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Has progress been made to make biking safe in the city? The current city government has been vocally supportive of biking in the past. In fact, Mayor Michelle Wu has made affirmative statements about biking—even publicly biking to work from her Roslindale home during the Orange Line shut dow…

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As I write this article, the results of the 2022 midterm elections are still trickling out. It’s looking like the GOP will do pretty well—but not nearly as well as most were predicting. The struggle they have already seen during a time that, historically, should have been nothing but net for…

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In my time at UMass Boston, I have only heard one person have anything nice to say about our Writing Proficiency requirement. During my first semester here, I would have been counted among the masses; I hated every aspect of it. It seemed like nothing more than a pointless inconvenience to m…

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We’re a bit past the halfway point of the semester, and many of you—especially freshmen—are finally getting properly settled in your new homes. Whether it’s a dorm, a flat in an apartment complex, or a duplex or triplex townhouse, being responsible for your own place can be stressful and eve…

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There is something that has been on my mind for a while now, and I think it’s time to get it off my chest. As the opinions section editor, I am often stuck between two mandates—my as-written job requirements and my journalistic ethics. I have to both express my opinion on at least two topics…

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This past spring, with almost no media coverage, the Massachusetts House of Representatives passed a measure that would require UMass Amherst to study the feasibility of establishing a new school of public health—specifically the “Massachusetts school of health sciences education and center …

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When I moved from Arlington to Boston last year, one thing I wasn’t fully prepared for was the constant, awful reminder of just how many people our system is failing. There are so many people experiencing homelessness in our city, whether long-term or temporarily, and it’s apparent wherever …

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Last week, I had the opportunity to sit down with Reverend Valeria Schmidt of UMass Boston’s Interfaith Ministry. I know most of you reading probably have no idea what the Interfaith Ministry is. Neither did I until I met Valeria: “I usually introduce myself as ‘Reverend Valeria’ just to mak…

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About three weeks ago, several members of an evangelical Christian organization from North Carolina, known as Christ Reformed Fellowship, came to visit our campus. Armed with signs, a megaphone and a whole supply of anti-abortion, anti-LGBTQ+ and evolution-denialist rhetoric, they came with …

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You know, contrary to what some may believe, I don’t relish having to lambast our administration or talk disparagingly about our school. I really do love it here—though mostly because of the students and professors. It would make me so happy to talk about how great our administration is or h…

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All across the globe, umpteen cases of physical and mental assault are recorded every day. According to a study by California Polytechnic Humbolt, an estimated 91 percent of victims of rape and sexual assault are female and nine percent are male. Now, it is obvious what everyone’s thinking—w…

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Last Monday was Indigenous Peoples’ Day—a relatively new holiday, created to rightfully challenge the tradition of Columbus Day. Why replace Columbus Day? The idea is simple: Christopher Columbus was a marauding murderer who brutalized and enslaved the indigenous peoples he came across in th…

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I’ve said it once and I’ll say it again: Everybody must vote! We are coming up on our next midterm election, and it’s a big one. While the Massachusetts elections may seem like a foregone conclusion, as I said in our previous edition, recent events have reinforced the fact that local politic…

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Being inundated with an intense workload, suffering from homesickness and trying to maintain a social circle are just a few of the plethora of extreme activities that college students go through. In this multicultural and technologically savvy era, it can be very grueling to prioritize one’s…

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Okay, I admit it—I slack off when it comes to local politics. I’m sure many of you do too; even for those of us who are particularly politically engaged. National politics just suck so much air out of the room that local races and issues have little oxygen to breathe. Right now, most people …

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Last Thursday, I attended a demonstration organized by UMass Unions United—made up of the Professional Staff Union, Classified Staff Union and Faculty Staff Union—outside of the administration offices on the second floor of Quinn Administration. Over the years, the united unions have had man…

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So, the campus construction. There’s a lot to unpack here. Supposedly, we’re going to be able to use our new quad come the spring semester, but honestly that seems like quite the pipe dream. Why? Well, I recently attended the Campus Update Meeting via Zoom, and someone asked why Healey Libra…

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When most Americans think of fascism, their minds go to twentieth-century Germany and World War II. It is easy to believe that fascism is a thing of the past, or something we do not have to worry about anymore. The hard truth is that the fight against fascism isn’t over. Recent political tre…

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During another Red Line shutdown last week, I noticed something almost as disturbing as the fatal situation that stopped the trains. The steps leading down from the elevated walkway at JFK/UMass Station—which had been closed off for weeks, up to that very morning—were opened to crowds of peo…

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Scientists say that the brain peaks at age 30, and then starts to slowly decline, with some brains declining faster than others. 

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I know, I know. School is a lot of work, and a lot of you—like me—are working during your free time as well. On top of that, I’m sure all of you have hobbies or countless family obligations that take up much of your remaining free time. As someone with pretty severe ADHD, I find myself pract…

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Boston, Mass., is home to several major professional sports franchises. Sports are a major part of the city's culture, as well as the culture of the Greater Boston area. Boston sports fans are especially known for their fanatical devotion to the Red Sox and their knowledge of the team's history. 

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When I transferred from Middlesex Community College, I didn’t quite know what to expect when it came to grabbing food at UMass Boston. At MCC’s Bedford campus, there was one cafeteria that served food not too different from my high school—fried chicken, fries, pizza, burgers, pasta and more.…

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When first enrolling at UMass Boston, students—unless they are undecided on their career choice—declare their major prior to picking their classes. Of course, anyone is allowed to change their major throughout their time at UMass Boston, but there is another route that students can take as w…

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The walk from McCormack to Healey Library…I could write about a thousand words about that situation alone, but I’m sure you all share the frustration. Even beyond the construction disruption, I cannot fathom why the original architect thought that building a library in the center of campus w…