Massachusetts Daily Collegian

Duolingo makes learning a language easier

By Troy Kowalchuk

October 19, 2014

Filed under Arts & Living, Culture, Scrolling Headlines, Technology, Words

Being bilingual is an important and necessary skill. It lets you break down barriers, discover a new culture, allows you to make new friends and could be the deciding factor in getting a job. Having the ability to speak more than...

Like, why not?

By Suyash Tibrawalla

October 27, 2013

Filed under Columns, Opinion

“So, like, you wanna hear something crazy? I was like texting and walking to class, and I like bumped into this huge tree, like head first.” Clearly, “like” has become one of the most, if not the most, frequently us...

Reform through language

By Dennis Topakov

September 4, 2013

Filed under Columns, Opinion

Throughout current President Vladimir Putin’s tenure in the Russian government, he has proven time after time that he’s in the business of driving the country back into the Stone Age regarding social development. The recent...

Losing your edge for learning languages

By Karen Podorefsky

September 24, 2012

Filed under Columns, Opinion

How many languages do you know besides English? Let me rephrase that. How many languages do you know well besides English? There is a difference between being completely bilingual versus being able to understand or carry on a basic conv...

Black: the color of language

By Stephanie Ambroise

March 27, 2012

Filed under Columns

“Somebody told a lie one day. They couched it in language. They made everything black ugly and evil. Look in your dictionary and see the synonyms for the word black. It’s always something degrading, low, and sinister. Look...