Massachusetts Daily Collegian

The two F’s of UMass

September 8, 2009

In the words of my very own dirty door mat, welcome. Welcome for the first time, welcome for another time or welcome for the last time. In this early issue of The Massachusetts Daily Collegian, I hope...

For WBCN, it was time

September 8, 2009

What are those clichés? Don’t kick dirt on a grave, don’t beat a dead horse? But in the case of “The Rock of Boston,” WBCN, its death should have been celebrated with an orchestral symphony...

Memoirs of a parking attendant

September 8, 2009

Last year, I found summer employment in a large alligator mascot suit. Seeking further experience in the field of sweltering discomfort, this past summer I worked as a part-time parking lot attendant....

Generation Bacon

September 7, 2009

About a midlife crisis ago, many of our parents gave their generation an identity through music and drug culture to separate themselves as youths (we especially know now because they won’t shut up about...

Springing the case for free college

September 7, 2009

I would have bet money on seeing pigs fly before ever hearing about a free college existing in the United States. Founded in 1917, Deep Springs College lies 28 miles into the California desert. Every student...

Top 10 don’ts to observe this semester

September 7, 2009

How do you achieve mental preparedness for a new semester? It is the eternal question. How do you get yourself excited about the long readings and lectures after less-than-adequate sleep that characterizes...

Ted Kennedy’s legacy reached beyond state and party lines

September 7, 2009

On August 25, 2009, the United States of America lost a true icon. When the “Lion of the Senate,” Senator Edward Moore Kennedy, departed from this world at the age of 77 after heroically fighting brain...

Cultural Electricity

September 7, 2009

South Africa is an anomaly. To Americans, it’s this foreign land with lions, great white sharks, elephants and harsh segregation between the other beasts – humans – who are put in township shacks...

Argentine culture through the people’s smile

September 7, 2009

La Rural is pretty much an Argentine national version of a state fair. We walk in, and we’re instantly thrown into a crowd (expectedly, considering today was the last day of it). On each side are...

My London Celebration

September 7, 2009

Sometimes you just need to gloat a little. For me, time came this past summer when I was in London. I had wanted to go abroad, and for various reasons, I had to wait till this past summer to make it happen. I...

Live from Israel

September 7, 2009

I'm sitting and panting in a hard-won seat on a British Airways jet airplane in London's Heathrow airport. My flight from Newark, N.J. got delayed a whole hour by thunderstorms, and so I had to race through...

For UMass politicos, no help from

February 4, 2009

It is the natural state of college campuses in a free society to be open to political dissent and demonstration. Our education is enriched by varying views from many spectra. At UMass, we have some of...

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