Massachusetts Daily Collegian

Students push for voting power on Lobby Day

By Brian Bevilacqua

November 19, 2013

Since William Bulger was president of the school, University of Massachusetts students have fought for the right to vote on what happens at UMass. “Some people think students don’t have the capacity to understand what is go...

Associate Band Director Thomas Hannum believes you can always learn more

By Brian Bevilacqua

November 12, 2013

This article is part three in a series on the UMass Minuteman Marching Band as they prepare to march in the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade. With a lifetime of musical accomplishments and experience under his belt, University of Massa...

Veteran’s Day vigil honors veterans throughout the world

By Brian Bevilacqua

November 12, 2013

University of Massachusetts Army and Air Force Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (ROTC) took to Memorial Hall on Friday to spend the chilly fall afternoon holding vigil to the millions of veterans who have fought in sweltering and freezing conditions throughout the wor...

Students for Liberty comes to campus

By Brian Bevilacqua

November 5, 2013

University of Massachusetts senior Nathan Fatal passionately wants to recruit you; for what exactly, he would rather leave up to you. Fatal, a political science major, wants students to get involved in a political issue they feel...

Violence is our plague

By Brian Bevilacqua

October 28, 2013

Psychologists, including those at the University of Massachusetts, have long debated whether violence is a part of human nature, or if there is hope for people to learn to resolve their problems without spreading destruction....

Divest UMass makes statement to UMass President

By Brian Bevilacqua

October 21, 2013

The University of Massachusetts student group, Divest UMass, held a protest on Oct. 17 by hanging a sign from the parking garage outside the campus center addressed directly to UMass President Robert Caret as a part of their continued...

Government Shutdown trudges into its second week

By Brian Bevilacqua

October 15, 2013

The United States government is approaching the second week of shutdown and so far, signs of progress are start-and-stop towards a deal to reopen federal services. The government shut down on Oct. 1 after the House of Representatives and Senate failed to agree on a budget proposal to send to President Barack Obama....

In defense of truly free speech

By Brian Bevilacqua

October 7, 2013

A Christian group recently came to the University of Massachusetts, sparking a debate around campus that deeply concerned me. I heard several students say that the preachers should not be allowed to voice their opinions, and that...

Students to bike to Boston in support of homeless population

By Brian Bevilacqua

September 16, 2013

Motivated by their interactions with homeless individuals in Amherst and Northampton, University of Massachusetts students Reed Fox and Mike McGrath are planning on riding their bikes over 100 miles into Boston. Fox and McGrath have taken...