Massachusetts Daily Collegian

Planned Parenthood can’t treat a sick society

By Yevgeniya Lomakina

February 28, 2011

Filed under Columns

A letter and apology from the Collegian editors Editor's Note: After discussion among the editors of The Daily Collegian, we have decided to restore Tuesday's controversial column. Our editors have decided that, while we admi...

The blur between reality and TV

By Yevgeniya Lomakina

February 14, 2011

Filed under Columns

Do you sometimes wish that you were cast in a reality show? You’re not alone. Consider the following scenario and attempt to recall how many times you’ve witnessed it. The professor is fully concentrated on explaini...

Can’t live with or without ‘em

By Yevgeniya Lomakina

January 26, 2011

Filed under Columns, Opinion

Courtesy hampedia.org Once again, Amherst has been named one of the best college towns by yet another university-ranking magazine. Students may rest assured: They are spending the “best years of their life” in a well-quali...

New building to improve campus

By Yevgeniya Lomakina

November 2, 2010

Filed under Columns

When passing through campus, do you marvel at its architecture? At the height of the buildings, the sturdiness of the cement and the arrangement of the bricks? Prepare for further astonishment, as yet another edifice is about...

Rising textbook prices lead students toward alternatives

By Yevgeniya Lomakina

September 23, 2010

Filed under Columns

Ah, new school year, which surely entails move-in day, a bursting “first week” social calendar, new friends and UMass pride. With the university bill paid and summer job earnings saved, the average student has little to worry...

Difficult start, bright future

By Yevgeniya Lomakina

September 7, 2010

Filed under Columns

It seems like only yesterday that the class of 2010 threw their caps in the air and abandoned the University of Massachusetts. The valley became deserted. After three months of viewing an empty campus, move-in time now brings...

‘Going green’ misses the point

By Yevgeniya Lomakina

April 22, 2010

Filed under Columns

What is one catchphrase that has recently become more and more popular? The arrival of spring and Earth day only amplifies its emergence. Occasionally against their will, numerous times a day, the unsuspecting consumer is faced...

Technologies impact on learning

By Yevgeniya Lomakina

April 7, 2010

Filed under Columns

When walking across campus, one is bound to run into one (or more) students who are busy checking something on their Blackberry or listening to the latest music on their iPod. Their eyes are glued to the little screen in front...

Renting first apartments can be a real hassle

By Yevgeniya Lomakina

March 2, 2010

Filed under Columns, Opinion

On the evening of Feb. 23, a group of students gathered to attend a crash course about off-campus residency. The group was tightly packed into the small space of a reserved room in the Franklin Dining Common. “Renting 101:...

UMass ‘branding’ project to give school a new reputation

By Yevgeniya Lomakina

February 16, 2010

Filed under Columns

“Top producer of Fulbright students.”  “Among the top twenty public universities in the United States.” “[One] among the top public National Universities.” Sounds like the University of Massachusetts in Amherst? Sure,...