Massachusetts Daily Collegian

Throw your hands in the air, if you think you’re a player – or if B.I.G owns hip-hop

By Dan Gigliotti

September 16, 2010

Filed under Columns, Point-Counterpoint

Click here for the other side of Point-Counterpoint: "Tupac reminds us to “Keep Ya Head Up” years later." Click here to see what side students took on this week's Campus Perspectives. The 1994 album “Ready to Die” was a presa...

PCP: If you’ve got it, flaunt it: The appeal of a diploma

By Sean Canty

September 9, 2010

Filed under Columns, Point-Counterpoint

Click here for the other side of Point-Counterpoint: "Maybe you can put a price on education." The current outlook for a college graduate is understandably bleak given the economic state of affairs in our country. Yet, if the...

PCP: Maybe you can put a price on education

By Shane Cronin

September 9, 2010

Filed under Columns, Point-Counterpoint

Click here for the other side of Point-Counterpoint: "If you've got it, flaunt it: The appeal of a diploma." Despite gains made by the Dow Jones and other indices over the last year, the economy is in the dumps, leaving today...

PCP: Getting a fair chance

February 12, 2010

Filed under Columns, Point-Counterpoint

By Pedro Galvao Before I set a foot on campus, I knew that I had to leave UMass within a year. Administration officials had repeatedly, and mistakenly, informed me that due to my non-immigrant visa and my parents’ impending...

PCP: Help legal students first

By Eli Gottlieb

February 12, 2010

Filed under Columns, Point-Counterpoint

The United States of America, according to the Pew Hispanic Center, contained about 11.6 to 12 million illegal immigrants in 2006. According to the Massachusetts New Americans Agenda, 16.4 percent of Massachusetts income-tax filers...

PCP-Live and let live together

By Nick Milano

January 28, 2010

Filed under Columns, Point-Counterpoint

Two years ago, the Boston Zoning Commission, with strong support from the Boston City Council, Mayor’s Office and many college officials, limited the number of college students who could live together off-campus. University...

PCP: Franklin’s the best place to eat on campus

By Matthew M. Robare

November 12, 2009

Filed under Columns, Point-Counterpoint

Quite frankly, Worcester Dining Commons sucks. Its only redeeming qualities are the Pita Pit and the store, which hardly qualify for our purpose since they’re retail operations and not dining operations. The best dining hall...

PCP: Worcester is worth the trip

By Dave Coffey

November 12, 2009

Filed under Columns, Point-Counterpoint

What is there to be said about Worcester? For those dwelling outside of the mini-metropolis we call Southwest, those living in Central, Northeast, North Apartments and Sylvan are left with relatively scant choices. The aforementioned...

PCP: Students deserve the real deal

By Michael Phillis

October 15, 2009

Filed under Columns, Point-Counterpoint

Online classes are beginning to take a different form at UMass. A hybrid model – a course that takes place mainly online but meets one or twice a month – has started popping up in classes on campus. This movement to the...

PCP: UMass green indeed

By Matt Sullivan

October 1, 2009

Filed under Columns, Point-Counterpoint

The September and October editions of Sierra Magazine failed to include the University of Massachusetts, one of the leading research institutions of green economics, on their listing of 135 schools across the nation. To leave...

PCP: UMass an eco-impersonator

By Ashley Lesperance

October 1, 2009

Filed under Columns, Point-Counterpoint

“UMass is now a green campus!” You must have seen it, the picture of our shiny new and environmentally friendly central heating plant on the main University of Massachusetts webpage with that text over it. It was there...