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Massachusetts drought heavily impacts local agriculture -

September 26, 2016

UMass Soccer earns their second win of the season in 3-2 victory over Hartford -

September 26, 2016

‘Morris from America’ explores teen angst and the struggles of growing up -

September 26, 2016

‘Hell or High Water’ an intense, morally ambiguous modern Western -

September 26, 2016

Read: You won’t regret it -

September 26, 2016

UMass field hockey hangs tough, falls to No. 18 Stanford -

September 26, 2016

Racism in the LGBTQ community -

September 26, 2016

Harvard professor discusses race, power and science in academia -

September 26, 2016

‘Kubo and the Two Strings’ is a stop-motion masterpiece -

September 26, 2016

Editorial: The Massachusetts Daily Collegian Mission Statement -

September 26, 2016

Amherst Police Dept. uses pepper spray to disperse party on Hobart Lane -

September 26, 2016

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

The perks of being a journalist

Michael Phillis speaks out on his career choice and his experience at the Massachusetts Daily Collegian in his senior column.

On the road with local band Leisure Colony

Collegian staffer Michael Phillis spent 48 hours with local band Leisure Colony as they traveled to Vermont to play a show, giving a genuine profile of the group at a pivotal point in their relationship together.

Future of Health Care Bill raises some concern among students

Uncertainty surrounding the future of the Senate Health Care Bill raises questions for college students on whether they can continue to rely on university offered plans for low costs.

New director has music department playing high notes

New director James Patrick Miller is looking to boost the prestige and recognition of the UMass wind ensemble.

UM music department battles financial constraints in efforts to improve services to its students

The music department at the University of Massachusetts consists of fewer than 250 undergraduates and 50 graduate students and represents the impact of financial constraints on a department that has shown a level of high ambition and in-depth planning.

Old Chapel UMass’ lone national registry of historic places qualifier

There is only one building on the University of Massachusetts campus that qualifies for the national registry of historic places by itself – the Old Chapel.

Preserve UMass advocates for historic buildings survey

Preserve UMass negotiates with officials over the fate of several historic buildings on campus, including whether or not to maintain them or allow them to deteriorate.

82 UMass buildings added to Mass. historic asset inventory

82 new University of Massachusetts buildings have been added to Massachusetts’ “Inventory of Archaeological and Historic Assets of the Commonwealth” list – raising the total number of UMass buildings on this list to 105.

Accounting for a life

As the health care debate hits close to home, Michael Phillis learns that dollars and cents mean more to insurers than human life.

UMass director debuts WWI documentary featuring Ford’s Model Ts

Elizabeth Wilda, producer and director of UMass Media Relations, debuts new documentary detailing the importance of Ford’s Model T cars throughout the course of World War I. The Model T’s were used by volunteers who had enlisted in service in France before the U.S. officially declared a state of war against Germany.

Football for all

After the Patriots clobbered the Bucs in London, Michael Phillis believes that the future could hold more than a special game.

Regionalization committee debate options for regionalizing local area schools

Regionalization committee of Amherst, Pelham, Shutesbury and Leverett meet to discuss scenarios that emerged from summer study on economic consequences of regionalizing public K-6 schools.

Budget cuts close Mark’s Meadow elementary school

Mark’s Meadow elementary school, the smallest but most diverse school in the Amherst school system, will be closing its doors for budgetary reasons.

Governor Patrick’s administration makes argument to change the structure of Massachusetts public education

Many within Patrick’s administration believe that portions of the 390 public school districts within Massachusetts should be condensed together to save money through regionalization.

PCP: Students deserve the real deal

Michael Phillis says that online hybrid classes are a continuation on a trend that takes students away from the real point of education: professors and in-class experiences.

Meghan McCain speaks at Bowker Auditorium

Meghan McCain – the daughter of 2008 Republican presidential nominee John McCain – spoke at the University of Massachusetts Wednesday about the future of the Republican Party, stressing themes of inclusiveness and civility as vital for the party’s future.

Meghan McCain speaks about ‘redefining Republicans’ at UMass

The UMass Republican Club invited Arizona Senator John McCain’s eldest daughter, Meghan McCain, to speak about the Republican Party’s political roles.

Recreation center makes UMass less of a concrete jungle

With the opening of the new recreation center on campus, Mike Phillis says that UMass has finally caught up to some of its competition in terms of facilities.

Amherst’s new Global Zero chapter says ‘no’ to nukes

The era of nuclear warfare began on Aug. 6, 1945 with the bombing of Hiroshima, Japan. This past Thursday was the first meeting of the University of Massachusetts chapter of Global Zero – a non-profit institution aimed at eliminating nuclear weapons by 2030. Eunkyo Choi, an international student from South Korea, is heading the UMass section of Global Zero. The launch coincided with similar meetings at 13 other schools this past Thursday.

Project Credit Smarts strives to teach students

The Deval Patrick Administration has begun to initiate “Project Credit Smarts,” a drive to inform college freshmen – including those at the University of Massachusetts Amherst – about the dangers of credit cards, gimmicks, fees and debt.