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February 26, 2024
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Letter from the Editor

To our readers,

Alas we bring you our semester’s final issue. Shira Kaminsky brings our holiday spread to you with stories of the past holiday gatherings.For those who have been following news from around the world, Islamophobia hits the streets of Switzerland. Baris Mumyakmaz explains how the Muslims are facing a legalized discrimination campaigned by the Swiss People’s Party’s. Will the ban on the construction of minarets pass?

In local news, Jacob Aguiar brings us the latest on Massachusetts’ first public law school program. Can UMass create a top-tier program at an affordable price? It is tough finding a job only for the month of January. Who wants to hire a temp, especially when retail is slowing down and people are spending less? Caleb Nelson tells us how other students have made money- not your typical work-study kind of job!

Arts, the Mass Media staff brings you their favorite book, movie, and white people… White People? Wow, what a name for an album by the band Handsome Boy Modeling School. Also in arts, our new addition to this semester’s team of staff writers, Jillian Jackson reviews Nathaniel Hawthorne’s Unaccustomed Earth.

In sport Sebastian Lena and Andrew Otovic look back at 2009. The list includes a wide spectrum of sports from NASCAR to best college basketball game. Number one on the list is Tiger Woods (I think we know why!).

In Opinions, Tim Jones gives us an update on the fight to keep the Sailing Program from being outsourced. DMO (Division of Marin Operation) says that the program is running in a deficit.

As we wrap up this semester, the Mass Media is getting ready for the spring semester. We are looking for new writers, photographers, editors, creative thinkers, etc. If you are interested, email Edson Bueno at [email protected].

Happy Holidays to all of you!Edson BuenoManaging Editor

About the Contributor
Edson Bueno served as the following positions at The Mass Media for the following years: Managing Editor: 2007-2008; Fall 2008; 2009-2010 *Business Manager: Spring 2009; Fall 2009 *Culture and Diversity: Spring 2009 *These positions were introduced in Spring 2009, when Bueno took the position.