Massachusetts Daily Collegian

Retailers prepare for Black Friday, UMass students don’t

By Kristin LaFratta

November 25, 2013

It is almost that time of year again – a time when retail stores everywhere brace themselves for an army of savvy, skilled shoppers ready to attack discounted products. Black Friday, the day following Thanksgiving when commercial...

Mess in Maple: Pipes burst from heating system

By Kristin LaFratta

November 20, 2013

This article is part two in a series addressing student reactions to the Commonwealth Honors Complex. Residents of Maple Hall, a new building in the Commonwealth Honors College Residential Community, recently experienced extensiv...

Block party celebrates Amherst

By Kristin LaFratta

September 15, 2013

Despite the gloomy weather, the second annual Amherst block party transformed North Pleasant Street into a festive celebration, inviting thousands of residents and students to come together and enjoy all that Amherst has to offer. Rest...

My Student Body: Failure of Health Education

By Kristin LaFratta

September 23, 2012

Alcohol. Drugs. Sex. Push play and repeat. The United States educational system has been fighting an ambitious war against these “evils” for years, hoping to warn the youth of our country of their devastating effect...