Massachusetts Daily Collegian

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...

Something Greek

By Karen Podorefsky

September 5, 2012

Filed under Columns, Opinion, Point-Counterpoint

Looking back a few years, I did not think highly of fraternities and sororities. However, once I entered college, I realized that I was wrong to do so. Movies and pop culture put an unnecessarily negative aura around Greek life....

Bureaucrats: Overpaid or Underpaid?

By Edan Samson

April 19, 2012

Filed under Columns, Opinion, Point-Counterpoint

The question of how to deal with our country’s ever-expanding bureaucracy has been a part of the national dialogue for some time. It has been amplified in recent years by the emergence of the Tea Party movement, along wit...

Morals of punishment

By Hannah Sparks

April 19, 2012

Filed under Columns, Opinion, Point-Counterpoint

Questions of morality have plagued human beings since the beginning of their existence, and still it seems that we can’t come to an agreement on what is right and what is wrong. We all have a fuzzy idea of what these words mean, but their interpretation varies culture to culture, and can ev...

Theological implications of Easter

By Harrison Searles

April 10, 2012

Filed under Columns, Opinion, Point-Counterpoint

Celebrated this previous Sunday and throughout the week in the Catholic calendar, Easter is the celebration of Jesus Christ’s victory and the fulfillment of the promised voiced by the prophets of the Old Testament. After passing th...

The Egyptian Revolution is failing..

By Alaa El-Shafei

April 9, 2012

Filed under Columns, Opinion, Point-Counterpoint

Over a year after his downfall, the deposed Egyptian president has yet to be convicted of any crimes. Sadly, it is clear today that celebrations of Hosni Mubarak’s downfall were premature. The revolution’s hard-won freedoms...

Jordan: A Revolution Averted

By Daniel Stratford

April 9, 2012

Filed under Columns, Opinion, Point-Counterpoint

“The very idea of the fabrication of a new government is enough to fill us with disgust and horror. We wished at the period of the Revolution, and now do wish, to derive all we possess as an inheritance from our forefathers.” With these im...

The Apocalyptic Mindset

By Max Calloway

April 9, 2012

Filed under Columns, Opinion, Point-Counterpoint

By this point, the iconic mushroom cloud of a hydrogen bomb burst has become a well-worn cliché, in terms of “end times” imagery. Hell, why not? In dropping “Fat Man” and then, only a short while later, “Little Boy,”...

PCP: Campus ban of weapons misguided

By Harrison Searles

April 6, 2012

Filed under Archives, Opinion, Point-Counterpoint

Like many campuses across the country, the University of Massachusetts campus has rules that prohibit the carrying of anything deemed a “dangerous weapon.”  This is done without a set of criteria that clearly demarcates a...

PCP: Hold your fire

By Billy Rainsford

April 6, 2012

Filed under Opinion, Point-Counterpoint

On the night of Saturday, April 3, 2010, the University of Massachusetts Police Department broke up a fight outside Pierpont dormitory in Southwest, which included the arrest of one Lamont Thomas, a 20-year-old non-student from Springfield. A fight bre...