Massachusetts Daily Collegian

Amherst won’t fly commemorative flags this year

By Katie Landeck

September 11, 2012

Filed under Local News, News

Amherst won’t fly its commemorative flag set from the utility poles today. And, they won’t fly them next year or the next year, despite Amherst resident Larry Kelley’s annual appeal to the Amherst Town Select Board to change ...

Importance of Federalism

By Eric Magazu

April 16, 2012

Filed under Columns, Opinion

It’s conventional wisdom to link our notion of freedom in America with democracy. We seem to equate our democratic institutions with freedom, and this is indeed true, but it totally misses another major element in our freedom....

It’s time for middle class America to throw in the towel

By Christopher Dunay

September 25, 2011

Filed under Opinion

Last Monday, President Obama called for the wealthiest of Americans to begin paying higher taxes in an effort to reduce our growing federal deficits. House GOP representatives have responded by labeling the President’s intentions...

The diplomacy of economics

By Daniel Stratford

February 28, 2011

Filed under Columns

Diplomacy and statecraft are some of the most intriguing, if not the most aggravating, aspects of contemporary politics. They afford one the opportunity to step outside of the conventional hothouse of domestic politics, whose...

Revolutionary double standards

By Yaroslav Mikhaylov

January 30, 2011

Filed under Columns

It is rare to see a revolution unfold, and in the past month we have seen two. Tensions in Tunisia exploded Dec. 17 after Mohammed Bouazizi, a simple shopkeeper, set himself on fire to protest police brutality, government c...

America plays beautiful set

By Justin Gagnon

October 19, 2010

Filed under Music

They’ve played over 100 shows a year for nearly 40 years. Over those four decades, they’ve released 16 albums, and produced two chart-topping tracks among many other top 10 hits. It’s likely that you know at least three of their songs, but it’s just as likely that you ha...

America relives glory days

By Justin Gagnon

October 14, 2010

Filed under Music

Classic folk rock band America will be celebrating their 40th anniversary at the Calvin Theater tonight, Friday Oct. 15. After a 10-day hiatus since a private concert in San Diego, Calif., America will take the stage at 8 p.m. in...

Michael Moore’s Newest Love Child

By Steven Baum

October 6, 2009

Filed under Movies

As one of the most commercially successful documentary filmmakers in history, Michael Moore once again finds himself the subject of inquiry following the release of his most recent collection of criticism on America, “Capitalism: A Lo...