Monthly Archives: April 2011

A Helpful Panel.

After listening to a panel of Journalism majors who recently graduated from UMass, I am completely convinced that I have declared the right major. Although I am somewhat unclear as to what I want to do as my profession after … Continue reading

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The Bang Bang Club

The Bang Bang Club, a new film by Steven Silver, was shown last week in the Thompson 106 auditorium.  The movie, based on the true events in the early 1990s in South Africa, told the story of four young combat … Continue reading

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Select Board Meeting – April 11, 2011

On Monday April 11, 2011 a few of my classmates and I attended the Amherst Select Board Meeting in town hall.  We gathered in the back and observed the sequence of events. With six members, three men and three women, … Continue reading

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Ethical Decision-Making in Journalism

As Journalists we have the important obligation to provide the public with the news.  As we obtain information and write what we find, we must follow specific guidelines. Journalists must avoid being biased.  When documenting a story, our experiences and … Continue reading

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Freedom of Information

As citizens of the United States it is important to recognize and understand our rights. Under the Freedom of Information Act, as citizens, we have the right to know what our government is doing; where money is used, what policies … Continue reading

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Thoughts From Room 1111

This was my first post from my tumblr. I forgot to post it here! This is the first blog I have ever written and I am not going to lie but I am a bit intimidated. I am not too … Continue reading

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Columnist Fired After Her Column on Rape Victims?

Yevgeniya Lomakina, a Collegian columnist, was fired in early March after her opinion on rape victims was published in the University’s Collegian. Lomakina, in her article entitled Planned Parenthood Cant’t Treat a Sick Society, expressed that women who are raped … Continue reading

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