Massachusetts Daily Collegian

Changes in elementary education may encourage STEM majors

By Jason Brooks

January 25, 2013

Filed under Columns, Opinion

A recent news story in “Time” magazine reported Florida is considering freezing the tuition costs of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) majors while letting the costs of humanities majors continue to rise. This...

Social media subverts critical thinking

By Jason Brooks

October 16, 2012

Filed under Columns, Opinion

There is a big problem in trying to initiate a discussion on a current event or political issue via social media platforms. The people that respond are capable of answering in the worst possible ways without having to suffer any...

Your family’s conspiracy to be involved in your college life

By Jason Brooks

October 2, 2012

Filed under Columns, Opinion

I’m in good standing with my grandfather. I’ve blocked any and all possible means of communication with him. I filter his emails into the spam box. I changed my cellphone number so instead of calling me, he calls a payphone...