Massachusetts Daily Collegian

The ghost stories of UMass

By Matthew M. Robare

October 25, 2010

Filed under Culture

Halloween wouldn’t be the same without tales of the dead walking the earth, but there’s no need to find a good ghost story in a movie or book: the University of Massachusetts is haunted enough. Ghosts and related phenomena...

How to dress ‘Jersey’

By Kate Evans

October 25, 2010

Filed under Culture, Do-it-yourself, Fashion

Your friends have been pestering you for weeks now, inquiring about your Halloween costume. Unfortunately, you’ve been too busy watching Jersey Shore reruns to study for your midterms, let alone construct an original outfit....

Scarily bad Halloween costumes

By Tappan Parker

October 25, 2010

Filed under Culture, Fashion

There are two ways of scaring people on Halloween. You can wear a terrifying, gut-wrenchingly scary costume that festers on the edge of insanity. Or you can wear one of these costumes. Vuvuzela Guy/Gal If you watched socc...

Dress in group costumes this Halloween

By Ashley Berger

October 25, 2010

Filed under Culture, Do-it-yourself, Fashion

Are you that person who has a ton of friends? Do Halloween give you a headache because you and all your friends want to dress up as a group, but simply can’t find an idea that allows for enough costumes for everyone? With these...

How to make your own Pacman costume

By Jeff Mitchell

October 25, 2010

Filed under Culture, Fashion

Looking for a great group idea that will allow you and your friends to stand out amongst the hordes of cheap store bought costumes? These clever Pacman costume ideas can accommodate up to five people, but require a decent amount...

“Master of Shadows:” deeper than the normal spy-thriller

By Andrew Cogan

October 21, 2010

Filed under Words

Despite what James Bond would have us believe, the real-life games of espionage often have little to do with fast cars, beautiful women, and unnecessarily large explosions – but that doesn’t mean the work is dry, either....

Stars shine for autism benefit show

By Garth Brody

October 20, 2010

Filed under Arts & Living, Comedy

Comedy Central will be airing its third biennial “Night of Too Many Stars” autism benefit show tonight at 9 p.m. The event is a joint effort by Comedy Central and “Daily Show” host Jon Stewart’s Busboy Productions, aimed a...

“The Humbling” is a smashing success

By Mark Schiffer

October 20, 2010

Filed under Arts & Living, Words

Philip Roth has long intertwined his literary world with his personal. From the Zuckerman novels, whose titular character’s past and profession closely mirrors that of his creator, to the frequently used New York/New Jersey setti...

Tucker Max fails to ‘finish first’

By Kate Evans

October 14, 2010

Filed under Words

You either worship the ground he walks on, or wish to file a lawsuit against him. Tucker Max is easily one of the most simultaneously despised and admired authors of our generation. Max’s first book, “I Hope They Serve Beer in He...

Games you can afford: Katamari Damacy

By Nick O'Malley

October 13, 2010

Filed under Video Games

Katamari Damacy is a masterful fusion of two of the most important things that make video games fun to play: the mechanic and the personality. The ‘mechanic’ encompasses the empirical actions that occur during the process...

Thrive Project comedy show a success

By Ellie Rulon-Miller

October 6, 2010

Filed under Comedy

Five comedians took to the six-inch-high, 10-foot-wide stage at the Montague Elks Lodge in Turners Falls on Saturday to perform as part of a weekend of fundraising events for the local non-profit organization the Thrive Project....

‘Nobody But Me:’ The Office defines comedy

By Kate MacDonald

October 6, 2010

Filed under Television

The seventh season of the critically acclaimed comedy, “The Office,” kicked off on Thursday, Sept. 24. With the first episode titled “Nepotism,” director Jeffrey Blitz began the season with a bang – literally. The...