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Amherst Coffee: not your everyday Starbucks

By Samantha Gillis

February 28, 2012

Filed under Arts & Living Blogs, Blogs, Lifestyle

I should make it known that I am not a coffee drinker. Ever since secretly taking a sip of my mom’s coffee many years ago and promptly throwing up immediately after, I have avoided the stuff unless it was more or less su...

UMass crime log: Feb. 6 to Feb. 12

By Taylor C. Snow

February 21, 2012

Filed under Crime, News

Tuesday, Feb. 6 At approximately 9:30 a.m. there was a report of a disturbance in Prince Hall. An officer arrived. Apparently, there had been an argument that turned into a physical altercation between two women regarding ...

WinterFest comes to Amherst snow or shine

By Steffi Porter

February 8, 2012

Filed under Campus News, Local News, News

Last year’s annual WinterFest found Cherry Hill Golf Course coated with a thick blanket of snow, and, though there has been a shortage of snow this year, the winter party is still in store for Saturday, according to the Daily...

UMass crime log: Super Bowl edition

By Taylor C. Snow

February 8, 2012

Filed under Crime, News

Following the New England Patriots’ Super Bowl 21-17 loss to the New York Giants on Sunday night, the Southwest Residential Area erupted in a disturbance to which nearly 100 University of Massachusetts and state police officers...

Guantánamo Bay art installation shares stories of people

By Michelle Williams

January 26, 2012

Filed under News

In Amherst, tucked away on Main Street, an art installation shares the stories of people over 1400 miles away, in Guantánamo Bay. The exhibit titled, “Guantánamo: Ten Years and Counting,” features the artwork, poetry,...

Transfer students lost in the housing shuffle

By Billy Rainsford

January 26, 2012

Filed under Columns, Opinion, Point-Counterpoint

There’s a housing crunch at the University of Massachusetts. The dip in the economy combined with the growing prestige of the University has made UMass an increasingly attractive option for those seeking higher education. In...

Experience Amherst before it’s too late

By Chris Shores

January 22, 2012

Filed under Columns, Opinion

In December, my independent capstone project brought me to the door of Amherst’s Jones Library for the first time. I had gone there with hopes that the library – in particular its special collections section – would provide a good jumpstart to finding research subjects the coming se...

Coming to terms with Amherst culture

By Kimberly Ovitz

January 22, 2012

Filed under Archives

Amherst is not a judgment free zone – if you don’t fit in with local culture, you will be judged. And local culture isn't something easily defined. At any given point in Amherst, you're bound to be disappointing one group...

Amherst residents worried about polluted brook

By Katie Landeck

December 7, 2011

Filed under Local News, News

On a rainy day on Fearing Street in Amherst, the first thing one might notice on the road might be the sound of a small brook – hidden at first by vegetation and a deep trench – roaring out of a culvert on its way to the University...

Free speech includes ideas you don’t like, too

By Gavin Beeker

December 7, 2011

Filed under Columns, Opinion

My first year of college was spent across town, at Hampshire College. After growing up in a small town in New Hampshire, never having heard the term “hipster” in my life, you can imagine the extent of my culture shock. I went...

Homelessness prevalent in Amherst area

By Katie Landeck

November 15, 2011

Filed under Local News, News

Twenty-nine people showed up at Craig’s Doors – a homeless shelter in the basement of the First Baptist Church in Amherst – on Nov. 4 to fill 16 beds. These people were ragged, tired, cold and in  need of a meal and a place...

Amherst could be part of a different U.S. congressional district

By Collegian News Staff

November 9, 2011

Filed under Campus News, Local News, News

The town of Amherst could soon be part of a different U.S. congressional district that encompasses many towns and cities in much of the central portion of the state. New congressional district maps released by the state’s...