Massachusetts Daily Collegian

And you may ask yourself: how did I get here

By Allie Connell

April 30, 2013

Filed under Columns, Opinion, Senior Columns

When you’re a freshman in college, there is no professor asking you the question: what do you want to get out of your time at this university? But you can be sure that the months approaching your graduation from that institution will be laden with fellow students...

Evolution of a caffeinated college-ette

By Lindsey Davis

May 1, 2012

Filed under Columns, Senior Columns

Warm beverages save lives. For every college moment, there is a delectably soothing and enriching goblet of caffeine designed for your emotional and mental stimulation. After 1,460 days of this thing we call high education, I can feel confident enough to say, “I’ve been there, sipped tha...

Leaving is weird; not leaving is even weirder

By Alyssa Creamer

May 1, 2012

Filed under Columns, Senior Columns

This isn’t an exit. Nor is it an entrance. Mainly out of the kind of confusion conflicting ideas bring about what this column could or should be, I won’t let it be like my usual writing. I will do little to set the scene of my collegi...

A world without windows

By Chris Shores

May 1, 2012

Filed under Columns, Senior Columns

Windows. Free the mind of the temptation to jump to grand metaphors or clever analogies to some deeper idea about the college experience. Think instead of reality and the literal powers a window possesses. When surro...

Losing actually-graduating friends

By Ellie Rulon-Miller

April 30, 2012

Filed under Columns, Senior Columns

I’m not graduating this year. I was supposed to, but s*** happens, and I’m not. But I’m writing my senior column anyway, so for one last time, my name can be published next to those of my actually-graduating best friends. Since...

I’m not going

By Victoria Knobloch

April 30, 2012

Filed under Columns, Senior Columns

I’m not going. I’m not going! I was like this right before high school graduation too. Don’t send me out into that big dumb world. Don’t do it! There is nothing out there I can’t get here, standing still, marinating...

Get out like a bandit

By Max Calloway

April 30, 2012

Filed under Columns, Senior Columns

Last year, at my five year high school reunion, when I told people I was just at the end of my third-year, I may have well said that I recently saw a long dead, mutual friend. Their eyes would glaze over then, looking over to...

The only article I have written

By Jeff Bernstein

April 30, 2012

Filed under Columns

During my tenure at the Massachusetts Daily Collegian I have had the opportunity to work with many great people who do just an incredible amount of work putting this paper out on a daily basis. As weird as it sounds and despite...

There are no more barriers to cross

By Jay Asser

April 30, 2012

Filed under Columns

Well, where to begin? My role at the Massachusetts Daily Collegian is at its end. My college career is at its end. Some of the great relationships I’ve developed at this University are sadly at their end. What have I left...

The newsroom will always be home

By Sam Butterfield

April 30, 2012

Filed under Columns, Senior Columns

There are many angles I could take in this, my final piece in my cherished Massachusetts Daily Collegian. I could floridly describe how I got here, explaining that I never intended to end up in Amherst, that I was never supposed...

What college can’t teach you

By Dave Coffey

April 30, 2012

Filed under Senior Columns

A thought occurs: Frank Zappa was right! Yeah, yeah, Stravinsky is, like, totally radical, dude. But no, I mean he was right about college. The brilliantly mustachioed avant-rocker had a famous quote about institutions of alleged...

What a long, strange blah blah blah blah

By Garth Brody

April 30, 2012

Filed under Senior Columns

Graduation, graduation, graduation. G-r-a-d-u-a-t-i-o-n. Still there? I was hoping it would be one of those words where if you repeat it enough, it starts to lose its meaning. Like a mantra. Shrim, shrim, shrim. Ohm, ohm, ohm. Graduation, graduation, graduation. No? Well, o...