Massachusetts Daily Collegian

Music group shoots video in the campus center

By Katie Landeck

January 25, 2012

Against a gray cement backdrop in the basement of the Campus Center, Moe Edwards leaned into his microphone to sing, breaking the silence. Three boys carefully positioned themselves on the desk behind him, playing back up ...

Feeling down? High five! Thursday is National High Five Day

By Sam Butterfield

April 18, 2011

If bewildering workloads and ongoing grey weather have you down, cheer up: Thursday is National High Five Day! The San Francisco-based National High Five Project announced Monday that it will be sponsoring the tenth-annual National High Five Day Thursday, April 21 at high-five-facilitating l...

News across the nation

By Staff

March 24, 2011

Wall Street gets a lift after earnings reports continue to impress investors “Corporate earnings continue to be exceptionally strong,” said Oliver Pursche, president of Gary Goldberg Financial Services. “I think the markets continue to focus on the underlying recovery of the U.S. econom...

Texas group launches new scholarship for white males only

By Sam Butterfield

March 9, 2011

A group of graduate students at Texas State University has come up with a new kind of need-based scholarship, and have even created their own non-profit 501(c)(3) group to bankroll their mission. Texas State graduate students Colby Boh...

The protests in Libya unraveled

By Michelle Williams

February 22, 2011

Last week, on February 16, a crowd gathered outside a government office in Benghazi, Libya, armed with rocket and gasoline bombs. The demonstrators, estimated from several hundred to several thousand, marched in the country’s s...

Large majority of Americans sympathetic to protesters in Egypt

By Staff

February 8, 2011

According to a Gallup poll released late Monday night, nearly two-thirds of Americans support the protests that have been rocking Cairo, Egypt for the past two weeks. 66 percent of Americans polled said “political changes occurring in Egypt will be mostly good for that country, and a similar percentage (60...

‘Comfort Food?’ UC Irvine serves up chicken and waffles for MLK Day

By Claire Reid Kiss

February 7, 2011

On January 17, 2011, America celebrated Martin Luther King Jr. Day with a day off. However, at the University of California, Irvine, dining services celebrated a different way. According to a Jan. 27 report in the Los Ange...

College freshmen more stressed than ever

By Nancy Pierce

February 6, 2011

College freshmen have experienced the highest levels of stress in 25 years and a 3.4 percent drop in overall emotional health from 2009 to 2010, according to a recent study. An annual survey by the Cooperative Institutional Research Program at the University of California, Los Angeles’ Higher Education Res...

Hampshire College zips along in a rental car

By Chelsea Faria

February 3, 2011

“Wheels when you want them, gas and insurance included.” This is the tagline of Zipcar Inc., the world’s leading online car sharing network of North America and the United Kingdom. More than 225 universities have accou...

Graduation rates decrease nationwide

By Claire Reid Kiss

January 30, 2011

Due to a number of circumstances ranging from financial woes to lack of preparation, graduation rates at colleges and universities are decreasing across America. According to an article in the Chronicle of Higher Education, ...

Public higher ed struggles to fill budget gap

By R.P. Hitt

January 26, 2011

Ben Taylor, a University of Massachusetts senior, faces the grim reality of having to pay back over $30 thousand in debt after graduation. He, like many other soon-to-be college graduates, not only face mounting debt, but an incr...

New site lets students search for dream jobs

By Sam Butterfield

January 24, 2011

Although the subzero temperatures and feet-high snow banks might not belie it, the second semester has crept up on us, and with the transition to a new semester, students across the Five Colleges and the country must begin thinking about their s...