Massachusetts Daily Collegian

A student’s reaction to Blarney Blowout

March 12, 2014

To the Editor: Back when the Occupy movement was gaining ground, a University of California Davis police officer pepper sprayed a group of nonviolent student protesters. The incident resulted in media and alumni backlash, and...

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Five steps to law school

February 26, 2014

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Branding an elephant

January 29, 2014

Another campus sexual assault, this time invisible

By Brandon Sides

November 13, 2013

Recent news reports inform the public that yet another sexual assault occurred on the University of Massachusetts campus. On Sept. 2, an 18-year-old male student is alleged to have assaulted a female student. Bystanders interv...

Thank you, Ms. Frizzle

By Brandon Sides

October 30, 2013

At last Friday’s Hampshire Halloween, a man dressed in a ninja suit attempted to dance in a style that incorporated both mixed martial arts and cardio kickboxing. Onlookers barely took note, though, for at Hampshire College’s...

UMass administrators watch ‘Footloose,’ cancel more EDM concerts

By Brandon Sides

October 2, 2013

We all can learn from the lessons of the 1984 film “Footloose” – administrators included. A few weeks ago, University of Massachusetts administrators pulled the plug on Fantazia. The other day, they did the same for two...

“Molly logic” misguided

By Brandon Sides

September 18, 2013

University administrators recently cancelled September’s “Return to Fantazia” show. Promoters Mass Electronic Dance Music Community and NV Concepts intended for the show to be an annual Mullin’s Center event; however Inter...

Those Amherst snobs

By Brandon Sides

September 4, 2013

When I mentioned taking a French class at Amherst College during my first semester, I often heard University of Massachusetts peers dismiss the school. A near-ancient Collegian opinion piece states that Amherst College students “have a better chance (than UMass student...

UMass’ ‘Lonely Souls’

By Brandon Sides

September 3, 2013

This summer, I worked as a New Student Orientation Leader. Among other duties, the job required me to give presentations, distribute apples and watch each “Not Ready for Bedtime Players” skit about 12 times. Our director also...