Massachusetts Daily Collegian

Walking dead mid-season finale impresses

By Ellie Rulon-Miller

December 5, 2012

Filed under Arts & Living, Television

Warning: This article contains spoilers for the AMC show “The Walking Dead.” This Sunday marked the beginning of what will surely be a low point in the lives of many: the mid-season finale of the hit AMC show “The Walking Dead,” which will not re...

Stephen Lynch releases two-disc comedy album

By Ellie Rulon-Miller

November 28, 2012

Filed under Arts & Living, Music

Among the most well-known figures in the musical comedy community, Stephen Lynch has recently put out his seventh release, a two-disc effort of his signature brand of acoustic guitar-driven hilarity. Titled “Lion,” the alb...

Autumn brings drinks and pastries to match

By Ellie Rulon-Miller

September 11, 2012

Filed under Arts & Living, Food & Drink

There is a lot to look forward to when the fall season rolls around – for many, there is so much to look forward to that they cannot pick just one aspect of the season to put on a pedestal above the rest. For some peo...

Fans frenzy for Ben Folds Five reunion

By Ellie Rulon-Miller

September 11, 2012

Filed under Arts & Living, Music

It has happened. It has been a long time coming, and is being regarded by fans in fanatical, frantically excited terms in Facebook and Twitter posts alike. Ben Folds Five has reunited. For over a decade, Ben Folds has been touring as a solo act and writing music on his own, songs not totally unl...

New season ‘The Walking Dead’ to Return

By Ellie Rulon-Miller

September 7, 2012

Filed under Arts & Living, Culture, Television

Editor’s note: The following article contains spoilers for “The Walking Dead.” The zombies are back. AMC’s “The Walking Dead,” the successful television adaptation of Robert Kirkman’s increasingly popular comic book series about a zombie apocalypse,...

Keep summer alive with simple sangria recipe

By Ellie Rulon-Miller

September 5, 2012

Filed under Arts & Living, Food & Drink

For some people, summertime creates images of backyard cookouts and eating burgers and hot dogs on a red- and white-checkered tablecloth. For others, a family trip to the coast and a chance to devour their weight in fresh ...

Losing actually-graduating friends

By Ellie Rulon-Miller

April 30, 2012

Filed under Columns, Senior Columns

I’m not graduating this year. I was supposed to, but s*** happens, and I’m not. But I’m writing my senior column anyway, so for one last time, my name can be published next to those of my actually-graduating best friends. Since...

A snapshot inside phoneography

By Ellie Rulon-Miller

April 5, 2012

Filed under Arts & Living, Culture

When I was in high school, it had just become the norm for people in my age group to have cell phones. Most students in my grade had a phone that at the time was considered cutting-edge only if it had a camera on it. I remember being one of the last people to get a phone, and being so excit...

They Might Be Awesome: Giants bring rock, puppets to Calvin

By Ellie Rulon-Miller

March 12, 2012

Filed under Arts & Living, Music

Last week, They Might Be Giants and Jonathan Coulton graced Northampton’s Calvin Theater with their presences. Each act was entertaining and comical in its own way. Coulton took the stage first, providing a solid 30-minute...

They Might Be Giants performing in Noho tonight

By Ellie Rulon-Miller

March 7, 2012

Filed under Archives

The genre-defying duo They Might Be Giants are performing at the Calvin Theater in Northampton tonight with opening act Jonathan Coulton. They Might Be Giants formed in the early '80s. The two primary members of the group are...

Ways of skin care

By Ellie Rulon-Miller

January 25, 2012

Filed under Arts & Living, Culture, Fashion, Lifestyle

The winter months come with a few inevitable things: low temperatures, snow, ice and, the worst of them all for a lot of people, dry air. As temperatures drop, dry air wreaks havoc on our bodies. Perhaps you’ve already stocked...

Adventurers drawn to Valley hiking trails

By Ellie Rulon-Miller

January 22, 2012

Filed under Archives, Arts & Living, Lifestyle

The town of Amherst lies in a beautiful area – arguably the most beautiful part of the state of Massachusetts: the Pioneer Valley. Just as the name dictates, the town is virtually surrounded by various levels of hiking and walking...