Massachusetts Daily Collegian

An open letter to Tiger Woods

By Nick Milano

December 10, 2009


Filed under Columns

Dear Tiger Woods, On Monday Sept. 7, 2009, my cousin Mike and I drove from Amherst to Norton, Mass. for the Deutsche Bank Championship. We drove to see you, Phil Mickelson, Padraig Harrington and golf’s other top players score on a relatively easy course. Walking down the seventh fairway and...

Letters to the Editor: December, 10, 2009

December 9, 2009


Filed under Letters to the Editor

Dear Editor, I was deeply offended by a cartoon from Wednesday, Dec. 9.  “Office Doodles,” by Sam Kennedy, depicts an intoxicated Snow White and several dwarves, apparently about to rape her (“Who’s first?”). This cartoon makes light of rape, and this is completely unacceptable.  With...

From emails, a renewed debate over man-caused global warming

By Alana Goodman

December 8, 2009


Filed under Columns

Unless you’ve spent the last few weeks trapped in a closet at the MSNBC newsroom with nothing to read but the New York Times, you’ve probably heard the news about “Climategate,” the scandal currently embroiling scientists at the renowned British East Anglia Climate Research Unit (Anglia CRU)....

Can religion say that?

By Ben Rudnick

December 8, 2009


Filed under Columns

The fact that this may be my last column for the Collegian, at least for a while, gives me the stones to explore a subject that I normally try to avoid. Religion. The reason I feel it is necessary to “go there” is a result of the recent brouhaha between Rep. Patrick Kennedy of Rhode Island and...

If you’re rich are you news?

By Dave Coffey

December 8, 2009


Filed under Columns

It seems that for better or worse, Tiger Woods is still one of the most famous athletes in the world. Unfortunately for him, however, it’s not his long drive or clutch putting that’s making headlines.  Well, it’s not his clutch putting, anyway. Recently, Woods has been under a high amount of media...

The winter’s tale

By Thomas Moore

December 7, 2009


Filed under Columns

Another week and a half and most of us will be shipping out in every direction to our homes. Some will hop on planes and endure sleepless, multi-lay overs, red-eye flights to more temperate climates. Others will cruise on down 91 a few miles to their shelters and hunker down for another New England winter....

Defending the Constitution

By Eric Magazu

December 7, 2009


Filed under Columns

Yesterday, Dec. 7, was Pearl Harbor Day, one that President Franklin Roosevelt called “A day that shall live in infamy.” While seemingly less ubiquitous than the notorious, but more recent, Sep. 11, 2001, Americans continue to commemorate Dec. 7, 1941 even as we approach its 70th anniversary. Pearl...

Friendship has its challenges

By H.C. Wang

December 7, 2009


Filed under Columns

The Beatles once said in a song: “I get by with a little help from my friends.” Aristotle said, “Friendship is a single soul dwelling in two bodies.” explaining how friends are all one needs in life. Bros before hos. Similar sentiments have been expressed throughout the ages.   I tend to...

Divine retribution in store for unskeptical

By Chris Amorosi

December 6, 2009


Filed under Columns

I have been disheartened by the recent debate regarding the climate change e-mails. Not because of the rampant falsehoods exposed through the e-mails’ publication, for the Lord will punish those scientists who do not heed his admonishment according to Exodus 23:1, “Thou shall not raise a false report.” What...

Don’t cry for me, Argentina

By Mike Fox

December 6, 2009


Filed under Columns

Maybe it was when I was interacting with penguins south of the most southern city in the world, marveling at massive pieces of ice shattering off of one of the world’s biggest glaciers, or maybe when my brother and I were sharing drinks with a cop/pimp in a backwater city on the edge of the Patagonian...

No progress for Obama at the one-year mark

By Alex Perry

December 6, 2009


Filed under Columns

Seeing as Barack Obama’s first calendar year as president is coming to a close, I figured I would review his stated goals from his campaign and compare expectations to accomplishments. In the early part of Obama’s acceptance speech at the Democratic National Convention last summer, he said that...

What Franklin lacks in style, it makes up in character

By Matthew M. Robare

December 4, 2009


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I’m going to come out and say it: Franklin cannot compete with Berkshire. Not in quality or looks or cleanliness. Dining Services has simply spent a whole load of money over the years making Berkshire the best dining hall it can be. During summer orientation, we all get a taste of that Berkshire...