Massachusetts Daily Collegian

“Warm Bodies” more than just another teenage monster reboot

By Vincenza Parella

February 5, 2013

Filed under Arts & Living, Movies

In a world where popular media has vampires sparkling and werewolves constantly shirtless, it is not hard to predict that one of the last monsters left, zombies, would soon be reinterpreted. The film is sure to appeal to t...

Tips on How to Improve Your Sleep

By Vincenza Parella

January 30, 2013

Filed under Arts & Living, Health&Wellness

It can be hard to get a good night’s sleep. Between loud roommates and pressing deadlines, it’s not uncommon for sleep to become a student’s last priority. Numerous studies have shown that sleep can have positive ...

Winter Skin Care

By Vincenza Parella

January 24, 2013

Filed under Arts & Living, Lifestyle

The wintry season can be a brisk, dry and bitter cold time, which can have many adverse effects on your skin. Luckily, you can prevent Jack Frost from biting your nose by following these simple tips: Moisturizers are skin’s best fr...

Beats Antique Unleashed the “Animale” Inside

By Vincenza Parella

September 24, 2012

Filed under Arts & Living, Music

Beats Antique seemed psyched to be performing at the Calvin Theater Saturday evening – and that excitement was noticeable. Feeding off the energy that the crowd supplied in massive volumes, the music of Beats Antique mixed wit...

Beats Antique brings electronic world fusion to Calvin Theater

By Vincenza Parella

September 21, 2012

Filed under Arts & Living, Music

Beats Antique is set to grace the stage of Northampton’s Calvin Theater this weekend as it presents their unique musical blend of electronica and experiment world fusion. Lynx will also be on tour with them that eveni...

Sisters on the Runway returns with new fundraising ideas

By Vincenza Parella

September 14, 2012

Filed under Arts & Living, Fashion

The philanthropic club, Sisters on the Runway (SotR), has returned this semester for its third year of giving back to the community. After having won the “Sammy” for “Outstanding New RSO of the Year” in 2010, the g...

Great Ways to Heal Your Summer Burns

By Vincenza Parella

September 5, 2012

Filed under Arts & Living, Do-it-yourself, Lifestyle

Summer may be winding down, but that doesn't mean there isn't any more sunshine to soak up. Unless, of course, your skin can’t handle more rays after a long three months of sunbathing. Sunburns will certainly ruin a per...

Masquerade Ball glamorizes UMass.

By Vincenza Parella

April 27, 2012

Filed under Arts & Living, Lifestyle

The evening began with an air of electricity as guests streamed into the beautifully decorated Campus Center Auditorium last Friday night. Tables were scattered about the room, covered with treats like necklaces, candy, confetti...

Sisters take the Runway for a cause, again

By Vincenza Parella

March 1, 2012

Filed under Arts & Living, Fashion

Not many college students can say they have organized and put on a successful fashion show to raise money to benefit those in need. Sisters on the Runway president, show organizer and University of Massachusetts student Alissar...

Suzanne Farrell Ballet to grace Fine Arts Center

By Vincenza Parella

February 21, 2012

Filed under Arts & Living, Fine Arts, Music

After having toured all throughout the United States and parts of Europe, the Suzanne Farrell Ballet will grace the University of Massachusetts Fine Arts Center concert hall stage with its careful choreography tonight. Farrell –...

Chronicle takes control

By Vincenza Parella

February 9, 2012

Filed under Arts & Living, Movies

Normally, movies in the shaky-cam genre are a wildcard in the film world. It’s hard to tell whether this technique will cause audience members to feel queasy from all the shaking or if it will further engage them by creating a...

Ana Moura brings Fado to UMass

By Vincenza Parella

February 3, 2012

Filed under Arts & Living, Culture

This Sunday evening, Ana Moura will be giving a performance at the Bowker Auditorium. She will be singing in the traditional Portuguese style known as Fado, which draws from the emotions of suffering, despair and longing. Fado...