Massachusetts Daily Collegian

Why I’m not excited about President Obama’s run for 2012 reelection

By Tim Cheplick

April 19, 2011

Filed under Columns

Several weeks ago, President Barack Obama officially announced he will run for reelection in 2012. Though I was a staunch Obama supporter in 2008, when I heard the news this time I was not particularly excited. President Obama has lost much of his appeal to the young voters who played su...

Walking: a love letter

By Tim Cheplick

January 24, 2011

Filed under Columns

Before fire, early homosapiens discovered something even more useful. About four million years ago, and over a long period of time, our ancestors and their big brains got up off their four limbs and began to stand upright. By...

If you can’t stand the noise, wear headphones

By Tim Cheplick

October 12, 2010

Filed under Columns

SunChips is now discontinuing their line of biodegradable bags after Facebook groups and other complaints sprung up against the noisy bags. The bags, which were made of polyastic acid, a plant product, made the bags louder ...

A lackluster climate change bill

By Tim Cheplick

April 21, 2010

Filed under Columns

Today is Earth Day. Hopefully this is a holiday that increases awareness about environmental issues, though I, for one, am not convinced. Unlike its humble beginnings, recent Earth Days have focused on global warming. It may...

Fairness and its inevitable limitations

By Tim Cheplick

April 7, 2010

Filed under Columns

To be optimistic, I will say that I am fairly sure most viewers of Fox “News” realize that the information the channel provides is nothing like their slogan, ‘fair & balanced.’ Loyal viewers of Fox’s programs...