Massachusetts Daily Collegian

Amherst Survival Center director receives honor for community leadership

By Niina Heikkinen

October 19, 2009

As the nation grapples with issues concerning health care reform, Dr. Susan Lowery is taking the lead in a local grassroots effort through the Amherst Survival Center on North Pleasant Street to address the health care needs of the town”s homeless and uninsured population. Last week, Lowery, as...

Drug Policy Initiatives: Amethyst vs. Emerald

April 20, 2009

By: Tim Wallace   Binge drinking has been viewed by college campus leaders as one of the biggest health and safety risks for college students of our generation, according to a recent Inside Higher Ed article. As a result, administrators are focusing on ways in which alcohol policies could be reformed not just on...

“The Sicily Class”

April 13, 2009

Blog entry and photos by: Katherine Neubert Journalism 391R: Travel Writing and Photojournalism (aka "the Sicily class") is by far, hands down, no doubt about it the best class I've ever taken at UMass. For starters, it gets you out of the class room and into real life... Sicily, to be exact. You can only take this c...

Haymarket Cafe: A little more than your average “coffee shop”

February 26, 2009

By: Katherine Neubert I was standing on Main Street in Northampton, around the corner from Smith College, where my father taught film once upon a time, my cousin became an alumnus in 2003 and where, last weekend, I saw “Thin & Girl Culture,” a photography exhibit by Lauren Greenfield at the...

UMass offers yoga!

February 22, 2009

By: Alyssa Creamer Many full-time college students with hectic lives, between planning enough time to balance 10 hours of a crappy part-time job, six classes of varying degrees of difficulty, and making time to socialize, barely have enough time to truly relax. When you believe you’ve spent time “rel...

UMass speaks out on possible border tolls

January 29, 2009

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

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

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

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

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

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

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...