Massachusetts Daily Collegian

Decoding ‘text-iquette’

By Malea Ritz

September 12, 2013

Filed under Arts & Living, Lifestyle, Technology

Without face-to-face contact, facial expressions or vocal cues, emotions can be difficult to read through text. Yet, there seems to be a universal unspoken etiquette that most people can read through context. If you’re a novice in t...

Five classic holiday albums for the most wonderful time of the year

By Malea Ritz

November 30, 2012

Filed under Arts & Living, Music

The silver bells are ringing, the halls are decked and it’s certainly starting to feel a lot like the holidays again. When it comes to a festive soundtrack to get you in the spirit, the options are endless. It seems like every...

‘The Words’ complicates a simple story

By Malea Ritz

September 14, 2012

Filed under Arts & Living, Movies

There was certainly more to “The Words” than initial advertising let on. It wasn’t exactly the story of a struggling writer and his decision to plagiarize a book for fame. It was something more – uncomplicatedly so. Rory Jansen (Bradley Cooper) is just an average guy, ...

Podcast: Oscar Recap

By Malea Ritz

February 28, 2012

Filed under Arts Podcasts

Collegian producers Malea Ritz and Kevin Romani discuss the 84th Academy Awards. Malea and Kevin share their opinions on both the winners and the program itself. Podcast: Oscar Recap Podcast: Oscar Recap Part 2...

‘Triple B’ restaurant offers killer burgers, breakfast, burritos combo

By Malea Ritz

January 22, 2012

Filed under Arts & Living, Food & Drink

To some, it’s the Marketplace Café. For others, it’s “that burger place.” The Massachusetts Daily Collegian calls it the Triple B. Burgers. Breakfast. Burritos. Nestled between the Campus Center and the Student Union – directly across from the University Sto...

Pasta E Basta serves up affordable Italian

By Malea Ritz

January 22, 2012

Filed under Archives

With so many dining options in Amherst, it can often be difficult to decide on one. When it comes to Italian eats, one restaurant stands out above the rest: Pasta E Basta. This Italian eatery offers plenty of seating with three...

Seasonal specialties provide comfort

By Malea Ritz

November 16, 2011

Filed under Arts & Living, Food & Drink

With the approach of Thanksgiving break and the passing of fall, many students are craving the comforts of home. Just in time for the holidays, these seasonal delights provide the perfect escape from a seemingly never-ending semester. Eggn...

Tips and Tricks for Midterm Exam Success

By Malea Ritz

October 11, 2011

Filed under Arts & Living

As midterm week approaches, there is an overwhelming pressure to make up for previously disappointing test scores with one high-scoring masterpiece of a grade. For the majority of students, this requires time management and careful...

10 Better-for-You Late Night Snacks

By Malea Ritz

September 28, 2011

Filed under Archives, Arts & Living, Food & Drink

After a long tedious day of classes and hours of reading endless pages from dull textbooks, the hunger begins to creep in. Since it is late at night, few options are provided for satisfying a growling stomach. While it is easy...