Ethan Sobel recalls his time at UMass and reflects on his personal experiences upon returning to campus.
In a country where college students often leave college because they can’t afford it, contributor Mason Weiser argues UMass can’t afford to raise more fees.
Ron Gordon pens a poem regarding Deflate-gate and says only the air knows the total truth.
Columnist Kate Leddy implores individuals to educate themselves on white privilege and the “Black Lives Matter” movement.
Editor’s note: This letter contains graphic language. A concerned student told me this week that the privilege to use a collective artistic space on campus had been unjustly annexed. This was a Central Living Area wall that had been the subject of a racially-fractious dialogue. In the age of social media, it was easy for me to remotely verify this student’s claim. A mural bearing the phrase “Black Lives Matter” was changed to read “All Lives Matter”. The logic of the “Black Lives Matter” slogan is that all lives matter, but Black lives are undervalued, as indicated by a higher…
To the editor, I am writing on the subject of the recent shockingly unexpected shutting down of Max Shea’s new music radio program “Martian Gardens” on the WMUA. As an American composer of contemporary music who has been living in France for some years, I am shocked and dismayed that Mr. Shea’s new music program has been driven off the air for reasons that seem to have nothing to do with the musical interest of this program or with the quality of Shea’s work. In effect, Mr. Shea is one of the few persons in the U.S. who follows closely such important new music…
Nick Canelas reflects on why the Collegian was important to him, and his hopes to leave it in a better place than he found it.
Recovering from the death of his best friend showed Zac Bears the importance of circumstance and privilege in every person’s life.
Cory Willey reflects on his time at the Collegian and apologizes to the most interesting man in Hollywood for making so many jokes about him.
Claire Andersons college career did not go as planned, but after several mistakes it turned out better than the plan.
Conor Snell describes the beauty of life and the importance of making yourself happy.
Aviva Luttrell reflects on how her time at the Collegian helped her learn to take risks and step outside of her comfort zone.
Stefan Herlitz recounts his time in the SGA and his experiences writing for the Collegian, and concludes that despite the twists and turns, he would not change a thing.
Karen Podorefsky describes why her experiences with her friends have taught her more than her experiences in UMass classes.
Jaclyn Bryson recalls how her three years at the Collegian have taught her to laugh at her mistakes in life.
Catherine Ferris reflects on how college brought her out of her comfort zone and encouraged her to take on new challenges.
Samara Abramson reminisces about her time at UMass and is grateful to have found her passion during her time here.