Massachusetts Daily Collegian

The best horror video games

By Cory J. Willey

October 31, 2013

Filed under Arts & Living, Culture, Technology, Video Games

Every gamer has been there, clinging to their controller, hands clammy from terror as they hesitantly crawl down a corridor. Their eyes begrudgingly glued to the screen as they await the next jump-scare that will send them cowering be...

Classy cocktails to indulge on Halloween

By Gabe Scarbrough

October 31, 2013

Filed under Arts & Living, Food & Drink

Halloween is a magical time of year. Children dress up in fantastical costumes and wander the streets of America with their parents knocking on strangers' doors and receiving candy. On any other day of the year this would make no ...

Costumes at UMass

By Mary Reines

November 1, 2012

Filed under Archives, Campus News, News

Students weren’t the only ones in costume yesterday.  Seventy-year-old Melanie McNeill dressed as a carrot to show her Halloween spirit. The dining hall worker, clad in orange, changed her nametag to read “Daucos Carota.”  She also used some elastic, tape and sewing fine...

Children Trick-Or-Treat at UMASS

By Mary Reines

November 1, 2012

Filed under Campus News, News

Last night, 2-year-old Mackenzie Johnson came to the University of Massachusetts dressed as “the Pig” from the Angry Birds cell phone game. “She calls him ‘Pigolo,’” her mother, junior Abby Sossen said. Joh...

Halloween: equal opportunity holiday

By Terranova Tasker

October 31, 2012

Filed under Columns, Opinion

Halloween: college’s favorite holiday.  Every October college students across the country prepare for the often boozed-filled, sugar-soaked and skimpy-clothing-required weekend celebration of Halloween. Students will spend...

Fantazia kicks off tour with UMass

By Justin Surgent

October 31, 2012

Filed under Arts & Living, Music

If death-defying stunts, fire-breathing dancers and electronic music are your idea of a good time, then Fantazia 360 is where you belong. With its tour premiering tonight at the Mullins Center, Fantazia 360 promises to make this ...

The Living vs. The Dead

By Chelsea OHara

October 31, 2012

Filed under Archives, Arts & Living, Culture

One of America’s favorite holidays, Halloween, is sometimes confused with the Mexican holiday Day of the Dead, or otherwise known as Dia de los Muertos. The holidays have similar qualities and rituals, but they originate from...

The Spooky Seven of Halloween drinks

By Ashley Berger

October 30, 2012

Filed under Arts & Living, Food & Drink

Mix things up this week with some delicious Halloween-themed potions and concoctions that will be sure to poison you and your friends. For mixed drinks, punches and shots that will spook up the festivities, try one of each of...

How to celebrate Halloween if Hurricane Sandy hits

By kate casler

October 29, 2012

Filed under Blogs, Lifestyle

With Hurricane Sandy coming our way and leaving us unsure of how hard it will hit and whether or not we will be locked indoors, we need to make Halloween plans accordingly. So here are some ideas to celebrate the holiday if the hurricane does leave us trapped in our rooms. First and foremos...

Video: Halloween Witch Hat Cupcakes Recipe

By Aviva Luttrell

October 26, 2012

Filed under Arts & Living, Arts Multimedia, Arts Videos, Food & Drink, Web-Exclusive

Halloween treats are fun, creative and easy to make. Watch how to make delicious Witch Hat Cupcakes! Halloween Witch Hat Cupcakes from Daily Collegian on Vimeo....

Five factors in deciding whether to dress funny or scary this year

By Jeff Mitchell

October 26, 2012

Filed under Arts & Living, Fashion

The timeless question: the banana or the zombie? Every year, students head out to parties across the area donning everything from pirate costumes, to alien costumes, to parodies. In recent years, clever costumes have featured...

Psychological horror adds another level of fear

By Tom Barnes

October 26, 2012

Filed under Arts & Living, Movies

If you're looking for more than a gory slasher flick this Halloween, look no further than the psychological subgenre of horror. In lieu of many liters of fake blood, psychological horror opts for a subtle and insidious route...