Massachusetts Daily Collegian

Be a human, be a student

By Gavin Beeker

April 30, 2012

Filed under Senior Columns

Abstract thinking can never take you anywhere that you haven’t already been. At best, it returns you back to your native good sense before you have abstracted from the reality of each moment. Dismayed at the arbitrariness in...

Dancing your way to being yourself

By Lauren Vincent

April 30, 2012

Filed under Senior Columns

There is one thing in college I am immensely proud of learning. It is not a political theory or a practical marketing skill. It is a dance move. And it is called the shimmy. I discovered sometime back in high school that I...

UMass deserves better

By Dan Glaun

April 30, 2012

Filed under Senior Columns

This is supposed to be my senior column. I should be in full-on reminiscence mode, waxing nostalgic about the University of Massachusetts, the Collegian, the experiences I’ve had over the last four years in Amherst. I am...

Reflections from a geek

By Kevin Romani

April 30, 2012

Filed under Senior Columns

I don’t know which cliché to start with. It’s been an honor to write for the Collegian? I would highly recommend all of you participate in writing for your paper? I will truly miss it? My opening words may sound condescending,...

Liberal education is dead

By Harrison Searles

April 27, 2012

Filed under Opinion, Senior Columns

It is impossible to go through four years of undergraduate education without pondering what the ends of education are. It would be foolish to put down four years of one’s life without realizing the end one is striving after...

Senior Columns 2010-2011

May 5, 2011

Filed under Senior Columns

Seniors of the 2010-2011 Collegian Staff say their final goodbyes Nick Bush - Editor-in-Chief Nick O'Malley - Night and Copy Supervisor Amanda Joinson - Advertising Production Manager Justin Gagnon - Arts & Living Editor Matthew M. Robare - Editorial & Opinion Editor Da...

Follow the cheese

By Nick Bush

May 2, 2011

Filed under Senior Columns

As I write my final words ever to be printed in the Daily Collegian, things seem to have come full circle. Southwest is again aflame, with drunken crowds still looking for any decent reason to scream at the top of their lungs, and the police are still perched on their (high) horse...

The illusion of importance

By Nick O'Malley

May 2, 2011

Filed under Senior Columns

I’m spoiled. For approximately four years, I’ve had a creative outlet that has let me write pretty much any of the junk I’d send in, including: a column about my glue stick, a rhyming beer column, something about how bacon ...

I’m on the right track, baby

By Justin Gagnon

May 2, 2011

Filed under Senior Columns

Don’t write for The Massachusetts Daily Collegian. If I didn’t write The Collegian, I don’t know what I’d be doing after I graduate. I do know that I wouldn’t be doing what I love. After high school, I had an affinity for the sciences. I started at the University of Massach...

Advertisements under asbestos

By Amanda Joinson

May 2, 2011

Filed under Senior Columns

From the beginning of freshman year, senior columns have always been my favorite part of the Massachusetts Daily Collegian. For just a minute you are let into the life of someone that has been in Amherst the past four years and yet has had such a different experi...

Nothing conventional

By Chelsea Whitton

May 2, 2011

Filed under Senior Columns

This is the one of the hardest times I’ve had writing a piece of work for The Massachusetts Daily Collegian. It contains the most edits and word changes I’ve made in any column or story. It involves not interviewing people much more articulate than I, student...

Too late, my time has come, sends shivers down my spine

By Matthew M. Robare

May 2, 2011

Filed under Senior Columns

This is it. These are the last words I will ever write for The Massachusetts Daily Collegian, after God knows how many thousands. I’ve had a good run, but it’s over. Finished. Ended. Done. Fin. There will be no more after this. Now all there is left for me at the University of Massa...