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A free and responsible press serving the UMass community since 1890

Massachusetts Daily Collegian

A free and responsible press serving the UMass community since 1890

Massachusetts Daily Collegian

Opinion & Editorial

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Are you only being told the things you want to hear?
By Kelly McMahan, Collegian Columnist • April 10, 2024
Opinion: “In the age of the algorithm, we must relinquish the conviction that we ought to have some sort of ownership of truth,” Kelly McMahan writes.
Tourism is destroying the environment
Tourism is destroying the environment
By Katherine Varrell, Collegian Columnist • April 5, 2024
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The depersonalization of education
By Devon Chichester, Collegian Correspondent • March 14, 2024
“Our culture of hyper-fixation on efficiency is a blessing and a curse,” Devon Chichester writes.
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UMass must cap enrollment to stop chronic overcrowding
By Liam Rue, Collegian Columnist • March 12, 2024
Patient experiences with CCPH are improving, but not enough
Patient experiences with CCPH are improving, but not enough
By Katie Seda, Collegian Columnist • February 27, 2024
Ghana’s repressive LGBTQ+ bill is shameful
Ghana’s repressive LGBTQ+ bill is shameful
By Owen Ray, Collegian Columnist • March 31, 2024
A U.S. group is responsible for spreading intolerance that has led to repressive legislation against LGBTQ people in Ghana, writes Owen Ray.
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You need to vote
By Brigid Baleno, Collegian Columnist • March 25, 2024
Who bears the burden of climate change?
Who bears the burden of climate change?
By Fiona McFarland, Collegian Correspondent • March 11, 2024
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Social media can, and should, be used for good
By Kalana Amarasekara, Collegian Staff • April 4, 2024
There are many negative aspects of social media, but we shouldn’t forget about the positive uses.
Sexual harassment in the age of AI
Sexual harassment in the age of AI
By Brigid Baleno, Collegian Columnist • April 3, 2024
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Go do not disturb
By Willa Lehner, Collegian Contributor • March 28, 2024
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A failing dependency on digital learning platforms
By Hailey Furilla, Collegian Columnist • March 10, 2024
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College kills creativity
By Hailey Furilla, Collegian Columnist • April 11, 2024
Opinion: “College and the world beyond is beginning to forget the value of creativity, and continue to create an environment that is not conducive to creativity — unless you can pay for it,” Hailey Furilla writes.
We shouldn’t be ashamed of transferring
We shouldn’t be ashamed of transferring
By Michael Perrone, Collegian Columnist • February 27, 2024
A punishment gone too far
A punishment gone too far
By Katie Seda, Collegian Columnist • February 14, 2024
The Opinion Havers, Episode 4 - Sports Betting Talk feat. Samuel Cavalheiro
The Opinion Havers, Episode 4 - Sports Betting Talk feat. Samuel Cavalheiro
By Luke Halpern, Asha Baron, Manas Pandit, Juliette Perez, and Samuel Cavalheiro April 4, 2024


The Opinion editors and columnist Samuel Cavalheiro discuss Sam's recent story regarding the sports betting industry and the need for reform on this episode of The Opinion Havers.
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Editorial: Community, not division
By Collegian Staff May 4, 2022
We, the members of the Massachusetts Daily Collegian editorial board, write today to condemn the individuals involved in sending a racist, hateful email to Black members of