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On Oct. 28, 2021, Facebook released news that would send shockwaves across the technology and finance world. The company wrote in a press release, “CEO Mark Zuckerberg introduced Meta, which brings together our apps and technologies under one new company brand. Meta’s focus will be to bring …

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Legacy admissions should be banned. End legacy admissions. It is unfair to the students that have been working hard throughout high school. Giving students preference based on if someone in their family is an alumni of that university is simply unfair. 

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A follow up article to “What Are Some of the Most Popular Undergraduate Majors at UMass Boston?” discussing what are the estimated starting salaries and job opportunities for each major. 

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Spend a short amount of time working in any financial sector and you’ll hear the word "ESG" thrown around a lot. According to the CFA Institute, “ESG stands for Environmental, Social, and Governance. Investors are increasingly applying these non-financial factors as part of their analysis pr…

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By now, many of you will have heard that the “Build Back Better Plan” is on its way to being passed after a serious stripping of its most impactful and progressive tenets. Much focus has been placed on West Virginia’s coal-compromised senator Joe Manchin refusing to back President Joe Biden’…

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Democracy has been a challenge for the international community ever since the Cold War. Especially in the Middle East, where the conflict and civil war have been deep-rooted, establishing democratic regimes is even more crucial. In 2011, the Middle East faced the Arab uprisings, originating …

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Team sports are an integral part of the American education system. From March Madness to huge stadiums filling up to watch college football games, team sports are a critical aspect of education in the United States. However, the majority of people going through high school and college often …

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I suppose many have seen the recent Netflix blockbuster series “Squid Game,” and if not have at least heard of it, and are planning to watch it soon. The show has been a big hit worldwide, with people fascinated by its different themes. Although I can write pages on the wonderful artistic el…

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Over a year ago, on March 11, 2020, was the day that every single person in America’s lives would change. Many Americans would not expect how quickly their lives would change in an instant when the President declared a state of emergency due to the COVID pandemic. During this time, I was a s…

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 As a commuter school, most students that attend UMass Boston commute by either bus, car or subway. As the COVID pandemic continues to subside, UMass Boston has made its way to transition from remote learning to in-person learning with in-person classes, research labs, the OATS tutoring cent…

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In late 2018 to early 2019, I was approaching my high school graduation without a shred of an idea about what to do next. I was always told to just “go to college” and figure it out from there. However, I wasn’t keen on going back to school and taking on debt yet. I talked to my guidance cou…

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The William Joiner Institute team was thrilled with the number of reflections received in response to our Veterans' Day Essay contest. Thank you to all who submitted reflections—it was awesome to read and think about the different perspectives that were shared. It was difficult to select jus…

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Kaplan, Pearson. These are two of the companies that provide textbooks and other educational material to college and high school students across the United States. Private educational companies are a constant staple in American schools and their existence constitutes a major conflict of inte…

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Colleges, private high schools and higher education across the United States all charge tuition of some kind. This tuition can range from a few hundred dollars to upwards of $60,000 for elite private universities. While many universities offer scholarships, both merit based and need based, t…

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Volunteering while in college is one of the best ways to give back to your community. As a college student, it gives you a chance to acquire new skills while sharing your knowledge at the same time. The importance of volunteering is to help others without being paid or required to do so. It …

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On Monday, Nov. 1, at 8 a.m., the City of Boston reached its deadline to remove the encampments stationed at Massachusetts Avenue and Melnea Cass Boulevard, fulfilling a provision included within the executive order Kim Janey ordered last month, as reported by WGBH. 

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The University of Massachusetts Boston is known for being one of the most diverse colleges in the country, and provides many different majors for their students. According to Niche, UMass Boston is ranked 22nd as the most diverse college in America. With UMass Boston being amongst one of the…

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 It’s almost time for Spring 2022 registration! Each semester, students at UMass Boston meet with their advisor to discuss their plans for next semester’s courses and remove their advising hold from WISER. However, there aren’t enough advising meetings throughout the semester. At UMass Bosto…

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As you progress in your professional journey, you will need tools to accompany you along the way. One of the best professional tools is the professional networking site, LinkedIn. Owned by Microsoft, LinkedIn is one of the most comprehensive sites that helps professionals across the globe co…

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Early in your college career, you may often find yourself considering changing majors or declaring a major after being undeclared. While this may be a stressful process, it doesn’t have to be. Of course, you can pick a popular major such as Biology, Marketing, Psychology or IT, but you might…

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            In a few short weeks, Boston city residents will head to the polls to cast their votes for Boston city mayor. Following the primary election, two candidates made it to the general election. City Councilor Michelle Wu is up against her colleague, City Councilor Annissa Essaibi Geo…

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As one of the most diverse college campuses in the United States, UMass Boston is a shining light of diversity in the city. As the only public university in all of Boston, UMass Boston is often the university of choice for many low-income families, with many of these families being people of…