Massachusetts Daily Collegian

Delicious Rubinoff drinks sink cheap vodka aftertaste

By Ashley Berger

October 6, 2011

Broke college students all over the country are in a constant search for cheap but worthwhile products. These include commonly sought out are items such as books, food, clothing and – most of all – alcohol. One handle of Rubinoff vodka, either flavored or plain, costs ab...

Fall into beer

By Ashley Berger

September 29, 2011

With the leaves changing and October fast approaching, fall beers are also here. These drinks are generally brewed darker and spicier than the average day-to-day beer. Though different, these dark brews are only available for...

10 Better-for-You Late Night Snacks

By Malea Ritz

September 28, 2011

After a long tedious day of classes and hours of reading endless pages from dull textbooks, the hunger begins to creep in. Since it is late at night, few options are provided for satisfying a growling stomach. While it is easy...

Anthony Bourdain: Chef, author and BAMF

By Jeff Mitchell

September 14, 2011

When picturing alcohol-induced benders, drug-fueled frenzies, and debauchery of all sorts, restaurants are rarely what come to mind. It has been 11 years since chef and author Anthony Bourdain released his crude, bestselling book, “Kitchen Confidential: A...

11 Must-try cooling cocktails

By Ashley Berger

September 5, 2011

Chill out with this list of cocktails that can cool anyone off at a crowded party. After an hour of dancing and sweating as if they're on the ‘Edge of Glory,’ your friends will thank you for stealing them away to a tropical paradise with these fruity and relaxing beverages. It wouldn’t...

Deals and Steals brings good food to poor students

By Acacia DiCiaccio

April 28, 2011

Being a poor college student means that most meals won’t consist of more nutrients than whatever is provided in a package of ramen or Easy Mac, right? Wrong. The misconception that healthy food is always more expensive has...

How to booze without the bloat

By Staff

April 26, 2011

My roommate and I are currently attempting to drastically overhaul our eating habits. Subbing tortilla chips for baby carrots and bulking up our egg-white omelets with raw vegetables and fat-free cheese, together we are making very direct efforts to clean up our diets and eat healthi...

Organic foods benefit health, but at a cost

By Staff

April 26, 2011

Going organic is said to be both commendable and healthy. But is spending an additional $20 at Big Y worth it? Possibly, but it is important to know the difference between organic and conventional food preparation prior to making a decision.   According to, the style ...

Local organic bakery on the rise in Amherst

By Staff

April 26, 2011

Give someone a loaf of whole grain bread and they will eat for a morning; teach someone how to mill and bake his or her own bread, and they will be eating healthy for a lifetime. This principal fits well with the attitu...

New Amherst restaurant That’s A Wrap opens its doors

By Anthony Santiago

April 4, 2011

With so many different places to dine in Amherst Center that offer a variety of flavors, it can be hard to choose a restaurant with something for everyone. Atmosphere, style and affordability are unavoidable factors when deciding. That’s a Wrap is a new type of sandwich shop that has been broug...

Welcome to Margaritaville

By Ashley Berger

March 30, 2011

Spring break might be over, but that doesn’t mean the drinking has to stop. What better welcoming for longer days and warmer nights than with partying with margaritas?  Grab a lot of tequila and lime juice and follow these relatively easy recipes for some shaken and stirred intoxicated fun! Jim...

Blarney blowout continues: DIY drinks

By Ashley Berger

March 10, 2011

Does Irish whiskey make you frisky? Are you particularly partial to wearing green? Are the Dropkick Murphys your all-time favorite band? Do you like to get drunk quickly? Are you not really a fan of Guinness? If the answer is...