Massachusetts Daily Collegian

Don’t ask girls to make you a sandwich

By Lauren Vincent

March 2, 2010


Filed under Columns, Opinion

Recently, a male Facebook friend of mine became a fan of a Facebook page called “I’m the boy. You’re the girl. Make me a sandwich, or we don’t talk today.” The first thing that came to my mind when it came up on my News Feed was, gee, how original, a sandwich joke. Then, I became furious....

Renting first apartments can be a real hassle

By Yevgeniya Lomakina

March 2, 2010


Filed under Columns, Opinion

On the evening of Feb. 23, a group of students gathered to attend a crash course about off-campus residency. The group was tightly packed into the small space of a reserved room in the Franklin Dining Common. “Renting 101: What you should know about renting your first apartment” was the title...

Time for men to end rape

March 2, 2010


Filed under Columns, Opinion

The Dean of Students’ office has failed us. When presented an easy opportunity to expel an allegedly rapist who reportedly admitted his crime,  the University of Massachusetts buckled under what interim Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs and Campus Life, Jean Kim called a “really unfortunate”...

Losing dignity through tourism

By Nick O'Malley

March 2, 2010


Filed under Columns, Opinion

I have two Irish roommates: Sean and Mark. I was supposed to have a French roommate too, but he never showed. But that’s beside the point. When I told Sean that I was going to visit Blarney Castle to visit the Blarney Stone, he laughed a little, telling me that he’d never done so himself. This...

Being a Yankee in Red Sox Nation

By Kaya Swainson

March 2, 2010


Filed under Columns, Opinion

Being a New York Yankees fan at the University of Massachusetts Amherst is a lot like a soldier being behind enemy lines. Everywhere you go people are always out to get you. One of my first campus experiences in this respect happened as a freshman while walking to my first class. People were giving...

A Campus Responds: Columnist and reader-submitted reactions

By S.P. Sullivan

March 1, 2010


Filed under Opinion

FOLLOWING THE NEWS that the University of Massachusetts allowed a rapist to remain enrolled after confessing his crime, DailyCollegian.com reached out to its columnists and readers to either give their reaction to the news or answer the question, What should the University be doing about sexual assault on ...

Extremist CPAC endangers Republican future

By Dmitriy Shapiro

February 28, 2010


Filed under Columns

This past weekend, I embarked on a road trip to our nation’s capital to attend the annual Conservative Political Action Conference, better known as CPAC. CPAC may be the largest meeting of conservative pundits, journalists, pollsters, politicians, donors, activists and students in the country. In my...

A sheep in wolf’s clothing

By Peter Rizzo

February 28, 2010


Filed under Columns

It was not a safe place for a college student from Massachusetts, an Obama-voting, Earthfoods-frequenting liberal, to suddenly find myself surrounded by the reddest of the red, the pure-blood conservatives who, after all the years of escalating budgets, the never-ending Iraq war, Hurricane Katrina, the...

Point counterpoint: In a tent for justice

By Kaya Swainson

February 26, 2010


Filed under Columns

Just last week a friend of mine turned to me in class and whipped out her phone to show me a picture. The little still on the screen of her Blackberry showed a tent where she told me a University of Massachusetts student was sleeping. “Who’d be nuts enough to sleep outside in this weather?” she...

Point counterpoint: Camping out doesn’t change a thing

By Dave Coffey

February 26, 2010


Filed under Columns

“The new world demands less obvious heroism,” said Ozymandias in the closing chapters of Watchmen. This is perhaps the best way to sum up my initial reaction to the headline “Amherst sleeps out to protest climate change.” Let’s get one thing straight: I’m all for climate change. I think...

Death is inevitable

By Harrison Searles

February 26, 2010


Filed under Columns

Around the world on Ash Wednesday, millions of Catholics took part in the continuation of an ancient Near Eastern tradition by having ashes put on their foreheads as a sign of penance before God. This rite is a memento mori, a warning that death is inevitable and will reduce each individual, along with...

A fix for senioritis

By Nick Milano

February 25, 2010


Filed under Columns

I thought senioritis was a term meant only for high schoolers. After getting into the college of one’s dreams, it becomes much harder to sit through high school classes that no longer have any meaning whatsoever. There may be some incentive if they are Advanced Placement classes, with the exams bearing...