Massachusetts Daily Collegian

Pepper spray incident deemed unacceptable

By Vickie Palmatier

April 26, 2012

Earlier this month, police officers at the University of California, Davis, released a 190-page report stating the incident involving police officers pepper spraying Occupy protestors on campus was preventable and should not have...

Free speech includes ideas you don’t like, too

By Gavin Beeker

December 7, 2011

My first year of college was spent across town, at Hampshire College. After growing up in a small town in New Hampshire, never having heard the term “hipster” in my life, you can imagine the extent of my culture shock. I went...

Police crass and callous at UC – Davis

By Kimberly Ovitz

November 20, 2011

Perhaps many of you have been witness to viral videos displaying illicit police force against peaceful student protesters at the University of California-Davis. If you haven’t, this is definitely a clip worth watching and one ...

Deliberate Occupation

By Michael O'Connor

October 27, 2011

Occupy Wall Street has held its place in Liberty Square, in the news, and in public conversation for more than a month now and the debates surrounding it remains focused on the movement’s “lack of demands” at the expense...

Stepping back from Occupation

By Daniel Stratford

October 12, 2011

“In times of such commotion as the present, while the passions of men are worked up to an uncommon pitch, there is a great danger of fatal extremes,” said Alexander Hamilton in a letter to John Jay in November 1775, on the...

No easy prescription for occupation

By Gavin Beeker

October 12, 2011

Anyone who has had off-campus work is probably aware of a pretty widespread sentiment – college kids are annoying know-it-alls. Doe-eyed and idealistic, students get a taste of factual knowledge and think they have in their...