Massachusetts Daily Collegian

WMUA hosts vinyl sale

By Garth Brody

December 4, 2009

The third semiannual WMUA vinyl sale will run from 11 a.m. until 5 p.m. tomorrow at the Cape Cod Lounge. Set up like an indoor flea market, the event will host more than 15 different record vendors peddling thousands upon thousands of those warm, crackly LPs, EPs, 45s and singles that you devoted music...

True Life: I was on Wheel of Fortune

By Justin Gagnon

December 4, 2009

One can only succeed as far as their luck can allow him or her to go, but with one action as simple as a click of a mouse, his or her life can change for the better or for the worse in an instant. Mine changed last May. It was the time of year that when big dreams meander into a strange purgatory betw...

Marco Benevento describes ‘avant-jazz’ style

By Angela Stasiowski

December 3, 2009

Marco Benevento, a self-proclaimed “punk” from the New York music scene, met drummer and long time friend Joe Russo in detention hall. The rest is history. A few years older and a great deal wiser, both musicians find themselves in the middle of one of the fastest growing musical projects in Brooklyn...

Pearl Street to host jam band lineup with Rubblebucket and Giant Panda Guerilla Dub Squad

By Dave Mansfield

December 3, 2009

Rubblebucket, formerly known as Rubblebucket Orchestra, will bring their eight-piece big band to Pearl Street’s Clubroom tonight, along with reggae act Giant Panda Guerilla Dub Squad. Rubblebucket’s eclectic style is a fusion of many different musical genres, including jazz, funk, reggae, as well...

Melody Rodrigues’ UStyle

By Ellie Rulon-Miller

December 3, 2009

Name: Melody Rodrigues Class: 2011 Major: History What she’s wearing: Black scarf she got at the Campus Center, a Forever 21 tank, a top she got as a gift, Forever 21 skinny jeans and Steve Madden boots. Melody’s look is casual and chic. “I’m a big skinny jean person,” she said. Me...

Music to sway to at Pearl Street

By Garth Brody

December 1, 2009

On Tuesday night, Scottish indie-popsters Camera Obscura filled the Pearl Street Ballroom with an easy warmth. With the drowsy but radiant baroque pop of The Papercuts, the ballroom was already swaying dreamily – They sounded equal parts Beach House and The Zombies. It’s fortunate that these openers...

Top nine ways to get Swine Flu on campus

By Elyse Horowitz

December 1, 2009

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 to contracting swine flu. With dirt and germs sitting around like that,...

Women Studies program celebrates 35 years with panel discussion

By Lisa Linsley

December 1, 2009

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 the Feminist Foundations/Feminist Futures Series, which contains a number of...

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

By Kate MacDonald

December 1, 2009

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 is Black Friday in the early morning hours at Toys R Us’ across the nation. A...

Student enterprising a driving force at the ‘Zoo’

By Kristin Vaselacopoulos

December 1, 2009

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 story, an obvious conflict of interest. The story has been removed but this pos...

A towering spectacle: “2012” stuns just like we expected, but disasters like these are a dime a dozen

By Kate MacDonald

November 30, 2009

There is a very real Mayan prophecy that says the world as we know it will end on December 21, 2012 in a melee of death, destruction and catastrophe. While no one knows what the future holds in store on that dread date, king of destruction Roland Emmerich shows viewers a glimpse of how he thinks thing...

Ninja Action Hits the Big Screen

By Andrew Sheridan

November 29, 2009

For over a millennium, the nine clans of the ninja have existed in secrecy. Living in the shadows, these powerful families have disciplined their stealthy warriors in the deadly arts and preyed on the weak as the world’s most elite assassins. They live without pain or fear, move without making a sound...