Massachusetts Daily Collegian

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...

Throw your hands in the air, if you think you’re a player – or if B.I.G owns hip-hop

By Dan Gigliotti

September 16, 2010

Filed under Columns, Point-Counterpoint

Click here for the other side of Point-Counterpoint: "Tupac reminds us to “Keep Ya Head Up” years later." Click here to see what side students took on this week's Campus Perspectives. The 1994 album “Ready to Die” was a presa...

PCP: If you’ve got it, flaunt it: The appeal of a diploma

By Sean Canty

September 9, 2010

Filed under Columns, Point-Counterpoint

Click here for the other side of Point-Counterpoint: "Maybe you can put a price on education." The current outlook for a college graduate is understandably bleak given the economic state of affairs in our country. Yet, if the...

PCP: Maybe you can put a price on education

By Shane Cronin

September 9, 2010

Filed under Columns, Point-Counterpoint

Click here for the other side of Point-Counterpoint: "If you've got it, flaunt it: The appeal of a diploma." Despite gains made by the Dow Jones and other indices over the last year, the economy is in the dumps, leaving today...

PCP: Getting a fair chance

February 11, 2010

Filed under Columns, Point-Counterpoint

By Pedro Galvao Before I set a foot on campus, I knew that I had to leave UMass within a year. Administration officials had repeatedly, and mistakenly, informed me that due to my non-immigrant visa and my parents’ impending...

PCP: Help legal students first

By Eli Gottlieb

February 11, 2010

Filed under Columns, Point-Counterpoint

The United States of America, according to the Pew Hispanic Center, contained about 11.6 to 12 million illegal immigrants in 2006. According to the Massachusetts New Americans Agenda, 16.4 percent of Massachusetts income-tax filers...