Massachusetts Daily Collegian

Marching band makes final preparations for Macy’s

By Patrick Hoff

November 26, 2013

Filed under Campus News, News

By the time you read this, the University of Massachusetts Minuteman Marching Band will probably already have left for New York City, a little more than 48 hours before they are scheduled to perform live from the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parad...

Small fire in dorm leads to evacuation

By Patrick Hoff

November 12, 2013

Filed under Campus News, News

A small fire in the basement laundry room of the Pierpont Dorm in Southwest Residential Area caused the evacuation of the building for over an hour on Monday night. Ben Diaz, a freshman who lives in the dorm, said that when the fire started, he could see smoke coming from the building and ther...

Meet the Marching Band

By Patrick Hoff

November 4, 2013

Filed under Campus News, News

This article is part one in a series on the UMass Minuteman Marching Band as they prepare to march in the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade. Close to 400 students gather in formation on the field, instruments in hand, awaiting i...

UMass prepares for World Series gatherings with structured celebrations

By Patrick Hoff

October 30, 2013

Filed under Campus News, News

In an attempt to prevent a repeat of disorderly gatherings in Southwest Residential Area that have occurred in past years, the University of Massachusetts is hosting a World Series celebration in the Southwest concourse over the...

Fire at Hampshire College displaces 44

By Patrick Hoff

October 29, 2013

Filed under Five College News, Local News, News

A fire at Hampshire College’s Greenwich House dormitory on Sunday afternoon forced 44 students out of their housing for the next few days. “All indications are that it was an accidental fire,” said Elaine Thomas, Hampshire College spokeswoman. The fire began between 4:15 ...

What to know about the possible partial government shutdown

By Patrick Hoff

September 30, 2013

Filed under Archives, Local News, News

As Congress continues to argue over the budget, the possibility of a partial government shutdown looms over the nation. The 2013 fiscal year ends at midnight on Monday, and if a budget cannot be agreed upon and signed by President Obama by then, some programs will end o...

Podcast: How The Collegian Met Your Mother

By Patrick Hoff

September 27, 2013

Filed under Arts Multimedia, Arts Podcasts, Web-Exclusive

Patrick Hoff shares his thoughts on the season premiere of "How I Met Your Mother." ...

Christians preach outside Campus Center

By Patrick Hoff

September 17, 2013

Filed under Campus News, News

Scott Smith did not always believe in God. He admits that while he was being raised Catholic, he “thought it was all baloney.” About 34 years ago, however, he came to a personal realization about his faith. “I realized th...

Gas leak causes short campus scare

By Patrick Hoff

September 16, 2013

Filed under Archives, Campus News, News

A mistake with construction equipment caused a brief gas leak at the University of Massachusetts on Thursday, during which the Student Union and W.E.B. Du Bois Library were off limits to all but emergency personnel. The ...

October 2012 alleged gang rape defendants return to court

By Patrick Hoff

September 3, 2013

Filed under Campus News, Local News, News

Pre-trial hearings continued over the summer for the four men accused in the October 2012 gang rape of a University of Massachusetts student, with defendants being ordered to submit DNA samples and requesting access to the records...

UMass students discuss academic dishonesty

By Patrick Hoff

September 24, 2012

Filed under Campus News, News

Students at the University of Massachusetts understand that some of their peers cheat. For some, it’s not a big deal. Senior Heather Hodges, who was sitting in the Student Union Sunday night working on her laptop, said students cheating doesn’t really affect ...