Massachusetts Daily Collegian

Sacrifices must be made to land internships

By Amanda Joinson

March 9, 2010


Filed under Columns, Opinion

Spring break is around the corner. So now students may be wondering what they are going to do for the summer, and with the economy still in a less than favorable condition, the outlook for those killer internships cannot be good. The options for internships may be slim, especially if you have moral...

Sexist jokes can be harmless

By Dave Coffey

March 9, 2010


Filed under Columns

This past week, I ran across a Facebook group entitled, “I’m the boy. You’re the girl.  Make me a sandwich, or we don’t talk today.”  Save for being slightly amused, I didn’t really take much notice to the group.  That is, until I realized the group was drawing a large amount of criticism...

Time to travel abroad

By Sara Crossman

March 9, 2010


Filed under Columns

It’s time to start thinking about studying abroad.  It might be a little late for next semester, depending on the program you decide to use, but there is plenty of time for next spring or beyond.  If you are interested, the first step is to visit the International Programs Office (IPO) in Hills South...

Dressing provocatively is for the birds

By Ashley Berger

March 9, 2010


Filed under Columns

CEOs and corporate hoes. Football bros and cheerleading hoes. GI Joes and army hoes. Golf pros and tennis hoes. These are just a few of the typical themed parties at UMass on any given weekend and ones a vast majority of the student body probably has attended at some point in their college career, or...

Feeling blue about Avatar

By Alex Perry

March 7, 2010


Filed under Columns

The Oscars were last night, and I decided that it was time for me to chip in with my opinion on the movie that many considered to be the best of the year. I am talking, of course, about “Avatar.” The movie grossed $2.555 billion worldwide as of March 5 and passed “Titanic” to become the highest...

Freddie Mercury still rules

By Eddie Hand

March 7, 2010


Filed under Columns

Coolness is almost impossible to define. When I was little, I thought the things that were cool were also the things that were popular. In elementary school, the cool kids were the popular kids. That seemed to make sense, but changed in high school. Cool went from what everyone else liked to what I personally...

Oppression of fear

By Eli Gottlieb

March 7, 2010


Filed under Columns

The University of Massachusetts administration allowed an allegedly confessed rapist to stay in school with nothing more than a deferred suspension. Upon hearing this, my first instinct was to break out pitchforks and torches and bear down upon the despicable scumbag who perpetrated this and see to it...

Students need to stop monkeying around

By Ben Sullivan

March 4, 2010


Filed under Columns

It’s that time of the semester again, when we’re confronted and forced to deal with a select group of students running around campus. What you choose to call them is up to you, however their behavior can be seen as annoying to everyone – everyone but themselves. This select few can be spotted...

No burka, no problem

By Shane Nickserson

March 4, 2010


Filed under Columns

France has stepped up to the plate, according to BBC news. An ongoing debate concerning the legal status of the burka – an infamous dress worn most often by the women of Islam – has been settled. The burka, in all its degenerative glory, endows a full covering of the female flesh, leaving visible...

Climb into someone’s skin before you judge

By Matt Kushi

March 4, 2010


Filed under Columns

“You never really understand a person until you consider things from his point of view … until you climb into his skin and walk around in it.” There is a lesson to be learned in this quote. This quote is more than a set of words in Harper Lee’s American literature classic “To Kill A Mockingbird.”...

The needed addition of a UMass farmers’ market

By Nick Milano

March 4, 2010


Filed under Columns

A few weeks ago, a couple of my columns looked at different ways that the University of Massachusetts could work towards a more close-knit campus. Reactions differed among students. Some criticized the ideas as impossible, while more attacked my claim our campus is divided. One person in particular who...

Olympic virtues

By Matt Kushi

March 4, 2010


Filed under Columns, Opinion

Pride and unity: Two morals which are vital to the success of a country. However, they are two things often forgotten by people because of the daily grind of life. We are sometimes overburdened and oversaturated by the hard realities of life and can lose sight of who we are and what our country is about. That...