Massachusetts Daily Collegian

A world without windows

By Chris Shores

May 1, 2012

Filed under Columns, Senior Columns

Windows. Free the mind of the temptation to jump to grand metaphors or clever analogies to some deeper idea about the college experience. Think instead of reality and the literal powers a window possesses. When surro...

For next SGA president Akshay Kapoor, a title, a voice and a challenge

By Chris Shores

April 2, 2012

Filed under SGA

Akshay Kapoor – a 21-year-old Boxborough native pursuing a pre-med track as a public health and sociology double major – will become the next president of the University of Massachusetts Student Government Association tonight...

Amherst College panel discusses how Civil War affected town

By Chris Shores

March 30, 2012

Filed under Local News, News

When Union and Confederate soldiers fought on American soil 150 years ago, Massachusetts escaped having a front row seat of the Civil War. But even in Amherst – 400 miles northeast of Gettysburg, Pa. – the community...

Kumble Subbaswamy to serve as next UMass chancellor

By Chris Shores

March 27, 2012

Filed under Campus News

BOSTON – Kumble Subbaswamy – a 60-year-old physicist and provost from the University of Kentucky – has been named the next chancellor of the University of Massachusetts. The University’s Board of Trustees voted unanimously ...

Student body elects Kapoor as SGA president, Healy as student trustee

By Chris Shores

March 16, 2012

Filed under SGA

In a Student Government Association election that saw a 14 percent undergraduate voter turnout, Akshay Kapoor was elected the University of Massachusetts’ SGA president for the 2012-2013 school year. Kapoor – and vice presidential...

Author Tony Horwitz talks Harpers Ferry, new book

By Chris Shores

March 14, 2012

Filed under Campus News, News

On an October night 153 years ago, white abolitionist John Brown led an armed attack on the United States Arsenal at Harpers Ferry, Va. The event – which preceded Abraham Lincoln’s election as president and South Caro...

Award-winning journalist, author Tony Horwitz to speak today

By Chris Shores

March 12, 2012

Filed under Campus News

Tony Horwitz – a New York Times bestselling author and Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist – will speak today at a lecture sponsored by the University of Massachusetts history department. Horwitz – who is visiting the UMass camp...

Third time’s not the charm for The Fray

By Chris Shores

March 9, 2012

Filed under Music

It’s been three years since The Fray released an album, but the Denver quartet hasn’t changed all that much. The Fray infiltrated radio waves in 2006 with singles off of “How to Save a Life.” Three years later, its self-titled album was just as strong, with a one-two punch of ...

Video Highlights: UMass defeats Duquesne in A-10 first round match

By Chris Shores

March 7, 2012

Filed under Highlight Reels

The Massachusetts Minutemen defeated the Duquesne Dukes at home, Tuesday, March 6, in the first round of the Atlantic 10 Tournament. ...

Andrew Nestigen discusses “The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo”

By Chris Shores

February 24, 2012

Filed under Campus News, News

Lisbeth Salander – the protagonist from Stieg Larsson’s “The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo”  – provides an interesting snapshot of Scandinavian crime fiction, according to visiting lecturer Andrew Nestingen. Sala...

Celebrating cinema

By Chris Shores

February 24, 2012

Filed under Opinion, Point-Counterpoint

There’s something special about award shows. I’m not talking about the designer dresses and the red carpet celebrity exchanges. Nor do I refer to the tipsy speeches that drag on for minutes on end as actors list anyone ...

Silent film ‘The Artist’ a delight, rivals films for best of 2011

By Chris Shores

February 24, 2012

Filed under Arts & Living, Movies

It’s awards season and in a world where movies thrive on breathtaking cinematography, passionate monologues and dazzling special effects, a black and white silent film just crashed the party. “The Artist” won three...