Massachusetts Daily Collegian

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 11, 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 5, 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...

College students should fight back

By Mike Tudoreanu

February 28, 2012

Filed under Columns, Opinion

A few days ago, I was talking to a friend about the reduction in hours at University Health Services, and at one point she said, “Well, we really shouldn’t complain, we’re still the lucky ones. Because we got to go to college,...

The truth behind the college number game

By Emma Anthony

September 25, 2011

Filed under Opinion

One of the biggest fears as an incoming UMass freshman is feeling as though there is no way to stand out - to be thought of as a student instead of a number. Everyone says that the lectures are massive, the professors won’t...

The 4-year slap in the face

By Nick O'Malley

April 27, 2011

Filed under Columns

(Author’s Note: Dear potential employers. I see you’ve found a column I’ve written just before my graduation. Please don’t think of this as a sample of journalism. Rather, think of it as an open letter to college.) My parents told me I’d like college ...

Letters to the editor: 4-27-11

By Staff

April 27, 2011

Filed under Letters to the Editor

Dear Editor, I am a first year college student at UMass. I, along with many other college freshmen, feel more stressed than ever this year. Collegian writer Nancy Pierce’s [reporting] is correct in her Feb. 6 article “College fresh...

PCP: If you’ve got it, flaunt it: The appeal of a diploma

By Sean Canty

September 9, 2010

Filed under Columns, Point-Counterpoint

Click here for the other side of Point-Counterpoint: "Maybe you can put a price on education." The current outlook for a college graduate is understandably bleak given the economic state of affairs in our country. Yet, if the...

The nightmare of pool ownership

By Matthew M. Robare

May 28, 2010

Filed under Columns

So there I was, walking the mile-and-a-half up the hill in the 90 degree weather and 80 percent humidity for exercise. Why was I doing this? Was it because the intense sun and heat had finally fried my brain to a crisp and the...

Technologies impact on learning

By Yevgeniya Lomakina

April 7, 2010

Filed under Columns

When walking across campus, one is bound to run into one (or more) students who are busy checking something on their Blackberry or listening to the latest music on their iPod. Their eyes are glued to the little screen in front...

A fix for senioritis

By Nick Milano

February 24, 2010

Filed under Columns

I thought senioritis was a term meant only for high schoolers. After getting into the college of one’s dreams, it becomes much harder to sit through high school classes that no longer have any meaning whatsoever. There may be...