Massachusetts Daily Collegian

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 to school yet, and my best girlfriend Maggie and I were fortunate to have...

Watching history in the making

January 26, 2009


Filed under Breaking News

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 I had quietly forgotten. My family has always been politically involved,...

Brian Williams & Tom Brokaw kept me watching

January 23, 2009


Filed under Breaking News

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 have anything to say; rather, I was just tired of the whole thing. Reporting for The ...

A wake-up call I’ll never forget

January 20, 2009


Filed under Breaking News

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 depths of sleep, I greeted my stepfather. "Are you watching Obama?" he asked. "Not...

A tearful rejoicing

January 20, 2009


Filed under Breaking News

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 was election night. I have never been one to cry when I am happy, but today...

SGA brings it ‘Back to the People’

January 12, 2009


Filed under Breaking News

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 insight from members of the Southwest Community, last Tuesday, the South...

Republican Club holds rally against Radical Student Union

By Nick Bush, Collegian staff and Nick Bush

February 23, 2008


Filed under Archives, Local News

Brian Tedder, Collegian Brian Tedder, Collegian The University of Massachusetts Republican Club held a rally on the front steps of the Student Union yesterday, in response to what the club has called a "pornographic" brochure posted outside the Radical Student Union's (RSU) office. The poster, a c...