Massachusetts Daily Collegian

All while wielding a pen

By Mike Fox

May 1, 2011

Filed under Senior Columns

All my life, writing has been a source of strength, creativity, and self advancement. The act of taking isolated thoughts out of the ether and sending their messages through a series of lines, curves and symbols is absurd when...

Our school needs more scrilla

By Mike Fox

April 24, 2011

Filed under Columns

The University of Massachusetts has provided many of us with the opportunity to educate ourselves about our passions, mature socially and figure out how to have a real impact on the world around us. For those of us who are in-state stu...

Travel abroad psychoanalysis

By Mike Fox

March 27, 2011

Filed under Columns

The intense experience of studying abroad leaves many people in love with the country where they studied. The emotional rollercoaster of the study abroad experience, the people one connects with, the fantastic sites and vital self-deve...

Go and vote

By Mike Fox

March 6, 2011

Filed under Columns

I am involved in student government and campus activism, and have been for the past three years. Around this time of year – with student government elections coming up – we engage in the time-worn political tradition of the...

Finding the right social lube

By Mike Fox

February 6, 2011

Filed under Columns, Opinion

The lines for the bars in the center of town have gotten out of control. For several weeks now, I’ve made my way uptown around 11 o’clock to find every bar with lines that stretch on for at least a block. Now some bars always had lines, the trendy ...

Little the better for anything else

By Mike Fox

January 20, 2011

Filed under Point-Counterpoint

Point-counterpoint: Politics: nasty, brutish and short The tragedy in Tucson was committed by a mentally disturbed individual whose true motivations might never be known. His motive might not even be coherent. However, in light...

Tune in and speak up

By Mike Fox

November 7, 2010

Filed under Columns, Opinion

On the other side of the world, in a prison in the Siberian wastelands, Mikhail Khodorkovsky is suffering through a show trial pulled out of a Soviet time capsule. At the dawn of the new millennium, Khodorkovsky emerged from...

Stay the course with Deval Patrick

By Mike Fox

October 21, 2010

Filed under Columns

What ever happened to facts? I know politics have long been derided for lying and deceitful action, but for awhile at least, people accepted reality and made judgments based on it. If something works, it works. If someone does their job...

Keeping the faith

By Mike Fox

September 26, 2010

Filed under Columns, Opinion

Most people quit Jewish religious (Hebrew) school after their Bar Mitzvah, a typical Jewish rite of passage marked by reading Torah at a service and kicking your friends’ asses at games conducted by overpriced DJs. However,...

PCP: Tweets encourage academic discussion

By Mike Fox

September 23, 2010

Filed under Columns, Point-Counterpoint

I hated the idea of Twitter. When I saw a report about it on the “Today Show” one morning a few years ago, I dismissed it as a media-constructed fad. I saw politicians using it as a lame attempt to stay trendy and techno savvy, and ...

Summer vacation is the real drag

By Mike Fox

September 12, 2010

Filed under Columns

Summer used to be the best time of the year. Do you remember that anticipation during the last class, waiting for that final bell to ring? Then there was that mad rush out the doors into a perfect sunny day. Along with it came...

Point/Counterpoint: Slice up your cravings with Antonio’s

By Mike Fox

April 29, 2010

Filed under Columns

Everyone has a favorite slice or combination. For me, it’s chicken-bacon-ranch and one honey mustard. The wide range of flavors available at Antonio’s Pizza appeals to any bizarre craving one might develop. The small uptown...