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Super Smash Brothers Club opens its doors to all players -

October 26, 2016

Claire Wardle on the refugee crisis coverage -

October 26, 2016

UMass hockey suffers tough 3-2 loss in first road game of the season -

October 26, 2016

UMass football not overlooking FCS opponent Wagner in final home game Saturday -

October 26, 2016

A-10 men’s soccer notebook: Fordham completes OT comeback, defeats Davidson 3-2 -

October 26, 2016

Does UMass take cultural appropriation too far? -

October 26, 2016

Mass media silences strikes across the nation -

October 26, 2016

I’m on the pursuit of happiness, or am I? -

October 26, 2016

Conor Oberst tones his life down with the poetic ‘Ruminations’ -

October 26, 2016

‘Homeworlding’ cements Fraternal Twin as one of indie rock’s up-and-comers -

October 26, 2016

Dirty Heads rock Northampton with summery, reggae-rock tunes -

October 26, 2016

Joseph Kennedy III and Jim McGovern host ‘Your Vote, Your Voice’ talk Monday -

October 25, 2016

Douglas Bolender hosts talk about Vikings settlements in North America -

October 25, 2016

Defensive play will be critical for UMass hockey against No. 6 Quinnipiac -

October 25, 2016

UMass hockey faces tough task in traveling to No. 6 Quinnipiac -

October 25, 2016

Notebook: UMass men’s swimming and diving picks up first win of season, tennis ends fall schedule -

October 25, 2016

Why is nobody talking about the jails? -

October 25, 2016

A theory on why drunk people smash things -

October 25, 2016

Vote “No” on local Question 5 -

October 25, 2016

‘Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children’ is a passable fantasy affair -

October 25, 2016

Images and Intervention

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Josh Raposa questions why images of the Syrian civil war’s impact do not cause national outrage, like images from Vietnam and Iraq have in the past.

‘Soup for Syria’ talk held at Bowker Auditorium

Jessica Picard/Daily Collegian)

Barbara Abdeni Massaad talked about her cookbook, ‘Soup for Syria,’ Monday night at Bowker Auditorium.

Stop sweating the small stuff

(Jessica Picard/Daily Collegian)

Ruwan Teodros shares how the James Foley documentary changed her outlook on her own life, aiming to focus less on trivial issues in the future.

In defense of being uncomfortable

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Laura Handly argues for going out of your comfort zone and experiencing situations that may make you uncomfortable.

Northampton set to become sanctuary for 51 refugees

(Daily Collegian Archives)

City of Northampton and Catholic Charities cite support for idea from the city.

Drawing parallels between the Syrian and Irish refugee crises


Nicholas Kinsman compares the current Syrian refugee crisis with the Irish immigration wave that occurred during the years of the great Irish famine.

UMass professor hosts question-and-answer discussion for students on Syria and the Islamic State

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Political science professor Vincent Ferraro hosted an hour-long informal Q&A panel to discuss Syria and the Islamic State

UMass professor hosts question-and-answer discussion for students on Syria and the Islamic State

(Professor Vincent Ferraro speaks to UMass students on the current day Islamic State. Daniel Maldonado/ Daily Collegian)

Political science professor Vincent Ferraro hosted an hour-long informal Q&A panel to discuss Syria and the Islamic State

Around the world: Argentina swears in new president

(Maurico Macri official Facebook page)

Mauricio Macri was sworn in as Argentina’s newest president, while more than 500,000 have signed a petition to keep Donald Trump from entering Britain.

Student groups host formal event to raise money for Syrian refugees

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150 attend event as speakers discuss representation of refugees in the media and human trafficking in Syria.

Students protest governor’s remarks about Syrian refugees

Students gathered in the Student Union Thursday to protest comments made by Gov. Charlie Baker about accepting refugees.
(Shannon Broderick/Daily Collegian)

Gov. Charlie Baker, after the attacks in Paris, initially said he would not accept Syrian refugees into Massachusetts.

A look back at Van Morrison’s “Astral Weeks”

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New reissue sheds new light on an idiosyncratic masterpiece

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

Jessica Picard/Daily Collegian

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.