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UMass students organize teach-in event in attempt to decrease cost of enrollment

By Nikoleta Nikova

November 14, 2013

Filed under Campus News, Five College News, Local News, News, Politics

In an attempt to decrease the cost of enrollment at the University of Massachusetts, several organizations at UMass are hosting a teach-in today featuring speeches from faculty, staff and students. “We don’t feel that th...

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...

Lack of political interest due to poor education

By Stefan Herlitz

October 28, 2013

Filed under Columns, Opinion

Politics, a subject essential to the continuance of a civil society, is being left behind in education. The current American education system focuses on math, science and technology, while social studies lag behind, especially...

VAWA’s 19th anniversary

By Jillian Correira

September 19, 2013

Filed under Columns, Opinion

Friday, Sept. 13, marked the 19th anniversary of the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA). Drafted by then-Senator Joe Biden, it was signed into law by President Bill Clinton on Sept. 13, 1994.   The initial legislation focused on opening more shelters for victims of abuse, incr...

Political discourse: We are the problem

By Stefan Herlitz

September 16, 2013

Filed under Columns, Opinion

Political discourse in the United States has become increasingly partisan over the last decade, to the point where the current 113th Congress has a dismal 14 percent approval rating and has only passed 22 bills since January,...

Former Senator Scott Brown talks to young Republicans at Amherst College

By Patrick Hoff

February 11, 2013

Filed under Local News, News

Former U.S. Sen. Scott Brown, in a speech on Sunday at Amherst College, urged students to be the change that they want to see in the country, saying they should fight through partisanship in the United States to get things don...

Dominating parties squeeze out the little guys

By Stefan Herlitz

November 13, 2012

Filed under Columns, Opinion

After months of hard campaigning, the overwhelming hype of Election Night, and the plethora of analysis in its aftermath, the government, at first glance, is exactly the same after the election as it was before the day before. President Barack Obama will remain president, the Republ...

Politics matters – for everyone

By Nathan Fatal

November 8, 2012

Filed under Archives, Columns, Opinion

On Tuesday, millions of Americans headed to the polls to cast their vote for president – but many did not know why. Evaluations of the voting system and the likelihood of one’s preferred candidate winning the election as...