Massachusetts Daily Collegian

Katie Landeck

By Katie Landeck

May 1, 2013

Filed under Opinion, Senior Columns

When I first arrived on campus my freshman year, a postcard was waiting for me in my Orchard Hill mailbox. It was from my mother, who has an uncanny skill for getting my mail wherever I may be (recently she has directed my mail...

Friday Paper

By Katie Landeck

April 26, 2013

Filed under Columns, Opinion

Dear readers, Three years ago, I chose to attend UMass because it printed a daily newspaper: The Massachusetts Daily Collegian. To me, the promise of fresh print in the morning and the opportunity to work for a daily were far...

My first bar crawl

By Katie Landeck

April 26, 2013

Filed under Arts & Living, Food & Drink

A little bit grimy, with cheap beers on tap, neon signs and a pool table in the corner, The Spoke is exactly how I envisioned a bar growing up. I even had a beer. It was my first time at the bar, and I was trying to do ...

Prosecutors seek DNA samples of rape suspects

By Katie Landeck

March 24, 2013

Filed under Campus News, News

The state is seeking to obtain DNA samples from three of the four men charged with raping a University of Massachusetts freshman in her dorm room last October, according to a press release from the Northwestern District Att...

UMass hires New York company to review security measures

By Katie Landeck

March 11, 2013

Filed under Campus News, News

In an effort to improve campus safety, the University of Massachusetts has hired a New York-based consulting firm to conduct a comprehensive review of security in all residence halls. The firm – Business Protection Specialists,...

UMass student arrested after alleged rape in on-campus residence hall

By Katie Landeck

February 22, 2013

Filed under Campus News, Crime, News

A University of Massachusetts student has been arrested and charged with raping a woman in an on-campus residence hall. Weilang Wang, an 18-year-old computer science major, is being held on $7,500 cash bail at the Hampshire County J...

How to cook a Friendly’s style barbeque sandwich at home

By Katie Landeck

February 20, 2013

Filed under Arts & Living, Food & Drink

It’s no secret that going out to eat is expensive. A barbeque chicken sandwich at Friendly’s or any other comparable chain restaurant will cost about $8, not including the drinks, appetizer or dessert. But when it comes to something as simple as a barbeque sandwich, it’...

3 ways to spice up a basic scone recipe

By Katie Landeck

February 6, 2013

Filed under Arts & Living, Food & Drink

The scone is undoubtedly the most quintessential British food item. It’s the sort of recipe that is passed down from generation to generation, made as a teatime snack or it can be found for sale at a local cafe. Wherever a traveler...

Chipotle may raise prices

By Katie Landeck

January 23, 2013

Filed under Arts & Living, Food & Drink

There’s bad news for fans of Chipotle. The Mexican restaurant is considering raising its prices. The company blames food price inflation for the potential hike, according to the Chicago Tribune, saying the meat and dairy...

Sled, skate and ski your way through Pioneer Valley

By Katie Landeck

January 22, 2013

Filed under Arts & Living, Lifestyle

Contrary to popular belief, winter does not mean there is nothing to do outside until the spring thaw. It simply means that activity seekers need to put on an extra layer before heading out the door. So while it is true that...

Hitting the Slopes

By Katie Landeck

January 22, 2013

Filed under Arts & Living, Lifestyle

Downhill skiing and snowboarding are two of those extreme sports that can encompass simultaneous feelings of “I must do this” and “I must not do this.” On the one hand, skiing and snowboarding can be expensive hobbies as the cost o...

Coffee sales go up during finals week

By Katie Landeck

December 7, 2012

Filed under News

As finals approach and students start to hunker down in front of glowing computer screens, coffee sales are going up on campus. “Coffee sales go up about 40 to 50 percent during exam week,” said Van Sullivan, the assistant retail dini...