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UMass football can’t overcome four third quarter Mississippi State touchdowns, fall 47-35 Saturday -

September 24, 2016

UMass football’s fourth quarter comeback attempt falls short against Mississippi State Saturday -

September 24, 2016

Cyr: Despite improvement, UMass football still can’t capture first marquee FBS win -

September 24, 2016

MassPIRG kicks off for the fall semester -

September 22, 2016

UMass Resistance Studies Initiative hosts activist and author George Lakey -

September 22, 2016

UMass field hockey readies for tough tests against Stanford, Boston College -

September 22, 2016

Calling the shots: everything you need to know about the flu vaccine -

September 22, 2016

UMass assistant Professor speaks about oppression of American Indians -

September 22, 2016

Astronomy department head hosting sundial and sky-watching event -

September 22, 2016

UMass football looks to pull off upset against Mississippi State Saturday -

September 22, 2016

Cyr: Comis? Ford? Here’s how I would handle the UMass quarterback situation this weekend against Mississippi State -

September 22, 2016

An unofficial presidential debate drinking game for the unruly masses -

September 22, 2016

Stop sweating the small stuff -

September 22, 2016

In defense of being uncomfortable -

September 22, 2016

Please go to sleep -

September 22, 2016

VIDEO – ‘Life in the Dollhouse: Wes Anderson and the Dollhouse Aesthetic’ -

September 22, 2016

Student struck by car near UMass’ Mullins Center -

September 21, 2016

President Anthony Vitale and Vice President Nick Rampone anticipate productive year at SGA -

September 21, 2016

Symposium hosts discussion on safety for journalism students -

September 21, 2016

Andrew Ford, Ross Comis still battling for UMass football’s starting QB position -

September 21, 2016

Nothing conventional

The Daily Collegian loses assistant editorial editor Chelsea Whitton, who followed her eclectic interests and love of writing since transferring to UMass for her sophomore year.

The Church’s Message

Collegian columnist Chelsea Whitton went to her family’s church back home over Easter break and noticed that the Bible now isn’t the only word for getting God’s message out there.

Shallow pockets fill with years of waste

Collegian columnist Chelsea Whitton loves Benjamin Franklin. She also loves George Washington, no not only for their importance in history but also because they are all on United States monetary bills.

Local trails a refreshing change of pace

The 11-mile Norwottuck Rail Trail offers a peaceful getaway sure to get your mind out of your studies, albeit temporarily.

Looking ahead, moving forward

Collegian columnist Chelsea Whitton is in the midst of graduation fury, and is finding that while putting plans together may be hard, things will somehow fall into place. Here, she gives some tips on how to not go crazy in the last four weeks of being a senior.

The circle of (extraterrestrial) life

Collegian columnist Chelsea Whitton is far from being an astronomer or even a fan of science fiction, but she can’t stop thinking about crop circles. Have the aliens captured her mind?

South Dakota violating women’s rights

Collegian columnist Chelsea Whitton believes that in a time where women’s reproductive rights and funding are being, an indisputable violation against womens’ rights has occured in South Dakota.

Virtual school is realistically a catastrophe

Nothing gets Collegian columnist Chelsea Whitton’s blood boiling more than seeing inadequate education in children’s futures.

Respect should come first before Amendments

Collegian columnist Chelsea Whitton believes Westboro Baptist Church is abusing First Amendment rights and should have faced harsher repercussions in a Supreme Court ruling.

Stephanie Coontz gives lecture on women’s rights

Author, teacher, and feminist speaker Stephanie Coontz gave a lecture on feminism in the 1960s last Thursday night in Mahar auditorium.

Taking aim for the future

I think it may be fair to say the nation now has a general sentiment that “together,” as Obama said often during the speech, is the only way we will move forward economically, socially, environmentally and technologically. The future is about making America “a better place to do business,” he said. I think this is both an economic step in the right direction as well as progress for our place in the international markets. President Obama’s speech was vague when it came to specific cuts in funds for federal budgets and military expenditures; however, Obama highlighted a couple of important…

Curves of Controversy

In a world of endless images of perfection Collegian columnist Chelsea Whitton argues that happiness can be found in the middle.

Pardon in Pakistan for religious tolerance

Pakistan is predominantly a country of those with Islam faith, but there is a considerable population of those of Christian beliefs. Under the contentious Blasphemy laws, it is unlawful for anyone to speak against the Prophet Mohammad, and a Pakistani woman is facing the death sentence for allegedly doing so. Collegian columnist Chelsea Whitton presents the issues and believes Bibi would lose her life over false evidence.

Coco is back

Conan O’Brian returned to television to the cheers of his fans not fortunate enough to see him on tour.

UCards deplete you of money

UCards at UMass are a requirement for student survival but Collegian columnist Chelsea Whitton believes the fees to have the cards function as intended are unnecessary.

PCP: Falling hard for Fall

In this week’s Point-Counterpoint, Collegian columnist Chelsea Whitton writes about why Fall is the best season of all.

A tool for the twits

Collegian columnist Chelsea Whitton believes that Twitter use for academics provides an information overload, while tuition-paying students should be focused on their courses instead.

UMass researchers create Critical Links program to aid wildlife

Using digital maps, aerial photography, and first hand observation, UMass researchers created a program called Critical Links. It is working to improve water, underground, and above ground transportation routes for wildlife.

Students speak out against proposed plan for combining cultural and support centers

Beginning in fall 2010, University of Massachusetts cultural and support centers will unite under a new program, CMASS. It has sparked student and staff concerns for the individuality of each of the centers.

The Norwottuck Trail finds itself a pain in the glass and planning

The 11-mile Norwottuck Rail Trail is currently in progress for renovations due to glass and root problems. In light of the trail’s fragile state, a design submission will be reviewed by the Massachusetts Environmental Policy Act (MEPA) regarding plans for a large-scale reconstruction.