Massachusetts Daily Collegian

Super senior year: a blessing in disguise

By Kate Evans

April 30, 2012

Filed under Senior Columns

I came to the University of Massachusetts in the fall of 2007 looking forward to many things; none of them involving academics. I was ecstatic to be away from my parents and their rules, to make my own curfew, come and go when...

Ease PMS symptoms, shame with quick remedies

By Kate Evans

April 26, 2012

Filed under Arts & Living, Lifestyle

Whether you’re a guy and the acronym terrifies you or you’re a girl suffering from it, seldom is the term “PMS” socially acceptable. PMS stands for premenstrual syndrome, and it’s really not as scary as it sounds. It occurs prior to and sometimes during menstr...

Umac & Cheese launches lunch

By Kate Evans

April 6, 2012

Filed under Arts & Living, Food & Drink

Put that frozen package of Stouffer’s macaroni and cheese back in the freezer and take a stroll to The Hatch instead. Umac & Cheese, a new eatery that offers a more sophisticated take on the classic comfort food, features a variety of mac and cheese dishes, vegetable sides and artisan bread....

Happy day of deceit!

By Kate Evans

March 29, 2012

Filed under Arts & Living, Culture

Happy National Smoke and Mirrors Day! Wait a second, what the heck is National Smoke and Mirrors Day? According to National Whatever Day, today’s “holiday” stems from the phrase “smoke and mirrors,” which ...

Spring Concert lineup announced

By Kate Evans

February 22, 2012

Filed under Movies

It’s official: J. Cole, Third Eye Blind and Big K.R.I.T. will be performing at the Mullins Center on Sunday, April 15. The Spring Concert 2012 lineup was announced through University Programming Council’s Facebook page and...

Gluten-free gems in the Amherst area

By Kate Evans

January 22, 2012

Filed under Arts & Living, Food & Drink

Following and maintaining a gluten-free lifestyle is tough. Whether opting not to indulge in wheat-filled products due to Celiac Disease, wheat-sensitivity, weight loss method or simply refusing gluten as matter of choice, finding...

Seasonal Desserts to Warm You Up

By Kate Evans

January 22, 2012

Filed under Arts & Living, Food & Drink

January weather is finally consistent with the recent snow fall and drastic drops in usually-bearable temperatures. People commonly try to counteract these uncomfortable barometric changes by wearing several sweatshirts, chugging...

Russell Brand brings his comic ministry to UMass

By Kate Evans

November 20, 2011

Filed under Arts & Living, Comedy

Arriving 40 minutes late with only a five-minute opening act to entertain restless fans may have ruffled some feathers Saturday night, but such a transgression could be easily forgiven when perpetrated by the likes of comedian...

Comedian Russell Brand plans UMass takeover

By Kate Evans

November 16, 2011

Filed under Comedy

Going to work at MTV dressed as Osama bin Laden the day after the Sept 11, 2001 attacks may seem a bit over the top. Then again, so may receiving The Sun’s Shagger of the Year Award for three consecutive years. Instead of bei...

Activities to do when technology fails

By Kate Evans

November 3, 2011

Filed under Lifestyle

As if only one day off from school wasn’t bad enough, some University of Massachusetts students are forced to attend classes without heat, electricity and Internet. The UMass campus is quickly becoming the real-life version of Humans vs. Zombies as freezing, dirty and grouc...

How to heal that hangover

By Kate Evans

October 25, 2011

Filed under Food & Drink

It may have seemed logical to sneak an extra water bottle filled with Rubinoff into the Afrojack concert at the Mullins Center last night, but that searing pain above the eye and overly sensitive gag reflex says otherwise. A wild...

Samsung’s Galaxy Tab lacks originality

By Kate Evans

October 6, 2011

Filed under Culture

The elusive tablet computer. Every student knows that one lucky kid playing Angry Birds on their miniature piece of awesome all class period and every student is jealous. Notes would be easier to type than hastily scribble...