Massachusetts Daily Collegian

Accounting for a life

By Michael Phillis

November 29, 2009

Filed under Columns

You don’t usually expect to see a picture of your ex-girlfriend from high school on the front page of the paper; you really don’t expect the headline next to her photo to read, “Is $300K the price tag of a 21-year-old?” Through...

‘Tis the season for apartment thefts.

By Alyssa Creamer

November 29, 2009

Filed under Columns

Unfortunately for several students living off-campus, as they went home for Thanksgiving break to slip into the bliss of turkey and stuffing-filled family fun, burglars were slipping into their empty apartments to steal everyt...

The global warming hoax

By Alex Perry

November 29, 2009

Filed under Columns

The fun we've all been having pretending global warming exists may be coming to a close, after some of the most influential scientists and academics behind it have been caught discussing fudging data via e-mail to hide global...

You can’t buy what’s really important

By Kathleen Broadhurst

November 29, 2009

Filed under Columns

If the idea of running to a mall to be one of the masses of pushing crowds, spending what has been projected to be $683 dollars apiece this holiday season leaves you cold, you have other options. You can join the protest of Buy...

Wednesday classes not necessary before Thanksgiving

By Nick O'Malley

November 25, 2009

Filed under Columns

You shouldn’t be reading this right now. For that matter, you shouldn’t see Ben or Dave’s column on this page either or any page at all. You shouldn’t be in class today. According to University of Massachusetts Thanksgiving...

Why the little things are important

By Dave Coffey

November 24, 2009

Filed under Columns

As we approach the Thanksgiving holiday and a break from work and studies, I realize it is easy to breeze over this welcomed vacation on “autopilot,” so to speak.  Don’t worry – I won’t trod out the cliché preaching’s...

Hints of big government

By Ben Rudnick

November 24, 2009

Filed under Columns

Two recent articles have reminded me of the perils of government: not just democratic, parliamentary, socialist or communist government, but all government. Any government constituted by people is vulnerable to all the foibles...

Subversive pinko turkeys

By Chris Amorosi

November 23, 2009

Filed under Columns

My loyal readers, or reader, may remember my column from a year ago concerning the holiday of pre-Thanksgiving. In that column, I reflected on the wholesome and American origins of the holiday. For instance, pre-Thanksgiving begins...

Children or e-children?

By Thomas Moore

November 23, 2009

Filed under Columns

As a junior at the University of Massachusetts, I find that my breakfast conversations have moved from noon closer to 8:00 a.m. over time. They have switched locations from the crowded Hampshire Dining Commons to a desolate apartment....

Giving thanks where thanks is due

By Eric Magazu

November 23, 2009

Filed under Columns

This Thursday, if not earlier, many of us will be heading home to visit with family and friends for a hearty Thanksgiving dinner. This is the tradition that most of us share as Americans. The day after Thanksgiving is known as...

The moral imperative for health care

By Matt Kushi

November 23, 2009

Filed under Columns

Moral purity has been the catalyst of change throughout the history of the United States of America. This path has not always been on the conscious level of our nation’s leaders, but it’s defined what the United States represents...

From down under with love

By Solmaaz Yazdiha

November 22, 2009

Filed under Columns

In less than three weeks, I will be back in the United States. For the last 13, I have been living, working and studying in Australia. With this “back to reality” feeling looming, it’s hard not to think about what reality...