Massachusetts Daily Collegian

Tobacco-Free UMass: It’s about time

By Ali Strand

March 26, 2013

As many of you know, the UMass Amherst campus will completely ban the use of tobacco starting July 1, 2013.There’s a clear divide as to who the supporters are and those who are against it. As for myself, I have to say that it’s...

Campus Perspective: Students voice opinions on smoking ban policy

By Emily Felder

March 10, 2013

The response to the upcoming changes remains varied, with some praising the initiative of creating a healthier place to work and study, while others are concerned about the infringement of personal rights. The campus-wide tobacco...

Students should fume over smoking ban

By Special To The Collegian

April 13, 2011

By Nathan Lamb Herter 227 lecture hall was filled to the breaking point with occupants, as one student after another voiced their staunch opposition to the “Tobacco-Free UMass Amherst” policy. Regardless, the Facul...

Faculty Senate to consider campus tobacco ban in Thursday session

By Sam Butterfield

April 3, 2011

Life for smokers in high-tax Massachusetts could become a bit more complicated Thursday if the University of Massachusetts Faculty Senate ratifies a proposal to ban tobacco use on campus at its Thursday meeting. The Senate...

Letters to the Editor: December 1, 2010

By Staff

December 1, 2010

Dear Editor, I am writing to congratulate the University of Massachusetts administration and trustees for the announced $182 million expansion of Commonwealth Honors College (Boston Globe, Nov. 18, 2010). What a fitting 50th...

Kicking Butts

By Curtis Bloomfield

October 19, 2010

On the University of Massachusetts campus today, you don’t have to be a superhero or know martial arts to kick some butts. In fact many of us kick butts without even noticing it. Simply take a look around and you will no...

‘Ganja sizzles despite rain

By Andrew Sheridan

April 19, 2010

Amherst Common once again played host to the annual cannabis celebration known as Extravaganja on Saturday. For the 19th consecutive year, the common was flooded with people, unwashed masses milling, moving and dancing under a...

How to name your smoking pipe

By Tappan Parker

April 19, 2010

So, you bought a tobacco pipe over the weekend at Extravaganja. But like any good bowl or pipe, it will need a name that signifies its importance in your life. So how do you go about figuring out that name? Naming a pipe is...