Massachusetts Daily Collegian

That’s a RAP!

That’s a RAP!

By Cassie McGrath

November 15, 2017


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

Everyone is anxious going into their freshman year of college. We seem to spend our whole lives trying to get into a good college, but when the time to start school actually comes, the overwhelming anticipation is enough to make anyone nervous. The most influential thing that calmed these nerves fo...

While sizing is inaccurate, people of every size deserve clothes that fit

While sizing is inaccurate, people of every size deserve clothes that fit

By Emilia Beuger

November 15, 2017


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

In the summer of 2014, J.Crew announced that it would expand its sizing to include XXXS as a size, two sizes smaller than an XS or a zero. The “triple zero” was hounded by media agencies that poked fun at the move, claiming that no one would ever be able to fit into that size unless they were a ...

Amazon is abandoning UMass. What do we do now?

Amazon is abandoning UMass. What do we do now?

By James Mazarakis

November 14, 2017


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

If you told me you hadn’t been to Amazon’s store at the University of Massachusetts to pick up books yet, I wouldn’t believe you. But don’t feel guilty if you really have resisted the urge to order books from Amazon’s simple interface, even knowing that you can expect your package to appear the...

The Virginia gubernatorial election is a victory for progressives

The Virginia gubernatorial election is a victory for progressives

By Dan Riley

November 14, 2017


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

Last week’s election cycle left liberals, progressives and Democrats with a taste of victory unknown to the left since the election and reelection of Barack Obama. Since dramatic House of Representatives losses in 2010, Democrats lost the senate in 2014 and have seen consistent net losses in gubernatorial races across the country. That’s why the election of Ralph Nort...

It’s pretty easy to prevent Nazis from claiming your brand (so do it)

It’s pretty easy to prevent Nazis from claiming your brand (so do it)

By Sophie Allen

November 14, 2017


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

If someone had told me two years ago that racists would be claiming brands as part of their movement, I wouldn’t have believed them — but here we are. Members of the alt-right, many of whom are white supremacists or neo-Nazis, have recently claimed Papa John’s as the official pizza of their...

The struggles of being a Yankee

The struggles of being a Yankee

By Gretchen Keller

November 13, 2017


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

“Oh, you’re from Framingham? I know people from Framingham! I’m from Andover and my roommate lives in Haverhill.” If you have absolutely no idea where those places are, you must be from out of state, like me. During the college application process, I kept telling my family that I wanted t...

Trump voters were motivated by racism, not economic anxiety

Trump voters were motivated by racism, not economic anxiety

By Matt O'Malley

November 13, 2017


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

Last week, when White House Chief of Staff John Kelly claimed that the Civil War resulted from “a lack of ability to compromise,” he engaged in one of America’s most cherished pastimes: whitewashing history to coincide with a narrative that both sides of a particular conflict had worthy arg...

‘Stealthing’ needs to be classified as rape under the law

‘Stealthing’ needs to be classified as rape under the law

By Morgan Reppert

November 9, 2017


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

In the few short months I have spent at the University of Massachusetts, there has not been a day that has passed where I have not heard the words “sexual assault” and “rape.” When I see four women, whether it be in line at the dining commons or at the gym waiting for a set of weights, I ...

The 23-cent ‘wage gap’ is more fiction than fact

The 23-cent ‘wage gap’ is more fiction than fact

By Brad Polumbo

November 9, 2017


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

Last week, Harvard professor Claudia Goldin came to the University of Massachusetts as part of her lecture series “Career and Family—Collision or Confluence.” She spoke about the gender pay gap and life in the workplace for women. Collegian columnist Will Katcher followed up on this talk in a r...

Separate the man from the show

Separate the man from the show

By William Keve

November 8, 2017


Filed under Archives, National, Opinion, Scrolling Headlines

When actor Anthony Rapp accused Kevin Spacey of sexual misconduct on Oct. 29, I didn’t know what to say about it. Despite my usual mindset to believe survivors, I wanted to believe Spacey’s apology wherein he showed some contrition, blaming the incident on his “inappropriate drunken behavior.” I found Spacey’s apology remarkably sincere. He didn’t deny the accusations, didn’t be...

Religion should not be ruling politics

Religion should not be ruling politics

By Timothy Scalona

November 8, 2017


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

Religion has long been a way for humans to provide answers for what cannot be understood. These practices alleviate a fear of the unknown, a tendency so intrinsic to our nature. The United States is home to a diverse array of religions and belief systems, that have shaped the country into the mul...

Fix the recreation center’s squat rack

Fix the recreation center’s squat rack

By Edridge D'Souza

November 7, 2017


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

I returned to the University of Massachusetts a little early this year. As part of Residential Life staff training, I had to return to campus two weeks before the start of semester. During this time, I saw many of my favorite campus locations operating at limited capacity. This was understandable, since...