Massachusetts Daily Collegian

NoHo Know How: Fixin' the kitchen on any budget

By Shayna Murphy

March 7, 2010

Don’t be surprised if you recognize some of the mugs offered up at Faces, including those by San Francisco-based company Taylor & Ng. Chances are your grandmother might have owned a few of the company’s ceramic white mu...

Think before you sip

By Kate MacDonald

March 4, 2010

What would you do if a harmful chemical was all around you, a chemical scientists have linked to breast cancer, diabetes and reproductive issues? According to many researchers, chemical presense is the norm in the United States,...

Post Secret gone local: Silly, sad and serious secrets

By Kaitlyn Bigica

March 2, 2010

“I live on the second floor of a Southwest tower and my new past-time is getting myself off while watching people walk by. They can't see what I'm doing but it makes me feel naughty!” On Feb. 9, 2009, Craig Durham an...

2010 Winter Olympics provides golden memories

By Kate MacDonald

March 2, 2010

After lifetimes of practice, years of preparation and 16 days filled with moments of glory and disappointment, the 21st Winter Olympic Games are over. Held in Vancouver, Canada, there were many remarkable moments of the games,...

DIY: make a gaping shirt fit at any size

By Ellie Rulon-Miller

March 2, 2010

I love going to the University of Massachusetts hockey games. I get pumped up beyond belief when the main lights dim, the spotlights go on, the Minutemen skate out and the announcer yells, “PAAAUULL DAINTOONN!” And, like...

Carmen Lei’s UStyle

By Kaitlyn Bigica

March 2, 2010

Name: Carmen Lei Major: Hospitality Year: 2010 Outfit: Glasses- Newbury Jacket- Hong Kong Leggings-Burlington Coat Factory Rain boots- Burlington Coat Factory Umbrella- Burberry Outlet     Spotted...

In sickness or in health insurance

By Kate MacDonald

February 28, 2010

What sort of world do we live in where a mature, pretty and leggy blond woman has to create a website to find a husband? A world where healthcare is a growing problem for millions. Terri Carlson, a 45-year-old divorced mother,...

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

By Kaitlyn Bigica

February 16, 2010

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 16, 2010

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

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

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

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...