Massachusetts Daily Collegian

From Argentina right back to the SGA elections

By Mike Fox

September 27, 2009


Filed under Columns

The University of Buenos Aires (UBA) has approximately 300,000 students, 134 different colleges, 11 campuses spread across the city, counts 14 presidents of Argentina since 1890 as its alumni and is completely free. It is managed by a massive and disorganized bureaucracy, one which allowed a friend...

Science majors have hard time studying abroad

By Eli Gottlieb

September 27, 2009


Filed under Columns

I don't just want to travel to Israel, you know. Back in the day, when I was still trying to figure out how to go abroad for some of my junior year, I also wanted to visit Hong Kong, Turkey, South America, Spain's Basque country, London, New Zealand, India and Madrid. So I had gone down to the International...

Campus security and “tailgating” concerns

By Brian Benson

September 24, 2009


Filed under Columns

When passing through doorways, there is a certain distance at which it is acceptable to hold the door for individuals not far behind you, and one at which this is inappropriate. If someone is too far, it is awkward and often unnecessary to do this. If someone is too close, it is often rude not to. Students...

The technological fountain of youth

By Ben Moriarty

September 24, 2009


Filed under Columns

In less than two decades, we could all be as robotic as my old soccer coach who had two metal hips and a cold heart. He also got perms, and he reminded me of Willy Wonka. I don’t want to be like that man. But the best part wouldn’t be that we would be robots - because that would be pretty lame...

A Summer of adrenaline

By Lauren Strohmeier

September 24, 2009


Filed under Columns

Summer should be a thrilling time for all college students. Ask yourself this: while you were away during the summer months, have a job that you hated? Did you listlessly count down the days until the start of the school year because you couldn’t bear the monotony of your static existence? Or, did...

UMass vs. Amherst

By Nick Milano

September 23, 2009


Filed under Columns

When driving in Massachusetts, you’re likely to pay attention to traffic reports about Storrow Drive. If you are heading to the Sox game, the Weston Tolls. If you are going home from work, the Leverett Connector, the Zakim Bridge, the Cloverleaf. These are all common enough, but over the past two weeks,...

The curse of the super senior

By Rachel Dougherty

September 23, 2009


Filed under Columns

What’s faster than a speeding PVTA bus, older than most TA’s, and able to pass a class without actually attending it? I’ll give you a hint: It’s not Tom Welling. I’m talking about the super seniors, University of Massachusetts (UMass) students who stay beyond the expected four years needed...

Letters to the editor: September 23, 2009

September 23, 2009


Filed under Letters to the Editor

Full, healthy meals a sign of the times RE: Rumbling stomachs are a sign of the times at the Dining Commons; Sept. 18 Dear Editor, Last Friday, there was an interesting article written by Evan Haddad titled “Rumbling stomachs are a sign of the times at the Dining Commons” and while the article...

Institutionalized racism in student government

By Alana Goodman

September 22, 2009


Filed under Columns

Editor’s note: Due to a production error, some terms in this column were incorrectly modified in the editing process. The corrected version is below. We at The Daily Collegian apologize for the error and promise to our readers and writers that we will continue our commitment to putting out the bes...

Some healthy advice

By H.C. Wang

September 22, 2009


Filed under Columns

Settling into college once you get there can be quite a feat. Of course, this usually applies more to freshmen than anyone else, but after a while, anyone can miss the comforts of home. At home, you can enjoy the tastiness of home cooking. You have your own space where you’re not being kept awake by...

The desecration of Gaza

By Waqas Mirza

September 22, 2009


Filed under Columns

As students began returning to school this fall in the United States as in much of the world, an ambiance of despair and despondency engulfed the people of the Gaza Strip. Schools opened there as everywhere else, but students and teachers alike found themselves overwhelmed with problems (the word doesn’t...

Amherst’s founding principles

By Eric Magazu

September 21, 2009


Filed under Columns

This Sunday at 1p.m. there will be a parade starting at Amherst College and ending at the Haigis Mall, on the University of Massachusetts campus. The parade will run through the center of Amherst.  The purpose is to commemorate the 250th anniversary of the city that hosts our University. Through our...