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Editorial: Keep on voting, America

Editorial: Keep on voting, America

November 28, 2018


Filed under Editorials, Opinion

The 2018 midterm elections were remarkable in terms of voter turnout. Almost half of the people in America who can vote, did. What’s particularly striking is that nearly a third of young people voted in this election — the highest proportion of this age group to vote in the last seven midterms. When the voting ...

High times at Hynes: convention showcases cannabis industry

High times at Hynes: convention showcases cannabis industry

March 28, 2018


Filed under City

By Marisa Goolgasian, news correspondent A crowd of more than 6,000 gathered at Hynes Convention Center this weekend for the fourth annual New England Cannabis Convention. The conference was held by the New England Cannabis Network, or NECANN, an organization created in 2014 to address the lack of es...

Thousands converge in Boston for ‘March for Our Lives’

Thousands converge in Boston for ‘March for Our Lives’

Charlie Wolfson and Katie McCreedy

March 24, 2018


Filed under City

Students, teachers, parents and other concerned citizens gathered in the thousands on Boston Common Saturday to protest gun violence and call for new gun restrictions nationwide. Protesters convened early Saturday morning at Madison Park Vocational Technical High School in Roxbury, then marched togethe...

Brief: Pressley responds to Capuano’s border wall comments

Brief: Pressley responds to Capuano’s border wall comments

Charlie Wolfson

February 13, 2018


Filed under City

Ayanna Pressley, a Boston city councilor who launched a campaign in late January to challenge Rep. Michael Capuano (D-Mass.) in the Democratic primary election, has begun coming at Capuano from the left. In a Tuesday release, Pressley challenged a statement Capuano made regarding President Donald J. T...

New tax bill threatens graduate students

New tax bill threatens graduate students

December 6, 2017


Filed under Campus

By Riley Robinson, news staff Alex Ahmed, a fourth-year Ph.D. student in personal health informatics, lives with three other people in an apartment in Jamaica Plain. Like other graduate students who work as teaching or research assistants, she receives a tuition waiver and lives off a stipend provid...

In the House: Another government shutdown?

In the House: Another government shutdown?

April 11, 2017


Filed under Uncategorized

By Connor Hamill, political columnist April 28, 2017: A day which could live in infamy. That is the day the nation’s current spending bill is set to expire. Without a new spending bill, the federal government will shut down, closing national parks and federal museums, among other institutions. ...

Detour on the Road to Serfdom: Interest rates complicate economic debate

Detour on the Road to Serfdom: Interest rates complicate economic debate

March 17, 2017


Filed under Uncategorized

By Nick Dulerain, political columnist President Donald J. Trump’s first month in office has proven to be a mixed bag for the economy. A decrease in unemployment reported for the month of February left Federal Reserve board members wary of the possibility of an overheated economy. Last Friday, t...

In the House: The Future of the Affordable Care Act

In the House: The Future of the Affordable Care Act

February 7, 2017


Filed under Uncategorized

By Connor Hamill, political columnist One of former President Barack Obama’s crowning achievements, the Affordable Care Act (ACA) is the bane of most GOP members’ existence. Passed in 2010 and upheld in a 2012 Supreme Court decision, the ACA aimed to give more Americans access to affordable heal...

Column: Washington needs scientists

Column: Washington needs scientists

January 12, 2017


Filed under Columns, Opinion

By Alex Frandsen, editorial columnist There are more former almond farmers in Congress than there are physicists. They outnumber chemists and microbiologists, too. The engineer population is only bigger by six. Now, this would all be fine if there was a burgeoning army of almond enthusiasts at ...

Cartoon: Veto-man holds congressional power

Cartoon: Veto-man holds congressional power

February 26, 2015


Filed under Cartoons, Opinion

News illustration by David London

Keystone passed in Congress

Keystone passed in Congress

February 11, 2015


Filed under Uncategorized

By Scotty Schenck, photo editor The controversial Keystone XL oil pipeline bill passed in Congress today. The pipeline is proposed to be built to transport oil sands from Canada to refineries in Texas along the Gulf Coast. The Canadian company TransCanada Corporation wants to build the pipeline. After being d...

Republicans take Massachusetts, nation

Republicans take Massachusetts, nation

November 6, 2014


Filed under City, Featured Content

By Elise Harmon, news correspondent Midterm elections marked losses for Democrats both in Mass. and across the nation as Republican Charlie Baker was elected governor and Republicans gained control of the Senate by winning seven new seats. Mass. voters flocked to polls on Tuesday to decide on four re...

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