Massachusetts Daily Collegian

The importance of Gen Eds

By Karen Podorefsky

September 5, 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 5, 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 31, 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...

Your family’s conspiracy to be involved in your college life

By Jason Brooks

October 2, 2012

Filed under Columns, Opinion

I’m in good standing with my grandfather. I’ve blocked any and all possible means of communication with him. I filter his emails into the spam box. I changed my cellphone number so instead of calling me, he calls a payphone...

Students having tough time deciding school

By Dan Rodriguez

September 12, 2012

Filed under Archives, Campus News, News

University of Massachusetts freshman Austin Suszek of Derry, N.H., had a difficult time deciding on something most high school seniors have trouble with: which university to attend after graduation. "It really came down to tw...

College fashion dos and don’ts

By Emily Merlino

April 6, 2012

Filed under Arts & Living, Fashion

With ever-present papers, exams and OWLs, college students often feel like there’s no time to worry about fashion. However, it doesn’t have to take an hour to pick a cute and appropriate outfit for the day. By following some...

Better Services for Mental Health

By Emily Merlino

March 26, 2012

Filed under Columns, Opinion

The reasons for this consistent rise in depression among college students remain unconfirmed, but it is clear that colleges must provide increasingly exemplary health services to students suffering from debilitating mental illnesses. To...