Massachusetts Daily Collegian

Energy Drinks: Useful or Dangerous?

December 10, 2009

Filed under Columns

Energy drinks like Red Bull, Monster and Rock Star are a visible part of many college student diets. They are so popular that, in 2005, sales reached almost $2 billion. College students use energy drinks as study aids, for general...

Casinos not a panacea for Palmer

By Evan Haddad

December 10, 2009

Filed under Columns

The growing interest in “how much?” is quickly absolving the remnants of moral doubt linked to Mohegan Sun’s building plans for Palmer, Mass. At least that’s what Town Council Vice President Paul Burns banks on. Burns...

Time for education reform

By Daniel Masden

December 10, 2009

Filed under Columns

We all have interests and needs, intellectual and otherwise, that we are compelled to ignore or censor every day we attend the University of Massachusetts. Can’t the difference between getting a B and D+, be the difference between...

An open letter to Tiger Woods

By Nick Milano

December 10, 2009

Filed under Columns

Dear Tiger Woods, On Monday Sept. 7, 2009, my cousin Mike and I drove from Amherst to Norton, Mass. for the Deutsche Bank Championship. We drove to see you, Phil Mickelson, Padraig Harrington and golf’s other top players...

From emails, a renewed debate over man-caused global warming

By Alana Goodman

December 8, 2009

Filed under Columns

Unless you’ve spent the last few weeks trapped in a closet at the MSNBC newsroom with nothing to read but the New York Times, you’ve probably heard the news about “Climategate,” the scandal currently embroiling scientists...

Can religion say that?

By Ben Rudnick

December 8, 2009

Filed under Columns

The fact that this may be my last column for the Collegian, at least for a while, gives me the stones to explore a subject that I normally try to avoid. Religion. The reason I feel it is necessary to “go there” is a result...

If you’re rich are you news?

By Dave Coffey

December 8, 2009

Filed under Columns

It seems that for better or worse, Tiger Woods is still one of the most famous athletes in the world. Unfortunately for him, however, it’s not his long drive or clutch putting that’s making headlines.  Well, it’s not his...

The winter’s tale

By Thomas Moore

December 7, 2009

Filed under Columns

Another week and a half and most of us will be shipping out in every direction to our homes. Some will hop on planes and endure sleepless, multi-lay overs, red-eye flights to more temperate climates. Others will cruise on down...

Defending the Constitution

By Eric Magazu

December 7, 2009

Filed under Columns

Yesterday, Dec. 7, was Pearl Harbor Day, one that President Franklin Roosevelt called “A day that shall live in infamy.” While seemingly less ubiquitous than the notorious, but more recent, Sep. 11, 2001, Americans continue...

Friendship has its challenges

By H.C. Wang

December 7, 2009

Filed under Columns

The Beatles once said in a song: “I get by with a little help from my friends.” Aristotle said, “Friendship is a single soul dwelling in two bodies.” explaining how friends are all one needs in life. Bros before hos. Similar...

Divine retribution in store for unskeptical

By Chris Amorosi

December 6, 2009

Filed under Columns

I have been disheartened by the recent debate regarding the climate change e-mails. Not because of the rampant falsehoods exposed through the e-mails’ publication, for the Lord will punish those scientists who do not heed his...

Don’t cry for me, Argentina

By Mike Fox

December 6, 2009

Filed under Columns

Maybe it was when I was interacting with penguins south of the most southern city in the world, marveling at massive pieces of ice shattering off of one of the world’s biggest glaciers, or maybe when my brother and I were sharing...