Massachusetts Daily Collegian

Healthy swaps for college kids

By Allison Ludtke

September 4, 2013

Here at the University of Massachusetts we are fortunate enough to have a variety of dining options available, but sometimes it’s not always easy to remember to eat healthy in the hustle and bustle of college life. In times...

Dining around the world (without leaving Amherst)

By Tommy Verdone

April 25, 2013

You don’t have to search very hard in Amherst for quality dining. You also don’t have to travel very far for a wide spectrum of global flavors. Amherst is host to countless restaurants representing all different sorts of ...

Boston College student’s app spreads to UMass

By Anna Jolliffe

April 11, 2013

A new smartphone app has expanded to the University of Massachusetts, giving students the opportunity to virtually take control of their dining hall diets while at school. Developed by Boston College senior Jimmy Campbell, “...

The Prowess of Franklin Dining Common

By Tommy Verdone

March 26, 2013

From the outside, Franklin Dining Commons, commonly referred to as “Frank,” looks something like a double decker Pizza Hut encased with windows. But the oddly shaped and weirdly laid out building is the friendliest dining comm...

A 90-minute getaway to Cambridge

By Sabrina Amiri

March 8, 2013

During the winter months, when the Pioneer Valley is bombarded by a barrage of tumultuous weather and activities are limited, people tend to hunker down and cabin fever can set in. Thankfully there is a cure for winter boredom, and it’s only a 90-minute drive east to one of Massachuset...

Amherst Winter Farmers’ Market boasts variety

By Sarah Rosemond

February 27, 2013

A small group of bundled-up toddlers run around while their parents lean over stands to see what vendors have to offer. They see the tables of veggies, fruits, meats, baked goods and crafts that line the walls of Amherst Middle...

Slideshow: Chicken Tacos Made Easy

By Evan Sahagian

February 26, 2013

Enjoy easy-to-make chicken tacos! ...

UMass Dining is prepared for allergies

By Aviva Luttrell

December 3, 2012

Grabbing a bite to eat isn’t always a simple matter for the estimated 9 million adults in the United States that the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says suffer from food allergies. But at the University of Massachusetts, Director of Reside...

How to avoid the winter break weight gain

By Stephen Margelony-Lajoie

December 3, 2012

Trying to avoid gaining weight over the winter break seems impossible. With all of the winter holidays coming up, there’s going to be a constant supply of meats, candies, desserts, carbs and any and all combinations of the...

Hampshire Dining Commons: Two weeks until closing

By Mitchell Scuzzarella

November 26, 2012

The Hampshire Dining Commons will shut down for renovations at the end of the semester and will reopen in mid-August of next year. According to Ken Toong, the executive director of Auxiliary Enterprises, Hampshire’s curre...

Fresh options are at the Amherst Winter Market

By Samantha Gillis

March 15, 2012

I love food. Who doesn’t? Because I like to cook, I like fresh food for my experiments. Unfortunately, the winter months don’t exactly scream fresh produce, and I’m usually left a bit underwhelmed by my choices at the su...

Dorm Room Recipes: No-bake chocolate crunch cookies

By Samantha Gillis

January 29, 2012

There are certain foods every college student should have in their dorm room. That lists includes (though is not limited to) cereal, peanut butter, and of course, chocolate. Not only are these items yummy, but if you put them all...