Massachusetts Daily Collegian

Practice safe evolution

March 31, 2010

By Brick Tamland, Channel Four News. Hi! I’m Brick Tamland from Channel Four News. I’m here to talk about evolution. There’s a lot of controversy out there about whether or not we evolved with the dinosaurs. But I...

We needz helthcare

March 31, 2010

Oh hai. I are editor kitteh an I believez taht we needz are hethcar. Millonz uv kittehz n hoomanz will now haf akzes 2 afurdball helth inzuranz. Us likez. Iz gud Preshidunt Obama carz so mush bout us, he mak shur we getz inshurants. Kitehz...

Time for men to end rape

March 2, 2010

The Dean of Students’ office has failed us. When presented an easy opportunity to expel an allegedly rapist who reportedly admitted his crime,  the University of Massachusetts buckled under what interim Vice Chancellor for...

Laws don’t stop criminals

February 21, 2010

I would like to start by saying that I agree with Daniel Entrikin’s opinion on gun-related crimes – something has to be done to reduce the number of them committed in this country. However, I don’t believe tighter regulations...

February 18, 2010

February 17, 2010

Dear Editor, It has been on my mind for some time that your editing is flawed. I appreciate that you are probably newer writers, but that does not excuse some of the poor writing I’ve seen. I want you to write more intelligently...

How a UMass student bought a gun without I.D.

February 16, 2010

Editor’s Note: Daniel Entrikin is a University of Massachusetts student working on a documentary about firearm legislation. He submitted this feature story, based on his own independent research, to The Collegian for public...

PCP: Getting a fair chance

February 12, 2010

By Pedro Galvao Before I set a foot on campus, I knew that I had to leave UMass within a year. Administration officials had repeatedly, and mistakenly, informed me that due to my non-immigrant visa and my parents’ impending...

To raise or not to raise

January 27, 2010

Although University of Massachusetts President Jack Wilson may not be one of the highest paid public university leaders, it is unfortunate that he accepted a 15 percent increase in compensation during a period where the school...

Energy Drinks: Useful or Dangerous?

December 10, 2009

Energy drinks like Red Bull, Monster and Rock Star are a visible part of many college student diets. They are so popular that, in 2005, sales reached almost $2 billion. College students use energy drinks as study aids, for general...

Letters to Santa

December 10, 2009

Dear Santa,  It’s safe to say that I have been a great student all semester. I have only missed one class, I pass in all my assignments on time and I have been getting pretty good grades as well! I have not really been going...

Letters to the Editor: December, 10, 2009

December 9, 2009

Dear Editor, I was deeply offended by a cartoon from Wednesday, Dec. 9.  “Office Doodles,” by Sam Kennedy, depicts an intoxicated Snow White and several dwarves, apparently about to rape her (“Who’s first?”). This...

Meaningful outreach for UMass

December 1, 2009

In recent weeks, the University of Massachusetts’ Alumni Association’s self esteem issue has resurfaced, but it will take more than a good-faith facelift to fix it. Articles published by the Boston Globe and this newspape...