Massachusetts Daily Collegian

Civil rights and the Super Bowl

By Lauren Vincent

January 31, 2010

Filed under Columns, Opinion

The CBS television network is choosing to squeeze a wholesome, family-centered commercial in between the rest of its Super Bowl advertising this coming Sunday. Alongside the infamous Bud Light and Smirnoff advertisements, a public...

Professor bias hurts students and staff

By Dave Coffey

January 31, 2010

Filed under Columns, Opinion

Earlier this week, the article “Do professors lean to the left?” ran on the front page of the Massachusetts Daily Collegian. The article mostly concerns itself with an analysis of the standard phenotype of college professors....

Point Counter Point | Town and students need to communicate

By Eli Gottlieb

January 28, 2010

Filed under Columns

Over the past year we’ve heard a lot about the Amherst town bylaw that disallows a group of more than four unrelated people from living in a single house together. We’ve heard that it makes some college students homeless,...

PCP-Live and let live together

By Nick Milano

January 28, 2010

Filed under Columns, Point-Counterpoint

Two years ago, the Boston Zoning Commission, with strong support from the Boston City Council, Mayor’s Office and many college officials, limited the number of college students who could live together off-campus. University...

Bernanke is the wrong man to manage our money

By Kevin Gallagher

January 28, 2010

Filed under Columns

As the Senate voted to raise the federal debt ceiling to $14.3 trillion and President Obama prepared to deliver his State of the Union address, Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke was voted into a second term yesterday. Despite...

Gender, race and the census

By Leigh Greaney

January 27, 2010

Filed under Columns

This morning I drank my coffee from a Census 2010 mug that was completely in Spanish that just happened to be in my house. Not so ironically, they don’t make these mugs in Chinese or any other language than English or Spanish. Th...

UMass: better than it seems

By Nick Milano

January 27, 2010

Filed under Columns

The University of Massachusetts has never really been good enough for me. It is hard to explain. Since high school, I thought this random, giant collection of ugly concrete buildings in the middle of a valley – surrounded by...

A little financial forethought

By Shane Cronin

January 27, 2010

Filed under Columns

Massachusetts lost 55,000 jobs between 1999 and 2009, according to a recent article in the Boston Globe. The “dot-com” bust, outsourcing and two economic recessions in the last ten years – among other factors – have all...

Giving Relief to Haiti

By Matt Kushi

January 26, 2010

Filed under Columns, Opinion

There is an oft-quoted line from an Ancient Greek poet named Aeschylus who once wrote, “even in our sleep, pain which cannot forget falls drop by drop upon the heart, until, in our own despair, against our will, comes wisdom...

The “Big” Freeze

By Sara Crossman

January 26, 2010

Filed under Columns, Opinion

Tonight, at 9 p.m., President Obama will be proposing a spending freeze on many domestic programs and departments in his first State of the Union address. Obama will also discuss his budget proposal for the fiscal year 2011, which...

Redistribute opportunity, not wealth

By Chris Russell

January 26, 2010

Filed under Columns, Opinion

While in high school, I would watch Patriots games at my friend’s house. His dad would watch the games with us, and when a black player ran with the ball, he would often yell “He’s running like he just stole a TV!” When...

Kick a Jew Day needs to be kicked

By Charlie Felder

January 25, 2010

Filed under Columns

Twenty-one percent. You can stop me when this begins to sound familiar. Imagine that it's mid-afternoon and you're only now just several steps away from your front door. Classes ended a little while ago and, normally, you'd...