Massachusetts Daily Collegian

Adding longevity to your long-distance relationship

By Steffi Porter

November 20, 2013

Filed under Arts & Living, Lifestyle

When I first met my current boyfriend of nearly two years, I told him that I would never be in a long-distance relationship. End of discussion. At this point, he had just enlisted in the United States Army which, to me, meant...

Weekly Peace Vigil draws in locals during cold winter months

By Steffi Porter

February 4, 2013

Filed under Local News, News, Politics

On a cold February Sunday at noon, about six locals gathered at the Amherst Town Common and braved wind and occasional snow flurries, taking part in a weekly vigil that has been held on Sunday afternoons in downtown Amhers...

Podcast: A Collegian Christmas

By Steffi Porter

December 7, 2012

Filed under Arts Multimedia, Arts Podcasts

Collegian staffers Steffi Porter, Stephen Margelony-Lejoie and Emily Brightman discuss their opinions of Christmas.   A Collegian Christmas...

“Silver Linings Playbook” breaks the mold

By Steffi Porter

December 5, 2012

Filed under Arts & Living, Movies

It is difficult to find a love story that hasn’t already been told or doesn’t make you cringe as it drips with clichés and sappy dialogue. “Silver Linings Playbook” has accomplished this very feat. In 122 minute...

Calling all crows: State Radio to perform at Calvin on Saturday

By Steffi Porter

October 26, 2012

Filed under Arts & Living, Music

State Radio, the Boston-based band known for songs such as “Indian Moon,” “Camilo” and “Calling All Crows,” is coming to the Calvin Theater in Northampton at 8 p.m. on Saturday. The band consists of Chad Urmston, a former member of the band Dispatch who’s on lead vocals and gui...

IPO unveils Buddies Program

By Steffi Porter

October 4, 2012

Filed under Campus News, News

For international students studying at the University of Massachusetts, making friends and feeling at home can sometimes be a challenge. But the International Programs Office is trying to make the transition a little bit easier t...

UMass DC’s get creative with peanut butter

By Steffi Porter

October 4, 2012

Filed under Campus News, News

Peanut butter and jelly has some competition. Weird, different and delicious are three words a number of students used to describe the new peanut butter bars at the dining commons at the University of Massachusetts, which began servin...

Student Farm Enterprise Farmers’ Market open through Nov. 18

By Steffi Porter

September 20, 2012

Filed under Campus News, News

Tables full of fresh, organic vegetables, fruits and herbs can be found in the University of Massachusetts Campus Center every Friday thanks to the Student Farm Enterprise Farmers' Market. Offering students organic produce through Nov. 1...

Baha’i students try to get credit for work done in underground Iranian schools

By Steffi Porter

April 26, 2012

Filed under Campus News, News

Efforts are being made by the University of Massachusetts Baha’i club to convince university officials to accept credits earned at underground schools in Iran. In Iran, members of the Baha’i faith, a minority religious group, have been denied a...

UMass student Daniel Haley dies early Saturday in auto accident

By Steffi Porter

April 18, 2012

Filed under Campus News, News

A University of Massachusetts senior passed away early Saturday morning after his motorcycle was struck by a car in Hadley, according to an article published in the Daily Hampshire Gazette. Daniel J. Haley, 24, was driving...