Massachusetts Daily Collegian

Meghan McCain the new GOP spokesperson

By Ben Moriarty

October 8, 2009

Filed under Columns

“Is there anyone in this room that actually thinks fear politics is good for America?” A question posed by Meghan McCain during her visit to the University of Massachusetts campus on Wednesday night. I don’t know, no...

An exciting time to exercise the right to vote in Massachusetts

By Nick Milano

October 8, 2009

Filed under Columns

What we have here is a political nut’s dream come to fruition. A thoroughly entertaining Boston mayoral and City Council election has captivated the city. Senator Ted Kennedy’s unfortunate passing has kick started an incredible...

This won’t complicate anything, now will it?

By S.K. Murphy

October 8, 2009

Filed under Arts & Living, Columns

He says it’s nice, and I have to say the feeling is mutual. He nestles up beside me - spent as Danielle Steel might describe, from the vigor of these recent activities - and I jealously observe that his physique is much better...

U.S. needs to play its hand right in Afghanistan

By Rachel Dougherty

October 7, 2009

Filed under Columns

It’s Wednesday night at the White House, and all the major players in U.S. foreign policy are sitting around a table with the president. They’re considering their positions, working out their strategies, and wondering what...

Fight for your right to sleep

By Matthew M. Robare

October 7, 2009

Filed under Columns

I have an important and radical proposal for you all, so listen up. This semester has generally been difficult for me so far because I have two classes which start before 10 a.m. And between my various responsibilities, I am...

Letters to the editor: October 8, 2009

October 7, 2009

Filed under Columns

UMass dining is no impersonator RE: “UMass an eco-impersonator;” Ashley Lesperance, Oct. 2 Dear Editor,   I would like to clarify the misleading statements made by Ashley Lesperance in her recent column on Friday, O...

Meghan McCain’s Republicanism

By Alana Goodman

October 7, 2009

Filed under Columns, Opinion

I was watching Fox News the other night when something suddenly hit me like a Marc Jacobs spike-heel stiletto: The conservative movement is dying. It’s old, it’s dull and worse, it’s tragically un-hip. As my eyes roved...

Amherst to tackle climate change

By Eric Magazu

October 5, 2009

Filed under Columns

During this past weekend, Massachusetts Power Shift (MAPS), a coalition of students, professionals and concerned citizens, held a regional climate leadership training at Amherst College. Along with MAPS, Amherst 350, a local subsidiary...

Political ignorance brings no bliss

By Matt Kushi

October 5, 2009

Filed under Columns

We here in America have a listening problem. No, not the old “Eh, what did you say, sonny?” hearing problem. It is the one that can be summed up in the old saying that “ignorance is bliss.” We already know that the latter...

Where’s the respect for our president?

By Dan Rahrig

October 5, 2009

Filed under Columns

When I was very young, I remember my mother telling me to always be respectful of others, and to treat people with the same kind of basic decency with which  you expect to be treated. This isn’t a strange concept. Most people...

140 years later, Gandhi’s legacy remains

By Syed Akhtar

October 5, 2009

Filed under Columns

On Oct. 2, India celebrated its 140th birthday of the “Father of the Nation”, Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi. In most parts of the world, Gandhi is known for his non-violent method of fight against the British during India’s...

Should spill-over rooms be a part of UMass?

By Lauren Rockoff

October 5, 2009

Filed under Columns, Opinion

There are those classes at this university which hundreds of students struggle to get into because of the outstanding professors that teach them, the intriguing subject matter, or to fill pre-requisites for applying to graduate sc...