Massachusetts Daily Collegian

Mail from the future delivers familiar message

By Charlie Felder

May 4, 2010

Filed under Senior Columns

Four years ago, I received a strange letter in the mail. The envelope looked like it had taken a beating under the care of the U.S. Postal Service. The material was withered and the stamp in the upper right hand corner had been worn away...

Conservative to a ‘tea’

By Charlie Felder

April 13, 2010

Filed under Columns

On December 16 1773, colonial protesters boarded British ships moored in Boston Harbor. The ships were carrying shipments of tea that had been taxed and were set to return to England. The protesters, dressed in Native American...

My declaration

By Charlie Felder

March 10, 2010

Filed under Columns

When in the course of academic events it becomes necessary for one student body to strengthen the political bands which have connected them with each other and to reassume the power of the Wellman Document, the equal station to...

Liberal lions don’t die

By Charlie Felder

February 4, 2010

Filed under Columns

“The work goes on, the cause endures, the hope still lives and the dream shall never die.” Ted Kennedy spoke those words upon conceding the 1980 Democratic Presidential nomination to then-President Jimmy Carter. That speech...

Farewell J.D., We Hardly Knew Ye

By Charlie Felder

February 2, 2010

Filed under Columns, Opinion

Until I was thirteen, I had a tendency to stutter when called upon in class. My mother claims that it had more to do with the fact that I had a minor obsession with old Jimmy Stewart films and less to do with a certain fear of...

Kick a Jew Day needs to be kicked

By Charlie Felder

January 25, 2010

Filed under Columns

Twenty-one percent. You can stop me when this begins to sound familiar. Imagine that it's mid-afternoon and you're only now just several steps away from your front door. Classes ended a little while ago and, normally, you'd...

Congratulations, Martha

By Charlie Felder

January 21, 2010

Filed under Columns

Congratulations, Martha! I awoke only a few moments ago, but the morning news cycles are all abuzz and atwitter with the joyous trumpeting of your resounding victory over the spineless, dead-vote-gathering Republicans that have...