Massachusetts Daily Collegian

About Us

The Massachusetts Daily Collegian is the student-run newspaper at the University of Massachusetts, serving Amherst and the surrounding communities since 1890. As the principal source of news on campus since its founding, the Collegian has operated with the goal of delivering crucial information to students and the community in an accurate and timely manner.

Due to COVID-19, print production has been suspended for the foreseeable future. Special Edition issues will be done electronically and feature expanded coverage from a particular section with a specialized front page and are produced several times a year.

The newspaper is composed of four editorial sections: 

  • News — Campus, Crime, Environment & Technology, Five College, Health & Wellness, Local, Politics, Profiles, SGA
  • Opinion & Editorial — Editorials, Columns, Letters to the Editor
  • Sports — Baseball, Basketball, Field Hockey, Football, Hockey, Lacrosse, Soccer, Softball, Columns
  • Arts & Living — Comedy, Culture, Entertainment, Fashion, Fine Arts, Music, Movies, Television, Theatre, Food & Drink 

The Collegian is the most linguistically diverse college newspaper in the country, striving to make our coverage accessible to everyone throughout the community. Founded in 2017, the translations department republishes articles in 12 languages: Arabic, Chinese, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Malay, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, Vietnamese. Read founder Rebecca Duke Wiesenberg’s piece in The Nation about the importance of multilingual student journalism. Learn more about the Translations purpose and Why We Translate. Students with experience in any foreign language are strongly encouraged to join the Translations team.

Several podcasts are produced by staff members from various sections. The Collegian News Hour is produced weekly and features the news editors as they recap major stories from the past week, offering the community an alternative way to consume news. 

In the past, the Collegian has maintained several alternative names: Aggie Life (1890), the College Signal (1901), the Weekly Collegian (1914), Tri-Weekly Collegian (1956).

Contact list:

Please contact the appropriate editor if you are interested in becoming involved with a section or have any inquiries.

Executive Board
Saliha Bayrak, Editor-in-Chief: [email protected]
Joey Aliberti, Managing Editor [email protected]
Leigh Appelstein, Business Manager [email protected]
Julia Benedetto, Finance Manager [email protected]
Head Editors 
Ella Adams, Head News: [email protected]
James Rosales, Head Arts: [email protected]
Catherine Hurley, Head Op/ed: [email protected]
Lulu Kesin, Head Sports: [email protected]
Kelly McMahan, Head Podcast: [email protected]
Nick Archambault, Head Graphics: [email protected]
Megan Wong, Head Photos: [email protected]
Vera Gold, Head Social: [email protected]
Kiki Karam, Head PR: [email protected]

Mission Statement

As a student-run newspaper and a responsible press serving the community since 1890, the Massachusetts Daily Collegian strives to be a source of truths that holds itself and powerful institutions accountable. As a public platform, we hope to portray and amplify a broad range of voices. Through nuanced, inquisitive journalistic practices, we hope to learn, educate and engage the greater community.