March 28, 2015

Scrolling Headlines:

Closing arguments presented, jury deliberations begin Friday in first of four 2012 gang rape trials -

Friday, March 27, 2015

UMass library opens groundbreaking 3D printing lab -

Thursday, March 26, 2015

Defendant in 2012 gang rape case says accuser consented to sex -

Thursday, March 26, 2015

For the love of the craft: UMass Juggling Club -

Thursday, March 26, 2015

UMass lacrosse looks for fourth straight victory versus Towson -

Thursday, March 26, 2015

The dark, twisty special on Robert Durst proves that, yet again, humanity’s biggest “Jinx” is hubris -

Thursday, March 26, 2015

Law and order, UMass style -

Thursday, March 26, 2015

Hillel fails to represent all Jewish students -

Thursday, March 26, 2015

UMass women’s lacrosse aims another perfect conference record against Duquesne -

Thursday, March 26, 2015

UMass heads home to take on Albany -

Thursday, March 26, 2015

Coming off weekend victory, UMass softball prepares for series against St. Josephs -

Thursday, March 26, 2015

‘The Last Man on Earth?’ more like, ‘The Worst Show on Earth’ -

Thursday, March 26, 2015

A new face for money -

Thursday, March 26, 2015

UMass hopes to carry momentum into weekend series against VCU -

Thursday, March 26, 2015

UMass Theatre Guild to present “Seussical” this weekend -

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

UMass eyes the future of its athletics with the hiring of Athletic Director Ryan Bamford -

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Derrick Gordon to transfer from UMass in search of more prominent role -

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Local author and activist Don Ogden writes to make environmental change -

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Chiarelli: Football the center of attention Tuesday at Bamford’s hiring -

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

MANNA soup kitchen continues to feed the local hungry in Northampton -

Wednesday, March 25, 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.