Massachusetts Daily Collegian

Firefighters use UMass library to train for stair climbing competition

By Andy Castillo

February 7, 2015

The distinct mechanical sounds of self-contained breathing apparatuses reverberate down the spiraling staircase of the University of Massachusetts’s W.E.B. Du Bois library as Belchertown firefighters, fully clad in protective...

Costumed student arrested at gunpoint outside library

By Collegian News Staff

October 16, 2013

A University of Massachusetts student was arrested at gunpoint outside the W.E.B. Du Bois library Oct. 8 after he was observed running around campus dressed in costume and making obscene gestures at bystanders and buildings,...

Elevator etiquette

By Ali Strand

December 3, 2012

Floor fourteen going up. Floor seventeen going up. Floor two going up. Floor--wait a minute. Floor two going up? Alright, we’ve all had to go to at least one of the twenty six floors of the W.E.B Du Bois library at some po...

The new Procrastination Station is worth checking out

By Purti Pareek

September 19, 2012

As classes gear into full swing, I’m sure we all have our share of papers to write, exams to study for, and homework to get done. Most of us will rush to library, which is pretty great, if not down right fabulous and the best in th...

Think frugal thoughts

By Jeff Bagdigian

November 1, 2011

I used to think that the people who attempted to live frugally were mildly masochistic. However, the more I read about the movement, the more I begin to realize that these people aren’t deprived; they are actually living a lifestyle...