Massachusetts Daily Collegian

The final stretch

By Hannah Sparks

December 4, 2012

As a journalism major who typically has a pretty easy time during finals week, I see the end of the semester as a great time to do some people watching. People are very interesting to watch when they are stressed out. But the...

Beating the block

By Emily Felder

September 25, 2012

I’ll be honest; I’ve got writer’s block. I’ll spare you the typical writings about the fall season. I’m determined not to write about the leaves, with their “splendiferous shades of foliage glinting in the autumnal setting...

Top 5 – Tips for UMass freshmen

By Molly Keegan

September 4, 2012

With classes starting this week, it’s time to finally put orientation behind you and dive into the real world of UMass Amherst. Freshman year is a huge transition, but there are lots of ways to make the change easier. Here ...

How to get over painful breakups

By Jackie Chambers

April 26, 2011

We have all been there. We meet someone awesome, the connection seems remarkable and we begin to fall for them. You date for a couple months, even years.  Then the relationship falls apart for any number of reasons. At the end of the night, the feeling of heartbreak sucks no matter what. While s...

Laws and Licks- What to do

February 7, 2011

Dear Sophie, Is it legal to watch porn using the campus internet? If it wasn’t, probably 95% of the students on campus would be under arrest, but I did a little research for you anyway. As far as I can make out, anythi...

On trying new things.

December 8, 2010

Dear Sophie, I am a freshman and a virgin. I feel my first sexual experience may not be too far in the future, and while that is exciting, it is also nerve-racking. So many people are experienced that I feel I may not perform...

Jackrabbits and Jack Sparrow

November 29, 2010

Dear Sophie,   My girlfriend has a lot of freaky fetishes that I go along with from time to time. She made me dress up as Jack Sparrow on several occasions. However, she always insists that i wear a condom when we have...

On bruising, both physical and emotional.

November 7, 2010

Dear Sophie, Yowza. That must have been hard to explain. If you somehow managed to justify that plausibly, I am very, very impressed. My girlfriend really loves it when I physically harm her during sex. A couple nights ag...

How to be sexy

October 31, 2010

Dear Sophie, I want to impress my boyfriend and be super sexy; however, in reality I am pretty gawky and awkward. I never know what to say or how to be enticing, and when I try to be an awesome foreplay goddess I fall flat. How...

Lady Problems

October 27, 2010

Dear Sophie, My girlfriend of 2 years makes me feel unwanted. I tried talking to her several times about the issue but she is always annoyed and prefers not to. I don't want to give up all that we built, but I really f...

Boyfriends, Girlfriends, and Porn

October 20, 2010

Dear Sophie, I found out my boyfriend watches porn, so I tried watching it. I can see why people enjoy it but for the most part it seems unrealistic and really womanizing. I know it's silly but knowing he watches it makes me f...