Massachusetts Daily Collegian

Gender socialization causes women to feel inadequate

By Elise Martorano

November 18, 2013

Filed under Columns, Opinion

Have you ever wondered why you were too afraid to do something you wanted because you were nervous about what people would think? Girls can’t cut their hair short, or they’ll get a thousand sly comments about their sexual identity. Boys can’t cry during movies, or they...

Relaxing one-child policy a step forward

By Hannah Sparks

November 18, 2013

Filed under Columns, Opinion

Among other reforms, including the closing of “re-education through labor” camps, last week China officially relaxed its infamous one-child restriction, now allowing couples to have two children if one of the parents is an only child. Formerly, only couples in which both paren...

Stand against street harassment

By Molly Gately

November 17, 2013

Filed under Columns, Opinion

I was walking in front of Morrill in broad daylight, wearing a red dress and just minding my own business when a group of three guys walked by. One of them turned to me as he passed, looked me up and down, and sneered, “Hello,...

UMass puts politics ahead of student safety

By Michael Ball

November 17, 2013

Filed under Columns, Opinion

Recently in Spokane, Wash., two Gonzaga University students living in an off-campus, university-leased apartment used a gun to defend themselves from forced entry by a recently released 6-time convicted felon. These students a...

Another campus sexual assault, this time invisible

By Brandon Sides

November 12, 2013

Filed under Columns, Opinion

Recent news reports inform the public that yet another sexual assault occurred on the University of Massachusetts campus. On Sept. 2, an 18-year-old male student is alleged to have assaulted a female student. Bystanders interv...

President Obama and the Middle East

By Julian del Prado

November 12, 2013

Filed under Columns, Opinion

President Barack Obama has seen his share of crises in the Middle East, from Libya to Egypt to Syria, but to understand the consequences of his decisions, one must compare the interests of the United States to what was actually...

Instarat: the dangerous world of criminal networking

By Johnny McCabe

November 11, 2013

Filed under Columns, Opinion

The city of Philadelphia has a serious problem with Instagram. In a bizarre scenario that seems like it would fit more comfortably in a comic book than real life, an anonymous account has taken to the social network, posting personal information of critical witnesses to violent cr...

Hazing: The Incognito Effect

By Dennis Topakov

November 11, 2013

Filed under Columns, Opinion

Miami Dolphins’ offensive lineman Richie Incognito has become the front-man of the most recent hazing and bullying allegations within the NFL. Jonathan Martin, Incognito’s fellow lineman and teammate, is the alleged target of Incognitos’ ...

The bridge from Wall Street to Washington

By Jason Roche

November 7, 2013

Filed under Columns, Opinion

The Affordable Care Act’s Health Insurance Marketplace opened on Oct.1 and despite computer glitches, the program had helped six people nationwide acquire coverage by the end of the first day. Meanwhile, insurance compan...

Loss is a powerful lesson

By Steven Gillard

November 7, 2013

Filed under Columns, Opinion

On May 27, 2012, after four years and seven seasons, I ran my last high school track meet at the Division 1 championship at Durfee High School. My event was the 400 meter hurdles and I came into the meet seeded somewhere in the m...

Fixing a broken Congress takes three steps

By Zac Bears

November 5, 2013

Filed under Columns, Opinion

Congress is broken. Polling by RealClearPolitics, which averages polls like Gallup, CNN and Fox, puts Congressional approval at just 8.9 percent. Congress has not been so disliked by its electorate since the early 1990s. Since 2...

Riot or Celebration?

By Karen Podorefsky

November 5, 2013

Filed under Columns, Opinion

Think back to last Wednesday evening — another big sports game, another “riot.”  The gathering came as no surprise to faculty, administration or students. At that point, it was a self-fulfilling prophecy. Both faculty and students ...