Massachusetts Daily Collegian

The stigma driving singlism

By Karly Dunn

October 7, 2015

In society today, people are made to believe that marriage and the creation of families are milestones in life.  It has become a social norm that people grow up expecting to marry and have children, because it is assumed to be the only path to a satisfied life. During an age ...

Family, friends remember UMass student Evan Jones

By Mary Reines

September 26, 2013

Whether he was building a computer, or playing a pick-up game of basketball or even painting his face for a scavenger hunt, Evan Jones was up for anything. “No matter what, he’d always say yes,” friend Sam Taugher ...

Remember to appreciate the holidays for the little things

By Stephen Margelony-Lajoie

December 7, 2012

Christmas has been getting an increasingly bad rap over the years, but this doesn't come as a surprise after examining what the Christmas and holiday season has become. Christmas has been under the reigns of consumerism for quite some time, but it's gotten to the point where it has become more s...

It’s okay to spend the holidays away from home

By kate casler

November 27, 2012

This year, for the first time ever, my family is not spending the holidays together. I, being unable to fly 3,000 miles for just a few days, did not go home for Thanksgiving and my sister, spending it with her boyfriend, will be...

Your family’s conspiracy to be involved in your college life

By Jason Brooks

October 2, 2012

I’m in good standing with my grandfather. I’ve blocked any and all possible means of communication with him. I filter his emails into the spam box. I changed my cellphone number so instead of calling me, he calls a payphone...

Thank the rock

By Katie McKenna

November 28, 2011

When my brother was born, my sister and I each got new Barbie dolls at the hospital. At the time she was six-years-old, and I was four.  What I remember of that time was that my family was very excited, and I was confused as to...

The 6 levels of friendship

By Eddie Hand

March 10, 2011

Returning home is always a bit surreal for me because I generally imagine my hometown as exactly the way it was in high school. Time does not allow this to happen and I am always somewhat surprised by the differences that have taken place while I was absent, be it the openin...