Massachusetts Daily Collegian

99 percent vs. 1 percent

By Eric Magazu

April 12, 2012

“What do I have in common with the 1 percent? The 1 percent exerts undue influence on American politics and exploits the 99 percent for their selfish ends.” This is a sentiment common among those on the political l...

Extrapolating the Ideas of Occupy Wall Street

By Johannes Holger Raatz

February 14, 2012

The Occupy Movement is centered on financial inequality, yet it misses half of the picture. Politicians, protestors and the press frequently speak on the topic of income inequality, but hardly ever about wealth inequality. Additionally,...

From Zuccotti to Pulaski: Occupy movement visits Northampton

By Dan Glaun

February 7, 2012

NORTHAMPTON – The paved walkway in Northampton's Pulaski Park slowly filled with people last Thursday afternoon as a mixture of students, union representatives and older activists milled around prior to the day's planned Occupy demons...

Lessons of “Wonder”

By Jon Carvalho

December 8, 2011

It’s Christmas time, and as we gear up for the shopping, the gifts, the food and the family, there’s an important lesson that can be learned – or, rather, relearned – from one of the most popular Christmas movies ev...

An Appraisal of Occupy Wall Street

By Nikhil Rao

December 8, 2011

In this column, I aim merely to look at the Occupy Wall Street movement from an outsider’s perspective without considering the merits of their demands. What began as a novel grassroots movement that mobilized people across the country is now being disassembled, forcing people to ask the...

Front & Back: Episode VIII

By Herb Scribner

November 20, 2011

Times are a' changin' at the Daily Collegian, and Sports Editor Herb Scribner and News Editor William A. Perkins III discuss the changes and whats on the way for the newspaper. All you've got to do is click the link and you'll...

Tent city occupies part of UMass

By Katie Landeck

November 18, 2011

Under a banner that reads “Occupy UMass,” a small tent city was erected at the University of Massachusetts last week on the green in front of Goodell Hall and near the W.E.B. Du Bois Library. Individuals galvanized by...

Occupy protesters participate in local demonstrations

By Nancy Pierce

November 18, 2011

Local supporters of the  Occupy Wall Street movement – on the two-month anniversary of the start of its protests in New York – took part in various demonstrations in Amherst yesterday and demonstrated in front of and reportedly...

Occupy Wall Street, not the ballot box

By Mike Tudoreanu

November 18, 2011

Ever since the Occupy movement started, there have been people saying we should take our concerns to the ballot box. There have been people saying that it is uncivilized and disruptive to start encampments in cities across the nation ...

Folk singer Arlo Guthrie talks OWS; Live at the FAC tomorrow

By Brian Canova

November 17, 2011

American folk singer and outspoken opponent of the Vietnam War Arlo Guthrie won’t be alone when he comes to the Fine Arts Center tomorrow night – 16 members of the Guthrie family will be with him on stage. Guthrie burst ...

Student creates New England Objectivist Society

By Katie Landeck

November 13, 2011

Every Thursday this semester at 7 p.m., a group of students led by political science major Nathan Fatal have been informally meeting at the Blue Wall to discuss culture, art, capitalism, politics and the ideas of philosophe...