Massachusetts Daily Collegian

Bigger is better

By Nora Drapalski

May 2, 2011

Filed under Senior Columns

I can think of no better way to begin my final article for the Massachusetts Daily Collegian than to quote the great Albus Percival Wulfric Brian Dumbledore. So, without further ado, “Nitwit! Blubber! Oddment! Tweak!” My...

Spirit is a shirt made of moral fibers

By David Brinch

May 2, 2011

Filed under Senior Columns

I’ve never really been into philosophy, but there is one quote that I try to live by: “Character is higher than intellect; a great soul will be strong to live as well as think.” In mine and Ralph Waldo Emerson’s opinions, it doesn’t really matter how you d...

Words of advice

By Jaron Lewin Berlin

May 2, 2011

Filed under Senior Columns

I’ve learned a lot in my time at college. When I first started school I knew that I didn’t know exactly what I wanted to do with my life, but I took my time and discovered that what really matters is finding out what you love...

Hindsight is always 20/20, but who cares?

By Kate MacDonald

May 1, 2011

Filed under Senior Columns

As I sit here trying to think of some pearls of wisdom to share with my peers who still have a few years left here at UMass, I can’t help but remember some of my funniest and most embarrassing memories here at the Zoo. And, as any graduate will tell you, there are a few missed opportunities that spring ...

All while wielding a pen

By Mike Fox

May 1, 2011

Filed under Senior Columns

All my life, writing has been a source of strength, creativity, and self advancement. The act of taking isolated thoughts out of the ether and sending their messages through a series of lines, curves and symbols is absurd when...

Schrödinger’s column

By Eli Gottlieb

May 1, 2011

Filed under Senior Columns

I wrote a senior column, now you are reading it. This is where I present to you the wisdom I accumulated over my four years at UMass Amherst. Soundness equals preservation plus progress. A well-typed program does not...

Not quite like Mike, but close enough

By Adam Miller

December 9, 2010

Filed under Senior Columns, Sports Columns

Editor’s note: Sports Editor Adam Miller has worked for the Massachusetts Daily Collegian for the entirety of his time at UMass, and is graduating at the end of the current semester. Ever since...

Saying Goodbye: The Senior Columns

By DailyCollegian.com Staff

May 13, 2010

Filed under Senior Columns

Our Daily Collegian senior writers weigh in on their final undergraduate thoughts. The seniors will graduate this Saturday at Commencement. The 2010 senior columns: Mistakes, a part of the educational process - Sara C...

A need to write

By Leigh Greaney

May 5, 2010

Filed under Senior Columns

I don’t like writing about myself. It makes me admit things that I know are true, and they stare up at me – black and white – screaming. Right now, it’s screaming: hey, you’re graduating. I’ve been avoiding that caustic...

The Road goes ever on and on

By Peter Rizzo

May 4, 2010

Filed under Senior Columns

I find myself here at this end of days thinking more and more about the start of my UMass experience. I’m thinking back to my days as a confused and excited freshman, long before every street and brick-built campus building seemed to ...

Roles with responsibilities create lasting memories

By Jeffrey R. Larnard

May 4, 2010

Filed under Senior Columns

It’s hard to believe how fast the past four years have gone and more importantly the last two and a half, which have mostly been spent down in the Collegian’s newsroom. As a sport management major in my sophomore year,...

Mistakes, a part of the educational process

By Sara Cody

May 4, 2010

Filed under Senior Columns

There was a point in my academic career at the University of Massachusetts where I failed out of school, or was “suspended for academic deficiency” as SPIRE so eloquently put it.  I was the college cliché who behaved he...