Massachusetts Daily Collegian

What to do with your leftover Halloween candy

By Hae Young Yoo

November 7, 2013

The spooky fun of Halloween is over, and now we all have to adjust to reality again. The downside is that this can be hard to do with a mountain of leftover trick-or-treat candy staring you in the face. You know you shouldn...

Spooky Brews: the best Halloween beers

By Emily Brightman

October 31, 2013

The weeks leading up to Halloween are always my favorite of the year, and not only because they mark the one time I can get away with being a certifiable weirdo. October and November herald the release of all manner of strange and ...

Classy cocktails to indulge on Halloween

By Gabe Scarbrough

October 31, 2013

Halloween is a magical time of year. Children dress up in fantastical costumes and wander the streets of America with their parents knocking on strangers' doors and receiving candy. On any other day of the year this would make no ...

A love letter to the Rogue Brewing Company, re: Chipotle Ale

By Emily Brightman

October 24, 2013

Throughout the course of my development as a serious beer geek, it goes without saying that I have done my fair share of experimenting with a plethora of beers from many brewing companies, some of which I have gone back to r...

Brother Thelonious Belgian-style ale packs serious punch

By Emily Brightman

October 17, 2013

I had the good fortune of spending my Columbus Day weekend at a craft beer festival in New Hampshire, which primarily means I got to spend the long weekend swilling beer and indulging my proclivity for strange and exotic brews...

The debate between organic and non-organic eating

By Hae Young Yoo

October 17, 2013

Organic food has come a long way in the last decade. It used to be that people could only bring home organic foods from specialty farmers markets and health food stores, but now major grocery store shelves and freezers are filled w...

Trӧegs Brewing Company Java Head Stout

By Emily Brightman

October 10, 2013

As a college student, coffee is an essential part of my diet. Despite how much it might make my mother cringe, I would even venture to say that I consider coffee an essential food group, and by that token a food group that provides more for me than mere good health. The only other beverage I hold in as...

Firestone Walker Brewing Company – Wookey Jack Black Rye IPA

By Emily Brightman

October 3, 2013

When it comes to selecting beer at random, I’m a sucker for a distinctive name. I use this method mostly to indulge my penchant for impulsive decisions, but I’ve found over the years that this approach also has a reasonable success rate. I can admit that this is an entirely superficial deci...

Harpoon Imperial Pumpkin Stout a refreshing experience

By Emily Brightman

September 26, 2013

Fall is once again upon us, which can only mean one thing: break out the pumpkin flavored, well, everything. From the endless cups of pumpkin spice coffee to the sickly sweet aroma of pumpkin pie-scented candles, this versatile squash cert...

Hops Crisis Imperial IPA is quite the unique craft brew

By Emily Brightman

September 19, 2013

As the season of warm nights and summer ales comes to an end, we beer geeks have begun to retire our summer fare and started breaking out the heavy brews in preparation for that familiar autumn chill that has begun creeping back into the air. As the temperature continues to steadily drop, there is a bevy of ...

Healthy swaps for college kids

By Allison Ludtke

September 5, 2013

Here at the University of Massachusetts we are fortunate enough to have a variety of dining options available, but sometimes it’s not always easy to remember to eat healthy in the hustle and bustle of college life. In times...

Route 9 Diner – a blast from the past, perfect for finals week

By Jenny Rae

May 1, 2013

The route from Amherst to Northampton is one frequently trodden by Five College students, in treasured automobiles or on the trusty B43 bus. Despite the routine of this voyage, there lays an all-American pearl waiting to be discovered beyond CVS and the Big Y.  The Rou...