Massachusetts Daily Collegian

UMass begins ban on tobacco products

By Soren Hough

September 3, 2013

Filed under Campus News, Health & Wellness, News

On July 1, 2013, the University of Massachusetts went completely tobacco-free, officially banning traditional and e-cigarettes, hookahs and chew. Tobacco-free policies are supported by the Center for Disease Control, the Worl...

Summer box office saturated with explosions

By Soren Hough

September 2, 2013

Filed under Arts & Living, Movies

A decorated gladiator steps out into the sun, brandishing two swords while donning finely detailed armor. Around him, hundreds of men and women line the seats of a massive arena, wildly screaming his name. He walks forward to...

5 College Professor Co-Creates Award-Winning Animated Short “Caldera”

By Soren Hough

April 29, 2013

Filed under Arts & Living, Movies

The flowing figure of an enigmatic young woman floats down through sapphire blue water pierced by rays of faint sunlight. The young woman’s black hair streams behind her as she leans forward to touch the looming form of a g...

Legendary directors and iconic characters step back into the limelight for 2013

By Soren Hough

April 22, 2013

Filed under Arts & Living, Movies

Flickr/Zachary Tirrell2012 was a landmark year in many ways. With the release of “The Avengers,” “The Dark Knight Rises” and “The Amazing Spider-Man,” the industry saw the true power of the superhero genre as it established ...

“The Incredible Burt Wonderstone” disappoints

By Soren Hough

April 1, 2013

Filed under Arts & Living, Movies

MCTIt has been a long time since Jim Carrey has been funny. For the past decade or so, the iconic 90s comedy superstar has been stretching the limits of his acting ability with critical darlings "Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind" a...

Stanley Kubrick was an iconographic king

By Soren Hough

March 12, 2013

Filed under Arts & Living, Movies

An elevator door opens to reveal a river of blood. A bone tossed into the sky by a monkey becomes a space station. A young “droog”  kicks and beats an old man to the tune of “Singin’ in the Rain.” A crazed aircraft commander rides a nuclear bomb like a rodeo cowboy. An over-the...

“Quartet” a beautiful, loving ode to music and retirement

By Soren Hough

March 5, 2013

Filed under Arts & Living, Comedy, Culture, Movies

“Quartet” is a quiet comedy-drama that tells the story of four elderly men and women living at Beecham House – a home for retired musicians – as they struggle to maintain their identities as they reach old age. ...

Podcast: Oscars in review

By Soren Hough

March 1, 2013

Filed under Archives, Arts Multimedia, Arts Podcasts

Collegian Correspondent Soren Hough discusses the 2013 Academy Awards with guest speaker Josh Rosenfield of the University of Rhode Island. Oscars Podcast Part I Oscars Podcast Part II Oscars Podcast Part III Oscars Podcast...

Five romantic comedies to cuddle up to

By Soren Hough

February 14, 2013

Filed under Arts Multimedia, Slideshows

Soren Hough lists five romantic comedies that are perfect for a relaxing Valentine's Day at home. Five Romantic Comedies To Cuddle Up With from Daily Collegian on Vimeo....

Undergraduate scholar takes on the Five College Film Festival

By Soren Hough

February 12, 2013

Filed under Archives, Arts & Living, Culture, Movies

Erica Moulton is a director of filmmakers. As the undergraduate student director of the Five College Film and Video Festival, Moulton oversees the film work of numerous Five College students, a job which she sees as vital to ...