Massachusetts Daily Collegian

Live and let live

By Thomas Moore

March 28, 2010

Filed under Columns

It’s a simple fact that we live in a world full of limitations. Whether we like them or not, they are justified in their existence because they draw up boundaries to protect us from ourselves and from others. Some of these limitations...

The winter’s tale

By Thomas Moore

December 7, 2009

Filed under Columns

Another week and a half and most of us will be shipping out in every direction to our homes. Some will hop on planes and endure sleepless, multi-lay overs, red-eye flights to more temperate climates. Others will cruise on down...

Berkshire wins in a beatdown

By Thomas Moore

December 3, 2009

Filed under Columns

It’s been a few weeks in the making but your patience will be rewarded. The final showdown takes center stage with this heavyweight rumble in the UMass jungle over which dining commons reigns supreme. To all of our beloved Celtics,...

Children or e-children?

By Thomas Moore

November 23, 2009

Filed under Columns

As a junior at the University of Massachusetts, I find that my breakfast conversations have moved from noon closer to 8:00 a.m. over time. They have switched locations from the crowded Hampshire Dining Commons to a desolate apartment....

Berkshire is better

By Thomas Moore

November 19, 2009

Filed under Columns

The typical college student, during their four-ish years here at the University of Massachusetts, will experience quite a bit out of life. Grueling all-night study sessions, Saturday afternoon football games, long hikes up to...

Take the day off

By Thomas Moore

November 9, 2009

Filed under Columns

It is 8:17 a.m. on a quiet autumn Tuesday. Leaves blanket our ten-by-five foot lawn as if it were an artist’s abstract creation with paints of orange, red, yellow and brown. The sky stares back with a pale blue face. Touches...

Crazy Christians not just an Amherst product

By Thomas Moore

October 12, 2009

Filed under Columns

I’m starting to notice that there is a fairly large amount of crazy Christians at the University of Massachusetts. Some sacrifice their free time to sit behind tables in the Campus Center, providing information and opportunities...

Crossing the divide between “us” and “them”

By Thomas Moore

September 28, 2009

Filed under Columns

Two and a half months ago, I stepped out of the blazing sun and into a cramped dark shelter that was constructed out of mud and rusted sheet metal. My eyes adjusted to the windowless room and I followed directions to sit on a...

The two F’s of UMass

By Thomas Moore

September 8, 2009

Filed under Columns

In the words of my very own dirty door mat, welcome. Welcome for the first time, welcome for another time or welcome for the last time. In this early issue of The Massachusetts Daily Collegian, I hope to load first time freshmen...