Massachusetts Daily Collegian

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...

No progress for Obama at the one-year mark

By Alex Perry

December 6, 2009

Filed under Columns

Seeing as Barack Obama’s first calendar year as president is coming to a close, I figured I would review his stated goals from his campaign and compare expectations to accomplishments. In the early part of Obama’s acceptance...

What Franklin lacks in style, it makes up in character

By Matthew M. Robare

December 4, 2009

Filed under Columns

I’m going to come out and say it: Franklin cannot compete with Berkshire. Not in quality or looks or cleanliness. Dining Services has simply spent a whole load of money over the years making Berkshire the best dining hall it...

Berkshire wins in a beatdown

By Thomas Moore

December 4, 2009

Filed under Columns

It’s been a few weeks in the making but your patience will be rewarded. The final showdown takes center stage with this heavyweight rumble in the UMass jungle over which dining commons reigns supreme. To all of our beloved Celtics,...

The moral case for health care reform

By Scott Harris

December 4, 2009

Filed under Columns

The Senate has begun debate on health care reform about three weeks after the House of Representatives narrowly passed its own version. We can expect that, sometime between now and the January State of the Union address, President...

Trendy churches and the race to the bottom

By Ben Moriarty

December 4, 2009

Filed under Columns

“My Church has a mosh pit.” That’s so radical. It is. It is so cool. It would make me, if I wasn’t Catholic already, become a Christian at your church. It really would. I don’t know how when people – we can say...

Soccer and destiny

By Eli Gottlieb

December 2, 2009

Filed under Columns

I don’t know with exact surety, but I think this is my last column of the semester. This time, rather than merely describing the foreign-yet-homey culture of Israel, I thought I’d leave everyone with a lesson they can carry...

Overworked and underpaid

By Rachel Dougherty

December 2, 2009

Filed under Columns

Campus organizations only commit to pay their employees for a certain number of hours per week. But often, students must work beyond their payroll commitments in order to complete their job requirements. A student employee of...

How fair is fair trade?

By Alana Goodman

December 1, 2009

Filed under Columns

Today’s college students were raised in an era of simple solutions for complex problems. Our generation crams thousands of songs into credit-card-sized MP3 players, stuffs happiness into easy-to-swallow pills and compresses...

An unimpressive group of Democrats

By Nick Milano

December 1, 2009

Filed under Columns

Editor's Note: The original Dec. 2 version of this column incorrectly referred to Massachusetts Senate candidate Alan Khazei's "defense of President Obama's plan in Afghanistan." In his campaign, Khazei has opposed the president's str...

Is Obama making the same mistakes in war as Bush?

By Matthew M. Robare

December 1, 2009

Filed under Columns

It only took 11 months. Back in January, everyone experienced a sense of national unity as Chief Justice John Roberts swore in Barack Obama as the 44th president of the United States. We all felt it in our hearts, it seemed like...