Massachusetts Daily Collegian

Bumming it UMass style

By Nick O'Malley September 9, 2009

It’s 5:21 a.m. and I’m sitting at the top of the ramp outside Whitmore wondering to myself: “Why am I not asleep?” I got here roughly an hour ago with my now ex-roommate Jake. Believe it or...

Getting past that new college smell

By H.C. Wang September 9, 2009

It’s that time of the year again, folks. The last sultry days of summer are winding down. The smell of the bouquets of freshly sharpened pencils and previously unopened notebooks hang in the air as...

On health care, the GOP’s POV is BS

By Dan Rahrig September 9, 2009

The American political system seems to operate under the assumption that there are two sides to every issue, and that each side has a legitimate position that should be heard, given weight to and respected....

Letters to the editor: September 10, 2009

September 9, 2009

New World Theater worthy of funding Dear editor, I am writing out of shock, outrage and disbelief. I have just learned that the University of Massachusetts Amherst has decided to cut New World Theater...

Potty training 101

By Matthew M. Robare September 8, 2009

To be perfectly, honest, I never thought I would have to write this column. I thought all college students would be the responsible adults they’re expected to be instead of the incompetent stereotypes...

The two F’s of UMass

By Thomas Moore 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

By Nick Milano 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

By Chris Amorosi 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

By Nick O'Malley 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

By Hannah Nelson 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

By Lauren Rockoff 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

By Matt Kushi 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...

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