Massachusetts Daily Collegian

Cairo to Amherst, protesters take to the streets

By Michelle Williams

February 3, 2011

Filed under Local News

From Cairo to Boston, emotions towards the protesters in Egypt have ranged from fear to joy, anger to support. Over the weekend, hundreds of demonstrators gathered at the Boston Common and Harvard Square, peacefully protesting Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak and demanding major reforms in...

How Facebook has changed the world

By Isaac Himmelman

February 3, 2011

Filed under Columns

Facebook came into my life in the 11th grade. This was the year 2006 – tumultuous times, to say the least. George W. Bush was in office, the Iraq War was in full swing, and I was madly in love with a girl named Emma Steiner (not her real name). In those days a ...

Students react to study on minority friendships

By Sahar Ashraf

January 23, 2011

Filed under Campus News, Miscellaneous

Two months after disembarking from a transatlantic flight bound for the University of Massachusetts, Maheen Iqbal had an attack of feelings of alienation. As an incoming international student from Dubai, U.A.E., she was a novelty...

The 10 websites your homework hates

By Acacia DiCiaccio

October 22, 2010

Filed under Blogs, Entertainment

1. Facebook Clearly there’s no question on this one. I bet half of you have another tab open with Facebook on it as you read this. Facebook has become so many college students’ addiction and their homework’s worst enemy. S...

‘Catfish’ A Cautionary Tale for the Insincere and the Ingenuous

By Austin Dale

October 19, 2010

Filed under Movies

You’ve probably heard a thing or two about what has become known as “the other Facebook movie.” Let it be known that it is every bit as important to our generation as “The Social Network,” despite the fact that they tell t...

If you can’t stand the noise, wear headphones

By Tim Cheplick

October 12, 2010

Filed under Columns

SunChips is now discontinuing their line of biodegradable bags after Facebook groups and other complaints sprung up against the noisy bags. The bags, which were made of polyastic acid, a plant product, made the bags louder ...

Jesse Eisenberg shines as awkward Facebook founder

By Tappan Parker

October 4, 2010

Filed under Movies

You have probably heard about “The Social Network,” or as many are calling it, “the Facebook movie.” But even though it is known as “the Facebook movie,” it’s not really about Facebook. It is instead the story of...

Facebook founder lends a hand

By Michelle Williams

September 26, 2010

Filed under Archives, Business

Mark Zuckerberg, founder and CEO of the social networking site Facebook, has agreed to donate $100 million to help improve the public schools of Newark, N.J. Test scores and graduation rates in Newark’s public schools are ...

New social niche for college students

By Tim Jones

September 14, 2010

Filed under Science & Technology

Are you one of the students who’s tired of the random online wall posts from your parents or friends uploading embarrassing photos that you don’t want others to see? Your answer may soon be here, thanks to, a website that combin...

Is facebook keeping kids in school?

By Ashley Berger

September 14, 2010

Filed under Science & Technology

Facebook is a social networking site that is slowly becoming an inherent, permanent and compulsive part of most collegiate student’s lives. With the ever-increasing Facebook phenomena, researchers are constantly conducting new...

A Constitutional brouhaha over privacy

By Catherine Whelan

September 9, 2010

Filed under Columns

If you’re a college student and you lived with your parents for the summer, you’re probably intimately familiar with the concept of privacy. Whether your mother joined Facebook to troll through your photos, or she dropped...

A rose by any other name is still a rose

By Amanda Joinson

September 6, 2010

Filed under Opinion

Driver’s licenses, mailing addresses, voter registrations, bank accounts and credit cards are only the beginning of what would have to be adjusted if you decided to legally change your name. However, a name change is the only...