Massachusetts Daily Collegian

Why I hate Valentine’s Day

By Kim Giordano

February 14, 2012

Let me preface this by saying that I am single this Valentine’s Day. So, yes, you could take this article as a bitter girl’s disdain for the holiday. Humor me and hear me out. As a sea of red and pink hearts are inevitably...

Dorm Room Recipes: Quesadillas

By Samantha Gillis

February 11, 2012

Every time I walk into Franklin I immediately scan the premise for a quesadilla bar. I’ve only seen this thing of beauty once before and it has eluded me ever since. Fortunately quesadillas are not only really easy to make but re...

Dorm Room Recipes: No-bake chocolate crunch cookies

By Samantha Gillis

January 29, 2012

There are certain foods every college student should have in their dorm room. That lists includes (though is not limited to) cereal, peanut butter, and of course, chocolate. Not only are these items yummy, but if you put them all...

Keeping the wintertime warm and chic

By Nelly Adamietz

January 24, 2012

As tempting as it may be to burrow up inside and hibernate for the next couple of months, these chic finds will have you ditching your typical winter wear and jazzing up your closet this season. It seems that the infinity scarf is taking over this year…jus...

Holiday Recipe: Sinfuls

By Staff

December 9, 2011

Most families have their holiday recipe. They make it every year and bring it to every holiday party and everyone looks forward to it. For my family, that recipe is sinfuls. I don’t know who came up with them, if they are an original recipe or one ripped off from a cookbook de...

Taste: An Unsung Gift of the Holidays

By Eliza Mitchell

December 9, 2011

Ah, the holidays. Such a stimulating time for the senses: bright colors; loud, spirited music; strong smells; the sting of wrapping paper cuts… and the taste of delicious treats made especially for the time at hand. As my mom ...

Flirty Fun Reigns at the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show

By Nia Decaille

December 5, 2011

It’s not just about watching women parade around in their panties, ladies and gents! The Victoria’s Secret fashion showcases the sexy product and it allows the women to be confident enough to express their femininity through the creativity of the designers. Every yea...

UMass Fashionistas: Casual Chic with Shevonne Commock

By Nia Decaille

December 3, 2011

According to local fashionista and UMass senior, Shevonne Commock, personal style is a form of expression and a platform for women to express how they feel. The simple, but prim and chic pieces she pairs together translates ...

Warm Winter Recipes

By Samantha Gillis

December 1, 2011

Mug Cake I’m not sure when the 5 minute mug cake first hit the internet but it’s been floating around for a while. I was hesitant at first but after seeing so many different, delicious looking variations I decided I might as well try the basic chocolate. Here’s the thing wi...

Laying a worthwhile foundation

By Staff

November 29, 2011

As a broke college student, I realize that buying high-end makeup products from brands like Bobbi Brown, Chanel, and MAC isn’t always feasible. High-end brands are typically sold in department stores by trained counter person...

Twihards Break Records at “Breaking Dawn” Premiere

By Kim Giordano

November 27, 2011

The fourth installment of the Twilight Series, “Breaking Dawn – Part 1” was released in theatres, but many couldn’t wait for the weekend. On Thursday night (or in some cases, day), die-hard fans of the series li...

Reasons to love November

By Alissa Mesibov

November 8, 2011

It’s just about that mid-semester point when everyone starts crashing. You’re tired of school, but you still have a month to go. Midterms have just ended, but you’re already gearing up for finals. To top things off, thi...