Massachusetts Daily Collegian

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...

Survival of the fittest: Local gyms fight to compete with UMass Rec Center

By Justin Gagnon

November 1, 2010

The Leading Edge is a fitness center located just a mile down the road from the University of Massachusetts’ Recreation Center. It’s only been two years since the Edge opened, and due to its success, a second location opened...

Halloween Costume Do’s and Don’ts

By Kim Giordano

October 27, 2010

Walking through the Halloween store, searching for a costume this weekend, I grew increasingly depressed and exhausted. Why were my main choices a sexy nurse, cop, or schoolteacher? Now, I’m not the biggest feminist but I s...

Special Issue: Halloween 2010

By Staff

October 26, 2010

The Collegian Arts and Living section breaks down all things spooky, from best costumes to favorite halloween cocktails to scary places on campus.  Click on the pictures to see the .pdf images of the six pages.   ...

Five best topical costumes of 2010

By Malea Ritz

October 25, 2010

It’s that time of year again. The candy corn is back on store shelves, pumpkins sit on doorsteps, and overpriced Halloween costumes have returned to iParty. For most of us poor college students, these pricey outfits are out...

How to dress ‘Jersey’

By Kate Evans

October 25, 2010

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....

Still need a costume? Really?

By Ian Winship

October 25, 2010

Halloween is right around the corner and you still don’t have a costume. You’ve checked your pockets and you aren’t exactly stacking bills. You have to have a costume, so you hit the road with what you’ve got, and get...

Dress in group costumes this Halloween

By Ashley Berger

October 25, 2010

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...

Surviving Halloween

By Jeff Mitchell

October 25, 2010

After the glory of Halloween night has ended, the reality of early morning classes on Nov. 1 hits hard. Here are some friendly words of advice to prepare you for the hardships of the next day. Prep the night before Even though you want ...

Top 10 scariest places on campus

By Kate Evans

October 25, 2010

With Halloween approaching, the late nights packed with party hunting and chilly walks home are inevitable. The University of Massachusetts is generally a safe campus. That isn't to say it isn't creepy, however. The area is packed...

How to haunt your room for $20

By Leslie Rosenfield

October 25, 2010

Fall is now upon us. October brings the crisp, fresh and breezy air that moves the orange leaves through the sky. The season comes alive with aromas of apple cider and pumpkin pie. As the month of October creeps along, more and...

Are you afraid of the duck?

By Kate MacDonald

October 25, 2010

Regardless of how much you can bench press or how much alcohol you have in your system, everyone is afraid of something. It’s human nature to be cautious about the things which we don’t fully understand, and it’s very common...