Massachusetts Daily Collegian

UMass hosts 36-hour hackathon over the weekend

By Emma Sandler

April 14, 2015

Filed under Campus News, News, Science & Technology

University of Massachusetts students piled into the Integrated Learning Center for the second annual HackUMass hackathon this past Saturday. HackUMass is a free, 36-hour coding conference where participants design, create and...

The science of beauty shows the future of cosmetics

By Emma Sandler

November 3, 2014

Filed under Arts & Living, Culture, Fashion, Scrolling Headlines, Technology

Many women agree their bathrooms feel like laboratories where they artfully formulate compounds, synthesize do-it-yourself skin care and evaluate products for maximum potential. Now the beauty industry is taking note. In real...

The Phablet continues to grow and maintain popularity

By Emma Sandler

October 20, 2014

Filed under Arts & Living, Culture, Scrolling Headlines, Technology

If there is one thing in the tech world that is cyclical, it is big cell phones. Since the introduction of the HTC Advantage and Apple iPhone in 2007, with five and 3.5-inch diagonal screens, respectively, the screen size has...

Grand Theft Auto V goes where the series has never gone before

By Emma Sandler

October 16, 2013

Filed under Arts & Living, Technology

The fifteenth installment of the Grand Theft Auto series surpasses all that came before it. “Grand Theft Auto V” is a culmination of perfection for Rockstar Games, combining superb graphics, an intense storyline and witty,...

New album ‘MGMT’ is no ‘Oracular Spectacular’

By Emma Sandler

September 30, 2013

Filed under Arts & Living, Music

Many fans of MGMT were expecting a return to the “Kids”, or “Electric Feel” sound for the group’s latest record, but that is not the album they received. MGMT's eponymously self-titled third album was released for streaming...

Israeli, Palestinian roommates find peace despite differences

By Emma Sandler

April 25, 2013

Filed under Campus News, News

On one side of the room, a Koran sits on Eman Elshrafi’s desk and on the other side, her roommate Nili Cohen, wears a hamsa around her neck, a religious amulet that is thought to bring good luck and happiness. They did not...

Mind the gender gap during Women’s History Month

By Emma Sandler

March 4, 2012

Filed under Blogs, News Blogs

The month of March is host to many things, including the Ides of March, St. Patrick’s Day, and Daylight Savings. It is also National Women’s History Month. Considering the national controversy over women’s reproduct...