September 23, 2014

Scrolling Headlines:

Minutemen honor Sam Koch with first win at home -

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

College-aged male reportedly bites student, threatens others outside Fine Arts Center -

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

First SGA meeting begins with a new Senate -

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

People’s climate march: Student voices -

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Jenny Dell speaks to UMass students as part of Homecoming week -

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Return to McGuirk: Students anticipate a ‘hyped,’ intimate environment at Homecoming -

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Close games have doomed UMass field hockey, but Sam Carlino remains a bright spot in net -

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

UMass women’s soccer recuperating at midway point of season -

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

UMass club rugby blows out Middlebury 38-5 -

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Ohio takes care of business against Idaho, Buffalo rolls over Norfolk State -

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Fox’s ‘Gotham’ puts superhero spin on the cop procedural -

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Facebook: A social disease -

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

More than 500 students gather at Townehouse Apartments over weekend -

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

UMass system sees record-breaking endowment -

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Research by UMass scientist could lead to development of new antibiotics -

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

British DJ Bonobo to headline Pearl Street Wednesday -

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Sex positivity promotes healthy sexuality -

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Indie band Tennis to rock Pearl Street Saturday night -

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Season-ticket holders excited to be a part of new era of UMass football -

Monday, September 22, 2014

Chiarelli: UMass can’t squander Saturday’s ‘must win’ affair -

Monday, September 22, 2014

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.