Massachusetts Daily Collegian

The illusion of importance

By Nick O'Malley

May 2, 2011

Filed under Senior Columns

I’m spoiled. For approximately four years, I’ve had a creative outlet that has let me write pretty much any of the junk I’d send in, including: a column about my glue stick, a rhyming beer column, something about how bacon ...

“Fast Five” spins out

By Nick O'Malley

May 1, 2011

Filed under Movies

Over a century’s worth of American cinema has built up to this one moment, in which two of the greatest actors of our generation grace the screen in one glorious, yet fleeting, menagerie of bald heads, terrible dialogue and excessive set-smashing. “Fast Five,” featuring Vin Diesel and Dw...

The 4-year slap in the face

By Nick O'Malley

April 27, 2011

Filed under Columns

(Author’s Note: Dear potential employers. I see you’ve found a column I’ve written just before my graduation. Please don’t think of this as a sample of journalism. Rather, think of it as an open letter to college.) My parents told me I’d like college ...

Podcast: Football – Just a sub-change

By Nick O'Malley

April 22, 2011

Filed under Football, Sports Podcasts

Nick O'Malley and Herb Scribner recover from technical difficulties to talk about some minor football announcement. Click here to listen to: CollegianCast 4-21...

Minutemen are FBS-bound, heading to the MAC

By Nick O'Malley

April 19, 2011

Filed under Campus News, Football

(Updated: 4/20/11) The Massachusetts football team will become a member of the Mid-American Conference in the Football Bowl Subdivision (FBS) starting officially in 2012, according to reports from the Cleveland Plain Dealer and the Daily Hampsh...

An airing of grievances

By Nick O'Malley

April 14, 2011

Filed under Columns

I hate everything. Well, most things. A lot of things. Regardless, there’s less than a month until I graduate, and there remains a colossal pile of glaring issues at the University of Massachusetts, and for that matter, the ...

Podcast: Softball – Climb aboard the softball bandwagon

By Nick O'Malley

April 12, 2011

Filed under Podcasts

In the most crowded podcast so far, Nick O'Malley talks with softball beat writers Steve Levine and Mike Wood while Herb Scribner hangs out. 4-10 CollegianCast

3-point champ Cerie Mosgrove is more than just ‘The Sniper’

By Nick O'Malley

April 11, 2011

Filed under Women's Basketball

Cerie Mosgrove’s got a fever and the only prescription is more 3-pointers. It’s something that’s carried her through her college career and came to a culmination on March 31 in Houston, Texas, where Mosgrove had been invited to the 2011 State Farm Women’s 3-Poi...

Podcast: MLax – Back from hiatus

By Nick O'Malley

April 5, 2011

Filed under Sports Podcasts

  After a couple weeks off, Nick O'Malley and Herb Scribner  come back and talk men's lacrosse and wrap up men's basketball. You're a couple clicks away from: 4-4 CollegianCast  ...

Why we have the ‘damn kids’ bylaws in Amherst

By Nick O'Malley

March 31, 2011

Filed under Columns

Dear University of Massachusetts student, The town of Amherst doesn’t like you very much, and there aren’t too many reasons why it should like you at all. This shouldn’t come as a surprise. Just take a look at the...

Pokemon is back in ‘Black’

By Nick O'Malley

March 31, 2011

Filed under Video Games

Under all of its layers of Pikachu mascots, card games and television shows of a boy that hasn’t aged at all in 14 years, the Pokemon franchise has consistently remained a well-designed, finely-balanced role-playing game. With...

Internet, why did you have to go and ruin everything?

By Nick O'Malley

March 23, 2011

Filed under Columns

I wanted to pile on Rebecca Black. I really did. I wanted to do another analytical breakdown of the 13-year-old viral “singer's” cultural phenomenon of a video “Friday” and be silly. I wanted to talk about the social implications of the question “which seat ...