Massachusetts Daily Collegian

Free classes, great workouts: nine exercise classes you should be taking

By Kaitlyn Bigica

February 15, 2010

Filed under Arts & Living, Fitness

Exercise routines can become dull and predictable as we engage in the uniform two-mile treadmill run or 30 minutes on the elliptical. If you’re getting bored of your predictable workout routine, then it’s time to do something about it. Make exercise en...

“Ditch the workout and join the party” with Zumba Fitness

By Lisa Linsley

February 15, 2010

Filed under Fitness

Almost every afternoon and night of the week, 50 University of Massachusetts students dance, sweat and have fun to music such as Ke$ha’s “Tick Tock,” Pitbull’s “I Know You Want Me” and LMFAO’s “Shots.” These...

Do-it-yourself steampunk style

By Ellie Rulon-Miller

February 12, 2010

Filed under Do-it-yourself

Remember the scene at the end of “Back To The Future Part III,” where Doc returns to the 1980s on a really cool train? Do you remember how cool he and Carla’s clothes looked, a perfect combination of Victorian, old western,...

Unusual events pave the way for a promising Winter Olympics

By Kate MacDonald

February 10, 2010

Filed under Fitness

While many people think that the Olympic Games are outdated in today’s fast-paced world, there are many interesting events coming up in this month’s Vancouver Olympic Winter Games. From the culturally significant opening and closing ceremonies to unusual sports, everyone shoul...

University stands up for Haiti with benefit concert

By Andrew Cogan

February 10, 2010

Filed under Lifestyle, Music

A combination of local and student performers will take the stage to raise funds for the Haiti relief effort tonight at a benefit concert hosted by the University of Massachusetts. Proceeds from the “Stand up for Haiti Bene...

Photo Booth lets partiers save face

By Ellie Rulon-Miller

January 27, 2010

Filed under Do-it-yourself

If you’re an avid partygoer, you’ve probably been tagged in your fair share of embarrassing photos. You may have woken up on Saturday afternoon, logged onto your Facebook and gone through photo upon photo removing said tags...

Take a stand against consumerism with a handmade holiday

By Ellie Rulon-Miller

December 10, 2009

Filed under Do-it-yourself

A big part of the Do-It-Yourself movement lies in anti-consumerism ideals. For a lot of DIYers, it’s the main reason they choose to change their buying habits. The holidays are often seen as a crafter’s greatest challenge:...

Stuff your stocking with a different kind of holiday cheer

By S.K. Murphy

December 8, 2009

Filed under Lifestyle

For years you may have hurried down the stairs on Christmas morning, eager to thrash your way through the slew of toys and presents set out for you by jolly ole Saint Nick. And while the magic of those innocent times may h...

Top nine ways to get Swine Flu on campus

By Elyse Horowitz

December 1, 2009

Filed under Lifestyle

9. Don’t clean your apartment for weeks – even after you have friends over. Studies show that a lack of cleanliness of surfaces in the home, such as doorknobs, tabletops, counters, etc. can lead to a greater susceptibility...

Women Studies program celebrates 35 years with panel discussion

By Lisa Linsley

December 1, 2009

Filed under Lifestyle

This afternoon at 2 p.m., panelists from the University of Massachusetts and Hampshire College will hold a discussion titled “The Master’s Tools Will Never Dismantle the Master’s House.” The panelists are a part of...

Put down that sweater vest! Here’s the holiday gifts they’re REALLY after

By Kate MacDonald

November 30, 2009

Filed under Commerce

Bundled up adults sprinting through automatic doors, shouting and shoving their way through a crowd of people may sound like an attempt to save themselves from one of the many disasters Hollywood is screening.  But no –the scene...

Student enterprising a driving force at the ‘Zoo’

By Kristin Vaselacopoulos

November 30, 2009

Filed under Fitness, Lifestyle

Editor's note: This story has been removed by the editors because it violates our content policies. After press time Collegian editors discovered that its author has been involved in publicity efforts by the subject of the sto...