Massachusetts Daily Collegian

Trader Joe’s offers delectable liquor

By Andrew Sheridan

November 28, 2012

Filed under Arts & Living, Food & Drink

Admit it: you love beer. Sure, liquor is quicker, and wine may make the ladies blush, but deep down inside, you know it’s always been beer. Like Marc Antony and Cleo, like Wall-E and Eve, the passion between college kids and beer is...

The True Meaning of St. Paddy’s Day

By Andrew Sheridan

March 15, 2012

Filed under Archives, Arts & Living, Culture

Editor's note: This is part of the Daily Collegian's St. Patrick's Day special issue. It’s a simple question, but one that’s been bothering me for years now. These days, most people seem to see it as Irish Day, an excu...

Ben Stein discusses state of nation and economics with UMass

By Andrew Sheridan

April 28, 2011

Filed under Campus News

Last night, the University of Massachusetts was given a jolt of star power, as the UMass Republican Club hosted author, actor and commentator Ben Stein, who spoke at the Lincoln Campus Center. The lecture focused on iss...

Ben Stein comes to Campus Center

By Andrew Sheridan

April 26, 2011

Filed under Campus News, News

Author, actor and political commentator Ben Stein will be coming to the University of Massachusetts to deliver a lecture Wednesday. Stein is perhaps best known for his career in film and television. He broke into the world of entertainment with his iconic role as the attendance-readin...

Ganjafest 2011 hits Amherst

By Andrew Sheridan

April 14, 2011

Filed under Arts & Living, Lifestyle

As April wears on and Finals sneak onto the radar, many students tend to talk about the year coming to an end. Before the sun sets on another year at the University of Massachusetts, however, there is at least one major event...

‘White’ takes revives classic

By Andrew Sheridan

March 31, 2011

Filed under Video Games

As someone who has followed the Pokemon series with a nerdy loyalty over the span of its life, I have been concerned for some time that the franchise has been resting on its laurels. It is always a gamble to tamper with a winn...

DK makes monkey business on the Wii

By Andrew Sheridan

March 1, 2011

Filed under Arts & Living, Culture, Video Games

Lately, Nintendo has gone back to its roots. Reaching into the company’s deep reservoir of classic franchises, the video game giant has slowly but surely been breathing new life into franchises that in recent years has been featured only in ...

DJ Khaled spins at Mullins

By Andrew Sheridan

January 30, 2011

Filed under Music

This past Friday, the University of Massachusetts played host to hip hop producer and spin artist DJ Khaled in a dance club event known as the Winter White Party. Sponsored by NV Concepts and featuring the talents of seve...

White-Out at the Mullins

By Andrew Sheridan

January 27, 2011

Filed under Music

Anyone who is into the club scene is probably familiar with the concept of a “white party.” Hitting venues from Miami to New York City, the idea behind this sort of party is simple: Find a club, fill it with ultra-violet lights,...

Harpoon: the great white ale of Massachusetts

By Andrew Sheridan

January 17, 2011

Filed under Lifestyle

Who’s number one? A tricky question, to be sure, but if you ask the Massachusetts Alcoholic Beverages Control Commission, they would answer “Harpoon Brewing.” Founded in 1986 at the start of the American craft brewing revolution,...

Reading Fran Lebowitz

By Andrew Sheridan

December 5, 2010

Filed under Arts & Living

In the minds of its citizens, there is a commonly held belief that New York City is the most important place on earth; a cultural center around which the entire world revolves. Some who hold this opinion look down at the rest of...

Berkshire Brewing: a local gem

By Andrew Sheridan

November 30, 2010

Filed under Food & Drink

Teaser: In South Deerfield, Mass., on a dirt-paved back road, lies an unassuming building. From the street no flashy logos are visible, and the average bystander might never know it, but this small factory is the home of one of the state’s finest c...