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Puerto Ricans interested in U.S. statehood for first time in history

By Eamon McCarthy Earls

November 13, 2012

On Election Day, as Massachusetts voters deliberated on questions about wide ranging issues such as marijuana, euthanasia, and gay marriage, Puerto Ricans considered a different question. Should Puerto Rico become the 51s...

Ancient words hold modern truth

By Katie McKenna

October 23, 2012

Once upon a time, a young man announced, “I’m not voting in the presidential election” in a class full of journalism students. Chaos ensued. “What do you mean you’re not voting?” “How can you say tha...

Calling all voters

By Ali Strand

October 19, 2012

“Have you registered to vote? In Amherst?” These seem to be the only two questions that have fallen on every pair of ears on campus. Not just once or twice, but repeatedly I have been asked by tens of different faces whether...

MASSPIRG new voters project

By Paul Bagnall

October 11, 2012

University of Massachusetts students looking to step up to the ballot box for the first time will have the help of MASSPIRG’s New Voters Project. The project from MASSPIRG, a consumer group against threats to public health, safet...

The demoralizing state of democracy

By Hannah Sparks

October 9, 2012

Growing up we are told that one of the greatest privileges of living in a democratic society is having the right to vote. Voting to Americans is a very big deal. But does our most sacred civic duty truly retain its inviolability when the state of politics is so corrupt? That our ...

Romney or Obama

By Tom Lynch

September 23, 2012

No question mark.  The powers that be, whether “the people,” the “military-industrial complex," the amorphous “corporations," the Illuminati, or whatever other ambiguously contiguous/nonfictional entity you prefer...