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NO GAS DAY – APRIL 15th

Courtney Nowobilski, Maroon Tribune Reporter

April 11, 2012

Filed under Berkshires & Beyond, Local News

No Gas Day  April 15th If you're concerned about the raging gas prices these days, do not pump gas on April 15th. In 1997, people did this "gas out" protest and it set gasoline prices back 30 cents a gallon just overnight,...

“Not a Typical Politician:” A Q&A with Bill Shein

Jonah Carlson, Maroon Tribune Reporter

March 22, 2012

Filed under Berkshires & Beyond, Local News, Top Stories

When redistricting fashioned a brand-new congressional district in Western Massachusetts this year, two Democratic candidates began primary challenges to Representative Richard Neal, a twelve-term incumbent from Springfield. ...

Cries for War with Iran Loom Large

Jonah Carlson, Maroon Tribune Columnist

March 21, 2012

Filed under Berkshires & Beyond

After two wars in Iraq and Afghanistan that have been incredibly costly in terms of money and lives, there has been speculation that the American public is tired of war, nation-building, and the United States' status as '...

Primary Race Heating Up

Jayson Farina, Maroon Tribunne Reporter

March 8, 2012

Filed under Berkshires & Beyond

For the past few months the media has been submerged in politics.  Updates about all the potential for a replacement for our current Presidential Administration make up a part of almost every news show, all trying to predict...

Growing Pains for Americans Elect

Jonah Carlson, Maroon Tribune Columnist

February 29, 2012

Filed under Berkshires & Beyond

More than 3 months ago, I wrote an article about an exciting new circumvention of the political system called Americans Elect.  You can find that initial article here.  As time has passed, some of the flaws in this process have emerged, and I...

Romney on the Ropes

Jonah Carlson, Maroon Tribune Columnist

February 16, 2012

Filed under Berkshires & Beyond

The sheen of inevitability is fading fast for Mitt Romney.  New results from Public Policy Polling show Rick Santorum with national and Michigan leads of 15 points after a great week in which he won Colorado, Minnesota, and Missouri...

Food Stamp Follies

Jonah Carlson, Maroon Tribune Columnist

February 16, 2012

Filed under Berkshires & Beyond

Newt Gingrich has raised a few eyebrows this year with his persistent application of the label "Food Stamp President" to Barack Obama.  He insists that the spike in food stamps is part of a larger Democratic plan to increase...

“We Stand For What We Stand On”: Getting to know William Conklin

Annalena Barrett, Maroon Tribune Reporter

January 26, 2012

Filed under Berkshires & Beyond, Local News

If you keep your ears alert in the hallways, you may notice many students say “there’s nothing to do in the Berkshires” or something that resembles this statement that has become a bit of a motto for some. Well, Will Conklin...

SOPA and PIPA Tabeled by Congress: Were Protests the Cause?

Josh Lilienthal, Maroon Tribune Reporter

January 23, 2012

Filed under Berkshires & Beyond

After a day of huge nation-wide protests, SOPA and PIPA have been tabeled for the moment. The effort was large and spanned a diverse group of people. Even Wikipedia participated in a blackout of their website as a protest. An...

Activism Paying Dividends

Jonah Carlson, Maroon Tribune Columnist

January 22, 2012

Filed under Berkshires & Beyond

The general public often seems to have a sense of trepidation about activist movements.  What are they seeking?  Are they independent, or will they be co-opted?  Are they naively hopeful, or do they have a chance to force...

Charlene Begley: A Local Inspiration

January 19, 2012

Filed under Berkshires & Beyond

With intelligence, passion, and determination, Charlene Begley has made a name for herself as one of the most powerful women in the world. Living in Richmond, Massachusetts, Charlene Begley, a forty-five year old wife, mother,...

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