Massachusetts Daily Collegian

The final stretch

By Hannah Sparks

December 4, 2012

As a journalism major who typically has a pretty easy time during finals week, I see the end of the semester as a great time to do some people watching. People are very interesting to watch when they are stressed out. But the...

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...

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...

In-Store or Online: A Shopping Guide

By Ashley Beam

November 27, 2012

As the winter season begins, so does the infamous holiday shopping frenzy. While in the past customers had to wait hours in line and fight amongst crowds in their favorite stores, the rise of technology has lead to the increase in online shopping. Which mode of shopping you choose depends on your pre...

Holiday Recipe: Sinfuls

By Staff

December 9, 2011

Most families have their holiday recipe. They make it every year and bring it to every holiday party and everyone looks forward to it. For my family, that recipe is sinfuls. I don’t know who came up with them, if they are an original recipe or one ripped off from a cookbook de...

Groups embrace charity during holiday season

By Staff

December 9, 2011

‘Tis the season to be charitable, according to many University of Massachusetts student organizations and members of the Amherst community. As winter break approaches and some people chop down their Christmas trees and s...

Taste: An Unsung Gift of the Holidays

By Eliza Mitchell

December 9, 2011

Ah, the holidays. Such a stimulating time for the senses: bright colors; loud, spirited music; strong smells; the sting of wrapping paper cuts… and the taste of delicious treats made especially for the time at hand. As my mom ...

10 can’t-miss Christmas programs

By Kate MacDonald

December 9, 2010

The month of December is definitely known to be a month full of holiday specials that people of all ages can enjoy. From youngsters bouncing off the walls in anticipation for Santa’s arrival, to the mature, college-age set, to grandma knitti...

The 2010 guide to egg nog

By Tim Jones

December 9, 2010

The holiday season is officially here, and that means the return of my favorite drink of all time: egg nog. I wouldn’t consider myself a connoisseur of the stuff, but my obsession over it transcends most people. This is a guide to egg nog, and an insight ...

Easy Holiday Treats

By Acacia DiCiaccio

December 9, 2010

With the holidays coming up, your sweet tooth may already be in anticipation for what is up ahead. Try these new desserts this holiday season and your guests will be drooling. First of the two desserts is the no-bake pie, lovingly referred to as Evil Pie. Ge...

Letters to Santa

By Staff

December 8, 2010

Dear Santa, When I travel abroad this holiday, can you please make sure that when I go through security the body scanners won't make my butt look fat? Thanks, Roy Ribitzky ------ Dear Santa, Last Christmas you gave me a video camera. The very n...

Nail Polish For the Holiday Season

By Kim Giordano

December 7, 2010

Christmas is my hands down my favorite time of the year. From December 1st to the 25th I make a conscious effort to be my most festive. Since I am also a do-it-yourself-manicure enthusiast, I was ecstatic when the new Holiday ...