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By Amanda Joinson

May 2, 2011

Filed under Senior Columns

From the beginning of freshman year, senior columns have always been my favorite part of the Massachusetts Daily Collegian. For just a minute you are let into the life of someone that has been in Amherst the past four years and yet has had such a different experi...

‘Color’ me flustered

By Amanda Joinson

April 5, 2011

Filed under Columns

For years now, social networking websites have been criticized for their lack of privacy and with backlash, comes acceptance. Facebook tells people too much information, which you volunteer, but that is a whole other topic. Twitter is constantly updating followers about what you are doing and where you...

Speak up, don’t mumble

By Amanda Joinson

March 1, 2011

Filed under Columns, Opinion

The University of Massachusetts boasts that over 90 percent of its faculty holds some of the highest degrees in their field of instruction and that all sounds great when you’re reading it off of a computer screen. But in ...

Doing well in the education you’re paying for could yield cash flow.

By Amanda Joinson

September 14, 2010

Filed under Columns

Working for good grades that amount to a GPA close enough to 4.0 is what most students strive for in their four years in college, but motivation sometimes fades when roommates and organizations grab their attention, rather than...

A rose by any other name is still a rose

By Amanda Joinson

September 6, 2010

Filed under Opinion

Driver’s licenses, mailing addresses, voter registrations, bank accounts and credit cards are only the beginning of what would have to be adjusted if you decided to legally change your name. However, a name change is the only...

Sylvan doesn’t suck

By Amanda Joinson

April 15, 2010

Filed under Columns

I’m sure you have heard all the rumors about “suicide Sylvan.” There is no doubt about it, Sylvan does not have a good reputation, but get rid of all of your assumptions, start with a clean slate, and redevelop your opinion. Have...

SPIRE registration needs reboot

By Amanda Joinson

April 5, 2010

Filed under Columns

To put it simply, I have a problem with class registration. As you all know, registration for fall 2010 classes is currently upon us, and although the convenient system of having a shopping cart is in place, there are still problems...

Sacrifices must be made to land internships

By Amanda Joinson

March 9, 2010

Filed under Columns, Opinion

Spring break is around the corner. So now students may be wondering what they are going to do for the summer, and with the economy still in a less than favorable condition, the outlook for those killer internships cannot be good. The...

Waiting in line is not great exercise

By Amanda Joinson

February 9, 2010

Filed under Columns

After a long day of classes one can imagine the last thing students would want to do is spend another hour fighting for leg room in a classroom that’s way too hot and filled with sweat-soaked bodies. But everyone seems to...

“Golden tickets” not such a golden way to handle group exercise at rec center sign-ups

By Amanda Joinson

February 8, 2010

Filed under Columns, Opinion

After a long day of classes one can imagine the last thing students would want to do is spend another hour fighting for leg room in a classroom that’s way too hot and filled with sweat-soaked bodies.   But everyone seems...