Massachusetts Daily Collegian

Women of color shock audience with honesty, cultural insight

By Elyse Horowitz

April 21, 2010

If you didn’t see Body Politics 2010, a show presented on April 16 and 17, you missed the most powerful and engaging performance of the semester. Presented by the Women of Color Leadership Network (WCLN), a program of the...

‘Ganja sizzles despite rain

By Andrew Sheridan

April 20, 2010

Amherst Common once again played host to the annual cannabis celebration known as Extravaganja on Saturday. For the 19th consecutive year, the common was flooded with people, unwashed masses milling, moving and dancing under a...

How to name your smoking pipe

By Tappan Parker

April 19, 2010

So, you bought a tobacco pipe over the weekend at Extravaganja. But like any good bowl or pipe, it will need a name that signifies its importance in your life. So how do you go about figuring out that name? Naming a pipe is...

Life of late Massachusetts poet revealed

By Lindsay Orlov

April 19, 2010

In today’s world of cell phones, laptops and cable television, it’s sometimes easy to forget Amherst’s past. Certainly, the Pioneer Valley remains an area dominated by a rural, agrarian lifestyle. A five-minute drive down...

Ganjafest invades Amherst Saturday

By Andrew Sheridan

April 15, 2010

That time of year has come once again. Spring is in full bloom, the campus ducks have begun their mating rituals, 4/20 is on the horizon and Extravaganja prepares to descend upon the town of Amherst. Tomorrow will mark the n...

Understanding eating disorders with Dr. Anita Johnston

By Kaitlyn Bigica

April 15, 2010

Each year, on Nov. 11, the date of their daughter Tara’s birthday, John and Maureen Sheehan hold “Run For Tara,” an event to raise money for eating disorder awareness in memory of Tara’s death from anorexia.  Money raised...

Hampshire College to hold conference addressing women’s reproductive rights

By Christiana McDougal

April 9, 2010

Today marks the beginning of a three-day long reproductive rights conference titled: “From Abortion Rights to Social Justice: Building the Movement for Reproductive Freedom” at Hampshire College. It is sponsored by both the...

Mallory knows how to do it themselves

By Leigh Greaney

April 7, 2010

Mallory and its Do-It-Yourself subculture rips the screws out of the capitalist machine. Since the 1970s, DIY culture has pitted itself against the materialist dogma. In a world where music is all about advertising and big labels,...

Local haunt, the Harp serves up delicious food, cold beer and goodwill

By Brendan Murphy

March 21, 2010

The Harp is the quintessential traditional Irish bar that every town needs, but very few have. In addition to their 16 beers on tap, they offer a wide selection of great food and entertainment to keep their patrons happy. Upon...

Potty talk “What’s My Pee Telling Me?”

By Lily Hicks

March 21, 2010

Poop. Everybody does it; no one wants to talk about it – or rather, no one wants to talk about it seriously. With the five-and-under demographic monopolizing what little open conversation exists today regarding urine, feces an...

How to impress a girl for $8.07: A man-made meal on a college budget

By Justin Gagnon

March 9, 2010

Between books, food, beer and, for some of us, tuition and housing, the costs of living as a college student can add up quickly. Add a girlfriend into the mix and you may find yourself really behind on cash flow. As if it wasn’t...

The Next Generation of Online Romance?

By Lily Hicks

March 9, 2010 eHarmony. Lavalife. A new name has entered the “e-love” stratosphere – this time, though, the focus is not on forging relationships but sustaining them. is an online magazine catered towards men...