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UMass men’s basketball drops first game of season to Creighton in MGM Grand Main Event finals -

November 26, 2015

UMass football prepares for final regular season game against Buffalo Friday -

November 25, 2015

UMass men’s basketball continues hot shooting in rout of Clemson Monday night -

November 24, 2015

SGA votes down letter opposing Baker’s statements on refugees -

November 24, 2015

IPO reaches out to local families to host international students for Thanksgiving -

November 24, 2015

Amherst Police Log: Nov. 20-22 -

November 24, 2015

Local Pioneer Valley food banks aim to fight hunger -

November 24, 2015

UMass club sports present petition alleging lack of resources, communication from athletic department -

November 24, 2015

UMass women’s basketball looks to get back on track in Omni Hotels Classic -

November 24, 2015

An inside look at the UMass club baseball team -

November 24, 2015

UMass men’s swimming proves victorious in Terrier Invitational, Minutewomen finish fourth -

November 24, 2015

The benefits of meditation -

November 24, 2015

Letter to the editor: Students for Justice in Palestine respond to a previous op-ed -

November 24, 2015

In wake of Paris attacks, US should not ditch compassion -

November 24, 2015

Student makes UMass history as first to perform mainstage production in wheelchair -

November 24, 2015

Graduate Employee Organization and UMass administrators meet to talk about late pay issues -

November 23, 2015

UMass Dining encourages different programs to prevent hunger in Amherst -

November 23, 2015

FBI agents explain cyber security at UMass talk -

November 23, 2015

Students present demands and tap administrators for answers, additional information at ‘answering session’ -

November 23, 2015

UMass Dining works to reduce amount of food waste created with weight measurement -

November 23, 2015

Baker wrong to reject Syrian immigrants

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The governor said Monday that he’s not interested in accepting Syrian refugees in the state of Massachusetts.

UMass student visiting Paris recounts experience of attacks on the city

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All University of Massachusetts students studying abroad in Paris and its surrounding areas of France are safe and accounted for, according to the University.

My reservations about Bernie

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Foreign policy is Sanders’ major shortcoming, and that’s a problem.

The United States and Russia: cold hypocrites

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Ian Hagerty discusses the Syrian civil war and its actors to illustrate how the U.S. and Russia are similar powers.

Understanding IS: A new form of terrorism

Isaac Simon discusses the dangerous innovations of the Islamic State

A rough summer for foreign relations

Julian del Prado reviews the crises in the Middle East that escalated this summer and discusses the potential counterattacks being planned against threats such as the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria.

UMass mourns death of alumnus and journalist James Foley

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Foley was killed by Islamic State militants after being held captive for nearly two years.

No draft, no protest

Jason Roche reminds us of the consequences of the ongoing war in Afghanistan, the longest and costliest (yet least protested) American conflict to date.

What exactly are we celebrating after vindication of Syrian “red line”?

Julian del Prado questions whether the Syrian weapons deal is cause for celebration.

U.S. and Russia: Provocative diplomacy

Suyash Tibrawalla explains the changing nature of the relations between the United States and Russia, which has become tense in recent years.

U.S. should avoid military action in Syria

Jason Roche argues against American air strikes in Syria.

U.S. involvement in Syria is crucial

Zac Bears explains why the U.S. must intervene in Syria.

Syria’s Women

As conflict in Syria grows, stories of sexual violence and the violation of women’s rights finally surface.

Dialogue between Putin and Syria

Here’s a look at Dan Nott’s latest editorial cartoon.

Numbers of the Syria Revolution

Zero. Zero. Zero. That was the first three days of the Syrian Revolution.

Only the Syrians can liberate Syria

Collegian columnist Mike Tudoreanu questions whether US invasion into Syria would lead to a harmless liberation.

Save Syria from falling apart

Collegian columnist Claire Anderson speculates that an intervention in Syria might quell the country’s internal conflicts.

The start of Syria’s troubles

This is part two of a two part column series. As the situation in Lebanon is brought to a head with incredible international pressure on Syria to comply with UNSC Resolution 1559, massive demonstrations by the people and car bombs exploding in Beirut, one is compelled to imagine how all of this began. The obvious answer is that it began with the assassination of former Lebanese Prime Minister Rafik Hariri, but who is responsible for that? Though we may never know the truth, an exploration of alternative scenarios may shed some light on the issues. Scenario #1: Syria Orders Hariri…

Progress in the Middle East

This is the first part of a two part series. “Mr. Hariri’s death should give, in fact it must give, renewed impetus to achieving a free, independent and sovereign Lebanon. What that means is the immediate and complete implementation of U.N. Security Council Resolution 1559. And what that also means is the complete and immediate withdrawal by Syria of all of its forces from Lebanon,” said Assistant Secretary of State William Burns, on Feb. 16. On the surface, U.S. policy toward recent developments in Lebanon seems to make sense. After all, Syria has occupied Lebanon and has manipulated their political…