Massachusetts Daily Collegian

UMass administration and student government discuss Super Bowl disturbance

By Zachary Weishar

February 8, 2012

Filed under Campus News, Local News, News, SGA

In wake of the disturbance that occurred in Southwest Residential Area after a Patriots Super Bowl loss last Sunday, 13 University students who were arrested at the scene were arraigned Tuesday in Eastern Hampshire District Court, a...

Jean Kim meets with SGA about housing proposal

By Zachary Weishar

January 25, 2012

Filed under Campus News, Local News, SGA

The University of Massachusetts Student Government Association is picking up where they left off last semester by resuming their dispute with Residence Life over the perceived lack of student input in the changes proposed in early...

Farm in Hadley and Lecture on Livestock

By Zachary Weishar

February 16, 2011

Filed under News Slideshows

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Hillside Salon features local artists

By Zachary Weishar

February 16, 2011

Filed under Campus News

Chancellor Robert Holub’s wife, Sabine Holub, welcomed members of the University of Massachusetts community to their on-campus home Tuesday as part of the Chancellor’s family’s ongoing Hillside Salon arts series. At th...

UM researchers study Bluefin tuna in the Gulf

By Zachary Weishar

February 15, 2011

Filed under Archives, Campus News

The BP oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico was an ecological disaster that has been getting a decreasing amount of media attention since its height during the summer of last year. Although there have been massive efforts to control...

Students advocate for concealed weapons rights

By Zachary Weishar

February 6, 2011

Filed under Archives, Campus News

It was an April morning at first like any other. Students filed into lecture halls and small discussion rooms at what is, more or less, a typical American state university. Then, around 7:15 a.m., a student walked into West Ambler Johnston Hall on the campus of Virginia Tech University and changed everything for students at the Blacksburg, ...

Worst Building on Campus – Morrill: Lost in the science jungle

By Zachary Weishar

December 9, 2010

Filed under Columns, Point-Counterpoint

Click here to view the other side of the Point-Counterpoint: “Nothing to write home about.” Click here to view the rest of the Worst Buildings on Campus. Geologic science, Biology and Microbiology are dis...

Energy innovators exploring underground

By Zachary Weishar

December 5, 2010

Filed under Archives, Campus News

Deep beneath the surface, embedded in the earth’s crust, lies an untapped energy source both climate friendly and inexhaustible. According to the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) at the Department of Energy (DOE),...

UMass Engineers Without Borders chapter digs for potable water in Brazil

By Zachary Weishar

November 14, 2010

Filed under Archives

Deep in the Amazon rainforest, the community of Assis, Brazil is plagued by contaminated water sources and inadequate means of sanitation. As a part of the Chico Mendes Extractivist Reserve, this community of rubber tap...

Randy Moss is just misunderstood

By Zachary Weishar

November 9, 2010

Filed under Columns

Editor's Note: Thanks to corrections made in comments, factual errors in this column have been revised. Randy Moss: to some a show stopping athlete who played a crucial role in the New England Patriots' past dynasty. To others a disrespectfu...

Vote “No” to help Mass. Budget

By Zachary Weishar

October 28, 2010

Filed under Columns, Point-Counterpoint

Click here to see the other side of the Point-Counterpoint: "Vote yes for tax removal on alcohol" On Nov. 2, 2010, voters across the state will cast their ballot to decide whom can best represent our state in public office....

As world grows weary, young adventurers wander

By Zachary Weishar

October 13, 2010

Filed under Columns

Weary from travel, yet ever optimistic, two voyagers continue upon their cross-country adventure. Their goal: to travel from their home in Montreal, Canada to Cuba with only a backpack and an out stretched thumb to hail their next ride. Dressed in tight-fitting, rolled-up ca...