Massachusetts Daily Collegian

Students gather for Holocaust Remembrance Day

By Mike Fox

April 12, 2010

Filed under Archives, Campus News

Participants reflected on what the Holocaust has meant to society, and the lingering impact it has left, at an event in the Campus Center Reading Room last night to commemorate Holocaust Remembrance Day. The event was sponsored...

Administration targets students

By Mike Fox

April 12, 2010

Filed under Columns, Opinion

Raise your hand if you or a friend of yours was punished for an alcohol related incident. Over 5,000 hands should be raised right now, though every year, just under 5,000 citations are issued for alcohol related infractions. This...

The power of educational inspiration

By Mike Fox

March 31, 2010

Filed under Columns

This past Tuesday, one of the most famous high school teachers passed away due to cancer. Jaime Escalante, whose story many are aware of due to Edward James Olmos’ Oscar nominated portrayal of him in the 1988 film, “Stand...

Facts over fiction

By Mike Fox

March 25, 2010

Filed under Columns

During the year-long debate over health care reform, and while engaging in debates with friends and family leading up to it, I noticed a disturbing trend: supporters and opponents of the bill were spouting off lots and lots of...

Haiti: Not just a natural disaster

By Mike Fox

February 1, 2010

Filed under Campus News

The recent tragedy in Haiti was analyzed from a historical and academic viewpoint on Friday afternoon by students, faculty, and members of the community. The conference, titled “Haiti: Not (just) a Natural Disaster/ Solidarity...

Connecting to Caulfield

By Mike Fox

February 1, 2010

Filed under Columns

One opinion that I’ve heard repeated ad nauseam is the idea that requiring someone to read a book dampens their opinion of it. So of course, we go through high school being forced to read a number of fantastic books, but because...

Don’t cry for me, Argentina

By Mike Fox

December 6, 2009

Filed under Columns

Maybe it was when I was interacting with penguins south of the most southern city in the world, marveling at massive pieces of ice shattering off of one of the world’s biggest glaciers, or maybe when my brother and I were sharing...

Through the desert to wisdom

By Mike Fox

November 22, 2009

Filed under Columns

The trip started as a pipe dream. A coastal Chilean city where a James Bond movie was filmed, the world’s largest salt flats and the center of the exploration of the northern Argentine desert were all about 300 miles from each...

Poverty in Argentina

By Mike Fox

November 11, 2009

Filed under Columns

Tucked under a highway in the lower to middle class Buenos Aires neighborhood of Barracas is a library and children’s center that was a vacant lot about two months ago. During weekday afternoons, you can find groups of children...

Working to give a sliver of hope

By Mike Fox

November 5, 2009

Filed under Columns

The town lays 13 miles from a bus stop or anything seemingly remotely significant. I rode in the back of a pickup truck while getting pulverized by the dry dusty air swept up as we flew down the dirt roads that wove through the...

Even paradise has a dark side

By Mike Fox

October 26, 2009

Filed under Columns

It starts as small streams, continues into roaring rapids and opens up into broad rivers until it combines with water from all over to create what could best be described as God’s Playground. A menagerie of blue and green popping...

The affluent and the desperate in Argentina

By Mike Fox

October 18, 2009

Filed under Columns

Like most foreign exchange students, I’ve walked down foreign streets after a long night in a state of mind often described as less aware. One night, as I worked my way through the winding cobblestone streets, I slowed my pace...