Massachusetts Daily Collegian

Hazing: The Incognito Effect

By Dennis Topakov

November 11, 2013

Filed under Columns, Opinion

Miami Dolphins’ offensive lineman Richie Incognito has become the front-man of the most recent hazing and bullying allegations within the NFL. Jonathan Martin, Incognito’s fellow lineman and teammate, is the alleged target of Incognitos’ ...

Technology in baseball eliminates nuance of human element

By Dennis Topakov

October 28, 2013

Filed under Columns, Opinion

As many of you may know our beloved Red Sox have made it to the World Series yet again. During the third game of the series at Busch Stadium, home of the opposing St. Louis Cardinals, Boston third baseman Will Middlebrook...

Even celebrities have a right to privacy

By Dennis Topakov

October 15, 2013

Filed under Columns, Opinion

Kanye West has been one of the most controversial celebrities over the past few years. He’s cocky, talented and outspoken. Whenever it gets a chance, the media jumps all over him. Numerous viral videos have surfaced showing...

Controversial collegiate compensation

By Dennis Topakov

October 1, 2013

Filed under Columns, Opinion

Over the past couple of years the argument over paying college athletes has become a more prevalent conversation behind the closed doors of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) as well as within sports networks such as ES...

Reform through language

By Dennis Topakov

September 4, 2013

Filed under Columns, Opinion

Throughout current President Vladimir Putin’s tenure in the Russian government, he has proven time after time that he’s in the business of driving the country back into the Stone Age regarding social development. The recent...

Dunking into Failure

By Dennis Topakov

February 19, 2013

Filed under Columns, Opinion

The NBA has drastically lost publicity and buzz over the past couple of years. Not only when it comes to their games, but the All-Star weekend, which is supposed to be dedicated to the fans. On the 2012 list of the 50 most wat...

Drone strikes ineffective, harmful

By Dennis Topakov

February 15, 2013

Filed under Columns, Opinion, Point-Counterpoint

Before you begin to form an opinion on this column, I ask you one question: If all people are created equal, does one innocent individual matter more than the next? The Justice Department recently released an explanatory “white paper” to j...

The Media’s Super Tainting of the Super Bowl

By Dennis Topakov

February 5, 2013

Filed under Columns, Opinion

With February upon us I’m sure everyone has had only one thing on their minds. A day filled with celebration, passion and entertainment! No, I’m not talking about Valentine’s Day … nor President’s Day. I’m talking about Super Bowl Sun...