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Bad luck, best stories

November 21, 2013

The pun’s the fun with Clown Shoes Genghis Pecan Porter

By Emily Brightman

November 14, 2013

Filed under Arts & Living, Culture, Food & Drink, Lifestyle

Like most writers with a sense of humor, I'm a sucker for a good pun. And when I say a "good pun," I really mean any pun; I masquerade like I have standards, but the worst puns are always my favorite. Some of the best bee...

U.S. politics does not suffer from partisanship

By Mike Tudoreanu

November 14, 2013

Filed under Columns, Opinion

It has become part of the conventional wisdom to say that American politics is too polarized or too partisan these days. After the recent government shutdown, there were many commentators blaming it on the fact that the Republ...

The bridge from Wall Street to Washington

By Jason Roche

November 7, 2013

Filed under Columns, Opinion

The Affordable Care Act’s Health Insurance Marketplace opened on Oct.1 and despite computer glitches, the program had helped six people nationwide acquire coverage by the end of the first day. Meanwhile, insurance compan...

Chiarelli: UMass has chance to revitalize fanbase

By Mark Chiarelli

November 7, 2013

Filed under Basketball, Men's Basketball, Sports

On Sunday, at 3 p.m., the waiting game finally ends. For fans of the Massachusetts men’s basketball team, college basketball purists and those sick of the never-ending preseason hype machine, basketball is finally back. Playing ...

Loss is a powerful lesson

By Steven Gillard

November 7, 2013

Filed under Columns, Opinion

On May 27, 2012, after four years and seven seasons, I ran my last high school track meet at the Division 1 championship at Durfee High School. My event was the 400 meter hurdles and I came into the meet seeded somewhere in the m...

What would Jesus vote for?

By Mike Tudoreanu

October 31, 2013

Filed under Columns, Opinion

One of the most shocking developments in recent American politics is the rise of a brand of Christian conservatism that embraces extreme free-market economic views. Politicians like Paul Ryan, Ted Cruz and others claim to be inspired...

More women needed in judicial positions

By Jillian Correira

October 31, 2013

Filed under Columns, Opinion

In 2009, the Supreme Court heard the case Safford United School District v. Redding in which a 13-year-old middle school student, Savana Redding, was subjected to a strip search after a classmate told school officials Redding m...

The roots of hyper-partisanship in Washington

By Jason Roche

October 24, 2013

Filed under Columns, Opinion

In the past, congressional representatives used to spend nearly all of their time in Washington D.C. because it was simply too time consuming or costly to regularly return to their districts. They would have meals together, partic...

A love letter to the Rogue Brewing Company, re: Chipotle Ale

By Emily Brightman

October 24, 2013

Filed under Arts & Living, Culture, Food & Drink, Lifestyle

Throughout the course of my development as a serious beer geek, it goes without saying that I have done my fair share of experimenting with a plethora of beers from many brewing companies, some of which I have gone back to r...

Canelas: Maine game is a must-win for UMass football

By Nick Canelas

September 5, 2013

Filed under Football, Sports, Sports Columns

When the Massachusetts football team's 2013 schedule was released, one game in particular stood out to me as more important than any other. No, it wasn't the Minutemen's matchup with defending Big 12 champion Kansas State on...