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A free and responsible press serving the UMass community since 1890

Massachusetts Daily Collegian

Instagram activism is not real activism

Instagram activism is not real activism

By Brigid Baleno, Collegian Correspondent October 16, 2023
Opinion: “Instagram activism, in its current form, cannot be regarded as authentic activism,” writes @BrigidCBaleno.
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We aren’t reading for fun anymore

By Grace Jungmann, Collegian Contributor October 15, 2023
“Reading requires attention, and when I’m tired after a long day, the lure of the easy, guaranteed entertainment of social media always wins me over,” Grace Jungmann writes.
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Calling judges ‘Your Honor’ is un-American

By Manas Pandit, Assistant Op/Ed Editor October 12, 2023
‘We fought a war of independence to be free from the monarchy, not to implement a bastardized version of it in own country,’ writes Manas Pandit.
Photo by Ousa Chea via Unsplash.

Are Nobel Prizes hurtful or helpful?

By Katie Seda, Collegian Columnist October 11, 2023
Opinion: “It is important for scientists to recognize that Nobel Prizes are not the finish line,” writes Katie Seda.
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Opinion: Architects and building planners need to be more thoughtful about how their buildings interact with ecosystems

By Lily Fitzgerald, Collegian Columnist October 11, 2023
Opinion: Nearly a billion birds in the U.S. are killed from colliding into glass, pointing to the lack of consideration made towards wildlife in building design.
Pride Special Issue: Celebrating National Coming Out Day

Pride Special Issue: Celebrating National Coming Out Day

By Collegian Staff October 11, 2023
The Collegian celebrates the LGBTQ+ community on National Coming Out Day.
Stop calling it a migrant crisis

Stop calling it a migrant crisis

By Samuel Cavalheiro, Collegian Correspondent October 10, 2023
“If things continue how they are, there will be more unnecessary suffering for migrant families who are seeking out their American dream,” writes Sam Cavalheiro.
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A note to the western media: We are much more than dirty water and narrow roads

By Aadvika Gupta, Collegian Correspondent October 10, 2023
Opinion: “A future where we can be ourselves without conforming to a ‘western’ way of life is a vision worth striving for,” writes Aadvika Gupta.
Professors need more than a PhD

Professors need more than a PhD

By William Fry, Collegian Contributor October 10, 2023
Opinion: Students should not be paying public universities to be taught by academics who aren’t trained to teach, writes William Fry.
Your identity politics arent as progressive as you think

Your identity politics aren’t as progressive as you think

By Daniel Macomber, Collegian Correspondent October 10, 2023
“To ostracize another point of view is to reject someone whose identity is complex and potentially valuable,” writes Daniel Macomber.
The tension surrounding the Stop Cop City movement is not isolated to Atlanta

The tension surrounding the Stop Cop City movement is not isolated to Atlanta

By Zach Leach, Assistant Op/Ed Editor October 4, 2023
Opinion: “It is crucial that we remain in solidarity with Atlanta citizens and Forest Defenders, as we may be counting on them for solidarity when our own local governments begin to attack us,” writes Zach Leach.
Why is AI only coming for English Majors?

Why is AI only coming for English Majors?

By Hailey Furilla, Collegian Contributor October 4, 2023
Opinion: We cannot see the benefits of AI until we stop attacking something as stupid as a major that’s different from our own and start appreciating the unique experiences and ideas that every individual has to offer, writes Hailey Furilla.
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