Massachusetts Daily Collegian

Thomas Zoeller puts spotlight on dangers of chemicals

By Ayush Kumar

February 26, 2013

Filed under Campus News, Env. & Tech., Health & Wellness, News, Science & Technology

On Monday evening, biology professor Thomas Zoeller took the stage at the Massachusetts room at the Mullins Center, and in an hour-long lecture, talked about how exposure to certain industrial chemicals is harmful for early ...

Electrifying tension make “Side Effects” absolute must see

By Ayush Kumar

February 26, 2013

Filed under Arts & Living, Movies

Proving that there are more ways to create tension on screen than the loud bass heavy soundtrack shifts common in Hollywood action movies today, Steven Soderbergh’s “Side Effects” hits you like a freight train. The film is a complete thriller with twists and turns around every corner, an...

Moufy gets Northampton bumping to his beat

By Ayush Kumar

February 19, 2013

Filed under Arts & Living, Music

In front of a packed house Friday night at The Iron Horse, Boston rapper Moufy had a message about dreams for his fans in attendance.      “Raise your hand up high if you’ve ever had a dream,” he requested to the cro...

Boston rapper Moufy to start the party in Northampton Friday night

By Ayush Kumar

February 15, 2013

Filed under Arts & Living, Music

Mention Moufy’s name in any high school in the suburbs of Boston and you’ll definitely get a chuckle or two. The 20-year-old performer from Roxbury may not be the best emcee around, but his love for Boston shines through the majority of his hit songs and is so infectious that it's hard not t...

Dropkick Murphys release delightful new album

By Ayush Kumar

February 5, 2013

Filed under Arts & Living, Music

Keeping their unique bagpipe-laced folk punk sound intact, the members of the Dropkick Murphys have taken a big step forward with their style of playing on their eighth and newest album, “Sealed and Signed in Blood.” Perhaps ...

Trashy Chief Keef album regresses rap back to stereotypes

By Ayush Kumar

January 28, 2013

Filed under Arts & Living, Music

Overall, 2012 was a good year for hip-hop releases. T.I. made a startling comeback with “Trouble Man: Heavy Is the Head,” Nas had the surprisingly fantastic “Life Is Good” and, of course, the man everyone is raving about, Kendrick Lamar shot to the limelight with “Good Kid, M.A.A.D. Ci...

‘The Sessions’ dishes out a new take on sex, love

By Ayush Kumar

November 26, 2012

Filed under Arts & Living, Movies

In the recent past, Hollywood has been unable to churn out any movies about sex other than shallow and forgettable comedies. “The Sessions,” directed by Ben Lewin, takes a refreshing look at the subject through the eyes of Mark O’Brien (John Hawkes), a poet who has polio and seeks to lose ...

John and Jon bring big laughs to the Calvin

By Ayush Kumar

November 13, 2012

Filed under Arts & Living, Comedy, Culture, Music

When a performer successfully gets the audience to sing “all we want to do is eat your brains” in a zombie like trance, chances are it was a pretty good night for comedy. In a truly collaborative performance at the Calvin Theater in Northampton, humorist John Hodgman and geek-songwriter ...

The Kin deliver for the people

By Ayush Kumar

October 31, 2012

Filed under Arts & Living, Music

“I feel like people want to know that you’re human. The whole ’70s and ’80s ‘rock God’ is dead.” You would be hard-pressed to hear these words from most up-and-coming bands today, but Isaac Koren of The Kin...

The Kin set to play at Iron Horse tonight

By Ayush Kumar

October 19, 2012

Filed under Arts & Living, Music

The last time The Kin rocked the Iron Horse in Northampton, they were the opening act for local band Darlingside. But tonight, The Kin will headline the venue. Accompanying the band will be Find Vienna, a quartet band w...