Massachusetts Daily Collegian

Food for Thought bookstore may close after 37 years

By Catherine Ferris

November 25, 2013

Food for Thought, a local bookstore located in the center of Amherst, has recently written a newsletter informing customers that due to insufficient funds, it will be closing by the end of 2013 after 37 years unless there is a...

Breaking down the Affordable Care Act

By Catherine Ferris

November 13, 2013

With the recent passing of Obamacare, many people are left wondering what this means for them. Officially known as the Affordable Care Act, it was signed into law in 2010 and aims to make it easier and more affordable for Americans...

Journalism department helps Amherst Wire to re-launch

By Catherine Ferris

November 12, 2013

For University of Massachusetts students interested in writing for a news source, the Amherst Wire, a biweekly online magazine, is the newest opportunity for getting work published. Rebecca Humphrey, senior journalism major and Wire editor-in-chief, and Jessica Troland, senior journalism major and editor...

NESCI conducts Twitter-based study determining mood of entire city

By Catherine Ferris

September 18, 2013

The ability to map the mood of an entire city may seem far-fetched, but with the use of social media—specifically Twitter—research company New England Complex Systems Institute made it happen.   Karla Bertrand of NESCI press relations said that the institute focused on spatia...