Massachusetts Daily Collegian

The March to Macy’s: The Story of the UMass Minuteman Marching Band series

By Patrick Hoff

November 27, 2013

Filed under Campus News, Local News, News

These articles are part of a series on the UMass Minuteman Marching Band as they prepare to march in the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade. Meet the marching band Marching Band is preparing for Macy’s Parade. Dr. Timothy Anderson leads UMass marching ban...

SALT partners with SaveUp to fight student debt

By Eleanor Harte

November 26, 2013

Filed under Local News, News

SALT, a non-profit free educational resource created by American Student Assistance to assist students in making better decisions about finances, partnered earlier this month with SaveUp, the nation’s first free rewards program for paying down debt. SaveUp is a free online program that o...

Thievery abounds over weekend

By Mary Reines

November 26, 2013

Filed under Crime, Local News, News

Friday, Nov. 22 10:48 a.m. Construction signs were stolen near 457 Main St. Their location, as well as the perpetrator, remains unknown. 7:45 p.m. A caller at 37 Meadow St. reported a break-in and bags of coins missing at the residence. There was no sign of a forced entry. 8:41 p.m...

Food for Thought bookstore may close after 37 years

By Catherine Ferris

November 25, 2013

Filed under Local News, News

Food for Thought, a local bookstore located in the center of Amherst, has recently written a newsletter informing customers that due to insufficient funds, it will be closing by the end of 2013 after 37 years unless there is a...

PVTA holds ‘Stuff the Bus’ campaign

By Shelby Ashline

November 25, 2013

Filed under Campus News, Five College News, Local News, News

The Pioneer Valley Transit Authority’s annual “Stuff the Bus” food drive began this year on Nov. 18 and will continue through Monday. All PTVA buses contain donation bins for non-perishable food items, which will be given...

Amherst institutes parking ban

By Shelby Ashline

November 21, 2013

Filed under Local News, News

An overnight parking ban will be in effect throughout Amherst from Dec. 1, 2013 to April 1, 2014, according to Amherst Chief of Police Scott P. Livingstone. The parking ban, which will be in effect from 2 a.m. to 6 a.m....

UMass music fraternities strengthen bond

By Patrick Hoff

November 21, 2013

Filed under Campus News, Local News, News

When thinking about the University of Massachusetts Marching Band, Greek life may not be the first thing that comes to mind, but it is one of the most integral parts of the marching band – from helping paint the fields for ...

UMass students, staff have different opinions on smoking ban

By Rose Gottlieb

November 21, 2013

Filed under Campus News, Five College News, News

At the beginning of the year, UMass adopted a new tobacco policy that prohibited the use of any tobacco products on campus. However, almost one semester after the policy was first implemented, there are mixed opinions on how effecti...

Violence interrupts otherwise typical weekend

By Mary Reines

November 19, 2013

Filed under Crime, Local News, News

Friday, Nov. 15 3:29 p.m. A caller reported a medium-sized white dog in his back yard at 109 Fearing St. The caller was concerned that the dog looked neglected. The dog didn’t have a collar on and walked behind the blue house next to his. ...

UMass student stabbed at weekend party, injuries not life threatening

By Collegian News Staff

November 19, 2013

Filed under Crime, Local News, News

A local house party turned perilous over the weekend when a 21-year-old University of Massachusetts student was stabbed by a fellow partygoer. The Amherst Police Department responded to a call at 66 Pine St. around 12:30 a.m. on Saturday following a reported distur...

‘Sockvember’ underway for Amherst homeless

By Chance Viles

November 18, 2013

Filed under Campus News, Five College News, Local News, News

The Student Leadership Center at the University of Massachusetts is striving to make a big difference for the homeless in the smallest of ways. The Student Leadership Center is organizing “Socktober” and “Sockvemb...

Thanksgiving feast to be prepared for less fortunate

By Laura Diamond

November 18, 2013

Filed under Local News, News

For many, Thanksgiving is a time to catch up with family and friends and huddle around the television watching football. For others, it's a time to help ensure a great holiday for the less fortunate in the community. Kate...