Massachusetts Daily Collegian

The Church’s Message

By Chelsea Whitton

April 27, 2011

Recently I officially signed up for Twitter, not that I hadn’t been on it before as I had about five different accounts under pseudo names for no apparent reason. So I got rid of those and signed up with my real name and sta...

‘Color’ me flustered

By Amanda Joinson

April 5, 2011

For years now, social networking websites have been criticized for their lack of privacy and with backlash, comes acceptance. Facebook tells people too much information, which you volunteer, but that is a whole other topic. Twitter is constantly updating followers about what you are doing and where you...

Facebook attempts to end marginal friendships

By Justin Gagnon

February 18, 2011

It seems like your best friend, or that annoying stalker that "Likes" everything you post has been popping up on your Facebook News Feed more than usual lately, doesn't it? Well, it's not because they've been posting more, or that good looking girl from a Gen. Ed. you took two years ago sto...

The unfriendliness of Facebook friends

By Staff

February 16, 2011

What does it mean when someone is your Facebook friend? How many “friends” on Facebook do you have? It has been reported in the New York Times that Facebook users have an average of 130 friends, or 500, 1,000 or even 2,000. H...

Click Your Way to Love

By Malea Ritz

February 14, 2011

♥ The Daily Collegian's Guide to Valentine's Day 2011 ♥ For those whose palms begin to sweat, tongue swells up and mind suddenly goes blank at the thought of confessing love to a secret crush, fear not. Flirting has be...

The existential network

By Eddie Hand

February 6, 2011

Daniela just got back from drill. She’d been there since Friday. Several of her friends told her they missed her and she was excited to be home. Kristen was in San Diego from Thursday till Tuesday. Her nose got sunburned. Blake dropped his phone in a margarita, and now he needs a new one. June lost her phone too. So did...

Cairo to Amherst, protesters take to the streets

By Michelle Williams

February 3, 2011

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

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

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

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

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

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 ...