Massachusetts Daily Collegian

PCP: Four Loko is only the face of the issue

By Shane Cronin

November 4, 2010

Filed under Columns, Point-Counterpoint

Click here to view the other side of the Point-Counterpoint: “I'm gonna have my loko and drink it too.”    In September, shortly after I turned 21, I made my first lawful alcohol purchase. My order was nothing out of t...

PCP: I’m gonna have my Loko and drink it too

By Stacey Linehan

November 4, 2010

Filed under Columns, Point-Counterpoint

  Click here to view the other side of the Point-Counterpoint: "Four Loko is only the face of the issue"  Four Loko is a popular alcoholic drink commonly referred to as “liquid cocaine” or “blackout in a can.” The 23.5 oz. canned beverage contains 12 percent alcohol by vol...

Vote “No” to help Mass. Budget

By Zachary Weishar

October 28, 2010

Filed under Columns, Point-Counterpoint

Click here to see the other side of the Point-Counterpoint: "Vote yes for tax removal on alcohol" On Nov. 2, 2010, voters across the state will cast their ballot to decide whom can best represent our state in public office....

Vote yes for tax removal on alcohol

By Matthew M. Robare

October 28, 2010

Filed under Columns, Point-Counterpoint

Click here to see the other side of the Point-Counterpoint: "Vote 'No' to help Mass. Budget" The main thing most students have to worry about, besides from the apocolypse and the looming threat of midterm exams, is what we...

PCP: Falling hard for Fall

By Chelsea Whitton

October 14, 2010

Filed under Columns, Point-Counterpoint

Click here to view the other side of this week's Point-Counterpoint: "Don't fall for it." The sun is setting a bit earlier these days and soon as students leave classes at 5:15 p.m. it will be dark. But let not the name of the season we...

PCP: Don’t fall for it

By Ross Bernhardt

October 14, 2010

Filed under Columns, Point-Counterpoint

Click here to view the other side of this week's Point-Counterpoint: "Falling hard for fall."    I don’t consider myself to be an expert on judgement. I couldn’t even get the gig to replace Simon Cowell on American Idol (damn you Steven Tyler),...

PCP: The cat’s meow

By Alison Bowler

October 7, 2010

Filed under Columns, Point-Counterpoint

Are cats really all that and a ball of string? Today, there are more cats with homes than dogs in the United States.  Approximately 93.6 million individuals that own cats live in the U.S. according to the Humane Society of the U.S.. Clearly, there are many that ag...

PCP: Look no further than man’s best friend

By Dave Coffey

October 7, 2010

Filed under Columns, Point-Counterpoint

Is there any creature nobler than man’s best friend?  Dogs have earned that nickname for literally thousands of years.  Many people do not realize that humans have been domesticating Canis lupus familiaris for over 100 centuries.  That is not a typo; dogs and huma...

Hipsters are so individualistic they may not exist

By Dave Coffey

September 30, 2010

Filed under Columns, Point-Counterpoint

Courtesy Joel BedfordClick here for the other side of Point-Counterpoint: “Take away the PBR, American Apparel and scarf – who are these people?" Hipster is perhaps one of the most divisive words frequently uttered in contemporary po...

Take away the PBR, American Apparel and scarf – who are these people?

By Eli Gottlieb

September 30, 2010

Filed under Columns, Point-Counterpoint

Click here for the other side of Point-Counterpoint: "Hipsters are so individualistic they may not exist." Once upon a time, I walked up to the entrance of the hottest, latest nightclub to open in our area. I needed to...

PCP: Tweets encourage academic discussion

By Mike Fox

September 23, 2010

Filed under Columns, Point-Counterpoint

I hated the idea of Twitter. When I saw a report about it on the “Today Show” one morning a few years ago, I dismissed it as a media-constructed fad. I saw politicians using it as a lame attempt to stay trendy and techno savvy, and ...

Tupac reminds us to “Keep Ya Head Up” years later

By Chris Shores

September 16, 2010

Filed under Columns, Point-Counterpoint

Click here for the other side of Point-Counterpoint: “Throw your hands in the air, if you think you’re a player – or if B.I.G owns hip-hop.” Click here to see what side students took on this week's Campus Perspective...