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The technological fountain of youth

By Ben Moriarty September 24, 2009

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...

UMass vs. Amherst

By Nick Milano September 23, 2009

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...

The curse of the super senior

By Rachel Dougherty September 23, 2009

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...

Letters to the editor: September 23, 2009

September 23, 2009

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...

Institutionalized racism in student government

By Alana Goodman September 22, 2009

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...

Some healthy advice

By H.C. Wang September 22, 2009

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...

The desecration of Gaza

By Waqas Mirza September 22, 2009

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...

Amherst’s founding principles

By Eric Magazu September 21, 2009

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...

Revisiting the final frontier

By Matt Kushi September 21, 2009

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...

Paying the price for an obsese nation

By Dan Rahrig September 21, 2009

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...

Dissecting the many faces of war

By Matthew M. Robare September 21, 2009

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...

Obama’s hardly hired the best and the brightest

By Alex Perry September 21, 2009

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...

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