Massachusetts Daily Collegian

“Molly logic” misguided

By Brandon Sides

September 18, 2013

University administrators recently cancelled September’s “Return to Fantazia” show. Promoters Mass Electronic Dance Music Community and NV Concepts intended for the show to be an annual Mullin’s Center event; however Inter...

What exactly are we celebrating after vindication of Syrian “red line”?

By Julian del Prado

September 18, 2013

After several months of confusion and deliberation, Syria has agreed to give over the entirety of its chemical weapons to the international community. Through the combined efforts of the United States and Russia, the international “red...

“Ecotainer” cups provide some relief for overcrowded landfills

By Samantha Murphy

September 17, 2013

In the case of the typical University of Massachusetts student, it is not uncommon to bear witness to the plague of solo cups and beer cans that line fraternity row early Sunday mornings. Of course, most students are respectable...

Apple appeals to elitist consumers

By Johnny McCabe

September 17, 2013

It is a universally publicized truth that Apple Inc. sells a lot of products. Far from the humble days of its modest birth in a garage in Silicon Valley, the company formerly known as Apple Computer has transitioned from selling...

Misunderstanding and milkshakes: a summer story

By Michaela Hughes

September 16, 2013

Summer is widely regarded as a magical time of adventure and nostalgia. Over the course of those three sweaty months, many try to explore new places and have deep moments of self-discovery, usually while taking excessively filtered...

Political discourse: We are the problem

By Stefan Herlitz

September 16, 2013

Political discourse in the United States has become increasingly partisan over the last decade, to the point where the current 113th Congress has a dismal 14 percent approval rating and has only passed 22 bills since January,...

Detroit: A lesson in economics

By Rane McDonough

September 12, 2013

During the 2012 presidential election, candidate Mitt Romney caught a lot of flak for saying in a 2008 Op-Ed for the New York Times that he would let the city of Detroit go bankrupt. And today, under President Barack Obam...

U.S. involvement in Syria is crucial

By Zac Bears

September 11, 2013

The much-debated possibility of U.S. involvement in Syria is similar to previous U.S. missions that we saw two years ago in Libya, and to operations in Afghanistan in the 1980s. We are not putting “boots on the ground,” a...

Analysis of a celebrity meltdown

By Elise Martorano

September 10, 2013

We’ve seen it all before: the drugs, the DUIs, the shaved head, the social media boom and eventually the psychiatric ward. We are in the midst of yet another celebrity meltdown. This time, it’s childhood star of “All That”...

MTV Video Music Awards expose racism and sexism in music industry

By Elise Martorano

September 10, 2013

Many people probably expected the MTV Video Music Awards to be loud, flashy, raunchy and generally tasteless. But what ensued during Miley Cyrus and Robin Thicke’s joint performance on Aug. 25 exceeded these expectations, proving...

No parental rights for rapists

By Hannah Sparks

September 10, 2013

Massachusetts is often touted as one of the most liberal and progressive states in the nation, and for good reason. Famously blue, the Commonwealth is a national leader in health care, education and energy efficiency. It was one...

Introverts can flourish at UMass

By Emily Merlino

September 9, 2013

For an introvert, the college experience, and the experience one can have at the University of Massachusetts in particular, can be incredibly difficult and even frustrating. After all, college is an inherently social experience,...