Massachusetts Daily Collegian

The fight for the middle class

By Gavin Beeker

October 25, 2011

Every great nation has an iconic character that seems to embody the economic spirit of that nation. The British shopkeeper, the German engineer, the French restaurateur; one iconic profession can at times seem to hold the key to...

Occupy: the voice of a nation

By Staff

October 6, 2011

As I write this, students gather in front of the campus library to march in solidarity with the growing movement stemming from Occupy Wall Street. Occupy Wall Street, along with its brother occupations around the country, is...

Political Science professors discuss meaning of democracy

By Staff

September 22, 2011

In honor of Constitution Day on Sept.16, a faculty panel of University of Massachusetts political science professors met yesterday to discuss how constitutions affect democracy as well as what it means to be in a democracy around the world. According to Prof...

Democracy isn’t everything

By Harrison Searles

February 15, 2011

With the riots and political unrest in Egypt, many Western governments have called for more democratic reform there, and those that have not encouraged such actions have been chastised for refraining from doing so. It is difficult to not sympathize with those who protested against Hosni Mubarak’s reg...

Freedom has come to Egypt

By Brittany McLellan

February 14, 2011

Freedom has finally come to the people of Egypt after about three weeks of protests. February 10 was believed to be the day that Mubarak would acknowledge his defeat and step down from office, instead he announced he would transfer some power to his Vice President Omar Suleiman, but would not resign or...

The perils of democracy

By Daniel Stratford

February 8, 2011

Democracy: it is an interesting word. It is one most prevalent in our present political discourse. It is a word that is exuberant yet mystical, glorious yet arcane. It is used as a synonym for all things good, and it is treated, at...