Massachusetts Daily Collegian

The moral imperative for health care

By Matt Kushi

November 23, 2009


Filed under Columns

Moral purity has been the catalyst of change throughout the history of the United States of America. This path has not always been on the conscious level of our nation’s leaders, but it’s defined what the United States represents within the rest of the world. The land of the free and the home...

From down under with love

By Solmaaz Yazdiha

November 22, 2009


Filed under Columns

In less than three weeks, I will be back in the United States. For the last 13, I have been living, working and studying in Australia. With this “back to reality” feeling looming, it’s hard not to think about what reality means for me. As someone lucky enough to have this opportunity abroad, I’ll...

Through the desert to wisdom

By Mike Fox

November 22, 2009


Filed under Columns

The trip started as a pipe dream. A coastal Chilean city where a James Bond movie was filmed, the world’s largest salt flats and the center of the exploration of the northern Argentine desert were all about 300 miles from each other. So I figured that with a week and a half I could have a sojourn through...

$1 million per job

By Alex Perry

November 22, 2009


Filed under Columns

The $787 billion stimulus package Democrats forced on us in February has been a failure and, based on recent news of fraud, borders on disaster.             For most Americans, it’s hard to notice that the government took $787 billion to “stimulate” the economy at the beginning of the...

Hampshire is better

By Alex Perry

November 19, 2009


Filed under Columns

Hampshire Dining Commons is undoubtedly the best DC on campus, although it certainly doesn’t have that reputation. Particularly during lunch, the food at Hampshire is not at all comparable to Berkshire. The burritos made at Hampshire might be the best item made anywhere on campus. The sandwich line,...

Berkshire is better

By Thomas Moore

November 19, 2009


Filed under Columns

The typical college student, during their four-ish years here at the University of Massachusetts, will experience quite a bit out of life. Grueling all-night study sessions, Saturday afternoon football games, long hikes up to the Townhouse of Amherst Apartments for weekend parties and watching Quidditch...

Should we kill that turkey?

By Matthew M. Robare

November 19, 2009


Filed under Columns

Survivor’s Guilt. Committing a crime just by being who you are. A massive genocide committed twice a year every year in a supposedly free country. This is the sad, terrifying way of life for millions in America. Every year at Thanksgiving and Christmas, millions of turkeys are slaughtered without mercy. Except...

How bad is cheating?

By Ben Moriarty

November 19, 2009


Filed under Columns

This week, Thierry Henry introduced France’s own “Hand of God” goal to the soccer world. It (possibly) gave them their entrance into the World Cup this coming year. And to the dismay of the Irish, it is because of pure cheating. The original “Hand of God” goal, if you didn’t know, was...

Assault reveals faults in W.E.B. Du Bois Library

By Nick Milano

November 18, 2009


Filed under Columns

It seems that everything at the University of Massachusetts has its bright spots and its many downsides. The W.E.B. DuBois Library is no exception. The tallest library in the United States boasts computers and studying spaces galore, but is not without its fair share of problems. In light of the recent...

Motown Man welcomes all

By Chris Russell

November 18, 2009


Filed under Columns

Benny Johnson approached about 20 drunken revelers dancing to rap music at a Lincoln Street house party late on a recent Thursday night. Once people recognized him the music was turned off and the requests poured in. “Motown Man, play a song!” Johnson quickly obliged, performing “Twist and...

‘Progress’ in India hurts the people

By Syed Akhtar

November 18, 2009


Filed under Columns

The Indian sub-continent over the past few years has seen some bloody battles – not the type of battles seen in Iraq and Afghanistan, where foreign military is engaged in a country. The battles in the sub-continent are between its own people, whether it’s Sri Lankan government and military fighting...

Letters to the Editor: November 18

November 18, 2009


Filed under Letters to the Editor

Dear Editor, Every day I eat at least one meal in the campus center. If I purchase a meal, drink, maybe a piece of fruit or bag of chips, there is no way to do this without a tray. So, I put things down because I can’t hold all of it. I’m also not about to wait in those long lunch-time lines twice. Many...