Massachusetts Daily Collegian

Early bird is the word

By Anthony Putvinski

November 1, 2012

Filed under Opinion, Point-Counterpoint

Countless times we have all felt there are simply not enough hours in the day. For college students, deciding which of the 24 hours we allocate to schoolwork is a constant struggle. Your typical student does not adhere to th...

Night owl’s wisdom

By Samara Abramson

November 1, 2012

Filed under Opinion, Point-Counterpoint

In a “Psychology Today” article, “Early Risers are Happier, Healthier and More Productive Than Night Owls,” explores the hypothesized happier state of being of a morning person as opposed to that of a night owl. Williams stat...

Facebook will not fade

By Josh Steinberg

October 5, 2012

Filed under Columns, Opinion, Point-Counterpoint

Flickr/jdlasica Facebook launched in 2004. It began as a simple contact directory, similar to the address book linked to your email account. Over the last 12 years, the social network has grown to become the most popular websi...

Facebook is no more than a phase

By Mike Tudoreanu

October 5, 2012

Filed under Columns, Opinion, Point-Counterpoint

The Onion recently ran a satirical piece entitled “Every Potential 2040 President Already Unelectable Due to Facebook.” It was a joke, of course, intended to say that Facebook will change the way we look at the lives of politicians...

21st Century University is worth temporary inconvenience

By Zac Bears

September 21, 2012

Filed under Columns, Opinion, Point-Counterpoint

The University of Massachusetts’ Facilities Planning department defines five current major construction projects: The Commonwealth Honors College Residential Complex (CHCRC), New Academic Classroom Building (NACB), Life Science Laboratories...

The Cons of the Constant Construction

By Josh Steinberg

September 21, 2012

Filed under Columns, Opinion, Point-Counterpoint

The crisp bite of the autumn air nips delicately at my face as I stroll through campus. A deep inhalation fills my lungs with cool, refreshing air. Tinges of orange paint the tips of trees and prepare for their annual takeover....

PCP: Yes, Organic Food is Worth the Expense

By Melissa Mahoney

September 14, 2012

Filed under Columns, Opinion, Point-Counterpoint

In a recent study, researchers from Stanford University discovered that organic food is not significantly more nutritious than conventionally raised food, raising questions about the benefits of buying expensive organic products. Although...

PCP: Lack of USDA enforcement discredits organic labels

By Alexa Jones

September 14, 2012

Filed under Columns, Opinion, Point-Counterpoint

You know those lovely super food stores that stamp that ridiculous, pastoral green sticker on your apples? They’re taunting you. They are screaming, “Uninformed citizen, please give us money so we can screw you over!” Don’t...

Is Romney/Ryan the Golden Ticket?

By Josh Steinberg

September 13, 2012

Filed under Columns, Opinion, Point-Counterpoint

There are a lot of half-witted assumptions being tossed around as this election draws closer. There appears to be a lot of people who are ‘die-hard Democrats’ with no clue as to why, other than that’s what their mother told them t...

Reconciling Feminism and the GOP

By Emily Merlino

September 10, 2012

Filed under Columns, Opinion, Point-Counterpoint

If one were to look at pure statistics, the media's passionate assertion that the Republican Party is less-than-friendly to modern American women is unmistaken. Almost all tangible evidence points to an apparently irrefutable...

Flipping a double sided coin of failure

By Josh Steinberg

September 7, 2012

Filed under Columns, Opinion, Point-Counterpoint

There is much more than a fine line between Democrats and Republicans these days. Sitting on opposite ends of the political spectrum, the two groups constantly butt heads on just about every issue at hand. As the November ...

Paul Ryan’s roadmap to losing youth support

By Billy Rainsford

September 7, 2012

Filed under Columns, Opinion, Point-Counterpoint

On Aug. 12, Rep. Paul Ryan was announced as Mitt Romney’s running mate for the 2012 United States presidential election. Known as a staunch fiscal conservative, he has become well-known for his budget plan, the “Roadmap for America,” which he released last year. Ryan...