Massachusetts Daily Collegian

Senior Columns: 2011-12

May 29, 2012

Filed under Opinion, Senior Columns

(First photo: Seniors; second photo: Editorial Board; third photo: Collegian Staff) Seniors of the 2011-2012 Collegian Staff bid farewell Alyssa Creamer - Editor-in-Chief Lindsey Davis - Managing Editor (dailycollegian.com) Chris Shores - Managing Editor (Newsroom) ...

Evolution of a caffeinated college-ette

By Lindsey Davis

April 30, 2012

Filed under Columns, Senior Columns

Warm beverages save lives. For every college moment, there is a delectably soothing and enriching goblet of caffeine designed for your emotional and mental stimulation. After 1,460 days of this thing we call high education, I can feel confident enough to say, “I’ve been there, sipped tha...

Leaving is weird; not leaving is even weirder

By Alyssa Creamer

April 30, 2012

Filed under Columns, Senior Columns

This isn’t an exit. Nor is it an entrance. Mainly out of the kind of confusion conflicting ideas bring about what this column could or should be, I won’t let it be like my usual writing. I will do little to set the scene of my collegi...

A world without windows

By Chris Shores

April 30, 2012

Filed under Columns, Senior Columns

Windows. Free the mind of the temptation to jump to grand metaphors or clever analogies to some deeper idea about the college experience. Think instead of reality and the literal powers a window possesses. When surro...

Losing actually-graduating friends

By Ellie Rulon-Miller

April 30, 2012

Filed under Columns, Senior Columns

I’m not graduating this year. I was supposed to, but s*** happens, and I’m not. But I’m writing my senior column anyway, so for one last time, my name can be published next to those of my actually-graduating best friends. Since...

I’m not going

By Victoria Knobloch

April 30, 2012

Filed under Columns, Senior Columns

I’m not going. I’m not going! I was like this right before high school graduation too. Don’t send me out into that big dumb world. Don’t do it! There is nothing out there I can’t get here, standing still, marinating...

Get out like a bandit

By Max Calloway

April 30, 2012

Filed under Columns, Senior Columns

Last year, at my five year high school reunion, when I told people I was just at the end of my third-year, I may have well said that I recently saw a long dead, mutual friend. Their eyes would glaze over then, looking over to...

The newsroom will always be home

By Sam Butterfield

April 30, 2012

Filed under Columns, Senior Columns

There are many angles I could take in this, my final piece in my cherished Massachusetts Daily Collegian. I could floridly describe how I got here, explaining that I never intended to end up in Amherst, that I was never supposed...

What college can’t teach you

By Dave Coffey

April 30, 2012

Filed under Senior Columns

A thought occurs: Frank Zappa was right! Yeah, yeah, Stravinsky is, like, totally radical, dude. But no, I mean he was right about college. The brilliantly mustachioed avant-rocker had a famous quote about institutions of alleged...

What a long, strange blah blah blah blah

By Garth Brody

April 30, 2012

Filed under Senior Columns

Graduation, graduation, graduation. G-r-a-d-u-a-t-i-o-n. Still there? I was hoping it would be one of those words where if you repeat it enough, it starts to lose its meaning. Like a mantra. Shrim, shrim, shrim. Ohm, ohm, ohm. Graduation, graduation, graduation. No? Well, o...

Super senior year: a blessing in disguise

By Kate Evans

April 30, 2012

Filed under Senior Columns

I came to the University of Massachusetts in the fall of 2007 looking forward to many things; none of them involving academics. I was ecstatic to be away from my parents and their rules, to make my own curfew, come and go when...

Four years before the lectern

By Daniel Stratford

April 30, 2012

Filed under Senior Columns

“Bright college years, with pleasure rife/ The shortest, gladdest years of life/ How swiftly ye are gliding by!/ Oh, why doth time so quickly fly?” These words mark the opening of “Bright College Years,” the alma mater song of Yale University. Despite...