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How young is too young for technology?

How young is too young for technology?

By Gretchen Keller

January 24, 2018


Filed under Archives, Columns, Opinion, Scrolling Headlines, Student Life

As I was sitting under the tree this Christmas, I handed a small, flat present to my three-year-old cousin Miyah. Excited, she immediately tore open the gift. She placed her tiny fingers on the smooth surface and swiped up and down to no avail. She began to cry. Miyah was trying to swipe on a book. The...

Gay stereotypes are toxic

Gay stereotypes are toxic

By Jake Russian

January 24, 2018


Filed under Archives, Columns, Headlines, National, Opinion, Scrolling Headlines

As a whole, human beings generally possess a need to incessantly categorize and classify the people and things that surround them in daily life. Social constructs occupy a major role in defining what we as citizens of the world feel we must be doing with our time and what our neighbors should be doing...

Letter: We have the power to put students first

Letter: We have the power to put students first

By Opinion & Editorial Staff

January 24, 2018


Filed under Archives, Letters to the Editor, Opinion, Scrolling Headlines

When we come to the University of Massachusetts, we gain more than just knowledge. The University provides us with a classroom to learn in, a library to study in and a room and natural environment to live in. Here, we have access to a state-of-the-art recreation center, a fairly reliable bus system and...

I have no idea who the president is, but it’s definitely not Donald Trump

I have no idea who the president is, but it’s definitely not Donald Trump

By Sophie Allen

January 24, 2018


Filed under Archives, Columns, National, Opinion, Scrolling Headlines

A few months ago, “The Daily Show” had a recurring segment asking, “Who is the real president?” Their roundup included influential conservatives in and out of the White House. Since President Donald Trump has proven time and time again that he is easily played – it is clear from his conduct and his statements that Trump does not know what he’s doing as president – anyone from Satan t...

Tobacco: let’s clear the air, indeed.

Tobacco: let’s clear the air, indeed.

By Cameron Smith

January 24, 2018


Filed under Archives, Campus, Columns, Headlines, Opinion, Scrolling Headlines

Plastered across campus is the graphic reminding us that the University of Massachusetts is a tobacco-free campus. The image of white clouds behind the slogan, “Let’s clear the air,” gave me the impression that I was going to be living in a smoke-free environment. To my surprise, I have bee...

YouTube’s free speech problem

YouTube’s free speech problem

By Edridge D'Souza

January 23, 2018


Filed under Archives, Columns, Headlines, National, Opinion, Scrolling Headlines

The year 2018 is off to an interesting start. It’s been less than a month, and we’ve already seen a laundry detergent poisoning epidemic, a federal government shutdown and a false alarm Hawaiian missile crisis. It seems to go without saying that things are more than a little chaotic. Ignoring all ...

Resolutions should not wait until the new year

Resolutions should not wait until the new year

By Emilia Beuger

January 23, 2018


Filed under Archives, Columns, Opinion, Scrolling Headlines, Student Life

A little over three weeks ago, 2017 became 2018, thus marking the start of New Year’s resolutions. People have been making New Year’s resolutions for about 4,000 years. Like many, I usually make a New Year’s resolution or two and, like many, I don’t end up achieving my resolutions. In fact, onl...

America’s misguided war on low-income financial assistance

America’s misguided war on low-income financial assistance

By Timothy Scalona

January 22, 2018


Filed under Archives, Columns, Headlines, National, Opinion, Scrolling Headlines

The poor, perceived as casualties by larger society, have long been dehumanized in an ever-growing class war. Those at the top capitalize on division, and push the idea that disadvantaged people are lazy and undeserving of assistance by their character alone, to suit their own agendas. This behavior...

Blue lights aren’t needed on campus anymore

Blue lights aren’t needed on campus anymore

By Morgan Reppert

January 22, 2018


Filed under Archives, Campus, Columns, Opinion, Scrolling Headlines

Whether it be while walking to class, walking home from the library or any other circumstances, students are encouraged to utilize the blue light system when they feel unsafe or at risk. The blue light phones are strategically placed around campuses for those experiencing an emergency or even witnessing...

Emmi Beuger’s Day Off: S2E6 | Self Serving Activism

Emmi Beuger’s Day Off: S2E6 | Self Serving Activism

By Emilia Beuger

December 18, 2017


Filed under Archives, Emmi Beuger's Day Off, Op/Ed Multimedia, Opinion, Opinion Podcasts, Podcasts, Web-Exclusive

Emmi is joined by Tim Scalona to talk about homelessness, his fight with MassPirg, and much more including why Tim is not a fan of sleep out events in support of the homeless....

Editorial: Our shift to a primarily digital world

Editorial: Our shift to a primarily digital world

By Editorial Board

December 13, 2017


Filed under Collegian Editorials, Headlines, Opinion, Scrolling Headlines

To our readers and community: In today’s media climate, people aren’t picking up newspapers like they were previously. This is a problem that news organizations all over the country and the world are facing, and the Massachusetts Daily Collegian is no different. Advertising revenue has decreas...