Massachusetts Daily Collegian

Get amped with these Top 10 workout songs

By Herb Scribner

February 27, 2013

Filed under Arts & Living, Fitness, Lifestyle

It isn’t easy getting together a playlist for the gym. After all, you’ve got anywhere from 30 to 60 minutes (or more, if you’re feeling fit) to fill. And you’ll need the music to tune out the droning and groaning of the...

The Samsung Galaxy Tab 2: not likely a worthy purchase

By Herb Scribner

October 17, 2012

Filed under Arts & Living, Culture

There’s not much working in favor of the Samsung Galaxy Tab 2. Sure, it has a sleek and stylish design that puts it up there with the rest of today’s tablets, but for users that have a capable smartphone with Intern...

4.0-magnitude earthquake hits New England

By Herb Scribner

October 16, 2012

Filed under Local News, News

A 4.0-magnitude earthquake struck New England last night. The earthquake hit about three miles west of Hollis Center, Maine, which borders New Hampshire, at 7:12 p.m., according to Susan Hoover, geophysicist at the United Stat...

‘Taken 2’ better as a standalone than a sequel

By Herb Scribner

October 10, 2012

Filed under Arts & Living, Movies

There is nothing wrong with “Taken 2” as a standalone film. Compared to its predecessor, though, it’s kind of flat. “Taken 2” is the story of Bryan Mills, an obsessive-compulsive everyday guy with a background...

“Battle Born” features songs for all audiences

By Herb Scribner

September 23, 2012

Filed under Arts & Living, Music

There’s a song for everyone on The Killers’ latest album, “Battle Born.” Drawing on their traditional styles and new tricks, The Killers have created an album full of eclectic and engaging songs that create an ...

Carly Rae Jepsen creates album of pure, perfect pop

By Herb Scribner

September 21, 2012

Filed under Arts & Living, Music

You no longer have to worry about creating that album of pure pop songs – Carly Rae Jepsen has done it for you. The “Call Me Maybe” singer released her third album, “Kiss,” on Sept. 18. It features the aforementi...

What’s to come to TV this fall

By Herb Scribner

September 13, 2012

Filed under Arts & Living, Culture, Television

Brace yourselves – the new fall television shows are coming. Every fall presents a handful of new shows to the boob tube. Some are billed as “the next ‘Lost’” or the “closest things we’ll get to ‘Friends.’”...

UMass alumni finalists in Fox 25 wedding contest

By Herb Scribner

September 12, 2012

Filed under Miscellaneous, News

Two University of Massachusetts alumni might get a wedding to remember. ­­Ryan McLane, 1st lieutenant of the Army National Guard, and his fiancée, Taylor Lincoln, are finalists in the Fox 25 Boston Weddings to Remembe...

Hollywood blockbusters: you may not like them, but they are important

By Herb Scribner

September 11, 2012

Filed under Arts & Living, Movies

I understand why people don’t like Hollywood blockbusters. But I think they deserve a little credit, too. Think of all the hot new movies that came out recently only to grab the attention of movie-goers like the last bag of Rai...

‘Breaking Bad’ breaks for a year, time to talk about it

By Herb Scribner

September 10, 2012

Filed under Arts & Living, Culture, Television

I hated “Breaking Bad.” I remember when it started, I was knee-deep in “Lost” mythology and fandom, and snarled at anyone who said that “Breaking Bad” was on the same level as the island adventure drama. B...

Joker set to return in Batman No. 13

By Herb Scribner

September 3, 2012

Filed under Arts & Living, Culture

Nobody rips the Joker’s face off and gets away with it. The Clown Prince of Crime is returning to the Batman universe in October with issue 13 of The New 52 Batman series. No official release date has been announced. The Joker’s been gone since...

“American Reunion” that some old slice of pie

By Herb Scribner

April 8, 2012

Filed under Arts & Living, Movies

It was like that warm, friendly piece of pie, just like Mom used to make. Relying on its old tricks – and not necessarily bad ones either – “American Reunion” brings back the loveable and warm laughter of the “American Pie” trilogy that defined the late ‘90s and...