Massachusetts Daily Collegian

Student Government Association election opens Tuesday

By Conor Snell

March 12, 2013

Filed under Campus News, News, SGA

On Tuesday, students of the University of Massachusetts will be able to vote for the president and vice president of the UMass Student Government Association, along with the student trustee for the 2013-14 academic school ...

Republicans must move towards moderation

By Zac Bears

November 14, 2012

Filed under Columns, Opinion

American politics rely on bipartisanship. They rely on compromise and moderation. Foremost, they rely on fact. Since the founding of the Republic, two parties have chosen to come together on almost every big issue, and violence...

Change in sight for the Chinese Communist Party?

By Brian Doherty

November 13, 2012

Filed under Columns, Opinion

This week, the Chinese Communist Party will undergo a once-in-a-decade transition as President Hu Jintao turns the country over to current Vice President Xi Jinping. In the president’s closing speech, he urged the me...

Results of local elections

By Collegian News Staff

November 7, 2012

Filed under Local News, News

While people were glued to their televisions and computers following the Presidential race between Barack Obama and Mitt Romney, positions were filled in local elections. Incumbent United States Rep. James McGovern ran unopposed...

Liberal Landslide

By Zac Bears

November 7, 2012

Filed under Columns, Opinion

President Barack Obama’s resounding re-election yesterday shows recommitment to the Obama plan for the economy. This election in support of the policies of the last four years solidified Democratic control of the Senate and...

Being a conservative in today’s age

By Rocco Giordano

November 7, 2012

Filed under Archives, Columns, Opinion

Election Day has come and gone. Take a moment to let that sink in. What has seemingly been the longest and most negative election season in America’s history is finally over. Yet when I walked the streets of Boston early Tuesday morning on ...

Obama or Romney: What’s the difference?

By Nathan Fatal

October 23, 2012

Filed under Archives

In an election season characterized by gaffes and statist ranting from both sides of the aisle, it came as no surprise to me that in the Oct. 3 presidential debate, President Barack Obama and Governor Mitt Romney claimed to have...

Before you hit the booth, know the truth

By Tim Drugan-Eppich

October 18, 2012

Filed under Columns, Opinion

I often engage in discussions with my peers about the upcoming election because I see it as holding extraordinary weight for our future.  What I find troubling is the fact that at least half of my colleagues say, “Oh, I don’t care; I’m not really into politics.” We are college s...

Electoral Idol: Debating the electoral carnival

By Jan Dichter

October 15, 2012

Filed under Columns, Opinion

With each reappearance, regardless of particulars, the temporality of the electoral spectacle cycle deposits another greasy layer onto the aura of gruesome despair that inevitably surrounds it. Each time, there arises a great ...

Big Bird’s big issue

By Christopher McKnight

October 14, 2012

Filed under Columns, Opinion

In the first presidential debate, Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney said that he would stop subsidizing unnecessary companies that don’t need it, such as PBS. He went on to say that he liked Big Bird but that we need to end spending somewhere to turn our economy aroun...