Massachusetts Daily Collegian

Soliciting free speech

By Billy Rainsford

February 22, 2012

Filed under Columns

Last week, Executive Director of Residential Life Eddie Hull received a letter from the American Civil Liberties Union detailing the unconstitutionality of the University of Massachusetts’ solicitation policy, which effectively...

Redemption ‘elevates our nature’

By Eric Magazu

February 22, 2012

Filed under Columns

I once attended a presentation in the Campus Center, and, from what I recollect, it was being given by a business that produced quality products. The talk was given long enough ago that I can’t remember the name of the company....

Campus political lackluster

By Josh Steinberg

February 22, 2012

Filed under Columns

I will start by saying I am not trying to assert myself as a political junkie who meticulously follows every aspect of the political realm – although I may as well considering those I am about to compare myself with. More often...

The economic foibles of mandating contraception

By Harrison Searles

February 21, 2012

Filed under Columns, Opinion

The recent brouhaha regarding the Catholic Church and its related missions being forced to provide contraception as part of the health insurance that it must provide, a change against which its magisterium has taken a vocal op...

US America needs social change of prevailing ideologies

By Jeff Bagdigian

February 21, 2012

Filed under Columns, Opinion

Growing up, I spent most Sundays in Billerica at my grandparents’ house, opposite my grandfather, playing chess or some other board game. With the anchors of NPR speaking in the background, I remember many moments in which...

YCMP, what about me?

By Kurt Coleman

February 21, 2012

Filed under Columns, Opinion

Last week I strolled into Blue Wall hoping I would find the perfect meal to satisfy my mid-day hunger. To my delight, I was able to find this in the form of a very attractive slice of Buffalo chicken pizza. Somehow, in th...

Elizabeth Warren is my kind of girl

By Jon Carvalho

February 21, 2012

Filed under Columns, Opinion

I think I’m in love. It’s one of those instantly recognizable feelings, and this is The Real Deal – that feeling in the pit of my stomach, the smile every time I see her face. Bummer, though; she’s married. Her name’...

The Exercise Enigma

By Merav Kaufman

February 21, 2012

Filed under Columns, Opinion, Point-Counterpoint

A notable difference between a typical college student and elementary school child – aside from their height – is their differing personal relationships with physical activity. Exercise is seamlessly incorporated into the g...

Fly Me to the Moon

By Claire Anderson

February 21, 2012

Filed under Columns, Opinion

Most ideas are quickly disregarded for standard reasons. It’s not sane, it’s illegal, it’s too expensive or it is impossible. But that has never stopped Republicans before. In fact, it usually propels them forward, like no Wall Street regulation and no gun control laws. But Republ...

The degradation of argument

By Jesse Putnam

February 16, 2012

Filed under Archives, Columns, Opinion

We live in an unreasonable age. Flip a channel, change a dial, turn a page – anywhere you look, you are bound to encounter an irrational argument, especially if you are one who often looks to the news. In this worl...

No more mind games

By Lauren Vincent

February 16, 2012

Filed under Opinion, Point-Counterpoint

According to scientists at University of California at Berkley, mind-reading may not be just a plot point in a Mel Gibson chick flick, but an actual possibility. For those of you worried that the crazy sex fantasies you’re conjuring...

Conservatives should conserve individual rights

By Nathan Fatal

February 16, 2012

Filed under Columns, Opinion

Last week at the Conservative Political Action Conference in Washington, D.C. I had the pleasure of joining thousands of individuals fed up with President Barack Obama’s apparent hobby of violating rights. The theme of CPAC 2012 was...