Massachusetts Daily Collegian

I’m Glad I Stayed

By Ashley Berger

April 30, 2013

Filed under Columns, Opinion, Senior Columns

Upon entering the University of Massachusetts in the fall of 2009, I had high hopes and standards for myself and goals to accomplish. I was sure I was going to law school. I was sure I was graduating early. And by the end of first semester, I was 100 percent sur...

The best bars in Amherst

By Ashley Berger

April 26, 2013

Filed under Arts & Living, Food & Drink

Whether you’re searching for a down and dirty dive or a dashing and pleasantly upscale drinkery, look no further than downtown Amherst’s North Pleasant Street, where the strip’s line of bars doesn’t skimp on atmos...

Upcoming Elections, Cape Verde trip topics at SGA meeting

By Ashley Berger

March 6, 2013

Filed under Archives, Campus News, News

In its first meeting of the month, the University of Massachusetts Student Government Association (SGA) announced the upcoming start of elections as well as passed a handful of motions. Elections for president, vice president and s...

UHS policy and Patrick’s plan discussed at SGA meeting

By Ashley Berger

February 27, 2013

Filed under Campus News, News

In Monday’s meeting, the Student Government Association (SGA) discussed a variety of issues concerning students at the University of Massachusetts. The first major topic of the night was on the rapidly approaching Lobby...

Jean Kim addresses SGA on housing, Governor’s proposal

By Ashley Berger

February 5, 2013

Filed under Campus News, News, SGA

In the third meeting of the semester, the Student Government Association  had a number of items to tend to on their agenda. The meeting began with an address delivered by Vice Chancellor of Student Affairs, Jean Kim, ...

Students approve SGA $28 fee increase

By Ashley Berger

January 22, 2013

Filed under Campus News, News

University of Massachusetts students voted during the final days of last semester to pass a special referendum initiated by members of the Student Government Association that would increase the Student Activities Trust F...

Cool cocktails that will keep spirits bright

By Ashley Berger

December 6, 2012

Filed under Arts & Living, Food & Drink

It’s time to gear up for the long, cold nights ahead of us with some cool cocktails that will be sure to heat things right up. Midnight Snowstorm For nights that are exceptionally blustery out, try this cocktail – which has a recipe list...

Last SGA meeting of the semester emphasizes more member involvement

By Ashley Berger

December 5, 2012

Filed under Campus News, News

In a lengthy meeting to end the semester, members of the Student Government Association addressed resigning members as well as hosted numerous speakers in its agenda. Many cabinet and Senate members will be participating in ...

SGA presses on as semester draws to a close

By Ashley Berger

November 27, 2012

Filed under Campus News, News

As the end of the semester draws near, the Student Government Association (SGA)  worked to finalize motions during Monday night’s weekly meeting. The meeting focused on a motion to formally endorse a smartphone application that help...

Senate unanimously votes for special referendum

By Ashley Berger

November 20, 2012

Filed under Campus News, News

Monday night, the Student Government Association (SGA) voted in favor of having a campus-wide, special referendum vote to increase the Student Activities Trust Fund (SATF) fee in a few weeks. The proposed referendum that will be vote...

Hair and make-up essentials for the college girl

By Ashley Berger

November 5, 2012

Filed under Arts & Living, Fashion

As a senior, I don’t always have that much time to ensure that I will look totally presentable for any given day’s events. When I wake up and get ready in the morning, I need to make sure that my make-up and hair will st...

The Spooky Seven of Halloween drinks

By Ashley Berger

October 30, 2012

Filed under Arts & Living, Food & Drink

Mix things up this week with some delicious Halloween-themed potions and concoctions that will be sure to poison you and your friends. For mixed drinks, punches and shots that will spook up the festivities, try one of each of...