Massachusetts Daily Collegian

Games to get in your head

By Tim Jones

February 8, 2011

Filed under Video Games

An all too common trend among video games in today’s culture is the stereotype of the renegade soldier/space marine/war veteran whose primary desire is to destroy every single thing in sight, which is generally Nazis or al...

T.V just isn’t what it used to be

By Kevin Romani

February 3, 2011

Filed under Television

When looking at a TV guide for this winter’s schedule, television fans will notice two glaring absences. For the first time since the winter of 2004, “24” and “Lost” will not be returning to a small screen near you. Regardless of how viewers felt about the last few ...

The best SNES games for Wii Virtual Console

By Nick O'Malley

January 30, 2011

Filed under Video Games

Since its release in 1991, the Super Nintendo Entertainment System is the first video game console that many college students have encountered in their lives, unless you’re the poor soul whose parents bought a Sega Genesis. Until recent years, SNES g...

“Dread and Alive” could use some work

By Ellie Rulon-Miller

January 25, 2011

Filed under Arts & Living, Culture

There’s a new superhero in San Francisco, and his creator has some research to do if he wants his story to start making more sense. Nicholas Da Silva is the creative mastermind behind the comic “Dread and Alive.” ...

The 411 on Winter Blues

By Kate Evans

January 23, 2011

Filed under Arts & Living, Culture, Lifestyle

Cold? Hungry? Bored? Tired? With a lack of vitamin D it’s no wonder many suffer from Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) this time of year. It’s important to learn the signs and treatment of this disorder in order to have a...

Twitter a marketing tool @UMassAmherst

By Justin Gagnon

January 17, 2011

Filed under Culture

Most people find themselves on Facebook and Twitter when they are supposed to be doing work. For Lisa Perlbinder, that’s a typical day in the office, but she, unlike everyone else, isn’t procrastinating. Perlbinder is the...

Tumblr makes blogging with multimedia easy

By Alicia LaRosa

January 17, 2011

Filed under Culture

Tumblr, founded by David Karp in 2007, is a microblogging platform that allows users to post text, images, videos, links, quotes and audio to their tumblelog, a short-form blog. The average Tumblr user “creates 14 original posts...

“Californication” set to begin fourth season

By Brian Canova

January 17, 2011

Filed under Television

Season four of Showtime’s raunchy hit series “Californication” kicks off as Hank Moody (David Duchovney) is released from a weekend in jail after taking a swing at a cop in last season’s finale. For those who don’t...

What to do on New Year’s Eve

By Kate Evans

December 7, 2010

Filed under Culture

New Year’s Eve, also known as the biggest party night of the year, is just around the corner. Why not celebrate in some new ways instead of the usual trip to the Boston bars? Here are several creative ideas for how to say ...

Jay-Z tells all in “Decoded”

By Garth Brody

December 2, 2010

Filed under Words

Jay-Z is a titan of hip-hop, and he knows it, and he knows that all of you know it, too. And in his new book, he is ready to level with you about what it all means. The book is called “Decoded,” and even for a rappe...

My Incredible Flickin’ Chicken

By Ellie Rulon-Miller

November 29, 2010

Filed under Culture

The game of Bocce has existed since around 5,000 B.C. There have been hieroglyphics and other ancient drawings found showing people playing what appears to be the same game dating back even farther. The rules haven’t changed mu...