Massachusetts Daily Collegian

UPC to give students a warm “Welcome” to Spring semester

By Garth Brody

January 21, 2010


Filed under Music

School is back in session, which means that the music of your soul will soon be slowly, systematically drained until you are nothing but a husk, gasping under the crushing weight of higher learning. The University of Massachusetts University Programming Council has seen fit to stave off your spirit’s...

Fine Dining Notebook: Sierra Grille

By Alex Tillotson

January 21, 2010


Filed under Food & Drink

If you’re looking for a great atmosphere, décor that includes dark wood furniture, a fantastic ambiance with small votives on every table and even better food made from a variety of local ingredients, look no further than Noho. The Sierra Grille, at 41 Strong Ave. in Northampton, is by far one of...

It’s not all that ‘Complicated’

By Kate MacDonald

January 21, 2010


Filed under Movies

Picture a 50-something Alec Baldwin slinking around a bedroom post-romp, rubbing his portly, significantly hairy torso, muttering not so seductive words of love. The newest mid-season horror movie to hit the silver screen? Try again. Baldwin, along with Meryl Streep, Steve Martin and John Krasinski,...

Winter chill prompts cinema escape

By Shayna Murphy

January 21, 2010


Filed under Movies

Who says the only thing worth seeing over winter break was “Avatar?” This past winter, as James Cameron’s alien parable laid siege to the box office, theater dwellers were given the opportunity to venture deep into alternative realities and historical settings; or, as was the case with “The Young Victoria,” into...

‘Tis the Season: A winter seasonal beer roundup

By Andrew Sheridan

January 19, 2010


Filed under Arts & Living, Food & Drink

The holidays are a time for relaxation, for family, for food and for fun. They are also a time for beer, and every December, brewers around the world uncap a special variety of brew that, while released for the Christmas season, is known collectively as “winter beer.” While there are no specific...

“Avatar” a Pandora’s Box of Cliches

By Isaac Himmelman

January 19, 2010


Filed under Movies

I’ll just get this off my chest. “Avatar” sucked. Like everyone else on Earth, I shelled out $16-something to put on silly looking 3-D glasses and watch what will probably be the highest grossing film of all time. For those of you who spent winter break in a cave, “Avatar” is the latest f...

Baby it’s cold outside, but you can still look hot this winter

By Liana Steir

January 19, 2010


Filed under Fashion

Fashion is constantly evolving and being re-invented by not only designers, but everyday people, too. Currently, the trend of personalization reigns supreme. In addition to being weather conscious, the possibilities are endless for this new semester of fashion in a new decade. Amherst in January sets...

Brew your own cider for $50 or less

By Brendan Murphy

January 19, 2010


Filed under Food & Drink

Ever find yourself in a package store or a bar, wishing you knew how to make your own brew? Well, it’s not as difficult as you think. Brewing homemade hard cider from apple cider is fun, legal and surprisingly easy. It’s also steeped in American tradition; historically, hard cider was the drink...

Boxers or briefs: What would Jesus do?

By Andrew Sheridan

January 17, 2010


Filed under Fashion

WATCH | Photo shoot with Andrew Sheridan __________________________________________________________________________________ These days, symbols of faith seem to be in high fashion. From religious pendants and “What Would Jesus Do?” bracelets, to crucifix tattoos and Buddhist symbols, style is very importa...

The Best Albums of 2009

By Kate MacDonald

December 11, 2009


Filed under Music

As 2009 is coming to an end rapidly, we should look back at the better parts of the past 12 months in music. It was a year of huge headline-grabbing concerts and uber-popular singles. It was not really a good year as far as albums go. Many released this past year were lack luster at best.   It was...