Massachusetts Daily Collegian

Prestigious poet to visit Smith College

By Margaret Gaby

March 22, 2010

Filed under Arts & Living, Fine Arts, Words

The Smith College program for the Study of Women and Gender will hold a poetry reading tonight, recognizing the youth of New England’s excellence in the art of poetry. Tracy K. Smith, who helped judge the 4th annual Smith...

Road rules: How to survive long hours in confined spaces with your best of friends

By Kate MacDonald

March 12, 2010

Filed under Travel

It’s that time of the year again, when college students everywhere are done with midterms and aching to get out of their sleepy hometowns and off to warm beaches rife with scantily clad beachgoers. On a poor college kid’s budget, how are they supposed to afford this trip? Here’s an...

“Sons of Tucson” good for a cheap laugh

By Shayna Murphy

March 11, 2010

Filed under Television

The latest half hour comedy, “Sons of Tucson,” is set to premiere Sunday, March 14, at 9:30 pm. It’s just one of some new shows Fox will be premiering to establish itself as a comedic powerhouse among the other great networks,...

Key moments make 2010 Academy Awards memorable

By Kate MacDonald

March 10, 2010

Filed under Arts & Living, Movies, Television

With every new year comes the same line-up of award shows honoring the best talent in Hollywood. The same categories are filled and someone is declared Best Supporting Actress, Best Director and so on. It gets sort of monotonous; it’s been the same since 1929. This year, however, there were ch...

The Next Generation of Online Romance?

By Lily Hicks

March 9, 2010

Filed under Arts & Living, Lifestyle, Words eHarmony. Lavalife. A new name has entered the “e-love” stratosphere – this time, though, the focus is not on forging relationships but sustaining them. is an online magazine catered towards men...

CASA Dominicana celebration heats up a cold winter night

By Rachel Dougherty

March 5, 2010

Filed under Fine Arts

CASA Dominicana infused a little Caribbean heat into a cold Massachusetts night when they celebrated Dominican Independence Day on Saturday ,Feb. 27 in the Fine Arts Center lobby. University of Massachusetts cultural RSO CASA...

Take me “Home”

By Marianne Kim

March 4, 2010

Filed under Fine Arts

"Home” is a two week exhibition in the Student Union Art Gallery displaying artwork from University of Massachusetts and Five College students. According to the website, the exhibition addresses what, where and when home is....

“Spring Awakening” succeeds as an eye-opening production

By Alissa Mesibov

March 2, 2010

Filed under Arts & Living, Theatre

  The University of Massachusetts theater department’s production of “Spring Awakening: A Sin of Omission” is a pleasing new adaptation of Frank Wedekind’s 1891 play. The story revolves around a group of adolescents in provincial Germany. In a time when repression reigns, the young teens are unable to receive the necessary guidance from the adults in their lives. They are left to navigate the confusing and terrifying maze of pubert...

In sickness or in health insurance

By Kate MacDonald

February 28, 2010

Filed under Arts & Living, Fitness, Lifestyle, Words

What sort of world do we live in where a mature, pretty and leggy blond woman has to create a website to find a husband? A world where healthcare is a growing problem for millions. Terri Carlson, a 45-year-old divorced mother,...

George Saunders illustrates life through writing

By Garth Brody

February 28, 2010

Filed under Arts & Living, Words

George Saunders, author of “In Persuasion Nation,” spoke on Feb. 23 at the University of Massachusetts in the Student Union Ballroom. After a Commonwealth Honors College faculty representative’s warm yet lengthy introduction,...

Donald Antrim ‘nailed it’ at Visiting Writers Series

By Lindsay Pierce

February 26, 2010

Filed under Words

The Visiting Writers Series, sponsored by the MFA Program for Poets and Writers and the Juniper Initiative for Literary Arts and Action, hosted acclaimed author Donald Antrim on Thursday, Feb. 18 in Memorial Hall. As the author...

New adaptation ‘springs’ into action at the Curtain Theater

By Alissa Mesibov

February 24, 2010

Filed under Theatre

The University of Massachusetts Theater Department’s first play of the semester, “Spring Awakening,” opens tonight at the Curtain Theater. “Spring Awakening” tells the story of young teenagers in 1890s Germany. They...