Massachusetts Daily Collegian

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 9, 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 9, 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 8, 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,...

It’s time for a 21st century war on poverty

By Makai McClintock

September 8, 2013

In 1964, President Lyndon B. Johnson called for a “Nationwide War” on the sources of poverty, an effort, he proclaimed, that would “strike away the barriers to full participation” in our global society. The initiat...

The importance of Gen Eds

By Karen Podorefsky

September 4, 2013

The longtime tradition of general education courses designed to shape well-rounded students continues today, allowing students to explore fields they may not be interested in or to simply broaden their knowledge on a subject. According...

Reform through language

By Dennis Topakov

September 4, 2013

Throughout current President Vladimir Putin’s tenure in the Russian government, he has proven time after time that he’s in the business of driving the country back into the Stone Age regarding social development. The recent...

Raise the minimum wage

By Jillian Correira

September 3, 2013

When President Barack Obama gave his State of the Union address on Feb. 12, he made it explicitly clear that, “in the wealthiest nation on earth, no one who works full-time should have to live in poverty.” He then went on...

Law and race shouldn’t mix

By Stefan Herlitz

September 3, 2013

As the fight for equality rages on, legal protection is constantly being extended to groups that have historically been discriminated against, including women, ethnic minorities, and those of non-traditional gender or sexual orientation....

Rising for a just reason

By Allie Connell

January 24, 2013

In an effort to demand the end of the violence against women, the Eve Ensler’s V-Day organization invites one billion voices to rise up and speak out against the worldwide horrors affecting women and their bodies. The V-Day organizatio...

My best friend’s wedding

By Claire Anderson

January 24, 2013

My best friend recently booked a hall for her wedding; she’s getting married at Cinderella’s castle in Disney World. Everyone is invited if they choose to come. It’s going to be a cool, modern day fairy tale but with wine, thousand...

Dominating parties squeeze out the little guys

By Stefan Herlitz

November 13, 2012

After months of hard campaigning, the overwhelming hype of Election Night, and the plethora of analysis in its aftermath, the government, at first glance, is exactly the same after the election as it was before the day before. President Barack Obama will remain president, the Republ...