Massachusetts Daily Collegian

Changing junk food policies may slow obesity epidemic

By Samara Abramson

February 22, 2013

Filed under Columns, Opinion, Point-Counterpoint

Picture this: 11 of the most powerful CEOs of America’s largest food companies, including Nestlé, Kraft, General Mills and Mars, sitting in the auditorium of Pillsbury’s headquarters discussing the prevalence of obesity in the United States and...

Drones defeat America’s foreign enemies

By Zac Bears

February 15, 2013

Filed under Columns, Opinion, Point-Counterpoint

While the United States drone program has been controversial for some time, recent scrutiny from the American public and Congress has brought light to the issue as the Office of the President released a “white paper” ou...

Drone strikes ineffective, harmful

By Dennis Topakov

February 15, 2013

Filed under Columns, Opinion, Point-Counterpoint

Before you begin to form an opinion on this column, I ask you one question: If all people are created equal, does one innocent individual matter more than the next? The Justice Department recently released an explanatory “white paper” to j...

Early bird is the word

By Anthony Putvinski

November 2, 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 2, 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...