Massachusetts Daily Collegian

Final Fantasy XIV turns one this month: a look back on a realm reborn

By Stephen Margelony-Lajoie

September 3, 2014

Filed under Arts & Living, Culture, Scrolling Headlines, Technology, Video Games

On August 27, the massively multiplayer online role-playing game (MMORPG) Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn (FFXIV) celebrated its first anniversary, now boasting over 2.3 million monthly subscribers. It’s become hard to remember that...

Pokemon ‘X’ and ‘Y’ present a move forward for series

By Stephen Margelony-Lajoie

November 20, 2013

Filed under Arts & Living, Technology

The Pokemon series arrived on the video game scene in 1996, bringing with it the simple yet entertaining idea of catching and raising “pocket monsters” to the Japanese role-playing game genre. The game has been phenomenally...

iOS 7 debuts with a whole new look

By Stephen Margelony-Lajoie

September 24, 2013

Filed under Arts & Living, Technology

Apple released the latest update to its mobile operating system, iOS 7, on Sept. 18. Packaged with the iPhone 5S and 5C upon release, owners of the iPhone 4 and later iPhone models; iPad 2 and later models; iPad mini and iPod...

New handheld Nintendo device to be released in October

By Stephen Margelony-Lajoie

September 11, 2013

Filed under Arts & Living, Technology

At the end of the summer, Nintendo announced the latest addition to its handheld family, the 2DS (yes, that says 2DS). The clunky, hinge-less device won’t be able to fit into your pocket or have any glasses-free 3D capabilitie...

Most anticipated games of 2013

By Stephen Margelony-Lajoie

January 31, 2013

Filed under Arts & Living, Culture, Video Games

Last year delivered its share of video game hits. Games like Call of Duty: Black Ops II, Halo 4 and Resident Evil 6 had fans camping outside of stores for hours before the game’s midnight releases. Still, just like it does every year, the video ...

How to switch up your wardrobe for the new year

By Stephen Margelony-Lajoie

January 24, 2013

Filed under Arts & Living, Fashion

Everyone wants to start off the new year looking good, and end the new year looking better. They want to hit the perfect weight, where they look skinny, but not deathly ill. However, reaching the perfect weight is hard, and sweets are ...

Deadly Sins Cheesecake

By Stephen Margelony-Lajoie

January 23, 2013

Filed under Arts & Living, Food & Drink

No other dessert defines and dominates the tasty treats of winter season quite like a really great cheesecake. It’s one of the worst desserts for people watching their figures, but biting into this recipe will taste better than...

Remember to appreciate the holidays for the little things

By Stephen Margelony-Lajoie

December 7, 2012

Filed under Arts & Living, Culture

Christmas has been getting an increasingly bad rap over the years, but this doesn't come as a surprise after examining what the Christmas and holiday season has become. Christmas has been under the reigns of consumerism for quite some time, but it's gotten to the point where it has become more s...

How to avoid the winter break weight gain

By Stephen Margelony-Lajoie

December 3, 2012

Filed under Arts & Living, Health&Wellness, Lifestyle

Trying to avoid gaining weight over the winter break seems impossible. With all of the winter holidays coming up, there’s going to be a constant supply of meats, candies, desserts, carbs and any and all combinations of the...

Israeli pop star Harel Skaat comes to UMass

By Stephen Margelony-Lajoie

October 31, 2012

Filed under Campus News, News

Israel pop star Harel Skaat visited the University of Massachusetts’ Hillel House Oct. 28 to lead a discussion about the LGBT life in Israel and about being an openly gay celebrity. The singer started an open dialogue with the ...

Video games that every horror movie fan will love

By Stephen Margelony-Lajoie

October 26, 2012

Filed under Arts & Living, Culture, Video Games

If you can’t get enough gore and bone-rattling scares from horror movies, there are plenty of video games that you’re not going to want to miss out on. Here are the games that stand at the top of them all, packed with plenty...