From Our Readers: Praying for Bernie, GMO veggies or hunted deer meat?
Mar14

From Our Readers: Praying for Bernie, GMO veggies or hunted deer meat?

Praying for Bernie I am praying for a Bernie Sanders presidency. If we want our compassionate world to come truly, in our heart of hearts, then we say to each other we are ready to take the steps and say the words to invite that world. Bernie is the only candidate who is saying he will walk with us to that world of our creation. Every other choice is a variation on despair, bringing us a world in which we despair. I praise this...

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Guest Column: Two Years, Two Lockdowns – Guns and campus life
Feb29

Guest Column: Two Years, Two Lockdowns – Guns and campus life

By Tess Halpern, Daily Collegian I have only once cried in school that I can remember, and it wasn’t because I was hurt, heartbroken, or had just failed a test; it was because I was scared. Sept. 24, 2014, in the beginning of my senior year in high school, my principal’s voice came on the loudspeaker announcing that we were going into lockdown. For the first time in my life, those generally un-alarming words were followed by, “this is...

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From Our Readers: Slavery study would be divisive, Corrections
Feb24

From Our Readers: Slavery study would be divisive, Corrections

Slavery study would be divisive Your expectation that HR 40 has no chance is valid (Between the Lines: Congress Keeps Killing Conversation on Race” Feb. 18-24, 2016). The concern is that after the conclusion of the investigation there will be a louder call and greater expectation than what already exists for “reparations,” such as these I am hearing lately: Open admission to a free college education, housing subsidies so that...

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From Our Readers: What’s up with WMUA? Readers weigh in on pit bulls
Feb08

From Our Readers: What’s up with WMUA? Readers weigh in on pit bulls

WTF WMUA? UMass Amherst radio station WMUA’s draconian reduction of community programming warrants focusing the spotlight of public scrutiny on this newly minted, institutionalized contempt for the community. In one instance, the student leadership of WMUA, acting with impunity, eviscerated the weekend broadcasts of polka music. Empowered by well-paid university bureaucrats, those students unilaterally slashed the number of hours...

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From Our Readers: Clinton stonewalls on status  quo, co-op revolution
Jan25

From Our Readers: Clinton stonewalls on status quo, co-op revolution

Healthcare: More Bern for Your Buck As a surgeon, I have participated in our healthcare system since 1979. I have witnessed the attempts of medically naive politicians seeking to reform our compromised healthcare system. Bankrolled by health industry lobbyists, these “representatives” fear-monger and manipulate a confused public. They label a potential single payer system as “socialism.” They cite imperfections in the postal service...

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