Massachusetts Daily Collegian

A Tangible Legacy

By Roy Ribitzky

March 15, 2012

Filed under Columns, Opinion, Point-Counterpoint

Today is the last day to claim our autonomy and decide on a future that will leave a lasting legacy here at the University of Massachusetts. Besides voting for next Student Government Association President, Vice President, an...

Fantasy world problems

By Hannah Sparks

March 15, 2012

Filed under Columns, Opinion, Point-Counterpoint

Modern life can be mundane, and while some of this tedium is derived from privilege, complaints about our reality are often dismissed as “first world problems.” However, having the luxury of running water and abundant food ...

The Most Conservative Game

By Daniel Stratford

March 15, 2012

Filed under Columns, Opinion, Point-Counterpoint

“When you play the game of thrones, you either win or you die – there is no middle ground.” So proclaims Queen Cersei Lannister to Lord Eddard Stark in one of the most memorable scenes of the first season of HBO’s acclaimed...

Libertarianism is here to stay

By Gavin Beeker

March 13, 2012

Filed under Columns, Opinion

In a Republican primary race largely consisting of slick suits and sweater-vested cultural reactionaries, Ron Paul is by far the most interesting candidate to have emerged from the fray. He campaigns without any expectation...

Russia’s inconvenient opposition

By Mike Tudoreanu

March 13, 2012

Filed under Columns, Opinion

Last weekend, presidential elections took place in Russia. Vladimir Putin, the leader of the ruling United Russia Party and the man who has been running the show in Russia for the past 12 years, won 64 percent of the vote according to official results. But many observers, both inside and outside Rus...

Who Burnt the Koran?

By Daniel Gordon

March 12, 2012

Filed under Columns

Who burnt the Koran in Afghanistan?  Was it just the military?  Or was it us, the tolerant members of an academic community? At first, it looks like it’s all about the military. An article published March 3 in the New York...

From Grass to Food to White House

By Alexa Jones

March 12, 2012

Filed under Columns

I probably voted about a hundred times for UMass Permaculture to go to the White House. And they deserve to go; from the few chances I got to volunteer at the garden, I noticed all of the people on the committee were extremely...

The Day the Music Died

By Matthew Lowe

March 12, 2012

Filed under Columns

When one thinks of the 1960s in general, certain things will always stick out, regardless of your historical awareness – drugs, sex, war, protest and a soundtrack that could shake an entire universe. But as I reminisce on a...

What is the most good?

By DailyCollegian.com Staff

March 12, 2012

Filed under Columns, Opinion

The Salvation Army, whose tagline is “Doing the Most Good,” started in 1865 when Minister William Booth preached in the streets of England instead of in a church. He preached to homeless and poor people, and converted to Christianity those w...

Police state school

By DailyCollegian.com Staff

March 12, 2012

Filed under Columns, Opinion

Approaching brightly lit orange flashing LED lights, I set the cruise control exactly to 20 miles per hour and ambled down University Drive toward the Recreation Center. An officer entered into the traffic and raised his h...

Moving forward

By Herb Scribner

March 12, 2012

Filed under Columns, Opinion

Before you read this column, I hope you’ll take a second and read my column from earlier in the semester, titled “So we float on to what comes next.” In that column, I discussed beating on to what comes next in life. I wrote how we all...

Free speech is everyone’s, even Rush Limbaugh’s

By Gavin Beeker

March 9, 2012

Filed under Opinion, Point-Counterpoint

Rush Limbaugh made an incendiary and offensive remark? Stop the presses! This is the big one, you say? A comment so hurtful and misguided that he may have just shown himself to be outside of the bounds of civil discourse in this...