Massachusetts Daily Collegian

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...

Revisiting the final frontier

By Matt Kushi

September 21, 2009


Filed under Columns

Have you ever just stood outside on a clear night and looked out at the moon and the stars? Have you ever wondered about space exploration and if there is life somewhere out there, far beyond the depths of what we can imagine? For the past 40 years, space exploration has been one of the ongoing missions...

Paying the price for an obsese nation

By Dan Rahrig

September 21, 2009


Filed under Columns

Over the past few months we’ve heard about the problems plaguing our current health care system. We’ve heard about the millions of uninsured Americans, the inefficiency of our current system, and we’ve heard different ideas about how to go about fixing it. But when are we going to address an equally...

Dissecting the many faces of war

By Matthew M. Robare

September 21, 2009


Filed under Columns

We have a war on everything these days. There's a war on poverty, on drugs, on terror, on Christmas, on science, on crime and illegal immigration. In fact, it seems like the only thing we don’t have a war on is premature ejaculation. But I hear one’s coming very quickly. In any event, I'm...

Obama’s hardly hired the best and the brightest

By Alex Perry

September 21, 2009


Filed under Columns

I hate to say us Republicans told you so, but as much as it pains me I will just come out and say it. We told you so. People were tired of hearing about Barack Obama’s radical associations throughout the summer and fall. Some said, “What do Reverend Wright and Bill Ayers have to do with Barack...

A taste of Israeli cuisine

By Eli Gottlieb

September 20, 2009


Filed under Columns

By now, I've been in Israel for a month and I've developed some reasonably strong opinions about the work I'm doing. This isn’t an international politics perspective, though, so you're not going to hear about that. You're going to hear about things I think will interest you. First, however, I'd...