Massachusetts Daily Collegian

UMass speaks out on possible border tolls

January 29, 2009

Filed under Breaking News

By: Alyssa Creamer Collegian Staff According to The Boston Globe, Governor Deval Patrick has proposed a plan to the federal government to place toll booths at the Massachusetts state borders. Although no official documents requesting this plan have yet been received by the Federal Highway Administration in...

January 20, 2009: One of the best days of my life

January 26, 2009

Filed under Breaking News

I haven’t even left cloud nine yet. That's where I've been since last Tuesday, when I arrived in DC after a 90-minute metro ride (which should have been only about a 10 minute ride). I was blessed enough to not have gone back...

Watching history in the making

January 26, 2009

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I woke up at ten thirty and leisurely stumbled downstairs, where my mom casually reminded me that in little more than an hour, the first African American President of the United States would be sworn into office. It was a fact...

Brian Williams & Tom Brokaw kept me watching

January 23, 2009

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By Matt Rocheleau, Collegian Staff When I sat down Tuesday evening to try and write about what I did on Inauguration Day, I couldn't - which is why I waited until now. It wasn't that I had writer's block or that I did not hav...

A wake-up call I’ll never forget

January 20, 2009

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Normally I would wake for nothing before noon during winter break, but today was different. After scrounging through my pants, which still lay next to my bed, I managed to pull out my cell phone. My voice still weak from the...

A tearful rejoicing

January 20, 2009

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Watching Obama’s inauguration this morning gave me goosebumps. Not because I was standing in the bitter cold Washington Mall, but because for the second time in my life I was proud to call myself an American. The first time...

SGA brings it ‘Back to the People’

January 12, 2009

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By: Alyssa Creamer Collegian Staff *originally posted Thursday, November 13, 2008   Southwest area government representatives are seeking feedback from Southwest residents to improve future functions. In an effort to gain...