Massachusetts Daily Collegian

Is a Snooki university lecture worth $32K?

By Eddie Hand

April 10, 2011

Filed under Columns

What sort of deity did Snooki have to sell her soul to in order to get the kind of life she has? I’m a regular viewer of “Jersey Shore,” and I still don’t get her appeal outside of morbid fascination. She looks like an oompa-loompa, and her personality is lovably grating at best and ...

The return of 90s Nickelodeon

By Eddie Hand

March 22, 2011

Filed under Columns, Opinion

I cannot even begin to describe the childlike joy that filled my brain when I was linked to an article announcing a new late-night block on Nickelodeon, “Teen Nick.” The block will contain nothing but shows from what ma...

Trump to trump GOP candidacy

By Eddie Hand

March 10, 2011

Filed under Columns

I’m no Donald expert. I know he has a catch phrase and a reality show. I know his hair is very silly, he owns a lot of buildings, golfs religiously, dated lots and lots of beautiful women but is now married. He gives hope to...

The 6 levels of friendship

By Eddie Hand

March 9, 2011

Filed under Columns

Returning home is always a bit surreal for me because I generally imagine my hometown as exactly the way it was in high school. Time does not allow this to happen and I am always somewhat surprised by the differences that have taken place while I was absent, be it the openin...

Red Sox should do well

By Eddie Hand

March 1, 2011

Filed under Columns, Opinion

While we’re freezing our collective butts off in the barren, frozen land that is New England in the winter, the Boston Red Sox are awakening from their hibernation with a sexy new look. In about a month, we’ll get our fir...

Big Blue bringer of death

By Eddie Hand

February 17, 2011

Filed under Point-Counterpoint

IBM doesn’t watch enough movies. If they did, they’d know building a humorless, robotic trivia genius/murder-machine has doomed humanity. That’s right, Watson has doomed us all. Good going, Alex Trebek. Your avarice and desire for a more entertaining form of competition pitting man against machin...

Recalling ‘Redwall’

By Eddie Hand

February 15, 2011

Filed under Columns, Opinion

There a fictional place where mice and other woodland creatures live in a perpetual war with rats and their evil followers. The mice live in an abbey (despite showing no religious tendencies) and occasionally thethe rats a...

The existential network

By Eddie Hand

February 6, 2011

Filed under Columns, Opinion

Daniela just got back from drill. She’d been there since Friday. Several of her friends told her they missed her and she was excited to be home. Kristen was in San Diego from Thursday till Tuesday. Her nose got sunburned. Blake dropped his phone in a margarita, and now he needs a new one. June lost her phone too. So did...

Putting the ‘bad’ in ‘badass’

By Eddie Hand

April 4, 2010

Filed under Columns

Everyone loves a good villain. When done right, they’ll almost always end up more popular than the protagonist. People love them. Heath Ledger won an Oscar when he played one and before him, Jack Nicholson got enormous praise...

Freddie Mercury still rules

By Eddie Hand

March 7, 2010

Filed under Columns

Coolness is almost impossible to define. When I was little, I thought the things that were cool were also the things that were popular. In elementary school, the cool kids were the popular kids. That seemed to make sense, but...