Massachusetts Daily Collegian

UMass men’s hoops kicks off A-10 Tournament Thursday against GW

By Stephen Sellner

March 14, 2013

Filed under Archives, Basketball, Men's Basketball, Sports, Winter Sports

Massachusetts men’s basketball guard Chaz Williams was watching the Ohio Valley Conference Championship Game on Saturday night when Belmont shocked Murray State in overtime. With the loss, the Racers were denied their automatic...

Al Jazeera America: A new kind of news

By Stefan Herlitz

January 28, 2013

Filed under Columns, Opinion

Since the founding of Fox News Channel in 1996, the American news scene has remained essentially the same. Traditionally, Fox caters to conservative audiences, ABC, CBS and NBC cater to left-leaning audiences, MSNBC caters to lib...

A strongly worded letter to NBC

By kate casler

October 1, 2012

Filed under Blogs, News Blogs

Dear NBC, I’ve been quite faithful to you through the years (you are the network that premiered Friends after all). However, you’re beginning to make it hard for me now. This year you’re ending The Office and 30 Rock. To top it...

A Beacon of Knope in a Sea of Woe

By Danny Marchant

September 27, 2012

Filed under Arts & Living, Culture, Television

Much has been said about the diminishing quality of  “The Office.” George Harrison once said that he believed the spirit of The Beatles was transferred into Monty Python. While that is probably just hippie nonsense, it could explain why “Parks and Recreation,” a show from the s...

The TV shows you should be watching this fall

By Alexa Hoyle

September 26, 2012

Filed under Blogs

TV’s back guys! The fall, or as I like to call it, the most wonderful time of the year, marks the return of good TV to the airwaves (because we know reality TV just wasn’t cutting it all summer). With many new shows premiering this sea...

“The Office” somewhat returns to form

By Danny Marchant

September 24, 2012

Filed under Arts & Living, Culture, Television

Last season, NBC’s hit sitcom “The Office” returned to the airwaves without Steve Carell. For seven seasons, Carell played Dunder Mifflin’s clueless but lovable boss, Michael Scott. Fans wondered if the show could sustain itself without its endlessly offensive but well-meanin...

It’s time for ‘The Office’ to clock out

By Kevin Romani

March 15, 2012

Filed under Arts & Living, Culture, Television

NBC’s “The Office” has been one of the most popular and well received sitcoms in television history. The first five seasons of the series seamlessly blended laugh-out-loud humor with meaningful stories and provided a...

“Parks and Rec” continues to amuse viewers in the next season

By DailyCollegian.com Staff

September 14, 2011

Filed under Arts & Living, Culture, Television

“Parks and Recreation,” a show from the creators of “The Office,” premiered in 2008 on NBC’s Thursday Night comedy line-up. Featuring the up-and-coming stars of the time Amy Poehler, Aziz Ansari and Rashida Jones, “Parks...

The Return of Must See TV

By Naychelle Lucas

February 28, 2011

Filed under Arts & Living, Television

How many times have you heard, said or thought, “There’s nothing good on TV.” Whenever there isn’t a new episode of “The Jersey Shore” or “Keeping up with the Kardashians”, it seems like there is no reason to turn...

Coco is back

By Chelsea Whitton

November 9, 2010

Filed under Columns

Two days ago for those of us with the luxury of basic cable, TV host Conan O’Brien in all of his shockingly pale, alarmingly lanky, flame-haired and undeniably funny glory brought us laughs after disappearing from the air waves...

SNL disappoints with premiere

By Hannah Sparks

September 28, 2010

Filed under Television

This weekend, television mainstay Saturday Night Live began its 35th season with host Amy Poehler and musical guest Katy Perry. NBC really hyped up this premiere by re-airing the already-classic Betty White episode last weeken...