Hannah Nelson gives a guide to bus transportation, ending up stranded in Northampton, and the little things that make UMass what it is.
An open door, a classic video game and some new friends.
Alex Perry discusses President Barack Obama’s speech to a joint session of Congress last Wednesday. He alleges that the president’s plan to reform health care would not work and that his proposals were hypocritical and disingenuous.
At first glance, the wealth of summer construction and renovation at UMass should cause concern with the school with suck fiscal woes. But Evan Haddad says that, with the proper management, the school is creating jobs and helping itself in the long run.
After spending some time across the pond, Ben Rudnick had realized that, even though the price tag says it’s free, governmental concepts like universal healthcare rarely come without cost to the individual.
Alex Perry thinks that President Obama had one big assignment for this term – the economy. So far, Obama has gotten far from straight A’s.
While the current state of affairs in America may be far from perfect, Ted Rogers thinks that Barack Obama has done pretty well so far in his presidency given the daunting challenges he was given.
Nick O’Malley reflects on the trials and tribulations of Spire’s glitches and the toll they take on the sanity of students.
H.C. Wang welcomes back the UMass community by giving some advice to staying sane, on good terms with your roommate and body odor free in a hot lecture hall.
Dan Rahrig warns about jumping the gun on health care reform, and that scare tactics on the part of the GOP are diluting the effort.
Daily Collegian readers respond to columns and other stories.
The conditions in the bathrooms at UMass are terrible and Mathew M. Robare wants the rest of campus to know that there is no need to leave toilets looking like the swamp monster used them last.
Thomas Moore gives some insight to the ins and outs of UMass buildings and dinings to incoming students.
While many radio listeners in eastern Massachusetts mourn the demise of the long-standing alternative-rock station WBCN, Nick Milano is glad to see the station, which was so commercialized in recent times, be put to an end.
Chris Amorosi’s time as a parking lot attendant during the summer did not go without incident. Who knew a parking garage could be so complicated?
With today’s students having parents who grew up in the 60s, Nick O’Malley thinks that this new generation must try new ways to push the cultural envelope in the face of generations past. The answer: bacon.
In the desert of California lies Deep Springs College. Small, little-known, but more importantly, free college. Hannah Nelson wants to know why this is the only one.
Lauren Rockoff gives 10 pointers to help you have a better semester and bust out of that back-to-school funk.
With the recent passing of Senator Ted Kennedy, Matt Kushi reflects upon the lifetime of work left by the Massachusetts senator.
Before she went to study abroad in South Africa, Leigh Greaney had been told about the “culture shock” that she would experience. What really shook her, though, was not the poverty or hunger, it was the people.