Massachusetts Daily Collegian

Inviting Ahmed Mohamed to White House sends strong message against Islamaphobia

By Steven Gillard

September 21, 2015

Last Monday, a 14-year-old student, Ahmed Mohamed, was arrested at his school in Irving, Texas for bringing a clock to school that looked like a bomb. The charges were subsequently dropped, and while Mohamed was generally met...

Iran and Israel take advantage of partisan politics

By Julian del Prado

March 12, 2015

Many media outlets, particularly in the Middle East, and members of Congress have described Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's speech to Congress last week as a call to war. I believe this is a bad reading of the speech,...

Compassion over violence

By Jason Roche

April 19, 2013

Though for 12 years the United States has been fighting a global “War on Terror,” the senseless bombings at the Boston Marathon make it clear that terror has yet to be defeated. The attack struck close to home; it was shocking, ...

Policy proposal for a universal preschool program

By Patrick Kenney

February 25, 2013

Day-in and day-out, politicians and pundits tout their preferred policies to improve the current economic situation. The majority of the proposals put forth from all ends of the political spectrum are nothing short of the same ideas that have been hanging around for years. On occasion, an id...

Five faults of capitalism: The unequal distribution of wealth

By Makai McClintock

February 11, 2013

The idea that income inequality is an economic byproduct of capitalism is far from a contemporary realization; it has been studied since the beginning of the 20th century in great detail. This inequality has, until recently, been widely accepted by economists as a “necessary evil...

Our journey is not complete

By Denise OBrien

February 6, 2013

A major campaign issue of the 2012 presidential election was gay marriage, but, as “The New York Times” points out, President Barack Obama may be modifying his original opinion. In May of last year, Obama took a local st...