Massachusetts Daily Collegian

‘Columbus Day’ demonstrates ignorant view of the past

By Benjamin Clabault

October 20, 2014

  A week ago Monday, the United States celebrated Columbus Day. The federal offices in Washington, D.C., were closed and the University of Massachusetts did not hold classes. Students at Brown University had the day...

Hampshire Dining Commons closed for Columbus Day weekend

By Katherine Clark

October 5, 2012

Hampshire Dining Commons will be closed for Columbus Day weekend. But unlike next semester, it won’t be for renovations. “Closing Hampshire will be a good way of being more efficient. It will cut back on labor costs,...

Ideas for Columbus Day voyages

By Emily Merlino

September 4, 2012

Yes, summer is over and it’s time to hit the books. But come Columbus Day weekend, it’ll be time, once again, to hit the road. Many consider Columbus Day to be for tag sales and a trip home. The weekend should be seen as an excuse to pack up and get out of Amherst for a brief break from the daily grind. ...

What Are You Celebrating?

By Will Syldor

September 21, 2010

Editor's note: An update column has been posted to better reflect the intent of the columnist before it was submitted for editing. In my four years at the University of Massachusetts, I have seen many instances of celebration. ...