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A big reason I decided to attend UMass Boston, instead of any of the other universities I got accepted into, was due to the fact that this university seemed to be big on diversity. My goal was to be a journalist. I didn’t want to be surrounded by people who all shared the same thoughts and e…

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At this time, I think most students know that a UMass Boston student has come down with the coronavirus. This is not news to anyone. But amid all the shock and hysteria, our campus has to remember some important truths. 

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With the semester off to a great start, students expect things to work well on campus in order to get to their classes as quickly as they can without too much trouble. However, in my recent observation, I have seen that there are certain issues on campus; the elevators in the Healey Library …

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Disease is a naturally terrifying occurrence. Disease kills most people, with the three deadliest diseases (heart disease, cancer, and respiratory infections) accounting for half of the deaths in America (1). Even during times of conflict, disease is generally the biggest threat to human lif…

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College campuses all over the United States portray conservatives as close-minded, bigoted, racist white people. From getting approved College Republican flyers torn off the wall, to hostility toward anyone center-right, UMass Boston is an extremely hostile environment for those who identify…

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On Jan. 26, 2020, former Los Angeles Lakers player Kobe Bryant tragically died alongside eight other passengers, including his thirteen year old daughter, Gianna, aboard a helicopter in California. Understandably, the internet went crazy after the news broke, with everyone expressing their s…

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It’s mini award season! The 62nd annual Grammy Awards just went by, the Golden Globe Awards were earlier this month, and the Oscars are coming up on Feb. 9th. With this comes a lot of conversations over the nominees, winners, and speeches...including criticism over what is talked about by bo…

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No doubt the previous week was a chaotic tumble into the expectations and rules of each class for you. Such are the bitter joys of syllabus week. Don’t get me wrong—I appreciate the effort professors expend in reviewing the syllabus, as I would be utterly lost without it, but it’s the review…

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The Massachusetts Republican Party hasn’t exactly been a force to be reckoned with in recent years. Democrats have controlled both houses of the state legislature since 1959 (1), usually with a veto-proof supermajority, and Republicans have had difficulty winning statewide elections, with th…

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