Massachusetts Daily Collegian

The desecration of Gaza

By Waqas Mirza

September 22, 2009

Filed under Columns

As students began returning to school this fall in the United States as in much of the world, an ambiance of despair and despondency engulfed the people of the Gaza Strip. Schools opened there as everywhere else, but students...

Amherst’s founding principles

By Eric Magazu

September 21, 2009

Filed under Columns

This Sunday at 1p.m. there will be a parade starting at Amherst College and ending at the Haigis Mall, on the University of Massachusetts campus. The parade will run through the center of Amherst.  The purpose is to commemorate...

Revisiting the final frontier

By Matt Kushi

September 21, 2009

Filed under Columns

Have you ever just stood outside on a clear night and looked out at the moon and the stars? Have you ever wondered about space exploration and if there is life somewhere out there, far beyond the depths of what we can imagine? For...

Paying the price for an obsese nation

By Dan Rahrig

September 21, 2009

Filed under Columns

Over the past few months we’ve heard about the problems plaguing our current health care system. We’ve heard about the millions of uninsured Americans, the inefficiency of our current system, and we’ve heard different ideas...

Dissecting the many faces of war

By Matthew M. Robare

September 21, 2009

Filed under Columns

We have a war on everything these days. There's a war on poverty, on drugs, on terror, on Christmas, on science, on crime and illegal immigration. In fact, it seems like the only thing we don’t have a war on is premature ejaculation. But...

Obama’s hardly hired the best and the brightest

By Alex Perry

September 21, 2009

Filed under Columns

I hate to say us Republicans told you so, but as much as it pains me I will just come out and say it. We told you so. People were tired of hearing about Barack Obama’s radical associations throughout the summer and fall....

A taste of Israeli cuisine

By Eli Gottlieb

September 20, 2009

Filed under Columns

By now, I've been in Israel for a month and I've developed some reasonably strong opinions about the work I'm doing. This isn’t an international politics perspective, though, so you're not going to hear about that. You're...

The perils of forgetting about Afghanistan

By Meghan Boesch

September 20, 2009

Filed under Columns

At the start of Operation Iraqi Freedom, my high school classmates and I gathered around a computer to watch clip after clip of YouTube-esqe media surrounding this historic decision. One amateur video we found was a seven minute...

Prioritizing our personal dangers

By Lauren Rockoff

September 20, 2009

Filed under Columns

There are a million things to fear and avoid on the Univeristy of Massachusetts campus and in the greater world beyond. A year ago, most of us were obsessing about the Bisphenol A (BPA) and phthalates or whatever in the plast...

Rumbling stomachs are a sign of the times at the Dining Commons

By Evan Haddad

September 17, 2009

Filed under Columns

The Dining Commons are economizing. Administrative master chefs spent the summer cooking up and rolling out new energy and cost efficient policies for the fiscal year 2010; and as a result, DC hamburgers are helplessly shrinking...

Swine flu PcP: Students are in good hands with UHS

By Matt Sullivan

September 17, 2009

Filed under Columns

With the heart of flu season approaching, University Health Services (UHS) is readily preparing for what is predicted to be among the strongest strains within the last thirty years. The swine flu, or H1N1, is significantly more...

Swine flu PcP: Scare tactics abound

By Brian Benson

September 17, 2009

Filed under Columns

The World Health Organization (WHO) no longer finds it appropriate to track cases of the swine influenza. In fact, WHO announced that it would stop actively documenting information about them months ago, in July. Oddly enough,...