Massachusetts Daily Collegian

Reclaiming feminism

By Hannah Sparks

April 5, 2012

Filed under Columns, Opinion, Point-Counterpoint

Feminism – simply say the word and some people run for the door, others get ready for a fight and others will nod politely but never engage. Some people might get involved in civil conversation, and a few brave souls might even...

The poverty of ideological dichotomy

By Nikhil Rao

April 5, 2012

Filed under Columns, Opinion, Point-Counterpoint

It is a regrettable tendency amongst people to believe that there are many on their side. In my experience, I have observed that people tend to think that most of their views  are also professed by the majority of people. The...

Mind your manners

By Katie McKenna

April 5, 2012

Filed under Columns, Opinion, Point-Counterpoint

One Saturday night at the University of Massachusetts, I left a party and said, “Thank you for having us!” to the homeowners. My friends and the hosts laughed at my comment – but I was actually completely serious. It seems...

Perception through the ages

By Eric Magazu

April 3, 2012

Filed under Columns, Opinion, Point-Counterpoint

How do donkeys and blackbirds see the world? How do young children understand the activities going on around them? How do college students perceive reality? These questions, the first question in particular, are examined by the...

Media guilty of crimes in Trayvon Martin case

By Emily Merlino

April 3, 2012

Filed under Columns, Opinion, Point-Counterpoint

There have been many people characterized as villains in the Trayvon Martin case, among them being: George Zimmerman, the Sanford Police Department and even the parents of Martin themselves, for allegedly attempting to commercialize...

Sweatshops lesser of two evils

By Matthew Lowe

April 3, 2012

Filed under Columns, Opinion, Point-Counterpoint

There’s a constellation of political concepts that revolve around capitalism. There are many ways individuals have come to understand capitalism. Some will tell you that it’s the economic transcription of the “American Dream.”...

Change of plans

By Timothy Haggerty

March 30, 2012

Filed under Opinion, Point-Counterpoint

In a time when students are fighting to get their voices heard over a number of campus-wide issues, the proposed University Health Services changes have been a point of concern for many at the University of Massachusetts. However,...

UHS does not need a pharmacy

By Harrison Searles

March 30, 2012

Filed under Opinion, Point-Counterpoint

As of the end of 2011’s fiscal year, University of Massachusetts’ University Health Services was running a $500,000 deficit as well as having $5 million in deferred maintenance to aging facilities. One decision that the University...

Reproductive rights on campus

By Billy Rainsford

March 29, 2012

Filed under Columns, Opinion, Point-Counterpoint

This past February, the state government of Oklahoma passed its Personhood Act, stating that life begins at the moment of conception, and as a result, potentially restricting access to birth control and abortions. The state of Ohi...

Ever progressing when it comes to psychology

By Eric Magazu

March 29, 2012

Filed under Columns, Opinion, Point-Counterpoint

University of Massachusetts students go to a top-tier research university, and as a result, as students we are often faced with many stressful academic circumstances, including arduous papers and complicated exams. But when do symptom...

A Tangible Legacy

By Roy Ribitzky

March 15, 2012

Filed under Columns, Opinion, Point-Counterpoint

Today is the last day to claim our autonomy and decide on a future that will leave a lasting legacy here at the University of Massachusetts. Besides voting for next Student Government Association President, Vice President, an...

Fantasy world problems

By Hannah Sparks

March 15, 2012

Filed under Columns, Opinion, Point-Counterpoint

Modern life can be mundane, and while some of this tedium is derived from privilege, complaints about our reality are often dismissed as “first world problems.” However, having the luxury of running water and abundant food ...