Massachusetts Daily Collegian

Campus Center provides electricity, warmth for off-campus students

By Herb Scribner

November 1, 2011

Filed under Campus News, Local News, News

When snow first touched ground on Saturday night, some students at the University of Massachusetts weren’t anticipating a nor’easter. Some students figured they’d still have power, they’d be able to shower and they would...

Power outages plague Amherst area

By Stephen Hewitt

November 1, 2011

Filed under Campus News, Local News, News

Braving a rare and unprecedented October nor’easter that rocked the East coast over the weekend, University of Massachusetts students and Amherst residents are coping the best they can considering the unforeseen circumstances that...

Runaway 400-pound pig holds up traffic in downtown Amherst

By Herb Scribner

October 19, 2011

Filed under Local News, News

On Monday evening in North Amherst, it wasn’t a chicken crossing the road – it was a 400-pound sow named Rosie, straight from Simple Gift Farms, according to the Daily Hampshire Gazette. The 18-month-old pig held up traffic...

Fanfare for Chez Albert

By Cassina Brown

October 19, 2011

Filed under Columns, Opinion

The lights are low, and there are more of them than usual, but familiar faces can be seen among a crowd of enthusiastic patrons. Some are at the new bar which is to the right as you walk through the door and decorated in brightly...

Stepping back from Occupation

By Daniel Stratford

October 12, 2011

Filed under Columns, Opinion

“In times of such commotion as the present, while the passions of men are worked up to an uncommon pitch, there is a great danger of fatal extremes,” said Alexander Hamilton in a letter to John Jay in November 1775, on the...

Gluten-free near me

By Kelsey Laning

October 10, 2011

Filed under Arts & Living, Lifestyle

Celiac disease is an autoimmune disease. This means the body attacks the protein gluten as if it were a pathogen.  In addition to having any combination of the 300 plus symptoms related to the disease including anemia, stomach pain, headaches, muscle aches, vomiting and fatigue, there is a social ...

Amherst Police arrest over 100 during weekend

By Collegian News Staff

September 26, 2011

Filed under Crime, Local News

Over 100 people were arrested or issued summons to court in Amherst over the weekend – with many of those taken into custody or issued tickets faulted for violating noise or alcohol related laws or ordinances, according to town...

UMass campus, Amherst community remember Sept. 11

By William Perkins

September 12, 2011

Filed under Campus News, Local News, News

At 8:46, 9:03, 9:45 and 10:10 yesterday morning, bells rang and silence blanketed some parts of the University of Massachusetts campus. Under grey but brightening skies, some individuals and members of campus groups observed...

Discovering life beyond campus

By Cassina Brown

September 6, 2011

Filed under Archives, Columns, Opinion

Four years ago, when I packed up my belongings and left my quaint hometown of Ashby, Mass. for a dorm in the Southwest residential area of the UMass campus, I was expecting the college experience that my parents, friends and older...

Ganjafest 2011 hits Amherst

By Andrew Sheridan

April 14, 2011

Filed under Arts & Living, Lifestyle

As April wears on and Finals sneak onto the radar, many students tend to talk about the year coming to an end. Before the sun sets on another year at the University of Massachusetts, however, there is at least one major event...

Amherst to purchase a new license plate reader with grant money

By Haleigh Finch

April 14, 2011

Filed under Local News

The town of Amherst will be using an $18,945 grant from the executive office of public safety and security to purchase a device to read license plates. The device will help police to identify unregistered vehicles and find drivers...

Members of Select Board and library board of trustees elect new trustee

By William Perkins

April 5, 2011

Filed under Local News

 Members of Amherst’s Select Board and the town’s Jones Library Board of Trustees Monday night appointed a longtime town resident and college professor to a vacated library trustee post. Austin Sarat, the William Nelson...