Eric Magazu discusses the more human aspects of religion and Christianity in particular.

Don’t take everything so literally…literally

Collegian columnist Ryan Walsh challenges literal interpretations of religious metaphors, encouraging readers to reexamine the ways in which they understand religious texts.

Letters to the Editor

A Collegian reader expresses his discontent with what he sees as censorship.

The ‘Higher Power’ doesn’t have to be God

Collegian columnist Victoria Knobloch knows that some atheists may feel uncomfortable with the religious aspects of AA, but one can’t argue with their success in helping people into recovery.

Pardon in Pakistan for religious tolerance

Pakistan is predominantly a country of those with Islam faith, but there is a considerable population of those of Christian beliefs. Under the contentious Blasphemy laws, it is unlawful for anyone to speak against the Prophet Mohammad, and a Pakistani woman is facing the death sentence for allegedly doing so. Collegian columnist Chelsea Whitton presents the issues and believes Bibi would lose her life over false evidence.