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(Erica Lowenkron/Daily Collegian)

Here is a complete list of Collegian stories regarding the ballot questions that will appear on Election Day, November 8. Be sure to keep up with the Collegian on twitter @MDCollegian using #ElectionMDC as we live tweet updates and reactions from the UMass and Amherst community.

Question 1

Opinion:

Question 1 abuses the purpose of a ballot initiative — Michael Agnello

Our ballot process should not be used for individual gain.

Question 2

News:

Community forum debates Question 2 — Dan Curtin

Supporters and opponents weighed the pros and cons of charter school enrollment.

Opinion:

Expanding the charter cap is gambling the tax payer’s money — James Mazarakis

James Mazarakis argues against the expansion of charter schools in Massachusetts.

Question 2 about giving 33K kids a choice in education — Opinion & Editorial Staff

Marc Kenen, executive director of Massachusetts Charter Public School Association, responds to a recent article and argues in favor of Question 2.

Question 3

News: 

Students thrilled to vote yes on ballot Question 3 and 4 — Nujhat Purnata

Question 3 and 4 receive wide support at UMass.

State residents raise questions in spar over Ballot Question 3 — Nujhat Purnata

Proposed ballot referendum on humane animal treatment challenged.

Opinion:

Vote for the humane treatment of animals — Ariane Komyati

Ariane Komyati encourages voters to vote “yes” on Question 3, which would end extreme methods of farm animal confinement in the state.

Question 4

News:

Students thrilled to vote yes on ballot Question 3 and 4 — Nujhat Purnata

Question 3 and 4 receive wide support at UMass.

Cannabis Reform Coalition hosts author Rick Steves — Nujhat Purnata

Author Rick Steves spoke in favor of legalizing marijuana.

Opinion:

Ballot Question 4 is long overdue — Anthony Ferranti

Question 5

News:

UMass students impact outcome of Question 5 in local Amherst ballot — Noah Kouchekinia

Although current students will likely not experience the effects of Question 5 first-hand, student voters registered in Amherst will help determine the future local elementary schools.

Opinion:

Letter to the Editor: Vote Yes on Question 5 — Opinion & Editorial Staff

Approval of Question 5 would improve Amherst public schools.

Vote ‘No’ on local Question 5 — Edridge D’Souza

Edridge D’Souza argues Question 5 will harm the local school system and raise the price of local apartment rentals for college students.

 

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