Massachusetts Daily Collegian

Student activists fight to ‘Save Student Aid’

By Marie MacCune

April 7, 2015

Filed under Campus News, Local News, News, Politics

With a budget proposal by the Republican Party poised to cut $150 billion in financial aid funding, students across the country have joined together under the Save Student Aid coalition. University of Massachusetts students,...

Dare to be moderate

By Stefan Herlitz

October 30, 2013

Filed under Columns, Opinion

Statistically speaking, you probably support gay marriage, the right to an abortion in the first trimester, paid sick and maternity leave and a higher national minimum wage—all socially liberal positions. But you also are likely to support offshore drilling, the death penalty and getting rid of affirmative action. You may prefer one party over the o...

Here we are again

Here we are again

September 24, 2013

Detroit: A lesson in economics

By Rane McDonough

September 12, 2013

Filed under Columns, Opinion

During the 2012 presidential election, candidate Mitt Romney caught a lot of flak for saying in a 2008 Op-Ed for the New York Times that he would let the city of Detroit go bankrupt. And today, under President Barack Obam...

Obama or Romney: What’s the difference?

By Nathan Fatal

October 24, 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...

Morality in politics

By Mike Tudoreanu

April 13, 2012

Filed under Columns, Opinion

“You do not have a right to enforce your morality on other people.” This is a statement often heard in conversations about any political issue that can be phrased in moral terms. One side will say that something is immoral, and the other side will claim that...

The economic foibles of mandating contraception

By Harrison Searles

February 22, 2012

Filed under Columns, Opinion

The recent brouhaha regarding the Catholic Church and its related missions being forced to provide contraception as part of the health insurance that it must provide, a change against which its magisterium has taken a vocal op...

Renewing the republic

By Gavin Beeker

November 9, 2011

Filed under Columns, Opinion

The word “republic” comes from the Latin phrase “res publica”, meaning literally “the public thing,” but better translated as “the public affair” or interest. As a term to describe our government, it is so much...

The lighter side of the Cold War

By Emily Felder

October 26, 2011

Filed under Columns, Opinion

Stanley Kubrick’s 1964 release of “Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb” was more than the satirization of U.S. and U.S.S.R. relations during the Cold War; it was a driving force of social...

No easy prescription for occupation

By Gavin Beeker

October 12, 2011

Filed under Archives, Columns, Opinion

Anyone who has had off-campus work is probably aware of a pretty widespread sentiment – college kids are annoying know-it-alls. Doe-eyed and idealistic, students get a taste of factual knowledge and think they have in their...