Massachusetts Daily Collegian

The land of the not-so-free

By Mike Tudoreanu

October 17, 2013

Filed under Columns, Opinion

Pop quiz: Which country holds the greatest number of people in prison? You might be tempted to say China, because it has a large total population and an authoritarian state that cracks down on dissent. However, China only has the second highest prison population in the world. What abo...

NFL should do more for its modern day gladiators

By Jillian Correira

October 17, 2013

Filed under Columns, Opinion

A man gets ready for game day. He puts on his helmet, his protective padding and laces up his shoes. He’s nervous, but prepared. He’s been through a brutal fitness program: extensive workouts and specialized diets. He’s rece...

High school English stifles creativity

By Elise Martorano

October 10, 2013

Filed under Columns, Opinion

Over the summer, I made myself a list of goals. One of those goals that I valued the most was that I would write a poem every single day. Throughout my life, I’ve been interested in poetry. I’ve dabbled in it for years,...

Letters to the Editor

October 2, 2013

Filed under Letters to the Editor, Opinion

Dear Daily Collegian, I write this as someone who is in no way involved in electronic dance music culture or even likes to consider it music. I am constantly annoyed by the drunken buffoons who invade the bus at night after...

Controversial collegiate compensation

By Dennis Topakov

October 1, 2013

Filed under Columns, Opinion

Over the past couple of years the argument over paying college athletes has become a more prevalent conversation behind the closed doors of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) as well as within sports networks such as ES...

Here we are again

Here we are again

September 24, 2013

Canelas: Maine game is a must-win for UMass football

By Nick Canelas

September 5, 2013

Filed under Football, Sports, Sports Columns

When the Massachusetts football team's 2013 schedule was released, one game in particular stood out to me as more important than any other. No, it wasn't the Minutemen's matchup with defending Big 12 champion Kansas State on...

Those Amherst snobs

By Brandon Sides

September 4, 2013

Filed under Columns, Opinion

When I mentioned taking a French class at Amherst College during my first semester, I often heard University of Massachusetts peers dismiss the school. A near-ancient Collegian opinion piece states that Amherst College students “have a better chance (than UMass student...

Opinion & Editorial special issue: Higher education

By Editorial Board

April 11, 2013

Filed under Archives, Opinion, Opinion Special Issues, Special Issues

Patrick’s higher education plan a smart move for Massachusetts The Collegian’s view: Governor Deval Patrick’s higher education plan reduces student cost and makes necessary investments in the Commonwealth’s most important res...

Look out behind you

By Karen Podorefsky

January 24, 2013

Filed under Columns, Opinion

Human Trafficking is one of those distant problems that we don't usually seem to associate with our own daily lives. “America declared war on human trafficking nearly a decade ago ... But the United States is failing to find and help tens ...

Passing of the torch

By DailyCollegian.com Staff

March 26, 2012

Filed under Men's Basketball, Sports

I’m not the only one who’s noticed the Massachusetts men’s basketball team take itself deep into the National Invitation Tournament.  Most members of the University of Massachusetts community have heard about it and they ...

Things scree slopes can teach

By Natalie Beittel

January 30, 2011

Filed under Columns

It is a strange thing to be submerged in the wilderness for four months with nine people who were previously strangers to you. Quickly you understand more about these people than you knew about your closest friends. Living toge...