Massachusetts Daily Collegian

When your favorite comedian is accused of sexual assault

When your favorite comedian is accused of sexual assault

By Isobel McCue

December 12, 2017


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

When I first saw the headlines, I was shocked. I could not believe what I was seeing. “Louis C.K. Is Accused by 5 Women of Sexual Misconduct.” I have watched Louis C.K. for years, enjoying all his explicit and controversial material. From dead grandma jokes to rodent sex, the man redefined dark...

A snapshot of my college experience

A snapshot of my college experience

By Jessica Picard

December 12, 2017


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

Roger Kingston once said, “A camera is the ‘save button’ for the mind’s eye.” It is no wonder that I became a photographer during my time here, because my experiences at the Massachusetts Daily Collegian and the University of Massachusetts are ones I never want to forget. Joining UMass a...

Homelessness is an issue that’s close to home

Homelessness is an issue that’s close to home

By Joe Frank

December 12, 2017


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

My freshman year roommate, as he lay in his bed, casually told me that that bed was the first bed he had slept on in two years. Before he told me this, I thought that he came from a wealthy, upper class background. That couldn’t have been further from the truth. From that moment on, I learned more...

Allowing oil drilling in Alaska sets a dangerous precedent

Allowing oil drilling in Alaska sets a dangerous precedent

By Hannah Davis

December 12, 2017


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

The United States Senate recently passed a catastrophic tax bill. Some highlights include adding $1 trillion to the national debt, astronomical loss of health insurance and making higher education even more unattainable. As if that’s not already bad enough, this bill also contains a proposal t...

Emmi Beuger’s Day Off: S2E5 | The People v. UHS

Emmi Beuger’s Day Off: S2E5 | The People v. UHS

By Emilia Beuger

December 12, 2017


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

Judge Emmi grabs her moderation gavel and viciously interrogates Aidan Byrne on his recent article about UHS, healthcare in general, and life as a UMass freshman....

Celebrity culture could be a part of the problem

Celebrity culture could be a part of the problem

By Jonah Dratfield

December 11, 2017


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

I don’t want to perpetuate the myth of the tortured artist, but to some extent, the stereotype is true. People who choose to express their ideas and emotions through art generally do so because they can’t express them well in ordinary contexts. Being an artist is about self-expression, but ...

The department of Judaic Studies makes a disappointing decision

The department of Judaic Studies makes a disappointing decision

By Aidan Byrne

December 11, 2017


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

On Wednesday, November 29, two academic discussions were held at the University of Massachusetts on the topics of anti-Semitism and the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. The events happened at the same time, 7 p.m., in different buildings, a physical separation representative of the ideological divide be...

The merits of print journalism shouldn’t be overlooked

The merits of print journalism shouldn’t be overlooked

By Isaac Simon

December 11, 2017


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

The news this past week that the Daily Collegian would be downsizing their print production from four days a week to two days a week represents an inevitable change that for many, was seen as long overdue. Citing financial concerns, the change came across as more practical than anything else. And yet, as s...

The GOP tax bill is detrimental to college students

The GOP tax bill is detrimental to college students

By Will Katcher

December 7, 2017


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

It’s been five days since the Senate pushed the GOP past a major milestone in their quest to enact significant legislation by the end of this year. After striking out on health care and a border wall, the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017 is the Republican Party’s last shot at victory in the firs...

Does hate have a home at UMass?

Does hate have a home at UMass?

By Sonali Chigurupati

December 7, 2017


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

In the last week of October, Professor Emiliana Cruz, an assistant professor in the anthropology department at the University of Massachusetts, found that one of her posters about the distinction between dialects and languages in Mexico was vandalized. The phrase, “Go home,” written in Spanish, w...

Can students protest on campus?

Can students protest on campus?

By Claire Healy

December 7, 2017


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

Every day, there is a new outrageous headline regarding a development that is worthy of protest. They range from topics that may not directly impact our student body—such as the Rohingya genocide, the cholera outbreak in Yemen, reports of slavery in Libya or climate change—to topics that strik...

Letter: Student Union worth the cost

Letter: Student Union worth the cost

By Opinion & Editorial Staff

December 6, 2017


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

Editor’s Note: A non final version of this piece was originally posted. The new version contains a slightly different reasoning in support of the referendum. To the Editor, The Student Union renovation project has been one of great confusion and of ambiguous intent – one, that at first glance,...