Massachusetts Daily Collegian

The week in review

By Dan Glaun

February 16, 2012

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This week the  ACLU, after a request by the Student Government Association, sent a letter to Residence Director Edward Hull challenging the constitutionality of the University’s residence hall solicitation policy. The policy ...

Do we expect too much from the president?

By Brittany McLellan

February 8, 2012

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As Americans, we look up to our President. He has been a powerful man (so far) whom we look to for guidance, for reassurance, for action and for leadership. We may be divided by whether we agree or oppose the policies they support...

The Week In Review

By Dan Glaun

January 27, 2012

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This week featured our back-to-school issue, with the Collegian bringing some start of the semester scrutiny to the compensation of UMass professors and administrators. 93 of the 100 highest paid state workers in Massachusetts a...

1 officer, shooter dead in Virginia Tech shooting

By Lindsey Davis

December 8, 2011

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Last Updated: Thursday, 6:40 p.m. The Virginia State police have taken "primary responsibility" for the investigation into the shooting that left one police officer dead after being shot during a routine traffic stop i...

Oklahoma State athletics faces tragedy yet again

By Taylor C. Snow

November 28, 2011

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Nearly 11 years ago, Oklahoma State was struck with tragedy, when a plane carrying 10 men associated with its men’s basketball team crashed near Denver, killing all on board. Last Thursday afternoon, it faced tragedy again when a sma...

The not-so-Happy Valley

By Greg Romagna

November 13, 2011

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For the past week or so, the college football world has been rocked by the sexual abuse scandal uncovered at Penn State. Jerry Sandusky, the legendary former defensive coordinator for the Nittany Lions, has been accused of sexually abusing eight boy...

Escalation in Libya

By Brittany McLellan

March 28, 2011

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Moammar Gadhafi still remains defiant as the United States, France and the United Kingdom have become involved in the Libyan conflict. With the overwhelming violence against rioters, it was clear that other nations had to ...

Middle East Riots: Libya Chapter

By Brittany McLellan

March 10, 2011

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Following the examples of Tunisia and Egypt, Libya is yet another Middle Eastern country to make moves to oust their leader, Muammar Gaddafi. The protests had begun on February 15th and have continued up until today, o...

Facebook attempts to end marginal friendships

By Justin Gagnon

February 18, 2011

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It seems like your best friend, or that annoying stalker that "Likes" everything you post has been popping up on your Facebook News Feed more than usual lately, doesn't it? Well, it's not because they've been posting more, or that good looking girl from a Gen. Ed. you took two years ago sto...

Freedom has come to Egypt

By Brittany McLellan

February 14, 2011

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Freedom has finally come to the people of Egypt after about three weeks of protests. February 10 was believed to be the day that Mubarak would acknowledge his defeat and step down from office, instead he announced he would transfer some power to his Vice President Omar Suleiman, but would not resign or...

The time has come for action in Egypt

By Brittany McLellan

February 4, 2011

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The people of Egypt will not cease protests until President Mubarak steps down from power. After nearly thirty years of corruption the time has come for action. President Mubarak’s regime has been riddled with unlawful arrests,...