Massachusetts Daily Collegian

Leaves begin to change

By Katie Landeck

October 5, 2012

Filed under Env. & Tech., Environment, News

The University of Massachusetts campus is starting to look like a New England postcard with all the leave-color changes. Ranked 14th out of 25, Amherst is on Yankee Magazine’s list for top foliage towns in New England. The 2010 article listed the town common, the ...

Coalition of Amherst Neighborhoods aims to change town bylaws

By Sam Hayes

September 21, 2012

Filed under Local News, News

Amherst citizens are trying to manage out-of-control partying and heavy usage of town emergency resources with a new tactic. Rather than increasing fines as done in the past, they are looking to take on local landlords and zoni...

UMass students ‘make a difference’ in the community

By Katie Landeck

September 17, 2012

Filed under Campus News, Local News, News, SGA

Over 200 University of Massachusetts students gathered at the Haigis Mall Saturday morning before heading into Amherst “to help out their community,” as Student Government Association President Akshay Kapoor puts it. Kapoor le...

SGA to get hands dirty

By Katie Landeck

September 14, 2012

Filed under Campus News, News

The Student Government Association – with the help of student volunteers from the University of Massachusetts – won’t be doing office work on Saturday. Instead, they’ll be donating time to the Amherst community. The SGA pla...

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 ...

Sunday dinner with the Motown Man

By Nancy Pierce

April 9, 2012

Filed under Local News, News

Many Amherst residents know or have heard of the “Motown Man,” a street performer who belts out James Brown renditions in the middle of Amherst Center. But few may know the true man behind the cape and bucket. Every Sunday, Bennie Johnson, commonly known as “Motown...

Top 6 places to escape Amherst without leaving Amherst

By Lindsey Davis

April 4, 2012

Filed under Arts & Living, Commerce, Lifestyle

Have you ever felt like the University of Massachusetts and Amherst were sucking your soul dry? Between the 900 pages of the “Odyssey” you have to read in order to write a paper due in three hours, six mid-semester exams testing...

Police remind students about skateboarding laws

By Ardee Napolitano

March 16, 2012

Filed under Campus News, News

As the weather continues to get warmer in Amherst, more and more residents are cruising on their longboards or skateboards all over town. Consequently, the Amherst Police Department reminded residents about the town’s...

Fresh options are at the Amherst Winter Market

By Samantha Gillis

March 15, 2012

Filed under Arts & Living Blogs, Blogs, Lifestyle

I love food. Who doesn’t? Because I like to cook, I like fresh food for my experiments. Unfortunately, the winter months don’t exactly scream fresh produce, and I’m usually left a bit underwhelmed by my choices at the su...

Baku’s African Restaurant dishes out exotic eats and a welcoming atmosphere

By Stevie Mackenzie-Smith

March 6, 2012

Filed under Arts & Living, Food & Drink

Sitting at the edge of the North Pleasant Street strip, before the smattering of Amherst eateries beyond it, Baku’s African Restaurant is a curiosity. With its informal opening hours and relaxed set-up, a trip to the ...

Johnny’s Tavern an upscale and affordable addition to Amherst

By Andrea Greenberg

March 1, 2012

Filed under Arts & Living, Food & Drink

Taverns are establishments that are deeply rooted in American history and culture. In Colonial America, taverns used to serve as gathering spots for travelers to receive nourishment and shelter: food, drink, company and lodg...

Sober shuttle to be decided by SGA referendum in spring elections

By Zachary Weishar

February 29, 2012

Filed under Campus News, News

It happens all the time. Inebriated students leave bars, car keys in hand, and each year, approximately 1,700 American college students never make it home. This statistic, which was calculated in a 2005 study by the An...