Massachusetts Daily Collegian

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...

Dressed Up with Nowhere to Go: The Downtown Amherst Bars on Halloween

By Allie Connell

October 26, 2012

Filed under Arts & Living, Culture

Which weekend are we celebrating Halloween? It’s simple: both. Why limit this excuse to wear those old high-waisted leather pants your mom wore in the 80’s or your tie-dyed onesie? We don’t need a Florida recount backing...

Scaring up the perfect Halloween playlist

By Gabe Scarbrough

October 26, 2012

Filed under Arts & Living, Music

So, you’re going to throw a Halloween party. You’ve put up decorations, got your costume all ready and invited all of your friends, but no party can really go off without music. Here’s your guide to building the perfect...

Halloween dorm decorating

By kate casler

October 24, 2012

Filed under Blogs

I love Halloween. It is my absolute favorite holiday. It’s kind of sad though, to be living in the dorms at this time of year, because there is not too much to put you in the Halloween spirit. So, in order to get into the Halloween spirit, I decided I needed to decorate my dorm (with a l...