Massachusetts Daily Collegian

Amherst Survival Center makes a community for immigrants

By Sorelle Mbakop

November 5, 2014

As a Venezuelan immigrant, Niri Azuaje knows that being an immigrant in a country with a different culture and language from that of your native land can be a very frightening experience. Having access to an organization like...

Safe Passage provides services for survivors of domestic violence

By Jaclyn Bryson

September 30, 2014

Sparked by the rising feminist movement and backed by the dedication of volunteers, Necessities/Necesidades first opened its doors in 1977 to spread awareness of domestic violence and lend a helping hand to those who needed it Over...

Northwestern District Attorney’s office hosts National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day

By Brendan Deady

September 28, 2014

Deputy Tom Cote of the Hampshire County Sheriff’s Department stood in front of Amherst’s Wildwood Elementary School on Saturday morning with a zip lock bag full of drugs. He wore a smile as he placed the collection of rainbow...

UMass’ School of Public Health and Health Sciences receives two-year grant from The National Cancer Institute

By Marleigh Felsenstein

September 8, 2014

Breast cancer is one of the most studied cancers, and the University of Massachusetts now has a hand in some research. The UMass School of Public Health and Health Sciences has received a two-year, $177,373 grant from the National...