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I am incredibly fond of dancing. The music, the sensations, the emotions, and the sweet tunes. From the young age where I used to be trained for Tap and Jazz dance, dancing has grown from a hobby to being my therapy. Anxiety, stress—they all tend to end up with me blasting my earphones in my…

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Millennials and political commentary go together like teenagers and sweatpants. The convenience of having political commentators at our fingertips on YouTube has turned uneducated millennials into expert political analysts. As a Conservatrian (Conservative-Libertarian), I find political comm…

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People regularly debate the validity and accuracy of religion. It’s a discussion that has existed for far longer than we have. The main thing I see is people debating over whether a religion or spiritual belief is true. From there, the argument often becomes whether believing a potential tru…

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College sports are a behemoth in generating big money. Viewers pour in on screens, in stadiums, and are rabid for the entertainment that sports generate. Multi-billion dollar companies such as Nike and Under Armour flood the coffers of universities through investments in equipment to ensure …

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Period. It’s a taboo subject, often shushed and vilified when a conversation is broached. Men grow uncomfortable and shy away from it. Women avoid it altogether. And yet the reality is that periods are a major aspect of a woman’s life. A monthly visit of aching pains and bleeding is nothing …

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I am going to make an argument. Here it is: you should be a nerd and become actively part of a fandom. Now, I’m going to explain why.

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*Just Chilling is a series of articles discussing a host of chill activities that you can do to keep yourself entertained during social distancing."

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Colleges all over the U.S. have found their activities brought to a sudden standstill. The transition to online has hit the social lives of many students, and has especially brought a halt to social events. Some universities, however, have refused to allow the online transition to disrupt th…

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I’ve always thrived in environments that are a reprieve from the chaos of bustling people, the choruses of conversations, and the exchange of movements. I am, after all, at my most creative when left alone with an idle mind, or at least I had perceived myself to be. I can clearly recall anxi…

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Trigger Warning: Mentions of sexual assault, r*pe, torture, and other potentially distressing content.

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As many Americans are aware of, soccer is a global sport that the United States refuses to partake in. The U.S. men’s national team consistently underperforms given our large population. America’s national attitude towards soccer is completely uninterested. The United States hosts five key n…

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As COVID-19, also known as the novel coronavirus, ravages across the global population, people are naturally scared for what the long-term ramifications of this disease could mean. While the health of the human race is the most important thing at the current moment, the ramifications the vir…

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I am keenly aware that this entire situation the world is enveloped in cannot be helped. It is a side effect of a raging pandemic that the entire world has had to adjust their life to. I am aware of this. I do not begrudge this. But I find it increasingly hard upon a certain division of majo…

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Gov. Charlie Baker announced last Monday, March 23, that all non-essential businesses would be closed from the next day at noon through April 7—along with a number of other measures, including a stay-at-home advisory and fines for gatherings of over ten people—in order to help stem the sprea…

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Inevitably, a global pandemic will leave the global population frazzled, anxious, and uncertain. This period of time that we are undergoing is unprecedented and unique, and it is anxiety-inducing. But in the midst of this all, it is important to remember that your mental health is so importa…

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As the COVID-19 virus has become a greater concern, people have been responding. More than 160 countries have closed down their schools, due to the virus (1). Many people have lost jobs or have been sent to work from home. Currently, us students at UMass Boston have been sent home and told t…

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UMass Boston and its professors stick to a very distinct set of politically correct terminology, both in and out of the classroom. Although I am generally skeptical of political correctness and its ramifications regarding the regulation of free speech, I almost always stick to the politicall…

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I am one who often dreads summer. While I cannot deny I appreciate the absolute freedom that comes with being released from academic duties for a brief moment of time, I usually grow to resent the respite. After all, I am someone who constantly needs her mind to be engaged, else I am likely …

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There’s reportedly been an increase in flight tickets amidst the chaos of the coronavirus. And yet I have to ask myself, why? The country has been advised to practice social distancing, and yet I see people outside taking part in activities that are far from the advised. The country has been…

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College is a stressful time. We are bombarded with classes, work, and decisions. Becoming an adult is a stressful time, largely due to similar reasons. For most of you, these things are occurring together. We now have extra stress from the COVID-19 health crisis and from students being sent …

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UMass Boston has officially moved all classes off-campus. Courses are now all available online and will remain that way for the rest of the spring semester. This is a good show of prioritizing students’ health ... but what does it say about the university’s care of disabled students?

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It’s easy to point out the flaws in UMass Boston’s—and the whole of the University of Massachusetts system’s— response to COVID-19. From a seeming lack of preparedness, to communication that often came hours after the news and decisions of other UMass system schools, to measures that seemed …

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As a science major, I have often been keenly aware of the disparity between the requirements involved in attaining a liberal arts degree, and the requirements that pile up to comprise a science degree. The disparity is suffocating from the first step into that gargantuan lecture hall on the …

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The 2020 presidential election is coming up. We've already had our Massachusetts primary, and now the race is getting even narrower. This is one of many elections. There's a reason why every voting eligible student should care about elections, not only as a citizen, but as a college student.…