Massachusetts Daily Collegian

Mirman ‘Thrives’ to bring laughter to Turners Falls

By Ellie Rulon-Miller

September 30, 2010

Comedian Eugene Mirman will be performing a stand-up comedy show at the Montague Elks Lodge in Turners Falls, Mass. tomorrow night. Performing with him will be Michael Showalter, A.D. Miles, and Leo Allen. The show will be put ...

Student safety takes priority

By Tyler Manoukian

September 29, 2010

As the new school year gets underway, the Canadian Standards Association International and the University of Massachusetts Police Department have provided students with some safety tips to get through the upcoming year. “It is important for students t...

How to slap together a perfect pancake holiday

By Leslie Rosenfield

September 23, 2010

Sunday, Sept. 26 may seem like any other day, but, in fact, it marks one of the greatest – and least known – holidays, National Pancake Day. The special occasion is an ode to all those who love breakfast. So put your bacon, eggs and cheese away, and go get some pancake ingredi...

Ten delicious, easy shots even a college student can afford

By Kate Evans

September 16, 2010

Every Friday – or Tuesday, for some – we put away our books, laptops and morals, and then ask ourselves a simple question: What should I drink tonight? Fortunately, the burden has been lifted. As college students, our funds are low due to escalating textbook prices...

Amour or Less

By L. Chisolm

September 15, 2010

Welcome to the new relationship advice column Amour or Less. Amour or Less will run weekly with real questions and dilemmas from students like you. Our first student had the following dilemma: “I hooked up with this girl...

Taking a dive: One UMass student recounts her first skydiving experience

By Angela Stasiowski

September 8, 2010

From my future, to the reliability of my 12-year-old Chevy, everything is a risk these days. But, I never thought I would risk it all by jumping from 13,000 feet in the air to the open fields of Connecticut. At Connecticut Parachutists Inc. in Ellington, Conn. I was graciously gi...

UMass sisters march to beat of different drum

By Samantha Webber

September 7, 2010

For the average student, summer is a season to sit out by the pool, soak up the sun and hang out with friends. However, for a select few, this is far from a typical summer. While their peers spend their days sleeping in and laying on s...

Feeling at home on campus as freshmen

By Kaitlyn Bigica

September 6, 2010

Out of the 20,539 undergraduate students at the University of Massachusetts, 4,144 are embarking on their first year of college. Although the freshman class size is large, many first-year students will find it tough to meet...

“I think I’ll go to Boston…”

By Kate MacDonald

May 3, 2010

There is a reason that Boston is called “The Hub.” It is a great cultural haven, where American culture and patriotism began. There is an abundance of activities to take part in during the summer. However, for college students...

Local Food Movement Going Strong In Amherst, Hadley, NoHo

By Brendan Murphy

May 2, 2010

It’s no secret that Amherst ­– and many areas of western Massachusetts – is a farming community. Much of the local economy is driven by agriculture, and the products grown right down the street are often sold to restaurants...

Hampshire reproductive rights conference a success

By Christiana McDougal

April 22, 2010

Last weekend, the twenty fourth annual Reproductive Rights Conference for Student and Community Activists was held at Hampshire College. The event featured a variety of two-hour workshops and free HIV testing. There were...

How to go green in your daily life

By Collegian News Staff

April 21, 2010

In the spirit of Earth Day, here are a few simple, everyday things that every college student can do with their wardrobes to give back to the environment. First, when doing laundry, only use cold water. This is beneficial f...