Massachusetts Daily Collegian

Campus Etiquette: Move in or get over it

By Ali Strand

April 16, 2013

Filed under Blogs

Picture yourself in one of your larger lectures; you know, the 200-400 person one. Are you always early to that class? Or are there some days when, whether it be your fault or not, you just happen to make it there in the nick...

Tobacco-Free UMass: It’s about time

By Ali Strand

March 26, 2013

Filed under Blogs, News Blogs

As many of you know, the UMass Amherst campus will completely ban the use of tobacco starting July 1, 2013.There’s a clear divide as to who the supporters are and those who are against it. As for myself, I have to say that it’s...

Wishing the wind would wind down?

By Ali Strand

February 6, 2013

Filed under Blogs

New England. Home of the most diverse and completely twisted weather patterns which I, and many others, have experienced. While I can see the beauty in the fall foliage, and I love the return of the sun for longer than just a few hours ...

The dos and don’ts of the UMass recreation center

By Ali Strand

December 11, 2012

Filed under Blogs, Lifestyle

Okay, let me preface this by saying that I am in no way a gym buff. I don’t like the idea of walking down to the Rec Center to work out and then having to walk back up to my dorm afterwards. It’s just not an ideal way to spend my d...

Elevator etiquette

By Ali Strand

December 3, 2012

Filed under Blogs

Floor fourteen going up. Floor seventeen going up. Floor two going up. Floor--wait a minute. Floor two going up? Alright, we’ve all had to go to at least one of the twenty six floors of the W.E.B Du Bois library at some po...

Door-holding etiquette: when to hold and when to go

By Ali Strand

November 27, 2012

Filed under Arts & Living Blogs, Blogs, Lifestyle

We’ve all at some point encountered that awkward situation: should I stay? Should I go? Should I turn around? Do I keep walking and try to help? The real dilemma here is how close or far away should a person have to be in order for you to hold th...

Calling all voters

By Ali Strand

October 19, 2012

Filed under Blogs

“Have you registered to vote? In Amherst?” These seem to be the only two questions that have fallen on every pair of ears on campus. Not just once or twice, but repeatedly I have been asked by tens of different faces whether...

Illness Etiquette

By Ali Strand

October 2, 2012

Filed under Archives, Blogs

It’s that time of year again. Tissues overflow trashcans, sniffling students harmonize in hallways, and a cough drop shortage ensues. Anywhere and everywhere you go the smell of sickness is potent. There’s no escaping it. Once ...