Massachusetts Daily Collegian

10 tips to get a better night’s sleep

By Elise Martorano

September 26, 2013

Filed under Arts & Living, Health&Wellness, Lifestyle

As college students, we all know that it’s hard to get a great night’s sleep. Between the pressures of school and the desire to spend time with friends, we often go to bed too late, wake up too early and toss and turn in between. Here are a few ways ...

How to choose a roommate

By Emily Merlino

September 22, 2013

Filed under Archives, Columns, Opinion

The semester has just begun, but it’s never too soon to start planning for next year’s housing. Whether you’re moving off campus or into another dorm, picking a roommate is one of the most exciting – and stressful...

Simple but essential college necessities

By Elise Martorano

September 4, 2013

Filed under Arts & Living, Lifestyle

Whether you’re coming to the University of Massachusetts for the first time as a freshman or returning for the last time as a senior, there are a few simple essentials that can make a world of difference while at school. A chair Having people over to hang out in your room can be a ma...

The importance of Gen Eds

By Karen Podorefsky

September 4, 2013

Filed under Columns, Opinion

The longtime tradition of general education courses designed to shape well-rounded students continues today, allowing students to explore fields they may not be interested in or to simply broaden their knowledge on a subject. According...

Healthy swaps for college kids

By Allison Ludtke

September 4, 2013

Filed under Arts & Living, Food & Drink, Health&Wellness, Lifestyle

Here at the University of Massachusetts we are fortunate enough to have a variety of dining options available, but sometimes it’s not always easy to remember to eat healthy in the hustle and bustle of college life. In times...

England vs. America: The Drinking Debates

By Jenny Rae

April 26, 2013

Filed under Arts & Living, Food & Drink

Across the Atlantic Ocean and far away, there sits a quaint island from which many a cultural emblem has emerged. In England, a boy with a lightning shaped scar, black hair and glasses first marched from the ink of his writer...

Trader Joe’s offers delectable liquor

By Andrew Sheridan

November 28, 2012

Filed under Arts & Living, Food & Drink

Admit it: you love beer. Sure, liquor is quicker, and wine may make the ladies blush, but deep down inside, you know it’s always been beer. Like Marc Antony and Cleo, like Wall-E and Eve, the passion between college kids and beer is...

Evaluating the evaluations

By Karen Podorefsky

November 27, 2012

Filed under Columns, Opinion

It's that time of year again where your brain has started to melt under the pressure of finals and winter break is on the horizon, but just slightly out of reach. It’s end of the semester time and time to take 20 minutes in all of your classes to fill out evaluations to either bash your teacher, as...

The ten things I wish someone told me before I went to college

By Purti Pareek

November 14, 2012

Filed under Blogs

1.)  As much as I’m happy to have “UMass award ranked dining,” your college diet will most likely consist of tons of caffeine and a lot of ramen/your choice of midnight snack (that you should probably shouldn’t be eati...

Carpe Educare: Seize Your Education

By Tim Drugan-Eppich

November 14, 2012

Filed under Columns, Opinion

In class the other day, someone asked how what we were learning was going to help us get a job. This statement was shocking to hear. Although I realize many students are in college mainly because jobs now require degrees, I must...

Halloween: equal opportunity holiday

By Terranova Tasker

October 30, 2012

Filed under Columns, Opinion

Halloween: college’s favorite holiday.  Every October college students across the country prepare for the often boozed-filled, sugar-soaked and skimpy-clothing-required weekend celebration of Halloween. Students will spend...