October 20, 2014

Scrolling Headlines:

UMass student charged in connection with alleged involvement in racist vandalisms -

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BREAKING: Police investigating death of 21-year-old female in McNamara Hall -

Monday, October 20, 2014

Protect Our Breasts runs Breast Cancer Awareness campaign -

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Underclassmen lead UMass hockey to first victory of the season -

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Super Smash Bros. 3DS: A classic revitalized -

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Dear Chancellor: Improve the FAC -

Monday, October 20, 2014

UMass women’s soccer shut out by Rhode Island -

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Students at UMass rally to show support for Hong Kong -

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Duolingo makes learning a language easier -

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UMass men’s swimming and diving falls to Army; women’s team gets revenge -

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UMass field hockey gets back to .500 with win over BU Sunday -

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‘Columbus Day’ demonstrates ignorant view of the past -

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Students for Justice in Palestine aims to spread awareness, not argue -

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Mending fences: SGA and Amherst officials work together to improve town/gown relations -

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UMass men’s soccer drops 5-0 decision to Saint Louis -

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The Phablet continues to grow and maintain popularity -

Monday, October 20, 2014

Dayton Flyers soar at Rudd Field, 4-1 over the Minutemen -

Sunday, October 19, 2014

UMass football’s Sharpe continues his banner season in 36-14 win over Eastern Michigan -

Saturday, October 18, 2014

Shadrach Abrokwah has career day in UMass football’s 36-14 win over Eastern Michigan. -

Saturday, October 18, 2014

UMass tops Eastern Michigan 36-14, puts together first FBS winning streak -

Saturday, October 18, 2014

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

Journalists killed homepage

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…