Massachusetts Daily Collegian

“Body Politics” offers women platform for expression

By Nia Decaille

April 13, 2012

Filed under Arts & Living, Theatre

For this year’s “Body Politics” coordinator Letisha Harris, sisterhood is a virture. As a performer in past performances of “Body Politics,” Harris enjoyed the fellowship and the bonds formed through working with the women involved. “It’s unique and a place where women of color can talk ab...

Don McLean keeps the music alive at the Calvin

By William Perkins

April 13, 2012

Filed under Arts & Living, Music

It was 1971. The Beatles had already been broken up for a year. Woodstock was already a thing of the past. And records by Rod Stewart, Janis Joplin and The Rolling Stones were among those topping charts. But it was a song released in November of that year by a 26-year-old New Rochelle, N.Y. native – a song wh...

National Pecan Day highlights crunchy nut

By Margaret Clayton

April 13, 2012

Filed under Arts & Living, Food & Drink

Americans like to celebrate things. We have state birds, state doughnuts and regional holidays like the upcoming Patriots’ Day.  Most of these go unrecognized by the majority of the country – save for provoking discrepancies in school closings even between individual schools in the Pioneer Valley...

Student filmmaking at UMass

By Kevin Romani

April 11, 2012

Filed under Arts & Living, Movies

While filmmaking and the University of Massachusetts may not be synonymous with one another, a growing presence of the art form does exist on campus. Though there is no film major at UMass, secondary options such as the film certificate, communication department and BDIC major have made the study ...

‘Don’t Trust the B—- in Apartment 23’ worth the watch

By Sarah Fonder

April 11, 2012

Filed under Arts & Living, Television

New ABC comedy “Don’t Trust the B---- in Apartment 23,” draws viewers in with a simple statement. “My roommate slept with my fiancé on my birthday cake, and it was the best thing that ever happened to me.” The show chronicles a Midwestern transplant’s relationship with her manipulative roommate. In the pilot, Ju...

Collegiate-approved beauty products

By Eleine Fang

April 11, 2012

Filed under Lifestyle

If Neutrogena’s latest Clean and Clear product, didn’t deliver Photoshop-perfect skin or if that must-have mascara turned you into a raccoon, we get it. There are a lot of crappy products out there these days accompanied by even crappier public relations. It is hard to dig through the amount of supplies ...

10 protein-packed post-workout snacks

By Kayla Marchetti

April 11, 2012

Filed under Food & Drink

After going to the gym for a recommended 30-60 minutes a day workout, the body needs to be refueled in a healthy and mindful way. A trip to the gym is no excuse to chow down on chocolate cake, because that would just be plain old sabotage. Instead, stick to a healthy portion size and always check nutrition labels. Here a few...

Grilled cheese to be celebrated

By Andrea Greenberg

April 11, 2012

Filed under Arts & Living, Food & Drink, Lifestyle

The grilled cheese sandwich: a humble yet wildly popular concept of two slices of bread bound together by cheese and grilled until golden brown. Any good grilled cheese is crunchy on the outside and gooey on the inside. So amazingly simple, yet so satisfyingly good – so much so that this creation has its very own day in April dedicated to it. Luckily for grilled...

Dress right this spring with simple staples

By Dane Feldman

April 11, 2012

Filed under Fashion

Although New England weather threatens us each and every day, there is no denying the fact that spring has arrived at last. With spring’s arrival come the ever-challenging and awkward temperatures that toy with us and test our abilities to properly dress for the weather. The mornings start out cool and calm, y...

Planning the perfect summer trip on low costs, and having the most fun

By Jeff Mitchell

April 10, 2012

Filed under Arts & Living, Travel

When it comes down to summer trips, many ideas are sparked only to fizzle out in a wave of overwhelming logistical considerations. Planning the ideal trip prompts one to address the plausibility of one’s dreams. Before you pack up your car and cruise off to the Pacific, there are many problems that can turn your Califor...

5 ways to have fun without breaking the bank

By Steffi Porter

April 10, 2012

Filed under Arts & Living, Do-it-yourself, Lifestyle

The best things in life may be free, but the majority of fun pastimes for college students rarely are. While shopping, going to the movies, eating dinner out or going to a bar or a coffee shop may be a blast, doing so every weekend can get expensive for students on a budget. But do not fret, penny-pinchers. There are ways to spend your fr...

Picks of the season: spring fruits, recipes and health tips

By Kayla Marchetti

April 10, 2012

Filed under Arts & Living, Food & Drink

It’s that time of year again in Amherst. The leaves are taking shape, the flowers are blooming and the University of Massachusetts dining halls’ fruit selection has gone seasonal. The freshest fruits are being served at all of the dining commons around campus, supplying students with the most delicious and nutritious options to fill their plates. ...