Massachusetts Daily Collegian

Sled, skate and ski your way through Pioneer Valley

By Katie Landeck

January 22, 2013

Filed under Arts & Living, Lifestyle

Contrary to popular belief, winter does not mean there is nothing to do outside until the spring thaw. It simply means that activity seekers need to put on an extra layer before heading out the door. So while it is true that...

Caret says UMass will expand presence in Pioneer Valley

By Staff

January 29, 2012

Filed under Campus News

University of Massachusetts President Robert Caret announced his plans to increase UMass involvement in the Pioneer Valley at the Holyoke Chamber of Commerce annual economic development breakfast Thursday, Jan. 26. “In spite of how well we’re doing as a Universit...

Ghosts of healthcare in the valley

By Nick Losso

January 22, 2012

Filed under Columns, Opinion

A few years ago I heard about an abandoned school near Amherst. It was a massive campus that once served intellectually handicapped children in the town of Belchertown. The girl I was dating at the time told me about it. She had...

Homelessness prevalent in Amherst area

By Katie Landeck

November 15, 2011

Filed under Local News, News

Twenty-nine people showed up at Craig’s Doors – a homeless shelter in the basement of the First Baptist Church in Amherst – on Nov. 4 to fill 16 beds. These people were ragged, tired, cold and in  need of a meal and a place...

Discovering life beyond campus

By Cassina Brown

September 6, 2011

Filed under Archives, Columns, Opinion

Four years ago, when I packed up my belongings and left my quaint hometown of Ashby, Mass. for a dorm in the Southwest residential area of the UMass campus, I was expecting the college experience that my parents, friends and older...

Garlic & Arts Festival brings its scent to the Valley

By Leslie Rosenfield

October 5, 2010

Filed under Culture

Saturday, Oct. 2 and Sunday Oct. 3 brought great joy to Western Mass., as the 12th Annual North Quabbin Garlic and Arts Festival took place at Forsters Farm . Many families, students and anyone who loved garlic and the ar...

Life of late Massachusetts poet revealed

By Lindsay Orlov

April 19, 2010

Filed under Arts & Living, Lifestyle, Words

In today’s world of cell phones, laptops and cable television, it’s sometimes easy to forget Amherst’s past. Certainly, the Pioneer Valley remains an area dominated by a rural, agrarian lifestyle. A five-minute drive down...

Cooley Dickinson to expand Amherst branch to include emergency care

By Matt Kushi

March 23, 2010

Filed under Columns, Opinion

About a month ago, it was reported that the town of Amherst would be expanding the urgent care center that the Cooley Dickinson Hospital provides in its main Northampton branch to the Cooley Dickinson outpatient center in Amherst...

Prestigious poet to visit Smith College

By Margaret Gaby

March 22, 2010

Filed under Arts & Living, Fine Arts, Words

The Smith College program for the Study of Women and Gender will hold a poetry reading tonight, recognizing the youth of New England’s excellence in the art of poetry. Tracy K. Smith, who helped judge the 4th annual Smith...