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The “Caucasian Overcompensation” is a term that I have created to define the deep, rotten and self-righteous “white guilt” projected by some white liberals when discussing race relations in the United States. I say this not to present myself as understanding everyone’s intentions; however, o…

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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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So it’s like this: many people don’t know of the silent epidemic affecting most of the U.S. population. Seen in ages as early as 10, and commonly seen in teens and young adults, the long-term effects may include depression, anxiety and low self-esteem. The widespread occurrence of this infec…

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UMass Boston plans to tear down the swimming pool and build a parking lot instead. I’m against the idea of removing the pool and never bringing it back to our campus. Although the aquatics director left a long time ago and we have never had a swim team at UMass Boston, I feel that it’s impor…

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I've got be honest. I love the guys with the “Evolution is a Lie” signs. The collective disgust that spreads through campus every time they park themselves on our quad fills me with hope. We all feel the discomfort that comes with their blatant homophobia, racism, sexism and all the other -i…

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On Oct. 24, Representative Daniel Hunt filed a bill for a constituent that would ban the use of the B* word. Social media outlets went off on Hunt for the bill. “A person who uses the word “bitch” directed at another person to accost, annoy, degrade or demean the other person shall be consid…

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We’ve all done it. We’ve all refused to read the textbook for a class we are taking—some of us go so far as to not even bother to purchase the text itself. And I have no intention on condemning this practice, as I completely understand it. UMass Boston students often commute, and those who a…

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The National Basketball Association is rapidly becoming the foremost popular professional sports league across America, and just as quickly in the rest of the world. As its global expansion steadily continues, and its domestic ratings rise, the demographics of fans the NBA caters to, expands…

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As a student at UMass Boston, I’m always trying to be healthy and lose weight. I’m always looking for an easy way to play a sport and have fun, rather than do mundane exercises. Don’t get me wrong; equipment can help keep you healthy, but you should diversify your lifestyle to be fit. The th…

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Do you remember where you were on Tuesday, Nov. 8th, 2016? I do. I remember it very vividly—and I think most people do. Whatever political ideology you ascribe to—or even if you consider yourself apolitical—the 2016 election probably impacted you in some way. For me, I was very politically a…

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When coral reefs, or corals, in general, are mentioned, ideas of picturesque coral reefs that are brightly colored, with tropical fish swimming all around them comes to mind. The mere idea of corals in New England seems a bit far-fetched and a little unbelievable. With global climate change …

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The questions, “where to live?” and “how to pay rent?” are often wondered aloud after leaving the freshman dorm, or coming here as a transfer student. You may want to go to a place like Harbor Point, or the Peninsula apartments, since it’s so close to UMass Boston, and it’s easy access to th…

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The first thing I am going to acknowledge is that Rex Maverick made some good points and argues his point of view well. The facts he provided were interesting and used well, and I see his point of view even if I do not fully agree with it, because I feel the benefits outweigh the negatives. …

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An earlier issue of this newspaper contained an article about the problems with democracies and illegal immigration titled "Democracy & White Privilege." I found the article highly offensive, although not for the reasons most people who have read the article would expect. 

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In the April 22 issue of The Mass Media, in response to the previous week’s announcement of the passing of a ballot referendum regarding a new fee to further subsidize MBTA passes, an anonymous author stated that, “a ‘meager’ 0.016 percent (258 students) voted yes in favor of the $20 per sem…

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Politicians say a shooting is not the time to bring up gun control. Well, there hasn’t been a shooting recently in the United States—at least none that has had the country taking up arms against for or against gun control. So, I guess now is a good time as any to talk about it. 

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In the previous issue, there was an article published titled, "MBTA Student Discount to Increase by Nearly 350 percent Thanks to UMass Green Party Chapter." I’m not sure about you, but a 350 percent increase on anything does not necessarily seem feasibly sound.

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There is a major problem in libertarian philosophy that has been ignored for far too long. Although the ideology has withstood attacks from many directions, I believe that this argument has the potential to destroy it. The Achilles’s heel of a libertarian is the fact that they are logically …

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Wars have been a major catalyst to the existence of several camps all over the world. In most cases, the most affected individuals during wars are always civilians (mostly women and children). Among other humanitarian organizations, the Red Cross and the Crescent have been at the forefront i…

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Discontent within the veteran community at the University of Massachusetts Boston has been growing. Not because services, once offered, are now disappearing and not because affordability is down. No, they are more and more disgruntled because UMass Boston lies about how much they do for veterans.

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We’ve been taught in school about the usage of drugs and that people who use drugs are breaking the law and want to cause problems. D.A.R.E taught us that if we say no, we can avoid being addicted to drugs, and that drug addiction is a crime that can hurt people like a robbery can to a bank.…

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Last time, I ended the article with a question: Why did American politicians during the Cold War raise perfectly valid objections to totalitarianism, which is a political system, while claiming that they were criticizing communism, which is an economic system?

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Philosopher and cultural critic Dr. Slavoj Žižek famously proposed that the function of ideologies is to create words that have vague enough meaning that politicians can use them to collect support from voters without actually communicating any information to those voters or making a commitm…

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We have been fighting for gender equality for several decades. In our country and in some places around the world, we try to present both males and females as equal. We have come very far, but still, we are unequal. There are many things that women can’t do without being judged, and there ar…