Massachusetts Daily Collegian

Sled, skate and ski your way through Pioneer Valley

By Katie Landeck

January 22, 2013

Filed under Arts & Living, Lifestyle

Contrary to popular belief, winter does not mean there is nothing to do outside until the spring thaw. It simply means that activity seekers need to put on an extra layer before heading out the door. So while it is true that...

Amherst Town Meeting bans Styrofoam

By Catherine Ferris

December 6, 2012

Filed under Campus News, Local News, News

Restaurants in Amherst that use Styrofoam containers will soon have to find an alternative to the product after members of Amherst’s Town Meeting voted last month to ban the material, beginning in 2014. The ban comes after news of health and environmental risks associated with t...

Amherst to hold annual Merry Maple celebration

By Patrick Hoff

November 30, 2012

Filed under Local News, News

This evening, the town of Amherst will kick off the holiday season with its annual Merry Maple celebration. The event will begin at 4:15 p.m. with horse-drawn carriage rides – supplied by Muddy Brook Farm – from downtown Amherst t...

Town of Amherst crime log

By Chelsie Field

November 20, 2012

Filed under Campus News, Local News, News

The Amherst Police responded to about 20 noise complaint calls this past weekend. A noise complaint for a loud party of between 50 and 60 college-aged individuals at 858 East Pleasant St. at 12:14 a.m. Saturday, in which residents were...

Town of Amherst receives a $300,000 grant

By Sam Hayes

November 19, 2012

Filed under Local News, News

The Town of Amherst received a $300,000 grant from the Department of Justice’s Office on Violence Against Women last week to expand services to aid survivors of sexual and domestic violence in the community. The Amhers...

Video: Umass’s vocal suspects talk technicalities

By Shaina Mishkin

November 15, 2012

Filed under Arts Multimedia, Arts Videos, Web-Exclusive

Members of The Vocal Suspects, UMass's A Capella group, talk about their music. Umass's vocal suspects talk technicalities from Daily Collegian on Vimeo....

New bakery serves up unique doughnuts

By Danielle Kodess

November 15, 2012

Filed under Local News, News

Small with stark white walls, it’s the display of doughnuts that captures the attention of customers that make their way into the Glazed Doughnut Shop, a new bakery that opened up three weeks ago on the corner of the Amh...

Eric Carle Museum celebrates 10th anniversary

By Patrick Hoff

November 9, 2012

Filed under Local News, News

About 30 years ago, acclaimed children’s book illustrator and author Eric Carle traveled to Japan with his wife. There, the couple was inspired at the way “picture book art was exhibited and honored,” Carle said in a statement...

A Guide to Voting at UMass Amherst

By Mitchell Scuzzarella

November 5, 2012

Filed under Campus News, News, Politics

Many students and faculty members are urging people at the University of Massachusetts to get out tomorrow and cast their ballots in this year’s elections. Those planning on voting in Amherst will have to head out to one of t...

Effects of Hurricane Sandy may hit Amherst

By Mary Reines

October 26, 2012

Filed under Env. & Tech., Environment, News

The effects of Hurricane Sandy are expected to impact the Amherst area Monday or Tuesday next week, according to National Weather Service meteorologist and hurricane specialist Charlie Foley. Although the storm – which could include s...

Town of Amherst Crime Log: October 22

By Chelsie Field

October 23, 2012

Filed under Local News, News

This weekend, officers from the Amherst Police Department handled 15 noise complaint calls, resulting in seven arrests or summons, as well as nine cases of liquor law violations, several accounts of minors in possession of alcohol,...

University, Amherst discuss off-campus weekend issues

By Chelsie Field

October 17, 2012

Filed under Local News, News

University of Massachusetts Police Chief John Horvath said the relationship between students and Amherst residents may be bumpy. But, “it’s going to get better,” he said. Last night, about 60 community members from...