Massachusetts Daily Collegian

Floorcest: Approach with caution

By Alissa Mesibov

February 14, 2011

♥ The Daily Collegian's Guide to Valentine's Day 2011 ♥ Adorable, disastrous and messy all can describe a relationship between two people who live on the same floor, also  known as “floorcest.” Though most rec...

Made from scratch: The creation of an RSO

By Alissa Mesibov

February 8, 2011

Editor's Note: Tyler Langlais' last name was incorrectly spelled and has been revised. In just one month, a simple idea can be transformed into a community of goal- oriented individuals with similar interests, a Residential Student Organization (RSO). In the spring of 2009, UMass ...

How to road trip like a champ

By Ellie Rulon-Miller

January 26, 2011

It may be time to buckle down for a new semester yet again, but Spring Break 2011 is less than two months away. Not everyone can make it to sunny Cancun for the famed and highly-televised MTV Spring Break Experience, but that do...

Burlington offers scenery, shopping

By Jeff Mitchell

January 24, 2011

Entering Vermont from Massachusetts is like entering a whole new state of being. The drive is a sight within itself. As you move north, the advertisements and billboards begin to melt away and, before you realize it, you are...

The 411 on Winter Blues

By Kate Evans

January 23, 2011

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...

Harpoon: the great white ale of Massachusetts

By Andrew Sheridan

January 17, 2011

Who’s number one? A tricky question, to be sure, but if you ask the Massachusetts Alcoholic Beverages Control Commission, they would answer “Harpoon Brewing.” Founded in 1986 at the start of the American craft brewing revolution,...

Student business dressed for success

By Kate Evans

December 2, 2010

It’s approaching Friday and your closet is looking uncomfortably bare. You need something fresh to rock at your friends’ house party mainly because you’ve had the same profile picture for an entire two weeks now and your girls will be camera clad. You decide ...

Ratatouille not just a movie

By Acacia DiCiaccio

December 2, 2010

Ratatouille – you know you’ve heard this word before. Maybe you know that this is a French word. Maybe it brings to mind the image of a Pixar rat. These are correct assumptions, but you may not know that it is also an absolu...

Butternut squash makes a perfect side for potluck parties

By Acacia DiCiaccio

December 1, 2010

With the holiday season right around the corner, you may already be daydreaming about which foods to make room for on your plate. Between the turkey, stuffing, cranberry sauce, mashed potatoes and all those other great si...

What’s your instead?

By Tyler Manoukian

November 28, 2010

Last February, on a day with clear skies and pristine road conditions, one University of Massachusetts senior learned the hard way that he should not have been texting and driving after almost demolishing his car while texting....

Get your drink on this Thanksgiving

By Kate Evans

November 24, 2010

What’s more enjoyable than feasting on tasty appetizers, oven-roasted turkey and an assortment of pies this Thanksgiving? Festive alcoholic drinks to pair with your holiday meal will surely make the great American holiday more...

New alcoholic drink driving UMass students “Loko”

By Kaya Swainson

November 4, 2010

It took just one can. Only 23.5 ounces caused Joshua Hussey to blackout after his first experience with Four Loko. “I don’t know what happened for four hours.  I wasn’t with anyone. I was on the streets alone – blackout drunk,” said Hussey about his first experience...